February 6, 2016

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Can you catch scabies from a dog or cat?

Dogs and cats are infested by different types of mites than those that infect humans. Animals are not a source of spread of human scabies. Scabies on dogs is called mange. When canine or feline mites land on human skin, they fail to thrive and produce only a mild itch that goes away on its own. This is unlike human scabies, which gets worse and worse unless the condition is treated. Continue Reading

Reviewed on 1/26/2015