My puppy has mange. Please suggest remedy for it. How long does it take to cure?


Demodicosis, also known as red mange, is a skin condition caused by a microscopic parasitic mite, Demodex (normally present in hair follicles). Most localised rashes of demodicosis heal with minimal treatment. Generalised demodicosis requires more aggressive long-term therapy depending on the underlying cause. Secondary bacterial skin infections are also be treated. Periodic rechecks including followup skin scrapings are usually performed every 2 to 4 weeks to help identify whether the mites are being eradicated. The treatment must be continued until 2-3 consecutive skin scrapings until no mites are showing at all. Good nutrition for strong immunity and minimising stress are important for recovery.

Question by – –Manisha Rai, Mumbai