Hi, just recently cleared up a problem with mange and my 3 cats
First, take your cat to your vet so they can perform a skin scraping test in order to confirm the presence of mites with a microscope: identifing mange mites can be difficult if they’re buried deep in the skin. The vet will also consider symptoms and your cat’s history (contact with contaminated cats, for example). Notoedric mange are generally treated with an based drug, applied topically to the back of the cat’s neck.
Since diagnosis are only accurate 50% of the time (mites may have been removed by your cat’s constant scratching, leaving only itchy toxins behind), most owners will treat for Mange and see if there is a reduction in symptoms.
Mange (demodex) in dogs and cats causes skin problems. Your pet's skin itches—mildly with localized infection and severely with generalized infection. Some pets scratch until they develop bacterial infections along with demodex infections. The hair falls out and bald spots develop. Bald patches, especially around the eyes, mouth, elbows, and front legs are common. The skin may be rough and dry and is referred to as lichenoid. A summary of mange symptoms in dogs are as follows:Yes those cats have mange!! This is highly contagious to humans as well as other animals. In humans it is known as scabies. Go to your local vet supply and ask them what they recommend. There is a cream you can get that is suppose to cure mange but I do not know what it is called.I've got a lot of wild cats outside that folks have dropped off over the years. I've noticed this one cat that has like alot of bumps on it's body,I'm not sure if they are bites. It also looks like some of the hair is thinning. Could this be mange, and if so, is there something I can do for this cat, other then taking it to the vet? There's no way I would be able to catch it. They do come up when I put food out for them. I've tried in the past to pick one up while they were eating and got scratched really bad. So I don't want to do that again.
I thought maybe there was some kind of old time remedy that folks did a long time ago.
Let me know if you have any feedback.
PamDemodectic mange is a red, itchy skin infection that is caused by mites. The demodex mite lives on a particular host, so one form of demodex mite (demodex canis) lives on dogs and another (demodex cati) on cats. Humans have their own form of demodex mite.Solutions of sulfur and lime are used as a rinse or dip every 5-7 days to treat mange (demodex) infections. Treatment is repeated for several weeks until skin scrapings have been clear of mites for at least a month. Sulfurated lime is safe to use on dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens at a dilution of four ounces in one gallon of water. If this concentration does not clear the mite infection, the concentration of sulfurated lime can be doubled to eight ounces per gallon of water.In researching holistic care for cats, there are a few remedies that come up over and over again. One of these is apple cider vinegar – something I use to treat bladder infection in my own body. From what I’ve seen, apple cider vinegar is effective in treating a number of ailments in cats; bladder blockages and infections, ear infections, mange, fleas, mites, ringworm, upper respiratory problems, and more. Always dilute apple cider vinegar when using it with cats!