Posts Tagged ‘demodectic mange’

How is mange contracted?

Animals become infested with sarcoptic mange by direct contact with another infested animal. Demodectic mange is passed from the mother to the litter. These are the only two ways for animals to contract mange mites.Mange can be contracted by different things depending on what type of mange your pet is fighting.

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How do I know if my pet has mange?

The only successful test for mange mites proven effective is a skin scraping. Your veterinarian can perform this simple test for you.This test consists of the top layers of skin being scrapped from the animal’s body and examined under a microscope for the presence of mange mites in the skin.

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What causes mange?

Dogs or cats may continue to become re-infested with dog mange or cat mange due to failure to treat the environment. If the environment in which the pet dwells is not treated for mange mites, the animal will continue to become re-infested with mange mites with increasing severity.

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When should we stop treating for mange?

You can stop treating for mange once you notice the recovery signs. Some of these are gained appetite, hair re-growth, more active and the skin starts to look normal. Please call a customer service specialist at 337-937-8800 if you are not sure that your pet is getting better.

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How do your products kill the mange mites?

The PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray breaks down the exoskeleton of the mange mites which causes them to dehydrate and die. Another product for mange is our PetsBestRx Sulfinex Cream. This cream draws the mange mites to the surface of the skin and dries them out.

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Are skin scraping effective in testing for mange?

Yes. The only successful test for mange mites proven effective is a skin scraping. Your veterinarian can perform this simple mange test for you. This mite test consists of the top layers of skin being scrapped from the animal’s body and examined under a microscope for the presence of mange mites in the skin. Although this dog…

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What are common symptoms of mange?

The most common symptoms of mange are extreme itching, scratching, biting, red swollen areas of the skin, scaly or dry skin, hair loss and pustules. There may also be some areas of the skin that have been scratched resulting in bloody lesions or sores because of the mange mites.

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