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Mange in dogs

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

A scruffy dog is sometimes called a mangy mutt.  Mange is a particular skin condition that is caused by the infestation of parasidic mites Mange causes hair loss and itchiness in your pet. There’s one type of mange called Demodex . If this spreads over most of the dog’s body, it could be very serious and could require long term therapy. The most common type of mange is scabies. This is very infectious among dogs and can even be transmitted to humans.  A dog that has scabies is restless and will continually scratch, bite and dig at infected areas. If you notice these symptoms or small red infected areas, call your vet. Your infected dog needs medicine.

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