Posted on 3/20/2017 4:00 AM By Normandale Veterinary Hospital
For pet owners, there is a dreaded word and that is mange!
Mange is an inclusive term to describe the infestation of very tiny insects that in humans are called “scabies.” Mange can occur in newborn pups because it is inherited from their mothers. Mange can also occur in adult dogs from exposure to the contagious varieties of the cause of mange and due to compromised immune systems. Mange is common in dogs, but very rare in cats.