It is believed that the immune system of a human being or an animal must be strong in order to fight diseases. Stronger immune system is good for health. When we talk of pets then its we who take care of pets and its we who provide them the safe environment to live in. We must ensure that we provide pets with good hygiene, clean and safe environment to live in. Pets that have strong immune system can handle parasite infestations.
Diseases such as mange are likely to arise in those pets which have very low immune system or this disease is also hereditary i.e., gets transferred very easily from generation to generation. Low or poor immune system can also be determined with the age group because puppies and older people generally have weak immune system. Female mites lays eggs several times and thus each time a mite lays eggs proper precautions should be taken so as to ensure the puppies safety.
1. Excessive itching
2. Hair loss
3. Dry and thickened skin
4. Sores and blisters
Dogs scratch too hard and too often, this causes red sores on there skin, which in turn increases chances of infection. Hair loss is another symptom that shows that dog are suffering from mange, hair loss can be caused by a number of diseases but mange is one of the major among them. The dog starts scratching very seriously and once they start scratching the mites are spread all over the skin. Continual medication is very important to avoid severe wounds. Dog mange can easily be treated during the first or early stages.
The treatment of mange diseases depend on two factors one the severity of the diseases and the type of the parasite present in the dog's body. Following treatment must be followed for treating mange:
Some solutions might come in the form of solution, powder, ointment etc., just apply the solution on the affected part daily. Home remedies such as cooking oil, lukewarm soapy water green leafy vegetables and herbs can also be used as treatment for mange. Cooking oil must directly be applied on the affected area so as to smoothen the skin. Few drops of warm water with soaps can also be used to clean off the mites. Dont forget to clean the dogs kennel and living area regularly to avoid any disease.
Combination of almond oil, neem oil, lavender oil can also be used as a treatment for mange. If you have access to herbal oil or herbal extracts mix ten drops of each in four ounces of distilled water. Apply the solution over the wound regularly and this would help to heal the pain of the dog. These home remedies would help to relief your pet temporarily. Domestic pets especially dogs are generally seen in homes, pets are dependent on us and thus it is the responsibility of all of us to provide them with healthy living.