The mange in cats is primarily associated with savaged and neglected animals. In fact, nothing else implies the expression "mangy cats". However, this disease can just as well occur in lovingly tended animals. We will inform you in this article about how the disease develops and above all, how you can effectively help your animal.
What is mange and which animals are endangered?
Mange is caused by mites in cats as well as dogs. The small arachnids infest the cat's skin and dig into the skin. They prefer the region around the ears, the head and the neck. After the approximately 0.5mm small animals have searched for a place on the body of the cat, they reproduce in no time. They lay eggs on the skin, which go through the various larval and nymphal stages. As a rule, the mite spends its entire life cycle on the same host animal. Starting from the head, the disease spreads to the entire body of the animal. In mange, the cat is attacked by a special type of mite, the harvest mite. They are highly contagious and can be transmitted from animal to animal. In rare cases, the transmission can also be done by objects such as blankets or brushes.
Mange symptoms: how to recognize if your cat has been attacked
The symptoms occur primarily in the area of the neck, the ears and the head. There, the cat loses fur, scratches itself and thick, yellowish-gray crusts arise, which scale off. The animal reacts with strong scratching at the affected areas. This can cause the skin to become inflamed locally. This results in further dangers when open wounds arise, from where bacteria can enter the bloodstream of the animal.
Other symptoms are:
- kinking of the ears
- shaking and skewing of the head
- wounds and crusts in the paws
- unpleasant odors
- dark ear covering
Why is mite treatment so problematic in affected animals?
Usually products are used to combat the mange, which are set on the skin of the animal. The strong itching, however, causes the ointments not to stay on the skin for long, so that it does not have enough time to act. They are early replaced already, because the cat rolls in the grass, rubs against walls or other objects.
Peticare has developed an innovative product that can fight mange effectively
The active ingredients The product petCat Health 3011 against mange in cats consists of 100% organic care components. It is guaranteed to be free of cortisone and antibiotics and it contains no other harmful chemical agents. We also do not use neem oil, tea tree oil, black cumin or terpene contained in similar products. Active ingredients in our product against ear mites in cats include cold-pressed coconut oil, chamomile extract, pure medical white oil, distilled ylang-ylang oil and lovage root extract.
The Peticare Release System In order to avoid that the active ingredients are immediately freed from the skin, we embed them in a so-called matrix. This is a porous structure in which the active ingredients are incorporated. From this structure, they are gradually released. When a layer is removed, the underlying active layer is used. This allows our product against mange in cat to work effectively and it has time to be effective.
If you treat your mange-ridden cat with our highly effective petCat Health 3011, then the prognosis is very good. The product stops the itching immediately. As a result, the condition of the skin does not worsen further, the mites die and the skin is able to regenerate. To support the regeneration of the skin, we recommend our special SkinRepair ointment petAnimal Health2107.