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Old December 10th 05, 05:55 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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My 7 month old Golden has developed these quarter sized rashes on his head.
He has 2 on his face and one on the top of his head. They start off red
then turn brown. The hair is gone where the rashes are. They do not bother
him one bit...no itching or scratching. Anyone have any ideas what they
could be?

Thanks,
Jim



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Old December 10th 05, 06:08 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Jim" said in rec.pets.dogs.health:

My 7 month old Golden has developed these quarter sized
rashes on his head. He has 2 on his face and one on the top
of his head. They start off red then turn brown. The hair
is gone where the rashes are. They do not bother him one
bit...no itching or scratching. Anyone have any ideas what
they could be?


Perhaps demodectic mange. Your vet could take a scraping and
check it out under his microscope - you'd know immediately.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/demodectic_mange.html

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Old December 10th 05, 06:35 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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My 7 month old Golden has developed these quarter sized rashes on his
head.
He has 2 on his face and one on the top of his head. They start off red
then turn brown. The hair is gone where the rashes are. They do not
bother
him one bit...no itching or scratching. Anyone have any ideas what they
could be?


Demodectic Mange.


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Old December 10th 05, 06:49 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Thanks. After reading about it, it looks like you guys are right. So can I
use Neosporin on a dog?


"Sharon" wrote in message
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My 7 month old Golden has developed these quarter sized rashes on his
head.
He has 2 on his face and one on the top of his head. They start off red
then turn brown. The hair is gone where the rashes are. They do not
bother
him one bit...no itching or scratching. Anyone have any ideas what they
could be?


Demodectic Mange.



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Old December 10th 05, 07:27 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Thanks. After reading about it, it looks like you guys are right. So can
I use Neosporin on a dog?


Mange is a parasite. An antibiotic ointment won't kill the parasite. There
are two types: Demodectic, which is does not cause itching, is common in
young dogs and does not cross species to humans; and Sarcoptic, which
appears in adult dogs with immune problems, is very itchy and uncomfortable,
and is also contagious to humans. More than likely your dog at 7 months with
no itching has Demodectic. You need to take him to the vets for a definitive
diagnosis and prescriptive treatment.

From the AVMA:
http://www.avma.org/careforanimals/a...ethealth.asp#4
Mites and Manges
Mange is caused by another type of external parasite - the mite.
Fortunately, mange is rare in the well-fed, well-kept cat.

In dogs, two types of mange are the most common: DEMODECTIC mange or "red
mange," and SARCOPTIC mange or "scabies." They may be present at any time of
the year.

Dogs suffering from demodectic mange usually do not scratch. This mange is
most common in young short-haired animals and is marked in the early stages
by small areas of hairlessness, accompanied by a red, irritated appearance.
In sarcoptic mange, a severe itching is usually observed, with consequent
skin irritation and loss of hair. This type of mange is contagious to people
as well as to other dogs and therefore should be checked as soon as
possible.

It should be remembered that mange is more serious than a simple skin
irritation or abrasion or a source of discomfort to your dog - though it
certainly is that. Both of these manges are serious skin diseases that can
lead to complications such as severe skin infections. Veterinarians usually
treat mange by clipping, medicated baths or sprays, as well as oral
medication or injections.


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Old December 10th 05, 07:38 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Jim" said in rec.pets.dogs.health:

After reading about it, it looks like you guys are right.
So can I use Neosporin on a dog?


Look at demodectic mange as a whole bunch of tiny ticks attached
to your dog. It's not a bacteria.

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Old December 10th 05, 07:52 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Mange needs treated by a vet. If you let this go it's going to spread and
get a whole lot worse and a whole lot harder to get rid of and cost a whole
lot more.

Celeste

"Jim" wrote in message
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My 7 month old Golden has developed these quarter sized rashes on his
head.
He has 2 on his face and one on the top of his head. They start off red
then turn brown. The hair is gone where the rashes are. They do not
bother
him one bit...no itching or scratching. Anyone have any ideas what they
could be?

Thanks,
Jim





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Old December 10th 05, 08:00 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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In article [email protected], Spot wrote:
Mange needs treated by a vet. If you let this go it's going to spread and
get a whole lot worse and a whole lot harder to get rid of and cost a whole
lot more.


Demodectic mange and sarcoptic mange are two very different
infestations. Demodecosis may or may not be a big deal. At
this point it doesn't sound as if it's become generalized
but that's really for a vet to say and is one of the reasons
that the dog absolutely should be taken to a vet for
diagnosis (it may not be demodex) and evaluation. In adult
dogs, in 85% of the dogs that have generalized demodecosis
there's some underlying immune system problem like Cushing's
Disease or cancer and the demodex is a symptom of a more
serious problem. However, a very young dog with a few spots
may not be a particularly big deal. A vet needs to look at
the dog to figure out what's going on, but again, demodectic
mange is not sarcoptic mange.
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