Labrador Retrievers: Symptoms of Mange Mites

If your Labrador has an itch he can’t scratch, mange — caused by two main types of mange mites — might be the culprit.

Sarcoptes scabiei and demodex mites are the types of mites that live on the skin and in the hair follicles of Labradors and other dogs.

Mites are microscopic parasites that feed off of Labradors and other hosts.

The sarcoptes scabiei mite that causes sarcoptic mange in Labradors also causes scabies in humans.

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