Well I figured out that my cat has Mange about a week ago and I don’t know how to treat it. She has red bumps on her head where her ear is (just above the eye) and she’s going bald. She has also been scratching it a LOT so that’s not helping but.. I can’t find any ear drops or anything for her.
But I DON’T want to take her to the vet.
Well my cousin said she cured her cat with eardrops from a petstore somewhere and it did go away so.
But if I can’t find anything for her I’ll take her to the vet.
Well I might have time to take her today.. :\
I have one more questoin..
How did she get it?
She is an inside cat so she couldn’t have possibly gotten it from that..
But I also have a Pomeranian dog but she doesn’t have Mange. I also adopted her (she is only 8 months old) and Petsmart doesn’t know if she was a stray or not
Well I think my sister has Ringworm in her arm and we have had her for about 5 months.
It’s important that your cat be properly diagnosed. There are several things that can cause hair loss and skin irritation and if she’s treated for the wrong condition it could actually make things worse. Mange is actually caused by small mites. Unless the mites are killed the condition will not go away. There are NO effective over the counter treatments that will kill them. The best treatment is a series of injections that the vet can administer. Another thing to consider is that both scarpotic mange and ringworm (a fungal infection) are transmittable to humans and can cause what you’re seeing. If you play around with home remedies for the wrong thing too long you could very well end up with a condition yourself. The safest and wisest thing you can do is get to the vet…stat.
This video contains information that can be found at www.petsbestrx.com/mange . It also tells about harmful mange medications.
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There are different kinds of mange. One kind is genetic and is caused when the dog is stressed and their immune system isn’t up to par. Some breeds are prone to it.
There is a contagious kind which can spread from dog to human or vice-versa and it is SCABIES. A Vet needs to treat this to be effective and to be sure you are treating the right kind of problem with the right product.
Another type of mite a dog can get is “chiggers” which they can get in forested areas. So if you have been camping, or have surroundings that are wooded or wild vined, then that is a possibility.
Mange on cats looks like flakes of dandruff in the fur and on the skin, but it can be confirmed by doing a scrape of the skin to test it. Identify mange on a cat, which is easier to spot on a black cat, with help from a practicing veterinarian in this free video on pet care.
Expert: Robert Sidorsky, DVM
Bio: Dr. Robert Sidorsky has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 25 years.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso
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This video is about information found on www.petsbestrx.com/mange. It contains information about our company policy for mange treatment.
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This video contains information that can be found at www.petsbestrx.com/mange .
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