Sarcoptic mites

This type of mite is commonly seen in animals that are strays or have been in shelters or in groups with other animals.  Sarcoptic mites are very contagious within dog populations.  Some of the symptoms of sarcoptic mange include severe itching, scabs, and hair loss.  A simple skin scraping is needed for diagnosis but Sarcoptic mites live deep in the hair follicles and are not always found on the skin scraping even if they are present.  Sarcoptic infections typically have secondary bacterial infections associated with them.  Treating the secondary skin infection is just as important and treating the mites.  Sarcoptic mites can bite people as well, but humans are not a natural host for the mite so after treating the pet human bites typically resolve on their own.

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Shelley Drive Animal Clinic

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