Monday, March 26, 2012

Pictures of localized and generalized demodectic mange mite on Dogs.

Canine sarcoptic mange are found on dogs and cats, it can affect other animals. Generally canine mange has no effect on people but certain kinds of mites can move from your pet to you. It is extremely important to treat canine mange without delay to prevent complications. If sarcoptic mange left with out treatment, the skin bacterial infections may cause heart, liver and kidney problems.

How demodex mange looks? - After the mites multiplied to the extand of irritation, it starts causing intense itching. Dogs scratch and may develop secondary bacterial infections with pus (pyodermatitis). After scratching long enough, dogs hair falls out leaving bald, red and infected areas. The skin often become leathery.

There is no explanation why, some dog breeds have sarcoptic mange more often than other breeds. Some breeds are more predisposed to demodex are: Bulldog, Boxer, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pit Bull, English Bull Dog, and Boston Terrier. Other dogs have predisposition to develop dog dmodex include: Afghan Hound, Beagle, Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Collie, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Old English Sheep Dog,Pointer, Pug, Shar Pei, and Shih-Tzu.

As any skin disorder, sarcoptic conine mange on dogs needs treatment. If left untreated, the mites will continue to breed without control, causing more skin infections and irritation to your dog. It may lead to other skin disorders. Problem with some anti mange products is that many creams, shampoos have antibiotics and other chemicals. These products can not be used for long time or it will suppress the immune system of your dog. Anti mange shampoos have harsh chemicals, acids and sulfates causing dandruff and demodex. The steroids are in fact responsible for supressing dogs immune system.


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