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Is mange in cats treated thesame as in dogs? is there a home remedy?

I donot have much money (& I am not asking for any!)
He is maybe 1month couple weeks old,&has been Licking non stop, his legs and stomach are hairless and flaky from the constant lick. My Vet visit it tomarrow, I do hope its cheap for I only have the consult money but if the treament is over $50.00 dollars We should be fine.

mange in cats is extremely rare, it’s doubtful to be that. (it starts at the ears or top of the head most of the time.) maybe allergies? many cats have them (to all sorts of things from flea bites to food ingredients to pollens) and itchiness & licking/fur pulling are common symptoms of it.

if it looks like it be an expensive treatment once the vet diagnosis something, don’t be too shy to ask if there is anything that can be done at home or if there is a human equivalent instead. he wants your kitty to get better too and will do what he can to help you do that, esp if a cheaper treatment is available.

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Mange in a puppy?

I have a 7 month old Coon Hound! She is losing hair right around her butt and back legs. That is it! I really cant afford a vet right now either. I have had a few different people tell me that it was mange and some tell me it was allergies. I dont think its mange cause that is the only place she is losing her hair, but if I where to give her a mange dip, would it hurt her if she doesnt have mange? Does anyone else have any suggestions on what to do???
WOW, ALOT OF YOU PEOPLE ARE REALLY HARSH! I WILL NEVER GIVE UP MY DOG. THATS THE END OF THAT! She doesnt have fleas at all! She gets bathed once a week at home and twice a month at the vet. I just dont have the cash at the moment!

Hair loss primarily in the rear can also be a result of flea-bite allergies. She should really be diagnosed by a vet, but if you turly can’t find the money ANY way you loook, I’d probably treat for fleas before I tried mange medications, which are primarily by prescription anyway. Whatever you do, don’t buy into that “dip your dog in kerosene to kill mange” story. You’ll likely kill your dog along with any parasites.

Is the Fox Mite same as Sarcoptic Mange?

I found out last night that a relatives dog which comes out with my 3 huskies for walks has fox mites. Is this the same as Sarcoptic Mange? Does Frontline help prevent this?

Thanks in advance

They are the same. Most people refer to it as sarcoptic mange, instead of fox mites, but they are the same condition, and it is contracted by mites from foxes or from their burrows. Many dogs get it when they haven’t been in contact with a fox or it’s burrow, but the mites are still around! It’s very, VERY contagious, so it is definitely possible that your dogs could have been exposed to it and may start showing signs of it. It is officially diagnosed only by a skin scraping at the vet’s office, but if you start seeing any of your dogs scratching a lot or licking, you should take them all in for skin scrapings. If any of them do have it, they will need dips every week for 4-6 weeks. Don’t miss any! At my clinic we use Mitaban, but there are some others too. Frontline won’t help to prevent it or to cure it. Good luck, and I hope your doggies are OK!!!

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