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Finding the Right Mange Medicine for Your Pet

Dealing with Mange Pet Problems

Demodectic mangeIf you’re looking for Mange medicine for your afflicted pet, you should absolutely consult your veterinarian. Dogs and cats are the most prone to the condition, which is caused by mites. It is also known by other names such as Ear Mite Infections, Scabies, Red Mange or Cheyletiella.

If you are dealing with one of the conditions more severe forms, Demodex Mites, Ear Mites or Sarcoptic Mites, then you definitely need to consult your veterinarian sooner than later, as these variations can cause your pet to become seriously ill as a result of them. In addition to the previously mentioned forms there are many other kinds of Mites which can pose a threat to your pets – and to livestock as well.

Sarcoptic Mange

Sarcoptic mange or scabies can affect dogs, cats and even humans amongst other animals. The Notoedres mite cause intense irritation and itching in humans and animals. They can be transferred from the pet on to the human though if the pet is disinfected on time the symptoms would disappear within a few weeks in the humans. The mites burrow themselves under the skin in the ear, face and elbows. Crusty skin on the ear is a sign of scabies in dogs.

It is important to treat these conditions as quickly as possible, as the discomfort can become quite severe. Seepage, scabs or boils may begin to appear as well as balding skin patches. If that happens, the vet will likely have to do a biopsy to check for other types of infections that may have developed.

Steroid creams such as cortisone can be used to relieve some of the itching, as well as the redness and irritation. Bathing the animal is also recommended, using dandruff shampoos followed by any vet-recommended insecticides.

The Demodex variation of the infection is not contagious, but you still want to get it checked out and treated as quickly as possible, because you run the risk of causing a secondary infection in your pet if you don’t. With Demodex, your pet will experience the same itching, irritation and discomfort as with the other types of Mange, so of course you want to relieve your pet from that in the fastest time.

When a pet has a weakened immune system, he will be more prone to contracting Mange and also slower to recover. But, luckily, in most cases, pets that are healthy and not experiencing any hormonal changes will recover fairly quickly from the condition.

Vets would recommend treatment to ensure safe recovery and that includes boosting the dog’s immune system with tonics and vitamins. Baths with a Benzoyl peroxide shampoo would help the pet.

Ear mites cause intense itching and discharge in the ear in dogs and cats. Cats are more sensitive to chemicals hence it’s important to consult the vet in how to safely treat the feline.

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Several Mange Treatments

There are all types of treatments for pets with Mange, including homeopathic and allopathic remedies. Before deciding on a treatment however, always consult your vet first. If you take proper care of your pet, including regularly administering immune-boosting vitamins and cleansing baths, then hopefully, you won’t have to deal with mange for too long at all.

mange in dogs - sarcoptic mangeThe Veterinary strength Sarcoptic Mange 2 oz Combo combines the power of veterinary strength products with a gentle, safe, non-toxic mange-combating formula perfect for treating smaller breeds of animals (under 10 pounds) with mild cases of mange.

  • (1) 2 oz. / 59 ml Sulfinex Cream
  • (1) 2 oz. / 59 ml Mange Treatment Spray

PetsBestRx Sarcoptic Mange Treatment Spray targets and eliminates sarcoptic mange, while Sulfinex Cream provides additional protection to nourish and heal the skin. The colloid-based Mange Treatment Spray penetrates deeply into your pet’s skin to attack the sarcoptic mange head-on. This provides your pet with soothing relief; great even for sarcoptic mange in smaller animals such as birds, rodents, and reptiles. Give your pet a double dose of protection!

If your dog has mange and needs a remedy or medicine to help, you can find a mange spray. There are tons of medicine for mange that you can find on the Internet that could help.


If a dog has Foxy Mange, is it contagious to other dogs please?

A Problem With Dog Mange

dog mangeMy daughters dog has Foxy Mange, my own dog is supposed to be staying with her next week I need to know if it is congtagious please

Just as in domestic canids, foxes are susceptible to more than one type of ‘mange.’ The two types most people mean would be either scabies (also known as sarcoptic mange) and Demodex.

You would have to know which type your daughter’s dog has in order to know if it’s contagious. (“Foxy” mange is not a real diagnosis…because again, foxes can get more than one type of mange.)

Demodectic¬† is not contagious. It is caused by an inherited, genetic defect in a specific part of the immune system. (Dogs who have it should never be bred, even if they are treated and cleared up, but many poorly educated breeders keep doing it anyway…which is the main reason we have been unable to eradicate it as we should be able to do with proper genetic selection.)

Scabies IS highly contagious, but the mites that cause it are pretty species-specific. Sheep, humans, dogs, cats, etc. all have their own species of scabies mite, which will not cause disease in other species. (The mites can get on the skin and burrow/die, creating a temporary rash….but will not cause ‘mange’ in another species.) Dogs and foxes are closely related enough, however, that they can share the same species of scabies mite.

More About Dog Mange

Summary: What you need to do is simply CALL your daughter’s DVM and ASK if what her dog has is contagious to yours or not, and if so, how to prevent it. If it is indeed scabies (which I suspect it is), Revolution is excellent at that. Your dog will need to have a current negative heartworm test before you can use it.

Note to Helen: The info you copied/pasted from your sources is mostly correct and very good information (cannot imagine WHY anyone gave you the thumbs-downs, unless they are just stupid!)….but some of the info about treatment is out of date. (Just FYI.) New and better treatments become available all the time, and Internet articles often don’t reflect the newest/best information available about that.

Learn more about the different types of mange and prevention.

Best Treatment For Dog Mange

Mange Spray Treatment!

It simply treats the skin caused from an auto immune response caused by the mites exoskeletons, saliva and feces. Our Pets’BestRx Mange Treatment Spray is Easy-To-Use suitable treatment for mange. Perhaps thats why we have seen a surge in demand for this product over the last several years.


What Is A Good Cure/Treatment For Mange?

Mange Problem

dog mange - sarcoptic mange - dog mange treatmentMy dog lola has this bad mange on her that spread on my puppy “sniper” who is recovering from an ear crop. Sadly they both cant stop scratching or biting themselves and i wanted to know if there where any home remedies or a vaccine. Please help!
You need to take them to see a vet immediately. Your dogs could eventually die from mange if it isn’t treated with the proper medication.

What Is Mange?

Mange is a catch-all term for various skin conditions that include scabies or sarcoptic mange in dogs (known as notoedric mange in cats), demodectic or “red” mange, cheyletiella mange, and ear mite infections. They are each caused by a different mite.

Sarcoptic mange afflicts dogs, cats, and other animals, including humans. It is caused by the notoedres mite, which burrows into the skin and causes intense itching, irritation, and skin thickening. The animal will scratch or bite at the itchy areas. Humans can get scabies from handling an affected animal, characterized by intense itching, worse at night, inside the arms or on the waist, chest, hands, or wrists. The good news is that the mite cannot reproduce on human skin, so the infestation ends within three weeks unless there is additional exposure.

Mange Treatment

mange treatmentMange Spray Treatment
The Pets’BestRx Mange Treatment Spray is the most technologically advanced treatment for Mange. There are no poisons or pesticides in the formulation of our Pets’BestRx Mange Treatment Spray like in other products available on the market.

It simply treats the skin caused from an auto immune response caused by the mites exoskeletons, saliva and feces. Our Pets’BestRx Mange Treatment Spray is Easy-To-Use suitable treatment for mange. Perhaps thats why we have seen a surge in demand for this product over the last several years.
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