Demodectic mange, also known as “red mange,” is an inflammatory parasitic disease of the skin. There are several names for red mange such as demo mange, demodex mange, demodectic mange, red fox mange and the seven year itch mange.
Red Mange is not passed on by direct contact
Red mange, if present, usually occurs within the first two years of life. Red Mange can also occur later on in life and is also commonly known as “adult onset demodicosis.” Red or Demo Mange is hereditary and is passed on via an animal’s genetics. Additionally Red mange is not passed on by direct contact and not considered contagious. For this reason, Red Mange is not a desirable trait and recommended that these pets are not breed. The pet in question should be surgically altered to prevent further spreading of red mange.
Red Mange is treatable with the right Red Mange medications
It is also important to note that not all cases of red mange are readily and easily treated by using proven red mange medicine and mange creams. Some cases of red mange can be very difficult to get rid; for instance if infection is present. This may make the treatment period longer, complicated and more costly. It is impossible to predict how each case of red mange will turn out so it is important to begin as soon as possible to decrease the risk of red mange treatment failure. We offer a 98.5% success rate on our Pets’BestRx red mange treatment if used as directed. Our red mange medicine eliminates dog and cat mange without harmful pesticides.
To aid in your success we offer trained red mange pet advisers to guide you through the process every step of the way through your red mange treatment.
The “dry form” of the disease (75% of cases) usually occurs in pups 3 to 9 months of age. It starts as scaly, rough areas on the skin with slight hair loss. It centers on the fore quarters with lesions first on the head and neck and then on the forelimbs. The early lesions resemble a “rug burn” hence the name “red mange”. Occasionally the skin can become hyperpigmented and turn black – “black mange”.
- Demodectic mange (or “red mange”) is much more difficult to treat.
- With Sarcoptes mites, the mites are near the surface of the skin, but Demodex mites are deep in the hair follicles of the animal, so are more difficult for products to reach.
- Demodectic mange, which is also called “red mange,” is caused by an excess of Demodex canis mites in a dog’s hair follicles.
- These mites are always present on dogs.
- They are passed from mother to puppy early in life.
- They are normally nothing to be concerned about.
- However, when a dog’s immune system is weak, the mites can become a problem. This can happen when puppies are young, with elderly dogs, or if the dog has a compromised immune system.
- A lack of resistance to demodectic mange may be hereditary. Most dogs have no problem keeping the population of Demodex canis mites down and they are never a problem.
We hope we were able to answer your questions about Red Mange.