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Inafit wrote at 2008-04-23 00:03:35
Only Sarcoptic mange is contagious to canine's and humans, NOT Demodectic mange!!!! It depends on the type of mange your dog has.

Christine McBride wrote at 2010-03-02 09:56:40
My vet has told me that my dog has demodex mange and assures me she is NOT contagious i am confused by reading your article, she is going to a home boarder soon and i have told them about this please clarify for me Triaha

Alison wrote at 2010-11-25 02:56:03
The above is not true !

Some types of mange are highly contagious, others are not.

For instance, Demodex (demodectic) manage is not contagious from an infected dog to a healthy dog as this mite ALREADY exists in ALL DOGS but these mites do not bother or harm the dogs when healthy, it is only when the dog's immune system is down that the mites will start to show themselves.

On the other hand Sarcoptic mange is highly contagious to other dogs and animals including humans! Dogs with this type of mange need to be isolated.  

mellonie wrote at 2014-08-26 19:35:39
Thank u very much. This was very helpful in saving my dog from a neighbors infected dog!!


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I can answer questions in regard to canine health, skin problems and whether a Vet should be consulted. I have a vast experience with raising Dogs including various health problems. I do not believe in Herbal Remedies so please don't ask me for alternative Herbal Remedies. I will give you as much information as possible and provide reserch links for yourself if necessary. I cannot answer questions and female Dogs in Heat as this is outside my expertise.


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