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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