"General information on Scabies
Scabies is caused by a microscopic spiderlike insect called a mite.
Probably no other skin disease will cause your dog to scratch and bite
at himself with such intensity. The intense itching is caused by the
female mites tunneling a few millimeters under the skin to lay their
eggs. Mites hatch in three to ten days. The immature mites develop into
adults and begin to lay eggs of their own. This whole cycle takes
seventeen to twenty-one days.
Symptoms of Scabies
The symptoms of scabies are intense itching and scratching of the
skin around the ears, elbow, hocks, and face. Early hair loss and crusts
are often seen in these areas. You may also notice small red bumps that