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:
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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