Answer by Jessie
You take him to the vet. The vet will probably do a skin scraping if he suspects mange to determine the type and the treatment.
If your dog has bare ear margins, that’s a classic sign of all types of mange. Dogs with sarcoptic mange will scratch uncontrollably and are actually ripping their hair out, while dogs with other types of mange lose hair because the parasite is in the hair pore, loosening the hairs.
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