Mix some flower of sulfur in the petroleum jelly until it has a light yellow tinge. Then apply to your dog. This works very well. You can also add a teaspoon of sulfur to a small dog's food/a tablespoon to a big dog. Mites hate sulfur as it kills them.
I have always wondered if petroleum jelly (Vaseline) alone could eventuallykill the mites that burrow under the skin - I know it smothers the ones that come to the top but RITA from ROLLA, MO said in a post that it cured her dog with, I think, the type of mite that is below the skin ??? WHERE ARE YOU RITA ? Earth Clinic ::: Is there some way that You can contact her and ask if I can contact her ??? I am in really bad shape and could really benefit by this. Thank you.
EC: Sorry, Liatris. Undated emails on Earth Clinic are from 2001- 2007! We also didn't add the option of people leaving their email addresses until February, 2007.
I've found a cure for the sarcoptic (red) mange in dogs.
First, shave your dog. Then bathe it thoroughly in any good dog shampoo (medicated is best). Then apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly (vaseline) to the entire dog's body paying particular attention to the edges of the ears and the tail. Re-shampoo and re-apply petroleum jelly every other day for 2 weeks. Don't worry about the dog licking off the petroleum jelly, it's non-toxic.
The mites should be gone in the 2 weeks and within a month it's hair should be re-growing. It's absolutely essential to shave the dog completely to the skin, regardless of a short or long-hair dog. I tried many home remedies and vet's prescriptions and this worked the best.