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rabbits, cats, mange, fleas and poop!?

now that i said that i just realize i’m becoming a hillbilly like everyone else in TN haha! anyways i have a few questions. for one, what can you give rabbits for fleas? my son just got one for easter and of course i’m the one taking care of it, just need some info. second, i brought a shelter dog in the house a month or so ago maybe 2.5 months even and i think she had mange, now ever since then we had a HUGE flea problem and i have treated our two cats (one with FIV the other extremely overweight) with advantage for 2 months now, my cat i adore with every inch of my heart has been hacking ever since (FIV cat) the shelter dog left and my beloved fiv cat has been constantly chewing himself NON STOp and hacking all night long. i took him to the vet once he said it was an irritated larynx because of fleas and fur, i treated him like he said i should and everything seemed good (unless i jsut slept the night through without noticing) and then he starts hacking again like a couple weeks later. could it be there is still mange in the house because now my sons rabbit is scratching and i cant imagine it STILL being fleas after 2 months i dont have any carpet in my house. then lastly !!! i am new to the rabbit world and i have a dwarf lion head (supposedly) he is tiny white and fluffy, i was wondering if his poop could get the cats sick in anyway? being i have my FIV kitty i’m kind of worried with him being around the little pellets that might get away from the cage now and then.
lol well the dog is gone but yeah tawn you’re right! and it’s very stressful esp since im a huge worry-wort
but i dont have far too little knowledge, actually i’d like to say i have more than the typical, hence my asking and finding things out combined with research itself. it helps me feel better.

There are few flea products that are safe for rabbits, Advantage, Program, and Revolution for cats are safe and your vet can tell you the proper dosage (varies by weight) since rabbits are usually much smaller than cats and their use in rabbits is off label. Avoid Frontline- it is toxic to them. The mange mites that cause mange in dogs are not the same that infect cats and rabbits, and would not cause coughing in your cat.

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Mange in Cats ? Help is on the Way

Mange is a highly contagious condition of the skin caused by mites and parasites in animals. Cats affected by mange most often stay outdoors. If left untreated, the cat may become very ill and lose its fur. The symptoms of mange include itching, discomfort, and scratching. Here are options cat owners should use to treat their cat affected by mange.

Mange in cats is fairly uncommon; yet it is possible for a cat to contract mange. If your cat is loosing fur, you should always to take your cat to the vet. Other diseases and problems other than mange can cause hair loss. A vet can look at a sample of the cat’s skin or fur under a microscope to confirm whether or not your cat has mange.

There are a few different various types of mange that are thought to affect cats. Ear mites are not usually considered mange, but the parasites that cause in ear mites can also cause mange. Ear mites should always be treated with injections or prescription ear drops. When a feline has ear mites, the inside of their ears will look dirty. Black oily-looking dirt will cover the inside of the cat’s ears. These are not the actual mites, but are the dropping left behind from the mites.

Another form of mange is called Demodex Mange, also called Demodex mange”. This type of mange is not contagious. Cat and dogs do not pass this type of mange to each other. Generally cats and dogs have small amounts of these mites inhabiting on their skin. This type type of mange does not often bother the cat unless it becomes inflamed. It might show up as small patches of hair loss. In more serious cases, it can cause in a bacterial infection on the skin. The skin can become inflamed, red and itchy. Demodex Mange usually starts causing problems in cats that are immuno-suppressed or that are aging. This type of mange can also adversely affect cats with poor health. Hormones and stress might also cause this type of mange to cause problems. It can be seen in pregnant and nursing cats or male cats that are not neutered.

There are treatment options for this kind of mange. When you take your cat to the animal doctor for possible mange, you vet will perform a thorough health exam. This will rule out autoimmune diseases and other varieties of parasites such as worms. An oral medication called Ivermectin can be used. Although this drug is not approved by the Federal Drug Administration to use for mange, many vets find this treatment very effective. Another treatment option is dipping your cat in a prescribed pesticide. This is highly effective, but it can cause problems like vomiting and seizures in cats. Additionally, the treatment is poisonous, therefore it should not be applied with pregnant cats or by people who are pregnant. This dip is routinely done weekly for up to six weeks.

Sarcoptic mange is another form of mange that can be contracted by felines. This variety of mange is highly contagious and very problematic to persistent. Cat that are affected by this variety of mange are extremely itchy and the scratching can cause serious inflammation and sometimes bleeding of the skin. Mites will burrow into the skin and leave the eggs. When a cat has this, the excessive scratching can also cause scabbing and infections on the skin.

This variety of mange is often determined by examining the cat’s skin or fur under a microscope. If it is indeed Sarcoptic mange, your animal doctor will want to wash the cat with a medicated shampoo and then treat the cat with a pesticide dip. Just as with Sarcoptic mange, this pesticide dip is very potent and extreme caution must to be used when treating your cat.

If you suspect your feline has mange, you should take your cat to the vet for an exam. In order to treat the infection, it is required to know which type of mange your cat has. Also, it is not unwise to use “home remedies” for mange that are often found. These remedies can be extremely dangerous to your cat. In many cases, hair loss is not mange. Hair loss can be caused by allergic reactions to foods, plants or even medications. Allergic reactions are treated much differently than mange so it is very important to look medical care for your animal.

For more info, see Mange In Cats and Mange. Ron King is a web developer; visit his website Cat Mites.

Copyright 2007 Ron King. This article may be reprinted if the resource box is left intact and the links live.

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Some Of The Indications Of Mange Are Unwarranted Scratching.

Mange happens, much of the time, in dogs that aren't healthy and clean, but this isn't always the case. It is very important that you act right away to stop it from spreading. If your dog is healthy, he can have a good immunological response which will help to beat off the bugs. Some of the evidence of mange are unwarranted scratching. First it must tackle the essential reason for mange, which is the little parasitic mange mites. Second , it must ease his sore skin.

And thirdly it additionally needs to raise his immune response so that he may help to fight off the mange mites himself. It brings itching and light dandruff over the dog’s body. The best dog mange treatments will have to tackle all 3 of these if they're to have any chance of getting on top of the issue. A good medicated shampoo will become successful in treating this mild case of mange. Sarcoptic is another sort of mange which is a little more significant, but easy to treat if diagnosed in time. This sort of mange is infectious to humans. It is exceedingly important when you first spot symptoms of Mange to see a Veterinarian straight away.

As symptoms progress your dog will become worse with no treatment. One of the largest concerns with mange is the secondary bacterial infection. Sadly only about twenty p.c. of the mites are on the surface of the skin meaning there's an eight out of ten likelihood that the ditching will not show any mites. Nearly all animals with mange will get the secondary bacterial infection. Bald patches of skin with spot like bumps are also common with mange. Treatment for mange The best treatment is prevention and that implies using products like Frontline and Advantix which act as mite repellents. On occasion there'll be a yellowish crust round the bald spot especially on the ears.

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