Scabies in dogs appear due to infectionscabby mites. The unbearable itching of an animal causes a lot of trouble both to the dog and to its owner. The animal becomes restless, constantly scratching, which leads to loss of hair and the appearance of combs. Depending on which pathogen causes the disease, scabies in dogs are:
There was scabies in dogs: the symptoms
Favorite places of settlement of ticks colonies - onankles, ears and paws. The veterinarian can diagnose the disease by taking a scraping and examining it under a microscope. If scabies in dogs have been confirmed, treatment should be performed immediately. It is believed that sarcoptosis can be cured for several procedures, while the treatment of demodicosis - a long and expensive, does not always result in success.
How to treat scabies?
Scabies are transmitted from sick dogshealthy animals (cats and dogs), as well as to humans. Therefore, for effective treatment of sarcoptosis, the sick animal is isolated, the wool is sheared off the affected areas and the dog is thoroughly washed. Usually, subcutaneous injections and skin treatment with drug emulsions are prescribed.
Effective emulsions based on carbophos,Dicercil, butox or diazinone. The dosage and concentration is determined by the veterinarian depending on the weight and age of the animal. A positive effect brings the use of drugs "Deca" or "Demos", which are rubbed every 3-4 days. Such treatment is designed for 5 procedures. It should be noted that the housing where the infected pet was being disinfected thoroughly with chlorophos, the litter is washed in soapy water and then treated with acaricides.
Prevention is reduced to periodic inspectionskin pet. Also, it is necessary to exclude communication of the dog with neglected animals. It should be noted that infection can occur without direct contact, as adult mites survive in a warm moist environment for up to 2 weeks, in a dry climate can live up to 3 days.
If you notice itch dogs on the court, thenchange for a while the place of your pet's walking. Veterinarians believe that scabies often appear in animals with reduced immunity, so do not allow the appearance of fleas and helminthic invasion. Zdes mites can migrate to humans, so observe safety precautions when contacting a sick animal.