Posts Tagged ‘demodex’

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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What is red mange?

Red Mange is another name for Demodectic Mange. It is common in newly born puppies that inherit the disease from their mother. It resembles rug burn when the puppies are born, hence “red mange.” Demodex mange is uncommon in cats but can occur.

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What is demodicosis?

Demodicosis is another name for demodectic mange also known as red mange or fox mange. Demodex mange mites are not transmittable from animal-to-animal contact like other forms of mange.

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Why does my dog or cat keep getting mange?

Dogs or cats may continue to become re-infested 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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Can you breed a dog or cat with mange?

Except in the case of demodex mange, after complete and successful treatment of mange the dog or cat can be bred once they are completely free of mange. Demodectic Mange is only spread from mother to its litter and therefore animals with demedectic mange should not be bred.

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