pet health


Question by  OldHippie (21)

What causes red mange?

I think my dog has red mange.


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

It is a mite that spreads from animal to animal. If your dog's immune system is compromised, it can't fight off the mite and can be really harmful.


Answer by  MathWiz (1408)

It's caused by a mite that has gone into your dog's hair follicles and glands. Unfortunately, it's extremely hard and expensive to treat.


Answer by  ryark (243)

Red mange is caused by a microscopic mite called Demodex that lives on the hair shafts of every dog. This mange is not contagious but it is highly genetic.


Answer by  kiradeleria (465)

Demodicosis (red mange) is a skin condition caused when a dog has an infestation of microscopic mites called dimodex canis.


Answer by  k0nok0 (224)

Better known as Demodectic Mange, it can be caused by coming into contact with People, other dogs, swine, sheep, goats, horses even cows who are carriers of it, cats do not however. There is a 70% chance of curing it, good luck.


Answer by  snappies (579)

Mange is caused by a mite that burrows under the dog's skin and causes great discomfort and itchiness. This type of mange is usually trasmitted from a mother dog to her puppies. There are gels and ointments that you can put on the affected areas that will relieve some of the discomfort.

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