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Tuesday 22nd of January 2019


General information on Scabies

Scabies is caused by a microscopic spiderlike insect called a mite. Probably no other skin disease will cause your dog to scratch and bite at himself with such intensity. The intense itching is caused by the female mites tunneling a few millimeters under the skin to lay their eggs. Mites hatch in three to ten days. The immature mites develop into adults and begin to lay eggs of their own. This whole cycle takes seventeen to twenty-one days.

Symptoms of Scabies

The symptoms of scabies are intense itching and scratching of the skin around the ears, elbow, hocks, and face. Early hair loss and crusts are often seen in these areas. You may also notice small red bumps that itch.

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Treatments for Scabies

Clip scabies-affected areas on long-haired dogs and bathe the entire animal in an insecticide dip. Dandruff shampoos are useful. Cortisone relieves severe itching.

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Scabies experience by - E-mac
Laurinburg, North Carolina, U.S

I have a 7yr old kobe pitbull ,this dude scratches so much
just looking at him scratch makes me itch. Sometimes I wonder(haha). But it seems that I've tried everything even the vet has kept him for two weeks. I think by him being old its more sycological now (lol).
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Remember, this information is for reference only. Always contact your vet or pet profesional for advice.


The information contained on this site is for the sole purpose of being informative and is not and should not be used or relied upon as medical advice.
Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a canine medical symptom or medical condition.

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