If you are concerned that your dog is constantly itching itself, it’s best to dig deeper because that’s where the problem lies, says Dr Mukulesh Gatne, retired professor, department of parasitology, Bombay Veterinary College. “There is a possibility that your pet has been suffering from mites, leading to a disease called mange. Simply put, mites are microscopic, eight-legged parasites (arthropods) that can be found living on the skin of companion animals like dogs and cats, and sometimes, humans,” he explains.
Below, he shares
Mange is a disease condition commonly caused by Demodex spp. (a species of