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How do i get rid of scabies or mange on my cats.?

Ok so i live on a farm and currently have 5 adult cats and 10 kittens. They look pretty rough. Some of them have patches of hair missing which i am assuming is from mange or scabies. I am wondering if there is any way to treat all of them easily without having to spend so much money to go to the vet. Does anyone know of a way to kill them with an at home treatment that would be easy use. They live in a little barn like building which use to have hay in there but i recently cleaned it out. It still doesn’t seem like anything has helped.

The only way to rule out mange (scabies) is for the vet to do a skin scraping and look for the mites under a microscope. Infection and ringworm can mimic the appearance of mange. It’s best to have them checked out and let the vet prescribe medication for them. There is no home treatment for mange…a carefully controlled dose of medication is needed based on body weight. If it is mange mites, they don’t live in the environment, only down in the deep skin layer, so cleaning the barn won’t make a difference. Find a vet who understands you have a bunch of farm cats and can’t spend a lot…maybe he can help you out.

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Update 6-4-10: Bubbles has one more Mitaban dip the week of June 7 and then should finally be ready for adoption!! Bubbles is a super-sweet and affectionate 1 year-old Bulldog mix female who came to Canine Lifeline from a local dog pound so that she could get the medical attention that she needed. She has demodectic mange which makes her skin very pink, raw, and painfully itchy. Her photo was taken the day we took her from the dog pound directly to the vet clinic. Treatment requires dips and oral medication to keep it under control. Bubbles is in the midst of her treatment and will be ready for adoption once her skin issues have been resolved and she has been spayed. Bubbles is housetrained, crate-trained, and a very quiet, well-behaved girl. She likes other dogs and is starting to play with them a little now that she’s feeling a little better. She’s just a real joy to be around! Demodectic mange is likely be a chronic condition for Bubbles so someone who’s willing and able to deal with the cost, time, and effort involved in managing this disease is what she needs in the long-term. Please email Barb at if you’d like more information about Bubbles.

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is Demodectic Mange contagious?

my boxer pup came up with a case of localized mange but then turned into generalized mange on her face. when she had localized mange the vet gave us goodwinol ointment. which didnt help at all. we took her back to the vet he then did some skin scrapping to make sure it was demodectic mange were going to take her every two weeks to get dipped and he gave some pills to give her also. so thats a little background. well i have two other dogs a 10 month old boxer mixed with a pit bull i noticed that she was losing hair on her legs just were her muscles or joints are at i have noticed this in other dogs but now am paranoid thinking that she has mange. i checked pictures that i took before i got my new puppy and i noticed that she was balding in the spots that i have seen bald. i have looked all over the internet and it says that it is not as long as the other dog is healthy and my dog is healthy. so can my other dog get it?

technically the demodectic mite is contagious – BUT ALL dogs have it! it only if the dog has a hereditary susceptibility or a weakened immune system (which can be from illness or a stress such as moving) lets the mites get outta control is there problems. soifyou just moved or have some other upheval stresing the dogs thay could both break out but otherwise not likely with demedex (now SARCOPIC mange in another story)

Get more facts on Demodectic Mange here.

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