Archive for June, 2011

I’m pretty sure my cat has mange, how can I treat it without going to the vet?

My cat has little scabs all around her neck, leading up to her ears. I just noticed it a couple weeks ago and thought it might be her scratching from dry skin. She’s actually not scratching any more than usual, but it seems to be getting worse. I really can’t afford a huge vet bill, is there anything I can do at home to help get rid of them?
Pls. don’t get the wrong idea, I love my cat, but I’m on a very fixed income. I called the vet and she said it’s probably not mange, that is very hard for cats to get, she thinks it’s probably a flea or tick she picked up and recommended I try Frontline first to see if that helps. If it doesn’t I’ll have no choice but to take her in. I appreciate all the help guys!!

I’m sorry, it just doesn’t work that way- you can’t decide your cat has mange without going to the vet’s office. Even if it was mange, the only thing that would treat it would be prescription medicines from the vet- there aren’t any home remedies that fix mange.

It is possible that your cat might have a low-grade flea infestation causing her to scratch and that could be causing the scabs. It’s also possible your cat has an allergy and is itchy for those reasons.

At the very least, please call the vet’s office and ask if they will accept a payment plan if the bill is more than you can afford. Call around, google a low cost vet, etc. But please don’t force your cat to be itchy and uncomfortable.

Does your mange treatment have to be repeated?

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Cat losing alot of fur! Any ideas?

Theres a cat I know that used to be a pretty fluffy cat, and now she has big bald spots all over her body, tail really thin looking. She also has scabs all over her body and bumps from scratching it seems. They say that they find little pieces of scab with fur on them from the cat scratching. Any ideas of what could be wrong with this cat? They suspect mange and want to put the cat to sleep. There was a problem with fleas at one point, but its cleared up now and their other 2 cats and dog are completly fine it seems. What could this be, and what would the treatments be, if any?
Not my cat and the owners don’t have the money for a vet

It very well could be allergies….for goodness sakes they need a vet that knows what they are doing. Dont put the cat to sleep cuz its losing fur. Stupid ppl.

The treatments are a variety of things, including oral meds.

Cat Mange and How to Diagnose it

What is cat mange?

cat mangeCat mange is an unpleasant infection that can be very traumatic, and harmful for cats. It is not rare and is present in otherwise healthy animals, not just those that are poorly looked after. Cat mange spreads extremely rapidly and is highly contagious, but can be treated successfully and with full recovery the expected outcome.

Once diagnosed, cat mange should be treated straight away with the prescribed method. Treating cat mange when it is yet to spread is the right way to keep the mites to a minimum and to ensure the pet does not suffer unnecessarily.

Read in order to make the correct choice and cat mange should cease to be a concern in a short time.

Cat Mange Mites are the Cause

Cat mange is caused by very small mites that live in the pet’s fur, and the female cat mange mite will eat into the skin of the animal in order to lay her eggs. This can cause an unnatural reaction in the cat, and leads to persistent itching and rashes as well as other symptoms.

The mites themselves have a life span of a short period but they increase in numbers at a rapid rate. It is when the number of mites increases that the pet can become open to cat mange.

Simple Steps to Identify Cat Mange Infestation

Recognizing cat mange is relatively easy as the signs are easy to see. The first thing that may be noticed is frequent scratching, primarily in areas where the hair is at its shortest. These are where the cat mange mite chooses to live and this may be accompanied by loss of hair in these areas.

While in small areas it is occasionally the case that cat mange spreads and in the worst cases can cover the body of the animal severely. Further symptoms can include poor sleep patterns, unusual behavior and red areas on the skin that are painful and present great trouble for the animal.

If cat mange is detected it is best to commence treatment straight away. Cat mange is rarely fatal but can be dangerous if allowed to get out of control. It is also very distressing for the animal, whose well-being should be considered at all times.

Cat mange in Humans?

Instances of cat mange transferring from pet cats to humans are known to have occurred. The most frequently contracted form of mange known as sarcoptic mange is very contagious and occurs in humans as scabies.

Mange mites are specific to different species a dog mite will live best on dogs only, a cat mite on cats but they can continue to breed for short periods on other than their chosen host. For this reason it is best to keep uninfected pets at a distance from those with the cat mange.

The Process of Treating  Cat Mange

Treating cat mange is not difficult although there are a selection of alternative methods. The right one for a cat may depend on the breed, on the health, and on the age. Some breeds of cats, for instance, take better to certain treatments than others.

Advice in treating cat mange is available from many places, and it may be that the best course of action involves using a lotion or cream, or sometimes a spray. This concoction will eradicate the cat mange mites and neutralize any eggs thus halting the breeding process quickly.

In unusual cases a dip or bath may be the best treatment, and this involves immersing the animal in a solution thus giving it an all over body wash. This is a tricky procedure where cats are the infected animal although less so with smaller dogs.

All treatments for cat mange involve some form of pharmaceutical application and once the right approach has been decided on it is important that it is carried out quickly. This is important in order to control the spread of the cat mange infection. Treat cat mange now! Choose the best treatment for cat mange.

Best Treatment for cat mange!

Sarcoptic Mange Treatment Combo For Cat mange!

mange treatment - cat mangeTreat Infections

  • Pet suffers less and does not cry because there is no infection from mange
  • Your pet will no longer smell bad because of an underlying staph infection
  • Because your pet does not smell you can hold them again
  • Your pet can return to its normal activities because he no longer is lethargic
  • Saves money on prescription antibiotics and vet bills
  • You can treat the infection from home and never have to leave home or miss work

Heals Mange (even worst cases) and Itch Less

  • Pet is happier because he quits scratching and no longer itches
  • You and your pet are less stress from fighting cat mange
  • No longer bites or scratches the skin which cause infections
  • Be proud because you know you are doing what is best for your pet
  • Hair grows back causing your pet to look healthier


Mange News

Mange News by provides you all the info needed to care for a pet with Mange. –

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Does cat mange get worse before it gets better?

My 6 week old orphan kitten just started treatment for her mange 3 days ago, however she seems to have bigger bald spots and more skin dryness than before…Does this mean her mange will worsen before it improves? The treatment is a series of four shots over the course of a month and a half. (P.S. I’m not sure which type of mange it is I forgot to ask the vet, but he did mention it was still in an early stage).
Thank you.
I spoke with my vet this morning and he said it is normal for the mange to look worse before it improves. Thanks for your answers 🙂

pooor kitty

i am not sure.. I would call your vet and ask.. but i would think if series of four shots and just starting it the mange is going still going to be fighting.. i dunno just a thought but i would call vet and ask
Good luck