No offense to any vets- but if you don't think Promeris should be used for mange, you are missing out on a miracle drug! Though the packaging doesn't make the claim, I run an animal shelter and have seen promeris completely rid animals of devastating cases of both sarcoptic and demodex within 4-6 weeks.
Promeris is great for demodex mange it has cured the worst case I have ever seen on a little male pit bull that I have it was recomended by my vet and 6 weeks later he went from bald misery to happy healthy looking pup who has almost all his hair back. You have to bath every week and treat with promeris every two weeks. It works great
We adopted a mutt a few weeks ago that had severe mange. Our vet had him on Promeris and after four weeks, he started looking much, much better. In fact, he looks like he is cured. My dog has four weeks left of his treatment which is a bummer because Promeris leaves a very oily residue on the dog and dirt clings to him and he gets really smelly. It is a tough time as we want our 9 year old to bond with our new family member.
Promeris does work for mange. I treated 2 stray dogs that had mange really bad and I got promeris from the vet and he recommended giving promeris every 2 weeks until they had received 4 treatments and it does work.
The EPA has approved a new label claim for Promeris for use in cases of demodectic mange. I know of many other vets who are recommending it, and I know others who aren't. As with any new treatment, it comes down to proven results and personal choice.
Promeris is a treatment for ticks and fleas, and not mange which is caused by parasites and mites. To treat an animal with mange you will need to buy a specialized shampoo for this. If the mange is widespread, you will need to put the animal on antibiotics. Amitraz may be applied weekly, or biweekly, for a few weeks till no more mites can be seen.
As treatments vary for dogs and cats, I'd suggest you take the animal to a vet.