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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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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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What is fox mange?

Fox mange is another name for sarcoptic mange. Sarcoptic Mange is the most contagious form of mange mites, but also the least serious because this species of mange mite burrows into the very top layers of skin and cause the least damage to the animal. However, even though it is the least serious form it…

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Do I need to treat my furniture?

Yes. Any areas your pet may inhabit need to be treated including bedding, kennels, and any carpet and furniture your pet may come in contact with.Treating the environment in which your pet with mange resides is crucial to completing eradicating mange mites and preventing re-infestation. This can be done using our All Stop DE-Stroy Pest…

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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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What is notoedric mange?

Notoedric Mange is also known as feline mange. It is the form of mange cats most commonly contract. Although cats may have other forms of mange, it is uncommon. This form of mange is caused by a tiny mite known as notoedres cati.

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Why don’t any of my other pets have mange symptoms?

Not all forms of mange mites are contagious. Other pets may not show symptoms of mange if the infected pet has demodectic mange, as this form of mange can only be passed from the mother to its litter. Another possibility of why the other animals in the household or vicinity may not show symptoms of…

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What is mange?

Mange is a condition in animals during which mites burrow under the dermal layers of the skin and live there. Unless treated, mange will only worsen. There are three standard types of mange — Sarcoptic, Demodectic and Notoedric (feline mange).

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