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Mange in Cats: Contagious To Humans?

Mange in CatsMange in cats, also called feline scabies, occurs when tiny mites called Notoedris cati burrow into a cat’s skin. Cats may also be infected by mites called Demodex cati, which also cause mange in dogs, but this type of mange is much less common in cats. These mites lay eggs, which hatch and produce new mites. For mange in cats, the average mite life cycle lasts two to three weeks and will continue to propagate if untreated, sometimes resulting in burrows as deep as several centimeters.