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The new rescue cat I brought in today has mange! (The 'walking dandruff' kind, if I'm correct. She's baldish & flaky on her back.) I got Frontline, is this probably going to do the trick? (I have no experience with mange whatsoever, just going by what I read on the net.)<br><br>
My dh & kids were very lackadaisical about doors, so instead of having her quarantined properly, I now have one very frightened mangy cat under my bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat"> At least I got the meds on her first.<br><br>
I feel so bad for her, tonight got chaotic & I just wanted her first night here to be quiet. Poor little girl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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I have never heard of the Frontline killing mange mites. Did your vet recommend that? Has kitty been diagnosed with mange? Which type was it? Demodectic is the hardest to get rid but is not contagious. Sarcoptic is easier to get rid of but is contagious to other animals and humans. Flea preventatives can lower the immune system and hinder progress. I think I have heard something about Revolution and mange but I try to stay away from chemicals if at all possible. Although my current foster has generalized demodectic mange and we finally had to resort to the dips. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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It's Cheyletiella Mange. I'll get looking for the neem oil, too. (Yes, vets do recommend Frontline for mange.) I don't like going the toxic route, but I have a very infectious cat that does not want to be handled (i.e., dipped, bathed) that has broken quarantine (thanks, %$#@ dh, who dropped her when she bit him- thanks, people who declaw cats so they bite) and is around all my other cats, and I can't get her out from under my bed presently, so I am not going to beat myself up for using a less than optimally 'natural' miticide.<br><br>
Man, this did not go well AT ALL. Wish me luck today.
 

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Yep, unfortunately you can't always avoid going the toxic route. Bummer. That's interesting about the Frontline. And I certainly wouldn't want to see your other kitties infected if it is contagious.<br><br>
Darn. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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By the way, this is the second declawed cat I've ever been around in a lifetime of cat-lovin', and the second cat that has ever bitten anyone I know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:. Cats don't bite (except in play), almost never. These declawed cats, they get scared, out come the teeth, reliably (of course, my first course is to make sure they are not frightened anymore!) I'm really furious that this goes on, and isn't more widely reported on. It's insult to injury- torture & maim a cat, then get rid of it when begins undesirable behaviors due directly to what you DID to it. I have a big mouth when it comes to the mutilation of kids, I am not shutting up about this claw thing, either.<br><br>
She's still under the bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> She'll come out eventually, right? Food & water & box & quiet and I've brought in catnip & got a lung full of Feliway spraying my bedroom so it smells like a delicious cat's chin.
 

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I don't have kitties but have in the past and agree wholeheartedly about the declawing. I think it's horrible. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
She'll come out when she's ready. I wouldn't worry about her. Rarely do they let themselves starve. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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