Home Remedies for Dogs with Mange

Last Modified on Oct 19, 2014


Sea Water, Calabash, Lime   2  0   

Posted by Manicou River Resort (Tanetane, Portsmouth, Dominica) on 08/17/2010

[YEA]  I live on the Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies and have a local dog. She came to us with a low immune system and gets recurring mange. We have tried the chemical treatment but it was very harsh on her. We also tried neem oil without very good results. I took her to see the vet who works with PAWS the rescue dog charity and was recommended a local treatment. 2 liters of Seawater (or salt water) and ½ a Calabash. (Or bottle gourd or opo squash not to be confused with the calabaza) Scoop out the fleshy insides of the calabash and squeeze into seawater. Then add 3 fresh limes squeezed and mixed with the seawater & calabash.

Strain and coat the dog in the liquid. Do not rinse for 2 days and rinse and repeat the process twice. Fantastic results! No more mange and she started to grow her shiny new hair back as soon as the treatment finished. Very happy Ocho Dog.

EC: For those interested in learning more about Calabash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calabash

Posted by Manicou River Resort
Tanetane, Portsmouth, Dominica
09/01/2010
2 Posts
[YEA]   News on The Calabash, Sea Water & Lime treatment. It worked so fast! Ocho has no mange now and her hair is growing back thick and fast. As she missed out on so much stroking since she was so sore she is wearing us all out getting loved up. I will keep posting the local Dominican remedies as we use & prove them. The population here is one of the healthiest in the world. It's famous for it's centenarians.

Sodium Perborate   0  0   

Posted by Buddhamom (St. Louis, Mo, Usa) on 01/07/2012

How do I use sodium perborate for mange. I read how to use the H202 borax, but there are no instructions for sodium perborate.

Thank you, Pat

St. Louis MO

Special Meat Diet and Remedies for Mange   1  0   

Posted by Sue-Ann (Roatan, Honduras) on 08/06/2008

[YEA]  Aug 07 I had a boxer born here in roatan with her 3rd time with demodec mange. she is one of 5 in her litter and at 8 months old she was the only one alive. She would go to a vet for 3 weeks, come back with no hair. the hair grew back 6weeks later and then the mange came back. after 2 times I was desperate. I researched out a holistic vet I found in N Miami beach (Dr. Bernstein). he and worked very closely with remedies and baths of coconut oil. he now tells me that she was hours from death. I thought of putting her down but I just could not give up on her. I got my remedy kit from him and fed her one kind of meat and nothing else. her ears were so swollen they didn't bend, her eyes were so swollen she could not see out of them and the puss oozing was terrible. her skin was bleeding and scabby and she was all bones. We used hepar, sulphur, other remedies. A year later she is happy playing, her hair has grown back, she looks great and I am so happy i didnt have to put her down. DONT GIVE UP ON YOUR DOG WITH MANGE. PLEASE.

EC: Hmmm.... the name of your vet sounds very familiar. In fact, it may have been 10 years ago that I called Dr. Bernstein for a consultation about my malamute, who was having terrible neck problems. (I lost the name and # years ago unfortunately.) He also recommended a raw food diet and some homeopathic remedies, which did wonders for Rajah. If you still have a contact phone # for him, would you please send it in to EC?  Thanks!
Deirdre

Sugar Syrup, Baking Soda   1  0   

Posted by Oldaxe (Thonotosassa, Florida, Usa) on 04/06/2010

[YEA]  Red Mange

OldAxe: tpajas@gmail.com

I have discovered a treatment for red mange that works miracles! After only three hours the large strawberry like splotches turned dark brown. The red rash (about 60% of the dogs skin)turned light brown. The bloody places on her tail stopped bleeding and began drying up. Best of all she stopped scratching.

After three days her skin was smooth with a light rose tint. Ten days later you can still see the white skin through the short hair that is growing fast.

Here's how: Pore a 24 0z. bottle of any sugar base syrup into a large pot and bring it to a boil for three minutes. Add four heaping table spoon fulls of Arm & Hammer baking soda. Be CAREFUL,If your pot is not big enough (about 8 qts.)it will boil over! After a few minutes it will start to thicken. Add enough tap water to thin it to it's original syrup texture. Done properly it will not separate. I used a 2 inch paint brush to coat the affected areas. Next day it didn't look like it was needed but I painted her again. Also gave her a half cup to eat. Those little critters love sugar but the bicarbonate wipes them out. I got the idea when I googled breast cancer.

They said maple syrup but I figured any sugar syrup would do. After cooking the syrup will be dark amber.

My new dog Beulah, no longer abandoned and homeless looks great. I do hope this works as well for others as it has for Beulah and I. It cost almost $4.00

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
646 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
646 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 Cammy
Iowa, US
10/15/2014
My dog has got mange bad. His constant licking is driving me crazy! I feel so bad for him, it has got to hurt. Anyway, I keep seeing a lot of posts about sulphur powder. Can someone tell me what kind of sulphur powder? Seems to be quite a few different kinds. My pharmacy has Sulphur Precipit Powder, anyone know if that is safe to use?
Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
10/16/2014
646 Posts
Hey Cammy!

Precipitated sulpher powder is safe to use, but it is flammable in the dry form so use carefully.

Most mix it into some type of carrier oil to apply on the skin.

You might start off with Ted's mange remedy - or in the case of super itchy skin Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy - if you are working on a hunch with no confirmed veterinary diagnosis for mange mites.

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!!


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