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Fullerton Animal Hospital in Baltimore Provides Treatment for Mange

Mange is a potentially serious veterinary issue that should be addressed as soon as possible. Our dedicated and friendly staff and Baltimore veterinarians are here to provide your pet with the care that they need to overcome this affliction. This condition can cause symptoms such as loss of your pet's hair in isolated areas, flaky and scabby dandruff, lesions that become bloody, scabs, and the inflammation of your dog or cat's skin that can result in the appearance of pustules.

smiling veterinarians in Baltimore with dog after treatment for mange

Symptoms of Mange

When detected in its earliest stages, mange can be easy to treat and eliminate, especially the most common type of mange called sarcoptic. If you observe your furry friend scratching or biting repeatedly in an isolated area, it can be a sign of mange. This ailment can cause your companion animal to experience a high level of discomfort, hair loss, and lingering dermatology issues if it is not addressed in a comprehensive and effective manner.

Our dedicated staff at Fullerton Animal Hospital understands that companion animals are a part of the family and deserve compassionate and effective care. We are here to meet all of the veterinary needs of your pet.

Recognizing the 3 Different Types of Mange

Our veterinary services include a full range of pet dermatology, including the treatment of mange. There are 3 different types of mange that can be detected by their most typical symptoms:

  • Sarcoptic - this is the most common type of mange, and luckily, it is also the most treatable. The mites that cause sarcoptic mange tend to stay on the surface of the pet and do not burrow deeper into their skin or hair follicles.
  • Notoedric - this type of mange is easily treated if it is caught in its earliest phases. It typically starts in the ears and will spread to the head and body of the pet if it is left untreated.
  • Demodectic - this is the most serious type of the condition and its highly contagious nature. This type of ailment causes the pet to itch repeatedly as the mites burrow into their skin and hair follicles, often causing hair loss.

Contact Fullerton Animal Hospital in Baltimore for Mange Treatment

Mange can quickly turn from a nuisance into a serious problem and should be treated right away. If you fear that your dog may be suffering from this condition, please call our veterinarians in Baltimore right away at (410) 665-6996 to schedule a veterinarian appointment. The sooner mange is treated the better for the health and well-being of your pet. Fullerton Animal Hospital is conveniently located at 8018 Belair Road in Baltimore. We look forward to meeting your furry friend soon!