Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Demodex Gatoi Help needed

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Broxdown, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Broxdown

    Broxdown PetForums Junior

    Jan 18, 2008
    Likes Received:
    Anyone any experience?
  2. Cat_Crazy

    Cat_Crazy PetForums VIP

    Jul 15, 2009
    Likes Received:
    I have never come across this myself but I remember a rescue cat that came into the centre with this.

    Basicly is it a skin mite very similar to mange in dogs.

    Treatment usually involves bathing the cat in sulfar and it takes a good couple of weeks to clear.

    It is very infectious so do not allow any cats with it outdoors and isolate from any un-affected cats you have.

    Also they can live for a short period of the cat, much like fleas and so you will need to throughly clean EVERYTHING and steam and carpets or curtains.

    Hope this helps.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice