Posts Tagged ‘Symptoms of Mange’

How long will it be until my pet’s skin is healed from mange?

The desired results will depend on the severity of the mange symptoms. However, most customers report seeing noticeable improvement within 48 hours of their first mange treatment application. If you do not see a noticeable improvement within the first 48 hours you must contact a customer service representative in order for us to customize a…

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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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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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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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Is my pet in pain from mange?

It is possible your pet is in pain from dealing with mange mites, especially if they have secondary infections. Mange mites generally cause hair loss and extreme itching and inflammation to the skin. It is the excessive scratching and secondary infection that would cause your pet to be in pain.

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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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