Dog Mange

 

Dog Mange

Mange is caused by six different varieties of minute parasitic mites, they can live on most domestic animals and also sometimes people.

Most instances of Dog Mange are caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite.

Dog Health Issues - Description of Dog Mange
The word Mange comes from the Middle French word mangene meaning itching. It is caused by six varieties of minute parasitic mites which affect domestic animals and sometimes people. The most severe variety of canine dog mange is caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, which also causes human scabies.

 

 

Mange appears in the form of a variety of persistent contagious skin diseases characterized by frantic itching by the host.

Dog Health Problems - Types of Dog Mange
Canine or Dog Mange fall into three distinct types:

Please click on the appropriate link for full details of specific types of Dog Mange.

Dog Health Problems - Symptoms of Dog Mange
Canine Dog Mange is marked by inflammation, frantic itching, thickening of the skin, and hair loss.

Demodectic Mange - also known as Red Mange
The Dog Mange called Demodectic mange is caused by Demodex canis, a minute size, cigar shaped mite that affects puppies from three to 12 months old. This type of canine dog mange causes itching, the skin is reddened and scaly, and hair loss occurs in circular patches resembling ‘ringworm.’ The face and front legs are most commonly affected. The treatment includes dips of an insecticide called Mitaban preceded by hair clipping and benzoyl peroxide shampoo

 

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Cheyletiella Mange - also known as Walking Dandruff
The Dog Mange called  Cheyletiella mange also known as Walking Dandruff. It affects puppies and is caused by a large reddish mite. This mange is identified by the dandruff dusting that occurs over the dog's head, neck, and back. The treatment is an insecticide dip.

Sarcoptic Mange also known as Scabies
The Dog Mange called Sarcoptic mange is also known as Scabies. It is caused by a microscopic mite. Sarcoptic mange is contagious to both canines and people. Sarcoptic mange causes intense itching, loss of hair and crusting of the skin. A dog’s ears, front legs, chest and abdomen are most often affected by this particular type of mange. The treatment usually consists of weekly injections of Ivermectin for up to four weeks.

 

Dog Health Questions - Dog Mange Causes
Canine Dog Mange is caused by minute parasitic mites.

Dog Health Advice
We hope that the canine health information and dog health advice has been of some assistance. But please remember that if you are in doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Health Specialist.

 

Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems
The sole purpose of the Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems is as a reference manual to provide useful information to dog and puppy owners. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat sick dogs or as a substitute for obtaining professional veterinary advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Veterinary Specialist immediately. For more information on specific types of canine dog Mange please select one of the following links

Demodectic Mange - also known as Red Mange

Cheyletiella Mange - also known as Walking Dandruff

Sarcoptic Mange also known as Scabies

 

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