Dog Mange (Less Popular)
Natural Remedies

Home Remedies for Dogs with Mange

Borax, White Vinegar
Posted by Koron (Jefferson, Oregon) on 05/01/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hello my name is Koron from Jefferson Oregon. I have a Golden Retriever named Benjamin. He got red bumps and flaky skin on the back of his legs, and at the base of his front legs. He was scratching it raw creating sores that would scab over and create black and gray flakes. I thought it was an allergic reaction to fleas, so I treated him with a liquid flea chemical that you drip down their back. It did not change, and I never saw any fleas, so I looked up his symptoms and decided it could be mites (mange). I found your website and tried the Borax and white vinegar treatment. I followed the directions I read. I used about 2 1/2 tablespoons borax per cup of vinegar, mixed it in a blender, and used a spray bottle to soak his whole body with it and then just let him drip dry. I've been treating him (almost every day) for a couple weeks, and it is ALL GONE except a few little red bumps in his front arm pits. Do dogs have arm pits? :) Thank you very much for your help! AWESOME website! I can't believe how great it worked! I spent about $3.00 on a box of borax, and $1.67 each for three 32oz. jugs of white vinegar. I still have over half of the borax and vinegar left, and he is not scratching anymore, and is pretty much cured. I almost took him to the vet, and I almost spent a lot of money on brand name mange treatments. You guys saved me a lot of money and headaches. Thank you very much.