Dog Mange (Video)

Dog mange causes

Dog mange is one of the most annoying dog diseases and is caused by tiny mites that burrow under your dog’s skin. Dog mange can cause much distress such as constant itching and frequently loss of fur and large red bumpy patches which can become infected. There are two different types of dog mange, demodectic and sarcoptic. These are named after the two types of mites that cause this disease.

The demodectic or sarcoptic mites that cause dog mange are so tiny they can’t be seen with the naked eye. Your vet can diagnose canine mange by analyzing a skin scraping, but the results can be inconclusive. Probably the best way to proceed if you suspect mange is to treat your dog for it anyway, using safe treatments. If the symptoms go away, then you’ll know that mange was indeed the cause and if they don’t, then you can assume that there’s something else causing the itching.

Dog mange treatment

For serious cases, vets can prescribe steroids to treat the itch, but these can have side effects which include suppression of the immune system. Since your dog will need strong immunity to fight or prevent mange, steroids should be avoided. There are a few home remedies for dog mange which use borax or hydrogen peroxide and you mat want to try these before resorting to chemical treatments or drugs.

Dog mange takes the form of scaly, dry lesions and patches of hair loss on a dog’s face, legs and ears, and a skin scrape at the vet’s office will confirm the condition. Identify mange on a dog, seeking both topical and oral treatments, withhealth information from a veterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Dr. Aimee Beger Bio: Dr. Aimee Beger works for McClintock Animal Care Center in Tempe, Ariz. Filmmaker: Ryan Quinn
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11 Responses to Dog Mange (Video)

  • roadmilker says:

    @roadmilker
    I was just shooting and shooting shooting. Hard to kill a dog when you shoot him in the leg. and shooting and shooting. Took all day. Just joking.
    I love my doggy.

  • TheMercilessEye says:

    @roadmilker Bummer that he had such a stupid cracker whitetrash jerk for an owner…

  • XLnotsofunny says:

    do you wear a hazmat suit when you treat the dogs?

  • Spartacus217 says:

    What’s up doc? That first dog looks like Johnny Rotten!

  • roadmilker says:

    It got so bad with my dog, I had to shoot him,

  • MsAcantu says:

    my dog has mange and we took him to get shots and it didnt work. any help?

  • ramron333 says:

    my dogs gt no nose

  • EA1088 says:

    My problem is I can’t find enough picture examples of this disease. Most pictures just show the dogs when the owners are neglectful…I’m looking for pictures to see if my dog has it, not what he’ll look like 🙁

  • G7130 says:

    Ah that’s an easy one, ASK YOUR VET!

  • pottercullen1 says:

    my dog has mange, and this video really helped. Because we didn’t know he had it, till i saw this video so i went to the vet and they confermed it, and just in time too! If we had waited too much longer, he would have died

  • musiverandom says:

    how do you know if the mange is in a healing process?