My dog has some balding and she bites on her back close to her tail,shes lost hair and her skin is black and rough.
How do you know your dog has sarcoptic mange?
Sarcoptic mange is very contagious to humans and other animals, but it sounds like your dog has a flea allergy and possibly other allergies as well. dogs with fleas will typically chew at the base of their tail and dogs with chronic allergies will typically develop black skin. SEE YOUR VET!
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I’ve had them dipped and gave them meds from the vet and no improvement. I’ve had to have 2 put to sleep because I could not get rid of the mange, no matter how I treated them.
Mange is a skin disease caused by parasitic mites. There are two common types (demodectic and sarcoptic) and a few others which are less common.
You get rid of them by having the vet take a skin scraping and identify the type of mites, and prescribe treatment. If the initial treatment does not work, you TAKE THEM BACK. Demodectic mange especially is very hard to get rid of, because it accompanies an immune system that is surpressed. It can take months and months of consistent treatment to get rid of it, and the dog can relapse later on when subjected to stress or illness. Any dog that produced a puppy with demodectic mange or has had symptomatic demodectic mange themselves should be altered and not bred as there’s a genetic component to the immune system impairment. Sarcoptic mange is generally easier to treat, but it’s HIGHLY contagious to other dogs, and to people.
So, what I’m saying is: You need to take them all back to the vet for further treatment. If you don’t feel your current vet is treating them adequately, use a different vet. But get them help, It’s very itchy and painful.
How to cure dog mange?
My son brought a little puppy over here that had the mange and had to be put down. The little puppy gave it to the big dog without us knowing it until it was too late now we are wondering if we can do anything to heal our big dog with at home remedies?
Types of Dog Mange
There are two types of mange with multiple types of treatment for each – only a vet can diagnose which type the dog has and suggest an appropriate treatment. Period. There is NO actual “at home treatment” (though there are plenty of old tales which have been disproven time and time again…)
FYI one type of mange is contagious to humans.