Dog mites can live anywhere in a dog's fur. These tiny parasites can cause sores, itchiness and infection. These mites, which are a part of the spider family, come in many varieties, which can be treated in several different ways. Dips, lotions and medicated baths are all ways to rid your canine friend of dog mites.
Scabies, ear mites, mange and walking dandruff are all types of dog mites. Mange is typically passed from mother to puppies. Both very young and very old dogs with weaker immune defenses are prone to this type of mites. Hair loss and scaly skin are both signs that mange is becoming a problem for your dog. These symptoms can spread to the whole dog. Lotions, shampoos and dips are among the most effective treatments for mange.