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Demodex Gatoi Help needed

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


  1. Broxdown

    Broxdown PetForums Junior

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    Anyone any experience?
     
  2. Cat_Crazy

    Cat_Crazy PetForums VIP

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    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.
     
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