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Sarcoptic Mange on Dogs – All You Need to Know About Scabies on Dogs

by Lisa Porter on May 10 2023

If your dog is excessively scratching, it could be a sign of something more serious than normal canine behavior. One of the most common skin conditions experienced by dogs is caused by mites and is known as Sarcoptic mange.

Sarcoptic Mange, commonly known as scabies, is an extremely contagious skin affliction that affects dogs of all ages. This infestation is caused by a small mite called Sarcoptes scabiei, and is potentially very dangerous to the animal if left untreated. Symptoms of this condition include severe itching, inflammation, and poor coat condition. It is usually transmitted from other animals, such as cats, foxes, and wild animals but can even spread through contact with humans.

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