Treatment for Cat Scabies (Feline Scabies,Notoedric Mange):
Pets taking medications are inclined to develop mange infections because steroids also suppress the immune system.
Sometimes called feline scabies, this disease affects only cats, not dogs. It appears very similar to sarcoptic mange and is very contagious between cats. Notoedres cati mites, which cause notoedric mange, live out their entire lifecycle on a cat. Skin irritation occurs when mites burrow into the skin to lay eggs. Watch for these symptoms:
Depending on the type of Mange and the breed of your dog, medication may be given orally or applied topically, by injection, or via shampoo and dip. The first step in the treatment of Sarcoptic Mange is isolating your dog to prevent the condition from spreading to other pets and humans. Your vet may prescribe antiparasitic medications, as well as medication to ease itching, inflammation and secondary skin infections. Results are usually seen after a month of treatment.
Fortunately, mange in cats is realtively rare.
There are two types of mange in cats.
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:Generalized mange (demodex) occurs in multiple locations, such as ear, elbow, and stomach, and may progress to cover most of your pet's body, including the feet. Generalized mange occurs in young pets and in adult pets. If it occurs in your adult pet, it suggests your pet has a significant disease or health problem that predisposed him or her to develop widespread mange infection. For example, pets with cancer, , , and infections may develop mange infections.Demodectic 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.In pets with generalized mange infection, those that are less than a year old have a 30-50% likelihood of clearing the infection even though it is widespread. These pets clear the infection because their immune systems kick into gear and they do not necessarily need medical treatment. For pets that do not spontaneously clear an infection, a prescription medication such as sulfurated lime or amitraz ( for dogs) is used.