Home Remedies for Dogs with Mange

Last Modified on May 22, 2014


Sulphur And Burnt Motor Oil   0  0   

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 12/30/2013

HI U OM, , , , , , , , , , ,

This is not high tech stuff and you just mix the wettable powered sulfur with burnt motor oil until you have a paste that will coat and stay with the dog. I always put the dog in a tub of some kind because it's a messy process. I put on a rain coat , goggles, and rubber gloves. The dog needs to be securely tied in the outdoors because his going to try and rub all this junk off. It's also better to have someone holding the dog while you are coating them. The dog should be covered from head to tail. I have never done a long haired dog, but suspect they need a hair cut.

I learned this technique from my Dad as a kid. He also used boric acid. I don't. We have cured a number of dogs with no failures. I think if you will research, the vets have many failures. When I was a kid there were few vets, so folks had to learn what works and does not for their pets. Om, you need to understand that there are lots of detractors of this procedure. I just know it works, and your dog will be one happy fella.

Just in passing , most of the folks treating their own personal mites say they only treat the mite bumps. I think that is a mistake. I did not know where they were, so every treatment was over my entire body.

Wish you well, =======OLE ROBERT HENRY============

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
12/31/2013
553 Posts
[WARNING!]   "Hey OLE ROBERT HENRY!

I just LOVE your sage, tried and true remedies but must respectfully disagree with your mange remedy as applied to pets. For adult humans, you can decide what to use on yourself, but for pets, this is toxic advice - and here is why.

The use of used motor oil for mange or ringworm is an old remedy; it may have done the trick "back then" - but the remedy today is outdated and unsafe, particularly so as the forumlas for motor oil have changed from 30 years ago and the synthetic derivatives are highly toxic.

Skin exposure to motor oil can cause rashes and skin destruction in severe cases. The hydrocarbons can be absorbed through the skin and cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure. If motor oil is licked off the coat, resultant vomiting can lead to aspiration of motor oil into the lungs and pneumonia. Kidney and liver damage can result from motor oil dipping.

Please, even if this is what your grandparents did, do NOT apply used motor oil on your pets!

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
12/31/2013
553 Posts
This remedy posted by Nick offers an excellent substitute for used motor oil:

12/15/2013: Nick Van Rhyn from Port Elizabeth. South Africa: "Hi, I have the same problem and I have tried mixing Vaseline, baby oil and flowers of sulphur in a very runny paste and applied it to my small dogs tail area with good result. Mix one part of the 'flowers of sulphur" and two parts vaseline and then add baby oil to thin the whole lot for easy application.

Hope this helps. If it does please repost so others can see it as well and let me know too.

Good luck, Nick.

Sulphur Powder   6  0   

Posted by Lisa (Brownwood, Texas) on 06/05/2008

[YEA]  When I was a small child my puppy got mange from a stray cat, My grandmother used a paste of Sulfer powder and bacon greese applyed daily until all signs were gone on puppy. It was plyable and stuck to skin and fur. I dont know exact ammounts sorry. But it worked and we never had problems again.

Posted by Jenn
Midwest Ohio
08/02/2013
I just thought I would add, I have a one year old lab/bernese mountain dog mix. She is currently recovering from mange. After much research on the home remedies I settled on using a combination method.

FIRST - Claritin, helps with the itching and many sources stated it was safe for animal use as long as it isn't Clartin D. One pill each day, dose varies by wieght of the dog. This has seemed to help her immensly.

SECOND - Sulfa-Lo soap. You can order it OTC at the walmart pharmacy. I used this soap to bathe her everyother day. We rubbed it in generously and let it sit a soak in for about ten minutes before rinsing her off. Then we used a blow dryer to dry her up real good to avoid her licking off any residue.

THIRD - Every single day (on bath day after she was dried from the bath we applied this step) we used a mixture in spray bottle 1/3 olive oil, 1/3 listerine mouth wash, 1/3 water. We sprayed her down generously with this mixture each evening. My understanding is the oil smothers the mites.. But the mouthwashing discourages licking. She does still try to lick at it some but not constantly.

Within one days treatment her itching was greatly reduced.

By day three the redness in the bald patches was reduced as well

within a week or so she wasnt digging at her self anymore and her skin was looking normal.

It has taken about three weeks to notice any significant hair regrowth.. but she is much more comfortable and looks much better.

We are just waiting for the hair to grow and plan to continue the treatment untill her coat is full and healthly looking again. But in the meantime we are happy to have our girl back to her playful self, instead of a irratable scratching machine.

Posted by Sarah (Fort Worth , Texas) on 02/28/2008

[YEA]  We have cured two family dogs with a paste of flowers of sulfur powder (bought at feed store) and vegetable oil. These were separate occurrences, years apart). Each time they had been diagnosed by the vet, and we had used the prescribed medication without results. When we used the sulfer & oil treatment the results were fast and complete.

Posted by Sara (Albertville, Alabama) on 10/16/2007

[YEA]  Sulfur We always used powder sulfur for dog mange. Mix with any oil and apply. Will stop the itching at once and a cure in a few days. Never once did it fail to work. Powder sulfur costs about 2 bucks and will last awhile. Simple and affective.

Posted by Scott Stanley (London, United kingdom) on 07/26/2007

[YEA]  Hello, After reading angies story about her rescuing 2 puppies from the hurricane, after reading on to find out they had mange i realised that's what my dog had. i followed her instructions and was expecting a huge bill to have to pay to get rid of the mange but i was surprised to find how little it cost and works. using human shampoo containing sulphur i am so pleased to see my dog happy and playful again, its made me so happy and it only took 1 wash with shampoo, i used head and shoulders and it work. many many thanks to this website and specially to Angie. Thanks.

Posted by Angela (Fort Pierce, Florida) on 06/30/2007

[YEA]  I rescued two puppies after Hurricane Wilma and they had a severe case of mange. I took them to my vet and after a series of shots they did get better, however, my entirer family ended up with scabies. Needless to say my female dog got out and became pregnant during her first heat and she delivered a litter of seven pups, not to long ago. Once again my whole family contracted scabies from the puppies after they were weaned from their mother. We have been back and forth to the vet, tried revelution, boric acide, hydro, everything. The one thing I found that cured my dogs, myself and family, was sulfur. We did not have to wait weeks, this occured in days. They felt a million times better after the first shampoo, their hair started to grow back within a couple of days. Sulfur shampoo, soap, spray, and stright powder sulfur is available at most grocery stores for $3 for shampoo, $2 for a bar of soap, these are in the shampoo section for humans, if you do not see sulfur products, ask you pharmisit and they will lead you right to them. Sulfur is also a great cure for human nail fungus. Blessings,

Posted by Bob
St, Mo.
10/15/2012
Thanks for the input, I'm going to try it.
Posted by Deb
Kelowna, Bc
03/21/2013
What did you all do with the sulphur powder? I am going crazy as my two dogs myself and daughter all have it. Did you have to treat the whole house as well? Thanks for your help.

Posted by Mark (Jacksonville, TX)

[YEA]  1 part water soluble sulfur, 1 part calamine lotion, 1 part aloe vera liquid:

mix in large pot, add 1 gallon sterile water,and bring to slow boil. reduce heat, and simmer 20-30min. Let cool. Wash dog with solution let air dry on animal, do not towel off. Works in 1-2 treatments shows results in most cases within 1st. week. Complete recovery within 3-4 weeks. Remember not to allow re infection by removing old bedding,and spraying area with good insecticide. Keep animal and family healthy by good hygiene practices.

Tea Tree Oil Soap and Lemon Juice   1  0   

Posted by Animal Gaurdian (Vt) on 04/11/2014

[YEA]  My Sammy/Chow/Border Collie/Malamute/Wolf mix had a TERRIBLE case of Demodectic mange which I completely healed by frequent bathing with organic tea tree oil soap followed by diluted organic lemon juice rinses.(allow time for the tea tree to sit on the skin for several minutes) I also used BHI Hair & Skin (homeopathy) supplemented with Vitamin C and Vitamin E., and an organic mushroom complex for immune support.

It took about a month but he was completely cleared. His fur started growing back nicely. Hope this helps. AG

Vaccination Connection   0  0   

Posted by Marianne (Berlin, Germany) on 01/09/2012

Hello, I just found this website and haven't read all the answers yet but I think I have something to contribute. We have a demodectic dog and at first went the "normal" vet way without any success. But knowing what I know now I am not the least bit surprised because if you checked into some other matters you will realize that this desease is caused by the traditional treatment this being vaccinations, dead food, antibiotics, deworming meds etc. So with all those so-called treatments we made matters worse for our dog.

Since some of you are very desperate I want to share the 2 articles which you should read at once. You will find out why nothing will cure this disease if you keep on going to vaccinated your dogs and do all those other things the vets are recommending. I want to mention that since about 20 years I am researching the subject of vaccination very thoroughly (mainly for humans but it goes for animals just as well) and know that a lot of people are just denying all the evidence that speak against vaccs and they are very outspoken and downright hateful and aggressive about it (talk about freedom of choice! ). So you have to make up your mind, whether you want to believe in facts or propaganda.

Anyway, here are the links to those 2 articles to start with:

http://mythicaldanes.com/healthtraining/vaccsCO.html

and

http://raraavisherb.com/mange.pdf

Of course, there is a wealth of information on the internet. Once you get started you cannot stop. Look into both sides of the coin and then decide.

Good luck,

Marianne

Vapor Rub   0  0   

Posted by Julie (McKees Rocks, PA) on 05/26/2009

My neighbor told me to try vapor rub for a Mange treatment; Has anyone ever tried it? Thank You.

Posted by Angelica
High Point, Nc
05/07/2012
[WORKED TEMPORARILY]   "I did try the vapor rub and it only helps with the scratching and licking for about 2 hours then she sleeps so I guess it soothes her at night I apply it and Im looking for something else... because she walks around stinking like medicine....ewww....but shes not scratching for awhile and can sleep because I think it cools her down with the medicine.

Vegetable Oil   5  0   

Posted by Lisa (Wichita Falls, Texas) on 05/27/2010

[YEA]  Every time that one of my critters ghas gotten the plain regular mange, all I used was cotton balls and plain old cooking oil!! You just soak the cotton ball with the cooking oil and rub it every where that they are loosing hair.You figure if the mange is just mites, then the oil suffocates the mites and no side effects!! If the animal licks the oil it won't hurt them!! I did it for about a week or so or until you notice that the animal stops getting any more bald places. And maybe put it on still for 2 or 3 more days just to be sure. If anyone has qusetions,email me at flower_razalia@yahoo.com. This worked every time!! Even with a couple of my rescue babies!!

Posted by Lisa (Wichiat Falls, Texas) on 05/06/2009

[YEA]  I have read alot of remedies for Mange.The old timers used old motor oil, which is bad for the pet. I have several cats and a little dog. Several of them had the mange at one time or another. One little stray that I had taken in had it bad. From her neck up to all of her head was hairless!I had no money for a vet or anything. So, all I did for them all was to take a cotton ball and put regular cooking oil on it and rub it on the places where the hair was coming out. It takes a little longer than with medicine to get rid of it. But, if they lick it, it will not hurt the animal. And it really worked. The regular mange is because of mites under the skin. I guess the oil sufocates the little buggars! But, it really, really did work!!

Posted by Ezz
Bolton, Uk
03/01/2010
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   "hi i have a 9 year old german shepherd dog he has sufferd with mange n has near 90% hair loss i have tried to cure this but in the last two days i have washed him with human shampoo n conditioner herbal essences then applied plain old veg oil to his skin which is now far less red n sore he is itching less too will keep treating this way every two or three days for two week if i have success i will post to let you now wish me n marshel luck this q n a site is great yours hopefully ezz.
Posted by Ezz
Bolton, Uk
03/08/2010
hi to all just an update i have been showering marshal now for 8 days using the shampoo n conditioner and once he has dried of applying vegatble oil all over him and giving him brewers yeast tablets from health food shop twice a day for the past 4 days it seem this combination of products is working very well indeed his fur is growing back very fast as i explaind in my previous note he is 9 years old and had near 90% fur loss nothing would clear this up for many years till now im quite confidant that this method will work 100% thanks to all who have posted there remedies ezz n marshel

Posted by Tom Knight (Tamarindo, Costa Rica) on 01/31/2009

[YEA]  Cheap, 100% Cure for Mange/Fleas

The following is a copy of email recently sent to the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the American Veterinary Association.

I filled out the form on your website. I could not copy the below email and paste it into your "comments" window...so here it is if you want to use it. I think it is important as it is a simple cure that I have now found sucessful on another dog other than mine also.

Hello to all my Vet friends,

When all else fails.....!!!

I came upon this purely by accident. This cure will not make you any money, but it sure will make you lots of friends with your clients.

I am no casual pet owner. I have shown, field trialed and hunted champion German Shorthair Pointers for 45 years, plus being owned by an assortment of mixed breeds, cats and an assortment of other exotic critters. In the 1970's I was one of the first to breed large falcons in captivity.

My present dog, a mixed breed, short-haired medium-sized (Tamarindo Purebred...) had severe skin problems since he was around nine months old. His full brother/litter-mate is neighbor and enjoys the same, virtually identical environment, so I know the dog's living situation was not the problem.

He developed a severe rash on his "hot spot." To which he continually chewed, and then started chewing his tail to the point of its having no hair at all, and other parts of his rear anatomy. He had a severe flea problem. End result was a neurotic dog with no hair on his tail and rump, constantly chewing and biting himself there and other parts of his body. He was loosing skin in nasty dried chunks and flakes like a huge case of human dandruff. I tried several local vets who provided a variety of creams, soaps and lotions. None worked. I tried human skin products from the local pharmacies. None worked...after considerable financial expenditure. His neighbor brother remained unaffected. I was seriously considering putting him down.

Then, I remembered that when I applied vegetable oil on my sunburn (I now live in the very hot and dry tropics of NW Costa Rica) it immediately soothed it and no peeling of my skin occurred. I tanned nicely, despite the severe sunburn.

So, I looked around the house and found a 1-inch paint brush I had been using for a "meat baster" in the kitchen. I also found a stiff laundry brush. I then brushed him from back to rump and gently on tail to remove loose skin. Then I put some cheap cooking oil in a small plastic tub. Using the paint brush, I gently massaged the oil onto the affected parts.

He immediately stopped biting himself. Within a day, I could see the redness in the skin start to dissipate. I continued bathing him with a flea/tick soap.

Soon, the redness disappeared altogether. I continued this treatment nightly. Within a week the amount of dead skin started to ease up. New hair started to appear. I also scrubbed oil (with the soft paint brush) into the hair and skin in all areas where I saw fleas...mostly under the tail around the lower rump. Within a couple hours, there is no oily feel to the hair...it has been absorbed by then into the skin.

Today, just over a month of daily treatment, all his hair is back. His tail now does not look like a rat's. He is completely flea free. He chews no more and his coat is glossy. He was also very skinny. Now, he has put on many pounds and is in the pink of health.

My Conclusion: I think the veggie oil acted as a systemic. It penetrated the skin and suffocated the mites under it that were eating the hair follicles and roots. It also did the same for his skin as it did for mine. The oil also suffocated the fleas to the point they now no longer exist.

Correct me if I am wrong. I would love any input. I thought this treatment was of significant importance that you folks should know. Maybe you do already. However, try this next time on one of your client's dog.

This experience might make a useful entry for your newsletter.

Regards,

Tom Knight
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Posted by Dick
Taipei, Taiwan
02/04/2009
[YEA]   "You're right. Oil does suffocate insects and other critters by obstructing their airways.
Posted by Jacinta
Cowpens, Sc
03/19/2012
I have a little hound mix that has started loosing his hair in several places at first it was just a "hot spot" on his back. I thought he might be getting into something in the yard but we have another dog aswelll that is fine>?? so after a little reserch I realized that alot were using veggie oil! As a kid we dipped them in burnt motor oil now there are sites that show the warning an effects frm motor oil so I was worried I wouldnt be able to find a home remady... After reading ur post we applied veggie oil all over him lol he was so cute the way he acted while I was rubbing that oil on him. So today is the first day I hope this will work an his bald spots will grow new hair not sure how long I have to keep oiling him up an do I give him a bath the next day after I applyed it, then repeat for several days??? please give me some feed bk on how to go about treating him plz thx for all the ideas hope this works.... Its great for people who dont have the mny to continue to take there pets to The vet when times are hard.. there monthy an yearly shots are enough as is so if any one cld help me figure out how long an what to do I wld be greatfull thxxx bunches....

Posted by Tom Knight (Tamarindo, Costa Rica) on 12/21/2008

[YEA]  Hello,

RE: Mange cure..THE CHEAPEST AND BEST

After serious sessions and lots of dollars with various vets, I could not cure my shorthaired dog of mange.

Here in Costa Rica, sunburn is usual. I tried using plain old veggie oil from the local grocery store to help my sunburn. Veggie oil is a sestemic..I dicovered...and it cured my sunburn...better than all thoes Aloes and etc. sutff you buy in the store.

My dog was eating himself to death with the itching...etc.

So,I used a 1" paintbrush and put some veggie oil in a plastic tub...painted the oil on my dog's raw and very red spots. It immediately soothed the area and my dog stopped bitting himself.

I then used a stiff brush the next day to brush away all the dead skin. Then "painted" him with the veggie oil (any store variety will do) and "scrubbed it in." As a systempic, it absorbed into the skin and, obviously, smothered the mites to death.

Each day, I noticed a decided improvement...from the "eaten" tail to the hot spot to up the spine.

It works folks...my dog now does not eat himself to death...his skin is new and fresh, hair is coming back and he is actually gaining weight.

CURE: Veggie oil from grocery store, a 1" paintbrush, small plastic bowl and a stiff brush.
Each day, brush dog to get rid of dead skin in enfected area.
Then "paint" oil on area, brushing it in well.
Simple...dog will relax with the oil penetrating the skin and stop the itching.
Each day you will notice the hair growing back and the dog stopping "eating himself."

It works folks...email me if you want.
Tom Knight

Vinegar and Water Solution   1  0   

Posted by Dianec (Los Angeles, Ca, United States) on 03/06/2010

[YEA]  Dear Earth Clinic,

I have a pet male dog that is 10 years old, he is a half-breed pit bull. Pongo began biting his back area just above his tail one day and I would wash and treat the area with over-the- counter medication for dogs. But commercial products would not work. Eventually the area became so troublesome that I would find the hair on his backside wet and with some blood on it where Pongo bit the area with his teeth as the itching was so unbearable. It hurt me to see my dog suffering so much.

This is what worked for Pongo:

1. I would wash the itchy area with soap and water (Pongo felt happy with the soap wash) I washed the area with ordinary bath soap (Dove), then I would rinse the infected area with a solution of water and vinegar (half water and half vinegar! BE SURE TO RINSE OFF ALL THE SOAP!

I did this routine daily (once a day) and eventually the mange completely healed. It has never returned!







 



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