Mange in dogs is a condition that causes skin inflammation due to a mite infestation. Like most mites, they will breed quickly, and the number of them will increase over time. The more mites that your dog has on them, the worse their mange will become and the more the dog will suffer.
Some of the commonly produced symptoms of mange in dogs are skin lesions, hair loss, and redness of skin. You may notice that your dog has begun to itch themselves excessively. The symptoms may occur on one area of the dog or they may appear all over the dog’s body. If your dog experiences any unusual symptoms, it is important to contact a veterinarian.
Bringing a dog to a kennel or dog parks, where large amounts of dogs are, raises chances of catching mange among many other health conditions that can be passed. Therefore, you should try to keep your dog away from dogs that have mites or other conditions for best prevention.
The veterinarian will do physical examination of the dog and the dog’s symptoms. They will usually take a sample of skin. The veterinarian may do some other tests to rule out any other possible condition. If the dog has a really bad case of mange, the veterinarian may recommend some medications. There are multiple types of treatments, such medicated baths, daily oral medications, dips and medicated ointment.
It’s important to get mange treated because mites breed quickly. Mites will burrow into the dogs skin and lay eggs. This process of breeding and infecting the dog will become a horrible cycle that will make the dog suffer greatly. If there are multiple animals in the house, all of these animals should be checked and treated if they have mange also. Multiple animals that live in the same house will commonly all get mange because mange is very easily transmitted. It’s important to treat all of the animals that have mange during the same time, so that they do not catch it again from each other. It’s imperative that you give the medication exactly as directed by the veterinarian and continue with it for the full course of treatment.
It’s important to know that humans can, with most of the types of mites that cause mange, get infected with the mites from direct contact with them. When a human gets infected with the mites, they will develop a condition called scabies. This will go away within time, since mites tend to have a harder time breeding on the skin of humans, and they will die off.