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How do you clean your house after finding out your cat has mange?

HOW DO YOU TREAT PLASTIC AND BEDROOM SHEETS AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD THINGS WHEN YOU FIND OUT AND TREAT YOUR CAT WITH NOTOEDRIC MANGE

THANK YOU,
KIM

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2 comments on “How do you clean your house after finding out your cat has mange?

  1. Rose - Customer Care VetLocator.com on said:

    Hi Kim,

    First, here’s a bit more about what you treated your cat for, Notoedric mange.

    This information is from Dr.s Foster and Smith website:
    Feline scabies is caused by a tiny mite called Notoedres cati. This mite affects cats very much like the sarcoptic mange mite affects dogs; in fact, their life cycles and treatments are very similar. While many cat owners do not realize that cats get mange, as veterinarians, we see and treat this on a regular basis. If your cat suffers from severe itching or hair loss on the head and neck, you should consider having her examined for this mange mite.

    Can I get Notoedres from my cat?

    As with other mites in the Sarcoptes family, Notoedres can infect humans. The disease, though, is generally self-limiting, causing only temporary itching.

    So, if your cat left mites behind and they somehow get on you, you can wind up getting them, although they’ll eventually die because they need to live on your cat to survive.

    Still, that’s not something you’ll want to take a chance on, so what you can do is wash all bedding and anything else your cat might have been in contact with in hot water, then vacuum, sweep and mop thoroughly.

    Best Wishes,
    Rose
    Customer Care
    http://www.vetlocator.com

  2. Adam on said:

    Clean thoroughly anywhere your cat has been. I’d wash everything that is washable with hot water, thoroughly vacuum and wash all hard surfaces.

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