Posts Tagged ‘mange on cats’

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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What traditional mange treatments could be toxic?

Ivermectin, Mitaban and Lyme Dips for the treatment of mange mites can all be extremely detrimental to your pet’s health. All of these prescription mange mite medications for mange contain harmful toxins. Once these harmful toxins enter your pet’s system they can cause respiratory failure, cancer or even death in some cases.

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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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What tests do I need to do to make sure 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 mange 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 test…

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How long can mange mites live off of my pet?

Mange mites can survive without a host for up to 10 days before they must return for another blood meal. It is crucial to treat your pet’s environment for mange mites so they don’t become re-infested with mites temporarily living off of the host.

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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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Are Ivermectin and Mitaban harmful to my pet?

Yes. Ivermectin is a broad spectrum anti-parasitic medication generally used as a food supplement for horses and other animals. Although it is licensed for use in dogs and cats as a heartworm preventative, it is NOT an FDA approved treatment for mange. In small doses Ivermectin has practically no side effects, however, in the dosages…

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