Dog Hair Loss

By Admin - Mon Oct 26, 4:37 pm

Mange is defined as a consistent skin condition that causes inflammation, itching and/or wounds on the skin of domestic pets and can be transferred to humans as well. It is one of the hottest topics explained in detail in every pet website and book. This big problem is caused by a tiny nit, which is known to the world of science as the Demodex canis. Unseen by the human eye, they can trigger the nastiest skin disease in any dog, which can result in dog hair loss.

Another troublesome concern is the ability of this disease of being transferred to other pets and humans as well. It is a stimulator of blisters, scabs and even wounds for a pet dog which eventually leads to hair loss. The best prevention in this case is the best defense. Mange can be segregated into three categories which are; Sarcoptic Mange, Demodectic Mange, and the Cheyletiella Mange and can trigger various adverse effects in a pet dog. The demodectic mange however, is the most trifling condition of which the dogs have a tendency of recuperating on their own. Still the mites can bury themselves deep in to a dog’s skin diseases and attack their hair follicles.

In case of being infected by mange, the symptoms that appear on the skin of a dog include; scaling, itching and definite hair loss, in the case of which the pet dog should be isolated from others to curb the spread of this disease. The infection on a dog’s body can be localized or generalized; of the two the localized mange gets better within a period of two months. The skin of the dog infected due to mange may appear in likeness to a ringworm disease and is usually apparent near the eyes, lips and corners of the pet dog’s mouth. It also results in shedding of hair from the skin of a dog in patches, in the case of which it is better to seek medical help as soon as possible. Even if the dog is not showing any signs of wounds and simply has abnormal hair fall and dandruff, it can be due to being effected by mange. If this condition is not treated and controlled in time, it can lead to serious consequences which can cost the health of a dog.

The usual medication for mange involves; apt antibiotics, diet or dips that guarantee the wellness of a dog, getting rid of mange at the earliest possible. However, a thorough examination is a mandatory for diagnosing the effective treatment, as different categories of mange require a different approach of treatment. The adverse effects of mange can be mitigated by improvising on the diet of a pet, which helps to build their immunity that guards them against the diseases like mange.

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