Question by  siva (28)

What are the symptoms of cats mange?

I am worried that my cat may have mange.


Answer by  ramoskenneth285 (631)

Mange is a a condition where the skin of your pets like dogs and cats are infected by some mites. The common kind of mange that can found on your cat is Notoedric mange, which is caused by the mites called Notoedres Cati. Some kind of mange symptoms are skin irritation like scratching and chewing.


Answer by  Kelmaz (339)

The symptoms of mange are itching but hair loss can occur and crusty sores may develop. It may cause the skin to look red and scaly or small spots very like chicken pox may occur.This is a contagious condition to humans so must be diagnosed and treated by a vet.


Answer by  Jolie (1227)

It usually is charactarized by loss of fur in many areas of the body. Also the skin left underneath is inflammed and itchy and often looks red. The skin being itchy is usually the first tip off also many pets will stop eating because they feel sickly due to the skin infection.


Answer by  tofuturk (581)

Mange can start off looking like dandruff. As it progresses the cat will scratch more and loose fur. Fleas can cause the same symptoms. Check for fleas or flea feces that look like little brown specs on cat. If you don't find fleas it's probably mange.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

It may start out small, but becomes painfully obvious- hair loss, scaly skin, scabbing, it gets very ugly and you CAN NOT treat it. MUST be treated by a vet.


Answer by  michelle60 (40)

mange in cats is rare and usually found on the face and ears, smptoms include testlessness, scratching, hair loss, the skin may also become thickened and wrinkled. It is best to go to vet for a skin scrape if worried


Answer by  krystalevenstar (18)

Symptoms of mange in cats include excessive scratching, dry flaky skin, and hair loss. Mange usually begins around the ears and face and will progress to the feet and lower abdomen. As the disease progresses, the skin will become very dry and flaky with a yellowish crust as the cat continues to scratch.

You have 50 words left!