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Mange in Dog


Mange in dogs causes a lot of trouble for pets as well as owners. They cause intense itching, hair loss areas. Making your

is no different than wandering dogs. Mange has two different types that are classified mainly based on cause and symptoms. Here are a few notes for you to know the signs and differences between these two types of Mange to make the treatment process more manageable.

1. Mange caused by Sarcoptic Mange

It is also known as subcutaneous Sarcoptic Scabiei. Sarcoptic Scabies is an infection caused by a type of mange spread from other infected animals. Underground Mange dug under the epidermis using body fluids as nutrients. The cycle of Sarcoptic Mange is about 15-21 days. Mange moves through the top layers of the skin by secreting enzyme proteases to weaken the stratum corneum. They feed on decomposed tissue but do not eat blood. And they move below the epidermis, creating cavernous lesions and leaving their feces.


They often appear on thin skin such as the abdomen, armpits, groin, ears, around the breast. They make your dog itchy, uncomfortable scratching the back or using the teeth, biting on the itch. Inflammatory exudates secreted on the skin surface, gradually dry out into scales that have thick pus inside. Itching, constant scratching causes pustules to burst.

2. Demodectic Mange is a cause of Mange

Demodectic Mange is Mange with the scientific name of Demodectic Canis. They parasitize hair follicles and sebaceous glands under the skin of animals. The entire life cycle of Demodectic Mange takes place entirely on the animal's body. A life cycle of Demodectic Mange ranges from 20-35 days. Demodectic Mange has a pointed shape; they are experts in puncture and digging. They suck up dog nutrients and oily hairs, causing severe skin and fur injuries. The most severe damage that Demodectic mange causes are the area around the eyelids, feet, and interstitial feet.

Localized Demodectic Mange and generalized Demodectic Mange

As their name implies, localized Demodectic Mange only causes hair loss in 1 to 2 locations. Generalized Demodectic Mange is the cause of widespread hair loss.

Localized Demodectic Mange occurs more commonly in puppies. Up to 90% of local Mange go away on their own after 1-2 months. But the remainder, which may become more severe, translates into generalized Demodectic Mange.

Generalized Demodectic Mange inherited from one parent. Mange treatment should be concerned and timely.


Mange causes the dog's hairs to fall off, becoming bare, in various thick, thin patches. Wrinkled skin, purulent inflammation, bloody and uncoagulated plasma fluid. There is a very characteristic odor that no other aroma can overcome. The itchy disease is very uncomfortable for dogs. Sometimes dogs can bite themselves to satisfy the itch. The condition is less spread to other dogs. In one herd, there may be only a few infected.

3. Differences between Sarcoptic and Demodectic Mange

These diseases have many of the same symptoms that require testing to make an accurate diagnosis. However, with experienced veterinarians, they can surmise that it is different in some manifestations and causes. Sarcoptic Mange is an infection caused by a type of mange spread from other infected animals. Demodectic Mange is caused by a particular parasite that parasites on dog skin. Sarcoptic Mange causes intense and immediate itching. As for Demodectic Mange, it causes skin irritation; the area of ​​irritated skin is spreading. The last is to cause itching.

Mange is not dangerous but can cause dogs to stop eating and sleeping to scratch itchy. It makes the dog's health rapidly deteriorated. Losing weight is unavoidable. Above is our share, hope the article will help you gain more experience in the


Contributed by Le Dieu LinH (Dr.)

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