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11 Nov 2006

Mange on dog - now cat too!
Hello
A couple of months ago, our cross collie started scratching. The vet said it was mange & prescribed some dip - I was horrified! we have used the dip every week,and have cleaned his kennel and his bed each time with the correct dosage mixed.
Our Cat has now also started scratching and has patches of hair missing.
Help!! What am I doing wrong????
Where did it come from? I am a clean freak!!
How do I get rid of it ? I have 4 cats
Please give some advise for mange in cats - i would like to avoid a trip to the vet with the old cat.
Thanks
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Cats rarely get mange. They are more likely to have fleas or develop skin problems due to allergies and stress related causes. Have the dogs recovered? It takes about a month for the coat to grow back.
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