Notoedres Cati - Scabies or Mange

Notoedres cati is also known as feline scabies or mange. It is a disease that presents with an intensely itchy cat, with crusting and scaling on the face, ears, nose, toes and perineum. Notoedres Cati is rare, and is most often found in breeding facilities and multi-cat households. 
 
When it is not treated, the skin becomes thickened and leathery. There can be hair loss and deep scratch marks (caused by the cat trying to relieve the itching). The mites that cause this disease are easily found on skin scraping. 
 
Treatment is simple and involves bathing and three treatments of Revolution two weeks apart. 

 

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