Pit Bull 101: Demodextic Mange

Demodex’ is a kind of mange that is transfered from mother to puppy within the first 3-5 days of life. It is not contagious to other dogs or people. It is easily treatable with a simple skin scraping, oral and topical medications. It takes some time to fully recover (1-3 months). Demodex can re-occur throughout the dogs lifetime whenever their immune system becomes compromised, but it easily corrected once diagnosed.