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Zudnevaya and auricle scabies in dogs: symptoms, treatment

Scabies in dogs are an unpleasant and infectious disease, which is very easily transmitted and therefore it must be urgently treated. Called scabies by a tiny mite sarcoptes.

He does not see with the naked eye, and gnaws atSkin movements, which causes severe irritation. In addition, his whole body is covered with a lot of hard thorns, which makes the scabies especially unbearable. (For more details about these dangerous parasites, see the article "Ticks in Dogs")

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A dog of any age can become infected with scabies. Most often this disease spreads on kennels and in rescue centers, where many dogs are kept together.

Scabies are transmitted from animals and to humans. And a mite without a host can live three days, which is enough to get human skin. Scabies affect any area of ​​the skin, but more often the mite prefers to settle on the tips of dog ears, on the ankles and under the paws.

Symptoms of scabies in dogs

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  • The dog constantly itches, combing the skin to wounds. She constantly chews and chews the affected places, hoping to bring herself relief.
  • On the spot combs appear bald spots due to the fact that the hair falls out.
  • The affected areas of the skin look inflamed red and layered.
  • Especially affected areas of the skin bleed and crack, especially with constant scratching.

Treatment of scabies in dogs

Treatment of scabies in dogsScabies are usually easy to diagnose. And her treatment is also quite simple. Nevertheless, it may take more than a month to recover completely.

As a rule, it is enough for the veterinarian to examineDamaged skin to diagnose scabies. To make the correct diagnosis, the dog undertakes deep skin scrapings from places, especially those favored for ticks. After that, the tick is studied under a microscope.

There is a special symptom, which is called"Ear-foot reflex". This is when the mite settles on the tip of the ears and the dog constantly tries to scratch the edge of the ear. In such scrapings, the tick is not found, so in this situation, a trial treatment with scabicides is used. And if the animal's condition has improved, then the diagnosis is correct.

Derive the scabies using a specialTherapeutic shampoo for dogs. They need to bathe the animal weekly, sometimes up to a month and a half, until the condition of the skin improves and the scabies go away completely.

There is also a liquid medicine that you needTreat the skin of the animal. It kills mites, soaking in the blood. Other drugs help to ease the suffering of the animal, that is, to remove irritation.

Usually scabies are usually transmitted from the dog toA dog, although its source can be foxes. And the dog does not need to directly communicate with the fox, it can be infected indirectly - from the pillars and branches, which were scratched by foxes.

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