Scabies, also known as mange, is a transmissible, seasonal skin infection. It is caused by the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei. People can also get infected from your dog.
The disease is caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. After the female mite has been fertilized, it burrows into the skin of its host. She prefers areas with little hair. She lays her eggs and feces in the resulting passages. There the larvae develop into finished mites.
While only certain parts of the body are initially affected, the mange spreads over the entire body over time. The symptoms manifest themselves as severe itching with reddening of the skin, hair loss and skin lesions that can become infected. After a certain time, the skin becomes thickened and hyperpigmented (darkening).
If the animal is properly treated by a veterinarian, the prognosis is favorable.
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