Dear Dogster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Dogster magazine, and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.


Neighbor's dog has mites...Will my dogs catch them too???

Don GambrelDon Gambrel Lima, OhioPosts: 110Member
I tried to search on mites and got too many different ones. The dog's hair fell out from the middle of the back down to his back feet. I'm worried my dog's will get it. How would you treat it and is it the same as mange. Chewing my nail off about this. I don't want bald dog's.......

Best Answers

  • Tiffany CarsonTiffany Carson St. MarysPosts: 15,800Member
    Accepted Answer
    I think that there is flea medicine out there that protects against mites, but I don't remember the name or even if I am remembering right. Besides that, all I can say is, at the first sign of mites, take your dog to the vet to be treated.
  • terri durhamterri durham Posts: 5Member
    Accepted Answer
    If they play together then your dog could get it. The best solution is to get some revolution from your vet. Get two doses and give them two weeks apart. If he has them the revolution will kill them then the second dose will kill the eggs and the newly hatched. It is not the same as mange. Mange is technically an allergy
  • Sandi MahanaSandi Mahana Visalia, CAPosts: 4,011Member
    Accepted Answer
    I think your dog will only get ear mites if they come into contact with your neighbors dog. I know that flea medication such as Frontline keeps the dogs from getting ear mites so make sure to put some on him.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Dogster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!