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Mange in Wildlife

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About Mange

Mange is a skin disease caused by mites that affects many mammals. In wildlife, we mainly see it in squirrels and fox but it can affect raccoons and others as well. Mange is specific to mammals, birds do not catch mange. The main symptom of mange is severe itching, which can lead to other symptoms:

  • Hair loss

  • Raised bumps

  • Thick crusted skin/scabs

  • Redness

  • Skin infection

  • Inflammation

If severe it can also cause:

  • Lethargy

  • Weight loss

  • In some cases death

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Squirrel with mange

Fox with mange

We can help

If you see the infected animal regularly (at least once a week) and it does not appear to be sick/catchable, we can provide medication to be hidden/given in food to treat the issue. You will need to be fairly certain you can get the food to the infected animal and that the probability of another animal getting it is low.


Please fill out the following form to request mange treatment for a wild animal in your area.

*Please note, we do ask for a small donation of $20 to cover the cost of the medication*


Please click here to donate online:

What type of animal needs treatment?
Do you see the animal at least once a week?

Thanks for submitting!

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