Mange is a serious skin disease that can affect dogs. It can be caused by several parasitic mites and can cause skin irritation, itching and hair loss. If not treated properly, it can lead to a serious infection and even death. Camrosa ointment is a product that can be used to treat the symptoms.
Types of Mites
Mange is a general term that refers to a skin disease that is caused by several species of parasitic mites. The most common parasite that causes mites is sarcoptes scabiei, which causes sarcoptic mange or canine scabies. Cheyletiella yasguri causes cheyletiellosis or "walking dandruff" and demodex canis causes a type of mange called demodicosis.
The mites burrow under several layers of the dog's skin and cause a number of symptoms in the skin. This collection of symptoms is referred to as mange. Mange usually affects the chest, abdomen, elbows, groin, and outside of the ears. Some of the sources of the parasites that cause mange are boarding kennels, grooming centres and dog parks.
Mange describes a variety of symptoms, including intense itching, inflamed skin and hair loss. The itching causes heavy scratching by the dog and this can cause further problems such as self trauma and infection. Severe cases of mange can lead to depression, lethargy and lack of appetite.
The first goal of treatment is to destroy the parasites that cause mange. It is usually treated with medicated dips, shampoos and prescription topical therapies that destroy the mites. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for the clinical signs of mange to resolve. To help soothe the symptoms of mange in the meantime, Camrosa Ointment may be applied.
Camrosa is a multipurpose ointment produced by a company in the United Kingdom. It was first used in horses to treat various skin conditions. It can be used on all animals, including dogs, to sooth itchy, dry, irritated skin associated with mange. It promotes the healing of sores and wounds that can accompany mange. It promotes good skin condition which is necessary for hair regrowth. It is water resistant, so it will not wash off in the rain. It is massaged into the skin of the affected area daily. It can also be applied to the ears of the dog if there is ear mite damage. It is not available in stores and can only be purchased through Camrosa Equestrian Company's website.