Keeping an eye on mange

“Just imagine your dog with all its hair fallen out, and it smells like yeast, really badly.” That’s how Nancy Yaeger, veterinary technician at Heart and Hand Veterinary Clinic in Matthews, described mange.

Mange is a skin disease caused by parasitic mites that animals carry with them their entire lives, but only cause a problem if the dog is subject to high stress, or if the dog’s immune system is compromised for some reason.

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