will my dog or cat’s fur ever grow back after treating for mange?

If the mange condition is treated properly, the skin will begin to repair itself and your pet’s fur will grow back.In extreme cases of mange mites it is possible some areas of your pet’s skin may take longer than others to heal and begin hair growth once again.

Some mange cases will not grow hair back because the mange mites have destroyed all the hair follicles. Our PetsBestRx Mighty Vites can help repair your pet’s coat.

In most cases of mange your pet’s hair will grow back. There is a small percentage of pets that the hair will not grow back. The longer your pet goes with mange mites present on the skin, the more damage to the hair follicles they will suffer. If you are noticing that your pet is having problems with a skin disorder it is important to try to start the treatment as soon as you begin to notice symptoms.

One product that we offer for the treatment of mange on your pet is the PetsBestRx Sulfinex Cream. While the PetsBestRX Sulfinex Cream is formulated to penetrate the skin helping itch relief and killing the mange bugs at the same time.This product is also a drawing agent and skin repair cream. It will also help to stimulate the hair to grow back in. The Sulfinex Cream is only applied to the affected area and gently rubbed into the skin until the product is dry. It does not require rinsing. You would need to alternate the Mitactin Spray and the Sulfinex Cream every other day to treat for the mange mites on your pet. The PetsBestRx Pet Wash can also be used to rejuvenate your pet’s fur. This product only needs to be used once per week. If you need more information about mange or about our products you can visit us online at www.petsbestrx.com/mange  . You can also call one of our customer service specialists at 337-937-8800 and they would be happy to answers any questions you may have to help with your mange treatment.

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 mange on cats is hair loss. If they scratch themselves and create an open wound they can cause a secondary infection. Itching symptoms on your cat can depend on your cat’s skin, allergic reactions or sensitivity. Also if you pet has a lowered immune system this can cause their skin to become sensitized to the biting and burrowing of mange mites. Continue reading “Do cats always itch with mange?”

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 can be painful and sometimes cause bleeding, it is an effective way to determine if your pet has mange.

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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 recommended to treat mange it can cause extreme health issues.

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