The War on Mange – Tackling Nasty Pet Skin Conditions

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Mange is one of the most unpleasant skin conditions in dogs and cats. Mange can quickly spread out of control and can lead to excessive itching and grooming. Find out more in this paper.

Mange is one of the most unpleasant skin conditions in dogs and cats. Mange can quickly spread out of control and can lead to excessive itching and grooming. Find out more in this paper.

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  • 1. TheWaronMange: Tacklingnastypetskinconditions http://www.perfectpetskin.co.uk/dogs/
  • 2. The War on Mange – Tackling Nasty Pet Skin Conditions Mange is one of the most unpleasant skin conditions in dogs and cats. This is caused by an infestation of parasitic mites that bury down into the fur and latch onto the skin or hair follicles. Mange can quickly spread out of control and can lead to excessive itching and grooming. This leads to hair loss and raw, irritated skin and so does need to be treated quickly and effectively. Demodectic Mange This is also known as red mange and typically only affects those pets with a compromised immune system. It is caused by the demodex mite which naturally occurs on a dog’s skin. However if the immune system has been weakened these mites can quickly spread and get out of control. The good news is that demodectic mange can be treated easily with specialised dog shampoos. However if left untreated it can put severe stress on pet health and could be life threatening. Most dogs are immune to this type of mange though and so there is no need to isolate those pets suffering from it. Sarcoptic Mange This is also known as canine scabies and is caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei canis mite. It is highly contagious and pets with this condition should be isolated from other animals to prevent cross-infection. Parasitical treatments will need to be used on affected animals and also on their bedding and any areas in the home they have been habituating. There are several different types of parasitical treatments that can prove effective against sarcoptic mange. You can buy some specialist shampoo and cleaning treatments over-the- counter from pet health suppliers online. This is a fast and easy way to treat minor cases of sarcoptic mange. For more severe cases you may need to speak to your vet for slightly stronger prescription-only oral or injected treatments against this condition.
  • 3. Spotting the Signs of Mange Common dog skin condition symptoms include excessive licking, scratching and biting. This leads to dry, irritated skin and hair loss. These symptoms can apply to a number of conditions from allergic reactions to flea bites through to poor nutrition. However mange also has additional symptoms which make it easier to identify including:  Skin Crusting – the first signs of mange are typically crusting on the skin which forms in the ear and elbow regions. This is a result of excessive scratching caused by the irritation of the mites burrowing into the skin in these areas.  Pedal-Pinna Reflex – this is common in dogs with sarcoptic mange. This reaction is triggered when you gently manipulate and scratch a dog’s ears. Dogs with mange will in 95% of cases react to this gentle manipulation by automatically moving their legs in a scratching motion. This is because the mites causing the mange generally clump together around the ear region making this particularly itchy and sensitive. Stock up on treatments for mange online now at specialist pet health suppliers. This is a fast and easy way to find fast and effective treatments for unpleasant skin conditions in dogs. Treatment Once identified, use a suitable antifungal shampoo such as DermOpt dog shampoo to bathe the dog twice a week to start with, reducing the frequency once the dog begins to show an improvement, which is usually within 2-3 weeks. The itching usually lessens after the initial bath with DermOpt Shampoo, and continues to reduce as the dog obtains relief from the soothing effect of the shampoo.
  • 4. Contact Details: Perfect Pet Skin 90 West Drive Highfields Caldecote Cambridge CB23 7NY Tel: 01223 967 117 Email: neville@perfectpetskin.co.uk Web: www.perfectpetskin.co.uk