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Finding the Right Mange Medicine for Your Pet

If you’re looking for Mange medicine for your afflicted pet, you should absolutely consult your veterinarian. Dogs and cats are the most prone to the condition, which is caused by mites. It is also known by other names such as Ear Mite Infections, Scabies, Red Mange or Cheyletiella.

If you are dealing with one of the conditions more severe forms, Demodex Mites, Ear Mites or Sarcoptic Mites, then you definitely need to consult your veterinarian sooner than later, as these variations can cause your pet to become seriously ill as a result of them. In addition to the previously mentioned forms there are many other kinds of Mites which can pose a threat to your pets – and to livestock as well.

Sarcoptic mange or scabies can affect dogs, cats and even humans amongst other animals. The Notoedres mite cause intense irritation and itching in humans and animals. They can be transferred from the pet on to the human though if the pet is disinfected on time the symptoms would disappear within a few weeks in the humans. The mites burrow themselves under the skin in the ear, face and elbows. Crusty skin on the ear is a sign of scabies in dogs.

It is important to treat these conditions as quickly as possible, as the discomfort can become quite severe. Seepage, scabs or boils may begin to appear as well as balding skin patches. If that happens, the vet will likely have to do a biopsy to check for other types of infections that may have developed.

Steroid creams such as cortisone can be used to relieve some of the itching, as well as the redness and irritation. Bathing the animal is also recommended, using dandruff shampoos followed by any vet-recommended insecticides.

The Demodex variation of the infection is not contagious, but you still want to get it checked out and treated as quickly as possible, because you run the risk of causing a secondary infection in your pet if you don’t. With Demodex, your pet will experience the same itching, irritation and discomfort as with the other types of Mange, so of course you want to relieve your pet from that in the fastest time.

When a pet has a weakened immune system, he will be more prone to contracting Mange and also slower to recover. But, luckily, in most cases, pets that are healthy and not experiencing any hormonal changes will recover fairly quickly from the condition.

Vets would recommend treatment to ensure safe recovery and that includes boosting the dog’s immune system with tonics and vitamins. Baths with a Benzoyl peroxide shampoo would help the pet.

Ear mites cause intense itching and discharge in the ear in dogs and cats. Cats are more sensitive to chemicals hence it’s important to consult the vet in how to safely treat the feline.

There are all types of treatments for pets with Mange, including homeopathic and allopathic remedies. Before deciding on a treatment however, always consult your vet first. If you take proper care of your pet, including regularly administering immune-boosting vitamins and cleansing baths, then hopefully, you won’t have to deal with mange for too long at all.

If your dog has mange and needs a remedy or medicine to help, you can find a mange spray. There are tons of mange medicine that you can find on the Internet that could help.

Wendell Ruben

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Education on mange. Learn the answer to will my dog or cat’s fur ever grow back after treating for mange? This video contains information on pet health.

Revolution on Cats. How long before fur regrowth?

We have a mothercat and her 5 kittens, now 6 months old (the mother was a stray). Due to mange mites, mothercat and one of the kittens is being treated with injections. For them and the rest of the kittens, they are all also getting Revolution (primarily because of mites although they have a few fleas too). Since these are indoor cats, after two more months, I should be able to discontinue use. Two of the kittens show a fair amount of hair loss in the area where I applied this stuff last month. I applied it a little lower this time around, but wondered how long it takes for fur regrowth? My vet has never used this product on cats before (it was recommended by a veterinary specialist).
Frontline doesn’t work on mites. That’s why we are using Revolution. Otherwise, I’d use Advantage or Frontline.

My cat had to have his head shaved, and it took about 2-3 months for it to fully grow back.

Has anyone used diatomaceous earth inside home for fleas,mange mites,bedbugs,roaches ,any other creepycrawlie?

I just ordered Diatomaceous Earth but never tried it.I got the kind you can safely put on pets,take as a remedy for yourself for different ailments&use around house to kill different kinds of bugs.If anyone has used it please let me know&if it worked.I mainly got it b/c my cats have mange&fleas&its getting out of control.And since this seems to be only natural&safe method to using anything without pesticide or chemicals&is safe for everybody but bugs &is cheap I’m trying it.So only if u used yourself please let me know how good or bad it is.Thanks.

I found a litter of 5 stray kittens who were COMPLETELY infested with fleas. It was really bad. Since they were so young, traditional flea medicines were out of the question, and I managed to get rid of the fleas with a flea comb, DE, and baby shampoo as my only arsenal.
First of all, you need to make sure you got the human grade DE…the pool grade stuff is potentially toxic. Sprinkle the DE on your carpets, leave for a day, and the vacuum it up. You’ll have to do this every week or so for a month, because DE does not kill flea eggs, so you have to kill them as they hatch. At the same time every week, sprinkle about 3-4 pinches worth on your kitties, rub it in, and leave it for a few days. Then wash them with shampoo or Dawn dish soap, and comb them with a flea comb.
The main thing is just to KEEP AT IT!! Doing all of this once will not get rid of the fleas. Every week, wash all your bedding, kitties bedding/towels in hot water. Be consistent.
The best of luck to you, you’re in for a lot of work, and a lot of white dust, but it can work if you stick at it!

Sarcoptic Mange?

I am at a loss here. I have been trying to treat my 2 dogs, 2 cats, and myself for sarcoptic mange for almost 3 months now. I cannot get rid of it, no matter what I do. My vet diagnosed one of my cats with it and then eventually everyone in the house got it. I am using ivermectin paste, and still have some ivermectin injectible left. I have been cleaning the floors with water and bleach, and spraying the couches with permethrin spray. the dogs are not suffering like my cats though. i have one cat quarantined in a bedroom which i cleared out, because he seems to be suffering the most. I don’t know what else to do. Is there anyone out there who can help me with this. I am using sulfur lotion on me to keep the bites down. I have used permethrin lotion from my doctor on myself also, but that only helps me for a few days and then the biting comes back. I have closed the doggy door so none of the animals can get out of the house. I used lym-sulfur dip on them. Please help me!!
Can I use any other dips on the cats beside the lym-dip? Is the lym-dip toxic to cats?
what other spray can I use to kill the mites around the house. I have read that the mites don’t live very long off the host, but I am thinking they do… because it’s been 3 months and I can’t get rid of them.
I have revolution and am using it on the cats already. I have not called an exterminator yet, because of the cost, but it looks like I should do this ASAP.

You should try using Revolution topical treatment on all of the animals. It kills sarcoptic mange, and is applied once monthly. It also kills fleas, and prevents heartworm disease, in both cats and dogs. It may provide a longer lasting treatment than dips. You can also have your vet call the company that makes Revolution, to see how often it can be safely applied, if it is needed more often than monthly. It has worked really well on some of my patients.

You can use lym-sulfur dips on cats, but you have to read the package carefully. Be really careful mixing insecticides as well, because cats are really sensitive to them.

You need to treat everything the same day, and most likely repeat it in 2-3 weeks. i would also consider contacting an exterminator. You will have to keep the animals out of the house for at least the day, but it might be enough to get the mites out.

No advice on how to treat yourself, though. Ask your doctor if there is more that you can do.

Help for possible Cat Mange….?

My Grandma’s cat I think is infected with mange. He has some fur loss and these little red sores all around his neck, belly, and tail. He also seems to have lost some weight. Does it sound like mange or something else and what should I do to treat it? Should he go to the Vet?

Although I have seen several home treatments for mange that are very effective, I’d see a vet first, for several reasons. One, it might not be mange, (as there are several different diseases that may cause fur lose including ringworm, mites, or even fleas) and you’ll be treating a disease he doesn’t have, two, there are different kinds of mange and only a vet has the skill/tools to determine what kind of mange (if the cat does have mange) he has. Three, if he is losing weight, he probably has worms or isn’t getting proper nutrition, which again, only a vet could rule out.

Maybe you could try a home treatment once you are sure he does have mange. And if money is an issue, you can ask the vet to put you on a payment plan (so you wouldn’t have to pay the whole fee up front), a shelter could help, or you could try a home treatment for a week or two and see if there is any improvement. All the best!