Posts Tagged ‘feline scabies’

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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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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Can I bathe my pet with the pet wash if it has mange?

It actually is recommended in our mange regimen that you use the PetsBestRx Pet Wash at least every fifth day to treat for mange mites. The PetsBestRx is anti-microbial to kill bacteria and viruses on the skin. We also offer the PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and the PetsBestRx Sulfinex Cream for the treatment of mange on…

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Do your mange products cure red mange?

Our PetsBestRx products can be used for a red mange treatment. They are highly effective in killing red mange mites and mange mite eggs on the skin. For more information on our red mange cure, click here.

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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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Do cats always itch with mange?

A symptom of mange can be intense itching. Every cat is different; some may itch more than other. Also the amount of mites on the skin can increase the itching associated with the feline scabies. Some cats can have mange mites present on the skin and no show any signs of mange. Another symptom of…

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Why is the Mitaban dip not effective?

The Mitaban dips for mange mites use an active ingredient called Amitraz. The mechanism of action for Amitraz is currently unknown, but the most current data suggests it attacks the central nervous system of the animal. Mitaban treatments last 2 to 3 months with dips every two weeks.

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How do I treat my furniture for mange mites?

When you go to the vet and have demodectic or sarcoptic mange he or she will not tell you about treating your environment. The mites will leave your pet and burrow into your furniture, carpet or other favorite places to live and can live like this for about 72 hours.

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Can my dog give my cat mange?

Yes. Although it is rare for a dog to transfer mange to a dog and visa versa, it is possible. Cats more commonly contract notoedric mange which is not a common form of mange for a dog to have.

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