Dog mange is a type of disorder that frequently attacks puppies, this being due to the fact that these parasites are transferred not only from the external environment but also from the puppies’ own bodily fluids. This meaning that all dogs are potential victims. Once the symptoms show up, it is imperative that dog owners conduct their own investigation to discover the cause of the mange.
Mange symptoms are wide and varied. There are so many different kinds of mange; demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange, argyle or lily mange and they are all related to other forms of mange. Demodectic mange is a surface mite infestation while sarcoptic mange is more bacterial infection. All of these mange varieties are accompanied by hair loss which is most common in the early stages of the mange. Mange is contagious, so-called senile mange can transfer to younger dogs.
The following breed of dogs is commonly affected by dog mange: Airedale Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Kelpie, Brussels Griffon, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Laso Apso, Miniature Schnauzer, Papillion, Pekingese, Pomeranian,Scottish Terrier, Shar-Pei, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier. In some cases, mites can become hereditary or they can be brought in with fleas. This being the case, it is recommended that owners of these breeds should clean their dog’s environment such as the dog bed or the dog basket. Mites also live in blankets which can add to the chances of infestation.
Severe cases of demodectic mange are known to affect the dog’s central nervous system. If left untreated this disease can cause death to the dog. Demodectic mange can be a threat to the lives of humans as well as other animals. People affected by demodectic mange may also experience hypersensitivity syndrome, skin irritation, skin cancers and the list continues.
Although demodectic mange is known to occur in all dog breeds, there are reports of the disorder causing stress to Border collies and Dalmatians. For people living in places where the Border Collie and Dalmatian breeds are known to exist, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of the disease.
There are a variety of treatments that can be used to treat demodectic mange. One of the most important things to mention is that the dogs that suffer from demodectic mange can be a select case of the disease. There are some breeds of dogs that are known to have strong immune systems and can be somewhat tougher to treat. Additionally, the learned behavior of the dog can be tampered, making them a notch more difficult to treat.
Since symptoms of demodectic mange are not apparent until the demodectic mange has progressed significantly, it makes the condition harder to diagnose. There are a variety of reason to this. A pet can be scratching uncontrollably without there being complications like a skin infection. Sometimes the pet can have skin lesions, open sores and other kinds of skin problems can make it difficult to correctly diagnose the Thing. What a way to prevent that from happening is the use of a neat tool called the comb. This specially designed device may be sharp, but it is designed to reach in and scratch the skin rather than going to town on the parasites.
Using the comb is easy. Once you comb your pet, comb through the fur, paying particular emphasis to the head and neck. After brushing, use a finer brush to knock the hair chunk from the skin. As you do this, use the comb again to knock the hair Further, after doing so, brush the animal again. This is how you will end up with a comb-free dog!
Although it may take four to six weeks for the dog to get used to the new tool, it is recommended that new pet owners have a grooming professional who handles consultancy in project management do a setup in a first session.
This is how a dog will learn to love the comb.Although it may take four to six weeks for the dog to get used to the new tool, it is recommended that new pet owners have a grooming professional setup a first session.This is how a dog will learn to love the comb.
Prior to the actual cutting procedure, thoroughly check the animal’s skin. Check for skin flakes, rashes, or other types of skin irritations before using the skin brush. In some cases, especially with long haired dogs, you may need to gently shave the dog because its skin may not be pure white and kinky, and white blots may indicate ringworm.