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Mange Mites & Ear Mites
Mange mites are tiny organisms not visible to the naked eye. They live on your pet's skin or in hair follicles and they lay their eggs under the skin. As your pet scratches and rubs, the skin becomes dry and thickened leading to hair loss and hardened crusty patches. It is highly contagious to both animals and humans and must be treated by a veterinarian promptly.
Ear mites will cause your pet to scratch their ears or shake their head. You can tell if your pet has ear mites by checking the ears for dark earwas or specks resembling dried blood or coffee grounds. Ear mites can cause ear infections and are also highly contagious to other animals. Treatment will require veterinary care.
Ringworm is caused by a fungus and will appear on your dog's or cat's skin as round, bare patches on the skin. If your pet has ringworm, avoid contact with other animals as ringworm is highly contagious and can be transmitted to other animals and humans. Your veterinarian can treat ringworm with medication.
Seeking Veterinary Care
Even the best cared pet can get ill from time-to-time. Changes in behavior can be early indicators of illness. If your dog or cat exhibits changes, or other unusual symptoms, contact your veterinarian for guidance and care:
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11/20/2020 04:42:33 am
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3/17/2021 06:14:29 pm
If left untreated, your pet could experience mild to even fatal symptoms. Parasites can also affect humans. Certain parasites can cause zoonotic infections, which means that they can transmit from pets to people.
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7/30/2021 10:12:35 am
You make an excellent point that it is important for us to choose a qualified animal hospital for our pets.
11/9/2021 08:37:37 pm
I appreciated it when you shared that it is best to contact your veterinarian for guidance and care if your dog or cat exhibits changes or other unusual symptoms. My friend just mentioned the other day that she is worried about her dog that has been developing severe allergic reactions from flea bites. I will suggest to her taking it to a reliable veterinarian who can help with its condition.
12/31/2021 12:35:56 pm
You can tell if your pet has ear mites by checking the ears for dark earwas or specks resembling dried blood or coffee grounds. I truly appreciate your great post!
12/31/2021 12:52:58 pm
As your pet scratches and rubs, the skin becomes dry and thickened leading to hair loss and hardened crusty patches. Thank you!
10/24/2022 09:54:38 am
I didn't realize that there were so many external parasites that can cause problems for dogs. I can see how fleas would be easy to notice, but there's also things like worms that you need to watch out for. It would be a good idea for me to take my dog to the vet every once in a while to ensure that he gets the care that he needs.
12/12/2022 03:18:56 am
It made sense when you mentioned that changes in a pet's behavior can be early indicators of sickness. My friend told me that his pet is acting lethargic. I should advise him to bring his pet to a veterinary office for proper treatment.
Thanks for helping me understand that tick bites can actually lead to weight loss, paralysis, anemia, and even death in our pets. I hope that my dog does not get that kind of issue as he grows older. We can hire a tick control service to check on our property to ensure that there would be no source for it while I take it to a vet to get my pet checked for any parasites as well.
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12/26/2022 02:16:42 pm
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1/3/2023 11:39:29 pm
It's great to know that ear mites can lead to ear infections and are very contagious to other animals. My dog continues to itch his ear. I'll take him to the animal hospital for treatment.
1/9/2023 09:51:11 pm
I never took into account the fact that ear mites would be contagious to other animals as well aside from causing infections in our pet. I hope that can prevent that now that my husband and I plan to get a dachshund this year. It will be our first ever pet together, and we want to be the best owners which is why we also plan to start looking for a pet hospital here in Tucson, Arizona. As early as now, we want to ensure that we already have chosen the facility where to take the animal for its regular checkups.
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