Ive got a next door neighbor and they dont take care of their animals at all weve called the vet on them several times and they still have done nothing to take care of their animals they have two dogs that have mange. We have a boxer and are afraid that it will catch it from the next door neighbors petting our dog is it possible to be transfered from a person or their clothes?
Types of Mange
It would be unusual, but possible, depending on the type of mange. Sarcoptic mange mites can survive for a limited amount of time on a human host, and certainly the mites could be transported on human clothes and skin if they were in close contact with an infected dog and then your dog shortly thereafter. Demodectic mange is a lot less transmissible than Sarcoptic mange.
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Dry scaly patches are often mange. Of course, there are two different types of mange….demodectic and sarcoptic. Demodectic usually occurs in younger dogs and doesn’t usually cause severe itching even though there will still be hair loss. It is not contagious. Sarcoptic mange is very contagious and will cause lots of scratching and chewing, as well as hair loss.
Diagnosing Dog Mange
Only a veterinarian can diagnose mange and suggest a good treatment plan. If you suspect your dog has mange, please take him to the vet as soon as possible. Here is a website where you can read more about both types of mange.
Resources of Interest:
- Non-toxic pet mange treatment
- About Mange on wikipedia
- Common pet skin disorder: mange
- Your dog’s health and mange
- Mange FAQs
Dealing with Dog Mange
Yesterday I noticed my dog’s fur really think on an area near her tail, at first I though it was from mabe sitting on the concrete. With a closer look today, I noticed it had red bumps on the area and she also had the same thing on her side and her font leg.. I will be taking her to the vet in the morning ASAP. Should I keep her in a kennle away from my other two dogs also?
That sounds more like fleas or ant bites than mange.
Demodectic mange tends to start on the face, and sarcoptic mange starts in lightly haired areas like the elbows or edges of the ears.
The vet can do a skin scraping and tell you for sure.
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