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The most common dog ailment is itching! There are many factors that cause itching. The most common are mange, yeast, and allergic reactions. Today, we'll focus mainly on the itching caused by mange. One of the most common forms of mange in household pets is demodectic mange.
"Also called demodicosis or Red Mange, demodectic mange in dogs is caused by a sensitivity to and overpopulation of Demodex canis (a mite) if the animal's immune system is unable to keep the mites under control. There are two types of demodectic mange: localized and generalized. Localized consists of 4 spots or less. Most dogs are immune to demodectic mange, however dogs with compromised immune systems and the elderly are at a higher risk. It is not contagious to humans." -Wikipedia
One way to fight against demodectic mange is to maintain a healthy diet that consists of plenty of healthy fats and meat protein. A raw diet is a good way to help prevent this unsightly and irritating problem. The nutrients in Dinovite canine supplements support the dog's immune system. The immune system provides a barrier that keeps the mites in check, thus protecting your dog from the ever present parasite.
Continued in Part 2....