Sarcoptic (sp?) mange is very highly contagious. Demodex mange isn't :) As Collipops said, it's to do with the immune system.
My pug had it when he was young and quite a few others on here did too I believe. Might not be the answer but worth asking about I would think :) The vet would just do some skin scrapes to check for it, it's not a harsh test for the puppy.
Good luck! Photos need to be held somewhere like Shutterfly or Photobucket and then uploaded here.
~ Will's mum and servant!
And now mummy to puppy Charlie too! Who said pugs are addictive?! :)
Get her referred to a dermatologist and only have biopsies done if the specialist recommends it. It sounds a very drastic first step to be taking.
If you are anywhere near Newmarket they have 2 specialist centres there; Dick White Referrals and the Animal Health Trust. Both are excellent, though I have a preference for Dick White.
Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!
Hello & to the village! I'd certainly get a second opinion first before the biopsies. Hope it's easily fixable. Glad you joined!
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
Thank ypou so much for your replies, I am now in the process of trying to find a vet locally the specialises in skin problems. x