How does one prevent canine sarcoptic mange?

Problem On Sarcoptic Mange

mange home remedy - sarcoptic mangeMy father brought home a stray. The dog was diagnosed with sarcoptic mange. My dog, ella, is starting to have the signs (itchy, sores). What treatments work faster? We started her on Lime-sulfur dips. Also, I am bringing home a puppy very soon. How can you prevent mange on her?

How to Treat Sarcoptic Mange?

There is a product called “Revolution” that can be used to treat sarcoptic mange. It is not an over-the-counter product, it must be perscribed by a veterinarian. It is easier than dips because it is applied to one spot on the skin about every two weeks. I’m not sure if this is a listed use for the product, which is a heartworm preventive and flea control, so check with your vet first.

I’ve never heard of any way to prevent sarcoptic mange from spreading to other dogs or people. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t one, though.

Sarcoptic mange is the name for the skin disease caused by infection with the Sarcoptes scabei mite. Mites are not insects; instead they are more closely related to spiders. They are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Adult Sarcoptes scabei mites live 3-4 weeks in the host’s skin. After mating, the female burrows into the skin depositing 3-4 eggs in the tunnel behind her. The eggs hatch in 3-10 days producing a larvae which, in turn, move about on the skin surface eventually molting into a “nymphal” stage and finally into an adult. The adults move on the surface of the skin where they mate and the cycle begins again with the female burrowing and laying eggs.

Sarcoptic Mange Treatment

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