Mange is an inflammatory skin disease caused by tiny parasite mites on dogs. There are two types of Mange: 1. Sarcoptic Mange 2. Demodectic Mange
Sarcoptic Mange is a contagious disease caused by the scabies mite. These mites burrow under the skin and cause intense itching.
Demodectic Mange mites live in the hair follicles of your dog. Demodectic Mange also has three types: Localized Mange, Generalized Mange, Demodectic Pododermatitis
Symptoms of Mange : Intense Itching,Hair Loss,Bald Spots,Swollen feet,Patches of red irritated bumps on you or family members
If your Dog has Mange, you should keep it away from other pets to avoid infections. Your dog's treatment for Mange would depend on type of Mange it has.
Do consult a vet for proper treatment. Some dogs need special baths and even injections to treat Mange. Change and wash your dog's bedding daily to keep it free from mites.
Untreated Sarcoptic Mite infestations can lead to death. Untreated Demodectic Mange can lead to secondary bacterial infections of the skin.
Environmental Preventions : Most important is to maintain cleanliness within home to prevent spreading of Mange. This includes cleaning of dogs beds and blankets, focusing on areas where dog plays.
Food Prevention : Mange can be prevented by giving dogs food and vitamins rich with anti-oxidants. This will be helpful to improve dogs immune system.
Prevention Of Mange : The only way to prevent dogs from getting infected from mites is to keep them away from dogs or people who are infected with external parasite.
Your vet can spot mange infections by spotting mange mites with microscope. Sarcoptic mange is treated with insecticidal shampoos and sprays. To know more click here : http://goo.gl/SVBNSK
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