Scabies

Can you catch scabies from a dog or cat?

Dogs and cats are infested by different types of mites than those that infect humans. Animals are not a source of spread of human scabies. Scabies on dogs is called mange and is sometimes referred to as sarcoptic mange. When canine or feline mites land on human skin, they fail to thrive and produce only a mild itch that goes away on its own. This is unlike human scabies, which gets worse and worse unless the condition is treated. Continue Reading

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Reviewed on 4/20/2016
Scabies Pictures Slideshow: Stop the Itch Mite

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