Posts Tagged ‘sarcoptic 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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Will mange go away without treatment?

No. Mange mites will not die if left untreated. In fact, results will be just the opposite. Mange will only worsen if left untreated. If you do not treat your pet and their environment you will continue to see extreme hair loss, infection and inflammation. The only way to get rid of mange is a…

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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 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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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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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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