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Old December 25th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Can dogs be a carrier of human scabies?

I know someone that had scabies since Thanksgiving or longer . He was told he had poison ivy by a DR. and treated the 'rash' for 2 -3 weeks and did not get better . I did not go the Thanksgiving dinner and I am glad because everyone got scabies. The same person is going to the Christmas dinner today so I am not going as I read even through dogs do not get human scabies they can be a carrier of the scabies. I was worried that the person who has the scabies would 'pet' my dog Marty and leave scabies on him.. The guy took some pills to kill the scabies because he was having no luck using the cream. To made matters more confusing I read that you can and can't get scabies from toilet seats and towels . So I spending my holidays home alone with Marty .
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Old December 25th, 2013, 12:33 PM
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Merry Christmas barkkngdod. I wouldn't go either just to be sure. Especially these days with alot of people picking up things bed bugs. I hope you and Marty are enjoying your day together...
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Old December 25th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Marty and I are having a quiet day.
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From http://www.medicinenet.com/scabies/article.htm:

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Can you catch scabies from a dog or cat?

Dogs and cats are infected by different types of mites than those which 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.
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Old December 25th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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The link did work , I did read on line that dogs can be carriers of human scabies , there is so much difference opinions about this that it's hard to know what is true. I also read you can get scabies from toilet seats and other web sites say you can't . I just hope the person that does have the scabies got rid of them. Thank you for answering.
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Old December 26th, 2013, 07:07 AM
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In my readings sarcoptic mange is called scabies in humans and can indeed transfer from dogs to humans. I'm sure you read this too.

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet...ic-in-dogs/839

Demodectic mange cannot transfer to humans, or cats either, but where I read this it often said something like "it is accepted that it cannot transfer" leading me to think the authors aren't sure and are prepared to change their minds.

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/mange-dogs-canine-scabies
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Old December 26th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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In my readings sarcoptic mange is called scabies in humans and can indeed transfer from dogs to humans. I'm sure you read this too.

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet...ic-in-dogs/839

Demodectic mange cannot transfer to humans, or cats either, but where I read this it often said something like "it is accepted that it cannot transfer" leading me to think the authors aren't sure and are prepared to change their minds.

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/mange-dogs-canine-scabies
Thank you the links. I did read a dog can be a carrier of human scabies, the dog does not get mange from the scabies. The scabies use the dog's body as a host and wait for the real 'meal' to come along and would had been me if the person with scabies petted my dog with me not knowing it . So I just decided to not go to the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners , I personally felt the person that had the scabies should had stay away as he had already given scabies to his family.
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