Localized Demodex Mange/spay question
Have a female Lab pup, 9 months old. At 7 months we noticed a spot on her head, took her in to vet for scape at which time demodex was discovered. Was given a topical miticide to apply daily for a month, Goodwinol. At first the Goodwinol made the spot worse as hair came out, and then slightly better. During this time one other quarter sized spot popped up on shoulder, same treatment. After 8 weeks of nothing substaintial, vet prescribed Ivermectin to knock it out. We are 2 weeks into ivermectin so hard to say, I am sure it is working. Qustion I have relates to timing of spay, we always had plans to spay pup, once she was phsyically mature. Some research shows that a heat cycle will cause a flair up of mange. I dont want to spay her now, as she is being treated, at the same time I surely dont want her heat cycle to trigger a relapse assuming we get it under control. Again, localized case, 2 spots. Would the knowledgable dog folks on here, continue to treat and let her go into heat as planned, or get her spayed as soon as it is under control (assuming timing works that way)? In bewteen a rock and a hard place, thanks.