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Demodicosis (Red Mange)

Demodicosis (red mange) is a skin disease caused by a small mite not visible to the naked eye. This mite lives down in the root of the hair. All normal dogs have a small population of mites, but only certain animals will get a disease from mite overgrowth. In some cases, the tendency to develop demodectic mange runs in families.

The disease is seen in TWO FORMS in dogs. There is a localized form where only small areas of the skin are affected, and a generalized form where the majority of the body and/or the feet are involved. Symptoms include loss of hair and reddening of the skin. Affected areas may be scabby, crusty and sometimes itchy. Skin infections due to damage by the mite are common. Skin infections can become so severe that they threaten a dog's life, with ulcers, swelling and fever. Juvenile-onset generalized demodicosis is a familial disease and affected dogs and their parents should not be bred.

Treatment of demodectic mange depends on the patient's age and the severity of the disease. In the localized form, the dog may heal on its own. Many times a cream or gel will be used to aid in healing. It is important that dogs with the localized form be observed for a worsening of the condition or spread to other areas. Infrequently the topical medication may cause the affected areas to look worse before the areas begin to heal. If a skin infection is present, antibiotics will be needed.


Mange is manageable at home. Go to and you will find a link for a book that covers curing your pets health issue's at home, and not having to spend hundreds of dollars at the vet. Diet is all you need to do to get rid of this, it will take up to 6 months but your pet will get better. Dogs show health issue's through their skin. I dealt with the same issue's with my pet, and had to find the answers on my own since the vet only treated her with ivermectin, antibiotics and prednisone. Once I stopped the treatments everything came back, I finally found the right solutions to help her. She ended up with autoimmune disease, which I think was genetics but she did live as healthy as possible for years.

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Can another puppy in the house catch the red mange from the dog that has the red mange?

Yes. Mange is contagious. Get those dogs to a veterinarian ASAP!AnswerIt depends on if it is demodectic or sarcoptic mange. "Red mange" has been used to describe both. Demodectic mange is a mite that all dogs have-- they receive it from their mother shortly after birth. Sometimes the populations of this mite grow out of control due to immune issues, large amounts of stress, or adolescence. Sarcoptic mange is contagious to both humans and other dogs, but is easier of the two to treat.ANSWER:Demodectic mange is not contagious all dogs carry this mange. But the reason a dog will have an issue with the mange getting out of control is due to another underlying issue, such as yeast. Vets will treat the mange with ivermectin, prednisone and antibiotics when really all you need to do is change your dogs diet. Go to www.milehighbullmastiffs and there is a link to a book that will tell you how to cure this and how to keep your pet as healthy as possible for the rest of it's life.

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Is there more then one type of dog mange?

Yes, demodectic "red mange", and sarcoptic mange, which can be passed to humans.

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Why does your dog have red itchy bumps on his stomach?

It could be mange. Mange is not an immediate threat but I would suggest taking your dog to the vet soon.

Can a human pass Sarcoptic mange to another dog?

There are 2 types of mange mites that infect dogs. There is the demodex mange mite, which normally attacks dogs that are down in their immune system for some reason such as bad food, starving, disease, any stress. It is not passed from one dog to another. Then there is the Sarcoptic mange mite (often called the red mite) and it is very contagious from one dog to another & also to humans. You need to take your dog in to be checked out by your Veterinarian who will do skin scrapings to see if your dog has mange mites & if so, what type they are. Get it treated by your Veterinarian. Humans can also get the sarcoptic mange mite too. We all carry to some extent the Demodex mange mite, but our normal immune system keeps it under control. Do a skin scraping from the skin beneath your lower eyelids and check it under a powerful microscope, you might be surprised.

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Will zinc oxide help red mange?

I did not hear about this condition until yesterday, so I googled "red mange" and found some interesting info,; specifically a "mite" called Demodex Mites burrow in the hair follicles and skin of certain species of dogs. To your specific question about using zinc oxide, I do not know about the remedies except what is discussed on several of the websites. But you may check to see if there is any research (vets or universities) using zinc oxide against these pests. According to what I've read, there are several treatments (Amitraz, Tactik, Mitoban or Milbemycin Oxime) that help along with weekly dippings. Hope some of this helps. ~Supervt

Does your cat have mange?

No, my cat does not. But, since your asking, I suppose you cat does, so here is what you have to do: Mange is a skin contagious skin condition caused by mites and parasites in animals. Most of the time, cats that are affected by mange are outdoor cats. Left untreated, the cat can become very ill and can lose their fur. Mange can cause discomfort, scratching and itching. There are several options for treating a cat for mange. Mange in cats is fairly uncommon; however it is possible for a cat to contract mange. If your cat is loosing fur, you should always take your cat to the vet. Other diseases and problems other than mange can cause hair loss. A vet can look at a sample of the cat's skin or fur under a microscope to determine whether or not your cat has mange. There are a few different types of mange that are thought to affect cats. Ear mites are not usually considered mange, but the parasites that cause ear mites can also cause mange. Ear mites should always be treated with injections or prescription ear drops. When a cat has ear mites, the inside of their ears will look dirty. Black oily-looking dirt will cover the inside of the cat's ears. These are not the actual mites, but are the dropping left behind from the mites. Another form of mange is called Demodex Mange, also called "red mange". This type of mange is not contagious. Cat and dogs do not pass this type of mange to each other. Most cats and dogs have small amounts of these mites living on their skin. This form of mange does not often bother the cat unless it becomes inflamed. It might show up on the cat as small patches of hair loss. In more serious cases, it can cause a bacterial infection on the skin. The skin can become inflamed, red and itchy. Demodex Mange usually starts causing problems in cats that are immuno-suppressed or that are aging. This type of mange can also adversely affect cats with poor nutrition. Hormones and stress might also cause this type of mange to cause problems. It can be seen in pregnant and nursing cats or male cats that are not neutered. There are treatment options for this kind of mange. When you take your cat to the vet for possible mange, you vet will perform a thorough health exam. This will rule out autoimmune diseases and other forms of parasites such as worms. An oral medication called Ivermectin can be used. Although this drug is not approved by the FDA to use for mange, many vets find this treatment extremely effective. Another treatment option is dipping your cat in a prescribed pesticide. This is highly effective, but can be cause problems such as vomiting and seizures in cats. Also, it is poisonous, so it should not be used with pregnant cats or by people who are pregnant. This dip is usually done weekly for up to six weeks. Sarcoptic mange is another form of mange that can affect cats. This form of mange is highly contagious and very problematic. Cat that are affected by this type of mange are extremely itchy and the scratching can cause serious inflammation and sometimes bleeding of the skin. Mites will burrow into the skin and lay the eggs. When a cat has this, the excessive scratching can also cause scabbing and infections on the skin. This form of mange is usually determined by examining the cat's skin or fur under a microscope. If it is indeed Sarcoptic mange, your vet will want to wash the cat with a medicated shampoo and then treat the cat with a pesticide dip. Just as with "red mange", this pesticide dip is very potent and extreme caution should be used when treating your cat. If you suspect your cat has mange, you will have to take your cat to the vet for an exam. In order to treat the infection, it is necessary to know which type of mange your cat has. Also, it is not recommended to use "home remedies" for mange that are often found. These can be extremely dangerous to your cat. In many cases, hair loss is not mange. Hair loss can be caused by allergic reactions to foods, plants or even medications. Allergic reactions are treated much differently than mange so it is very important to seek medical care for your cat. source:

How long will sarcoptic mange stay on a human?

Ever hear of the "Seven Year Itch"? That's another term for Sarcoptic Mange in humans. Like pets, humans have a particular variety of mites that can cause advanced " Sarcoptic mange". This is totally separate variety from the ones that cause "mange" in dogs and cats; however, if the variety of mange mite that affects dogs and cats gets on a human it can cause a nasty red welt just like a mosquito bite. Several of these bites can be rather troublesome. Since these varieties are not well adapted to humans, they do not produce the extensive tunnels and cause the advanced lesions and scabs over the skin surface. They just burrow in a short distance and die. This causes inflammation and the resulting welt.

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Is there a possibility that you have to put your dog down if he has had mange since he was 6 months old and it keeps on re-occurring?

Red Mange is the only mange where the dog will eventually have to be put to sleep. Normal mange can be controlled through your vet. There are also Homeopathic vets that you could try as well. Many dogs have skin problems and I own one of them. I have a white Bichon Frize (4 years old) and she gets 'hot spots' and this has cost me a fortune to deal with, but she's worth it. You'll never have a more loyal companion that your pet, so it's worth the cost.

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Try using a little of your remedy on a small patch of skin. Wait 24 hours. If it is red or itchy, it is not for you.

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After a dog is cured from red mange will its partner get it if the dog breeds?

Has your dog been treated for mange mites by your Veterinarian & if so what type did he or she find? If not, you need to take your dogs into your Veterinarian to have them both checked out to see if they have the mange mites and which type? This can only be determined by a Veterinarian taking a deep scraping of skin from the edges of the affected areas and putting in under a Microscope to actually look for the mites. There are 2 different types of Mites, there is the Demodectic (Demodex) mange mite that is normally present in every dog, we even have this type under our eyelids. The dog's immune system normally keeps them under control. When the immune system has been suppressed for some reason such as a sickness, stress, etc. then the demodetic mites are out of control & cause skin damage, loss of hair, etc. They are not contagious and can be treated with your Vet but takes awhile to do. The other mites are sarcoptic mange mites and they are easier to treat but very contagious to humans and other dogs. They are usually referred to as the red mange. You need to know for sure. If it is sarcoptic mange, then you need to bath and dip your dog and your other dog to get rid of all of them. Check yourself too. You need to have your Vet tell you how to treat these. Good luck

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