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Everything You Need To Know About Mange For Your Dog

September 5, 2010

You may think that mange is not an illness that can affect your furry family friend. We have this preconceived image of a mangy looking creature, all skin and bone, half -starved with a patchy looking coat of fur. While dogs and cats that suffer with this condition do often exhibit the typical signs of the illness, it can be diagnosed, treated and prevented with proper animal care.

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Ways Mange Affects Domestic Animals

August 31, 2010

Mange is a certain type of skin disease that afflicts domestic animals including dogs and livestock. Parasitic mites trigger this condition when they burrow into skin or hair follicles.

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Recognition And Possible Approaches For Canine Mange

August 30, 2010

Mange most commonly seen among dogs and caused by three varieties of mites. Some types of mites which cause a mangy condition are self-limiting and may die off within a few weeks. However more serious types of mite infestations can cause the dog to bite itself ferociously and can be a disfiguring and contagious condition. Moreover, some of these pests may be so small they are difficult to detect even using a microscope and skin scrapings.

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Looking At Important Information Regarding Mange

August 29, 2010

A very unfortunate situation for a family pet to have to endure is the skin condition commonly referred to as mange. The effects of this issue can be very dramatic and troubling for both pets and their owners. All pet owners should take a bit of time to become familiar with this common problem.

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How To Spot And Eradicate Canine Mange

August 29, 2010

Mange in dogs is caused by parasitic mites present in and on the skin or embedded in the hair follicles depending on the type of mite. There are two species that can be the cause of mange in dogs, but each will cause intense itch and loss of hair. Infested animals will scratch and bite at the affected areas, and can cause openings in the skin that may become infected.

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