MITES AND MANGE

What is notodric mange (feline scabies)?

Notoedric mange is a skin disease caused by a burrowing mite and is the feline version of scabies. The mite, Notoedres cati, occurs worldwide and is endemic in some parts of the US, particularly along the Gulf Coast.


What is Cheyletiellia (walking dandruff)?

Cheyletiella mites are distributed worldwide, and their distribution in the United States tends to be geographically concentrated in pockets. However they are not a common cause of mange in dogs and cats.


Cat mites and feline demodectic mange

Demodectic mange, also known as demodicosis, is a skin disease caused by Demodex mites, which are found worldwide and on many animal species, including cats.


Canine demodectic mange: diagnosis and treatment

Demodectic mange is a skin disease caused when a mite called Demodex, which usually is relatively harmless, proliferates and overpopulates the skin of its host animal.


What is canine demodectic mange?


Demodectic mange
is a skin disease caused when a mite called Demodex, which usually is relatively harmless, proliferates and overpopulates the skin of its host animal.


Treating sarcoptic mange in dogs


Sarcoptic mange
is the most common type of mange in dogs. It is a skin disease caused by host-specific strains of the burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabei. The strain that affects dogs is Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis.


What is sarcoptic mange?


Sarcoptic mange
is the most common type of mange in dogs. It is a skin disease caused by host-specific strains of the burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabei. The strain that affects dogs is Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis.


Dog mites and canine mange

Mange simply means an infection of the skin with mites, which usually implies loss of hair and scaly or scabby skin.


Mites and mange

Mange simply means an infection of the skin with mites, which usually implies loss of hair and scaly or scabby skin.


Ear Mites - Good Dog and Cat Ear Care

Ear mites in dogs and cats cause intense irritation and can lead to otitis externa ¿ i.e. external ear infection. Pet ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) are external parasites which can infect dog and cat ear canals. Although ear mite infestations do occur in dogs, cats are more likely to suffer from ear mites.

Ear mites are highly contagious between animals and are not host specific. Adult ear mites live on the surface of the external ear canal and do not burrow. Ear mites may be seen as tiny white dots in the animal¿s ear but more commonly the owner will identify a dark brown to black debris and discharge in the ear canal. Ear mites can predispose the ear to secondary ear infections with bacterial and yeast overgrowth so the appearance of the ear discharge may be somewhat altered in these cases.