Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs

By:  Tammy Washburn

Sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious mange to both dogs and humans.  The mites burrow deep into the skin causing hair loss and itching.  These mites can be hard to see on a skin scraping.  If the mites aren't seen and the Vet suspects sarcastic mange they will probably go ahead and treat your pet. If your pet is positive for sarcastic mange it is recommended to clean all the pets bedding thoroughly or throw it out. Also be sure to wash your hands after handling or petting your dog.