I have a 5 month old puppy named Zuni. She has mange right now and her body are reddish cause of the itching. I tried everything and even dewormed her yesterday. I want to cure it the natural way. I've read a lot of suggestions in here. Most of them are saying veggie oil. I put coconut oil on the sore parts just now and leave it in her skin. I will put coconut oil again later on tonight and I'm hoping that it will soothe and cure the mange in the coming days. She's having bath every day and I'm using sulfur soap now on her. I hope that it will be the cure for her mange. I will keep you all posted if it will really works. Btw, after I put the coconut oil she is not itching so hard. I guess she's relieved from it.
If you wet the DE... its properties are ruined. It needs to stay dry.
Food grade and pesticide grade are actually the exact same thing. They aren't allowed to label something food grade and pesticide grade on the same package. I buy the big bad of pesticide grade (after careful reassurance it is EXACTLY the same thing) and have used it many times myself. Taken internally and on my horses as a lice dust. Of course you don't want it in your lungs, but it detoxes the body and attracts all kinds of unhealthy substances and parasites like a magnet! Thanks for all the comments, I'm getting a new puppy today and just found out she has a touch of mange, I will be using this, much safer!
God bless you all.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
Help with Red Mange
I have a 4 month-old puppy who was dumped in a ditch in the rural area where we live. In looking up a natural remedy and also talking with my vet, we have been doing the following:
In equal portions:
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
I wet my puppy with warm water, then sponge the mixture mentioned above. Let the dog dry on its own..do not dry off with a towel. Do this every other day. I have seen good results by the third dose.
Also, check with your vet about how to improve your pet's immune system. There are so many ways to do this, however, I suggest you ask your vet. Be sure to ask about yogurt, probiotics, adding a tsp of apple cider vinegar to the food. Also, ask about a med that will stop the itching while the pet is in recovery.
I am a "people" nurse and not a doggie nurse. However, I believe in the more gentle ways of helping a pet, without causing the pet to become more ill due to excess chemicals.
Best wishes on all pet owners going through this problem Remember, this takes time and does not heal overnight.
(Mpls., Mn) on 09/07/2015
Kudos on finding a home remedy for red mange!
I would only say that it sounds expensive - and that you might get more bang for your buck using Ted's Mange remedy.
That said, the drawback for some in using Ted's remedy long term is dry skin, so I will not hesitate to recommend your formula in that instance.
Apple Cider Vinegar
So is the ACV or Vingar better than the Hydrogen Peroxide for getting to the root? My dog has just past 3 weeks. I do it every other day. The part on the neck and shoulders back is almost healed. But the chin and around eye is not and looks like red elephant skin. Like to make it go faster! Homeopathic Sulfur and Psorium has helped. Giving Psorium 30 once a week and Sulfur 30 now 200 as needed..at least 2 times a week or more. It has help the itch and gets things moving. But the face/chin is a concern..how long is this going to take????
I just started Fresh Aloe for itch.
But do you think the Vingar will get to the bad part with the Borax better???? Thanks so so much!!
Hi! Keith, My Amber had demodex and allergies. I bathed her every other day for two weeks in the tub using a sponge to wet her down for a half hour. After that I repeated three times a week for two weeks , two times a week for two weeks and finally once a week for a month. I never went any where near her eyes. She was a chocolate color and the peroxide turned he into a blond except for her face which is a chocolate mask. BE CAREFUL! I also stopped all shots , switched her to a diversified raw meat diet which I buy from REEL RAW dog food co. No cheap veggie filler, just human grade, USDA approved, diversified raw meat. They ship it directly to my door in prepackaged portioned amounts according to Ambers weight. I never give her topical flea and tick or heart worm pesticides . I have Amber checked for heart worm and lime disease in September and December which are the times the baby heart worms will hatch due to the temperature in our area. If she should ever happen to be positive for either then she will get holistic, non toxic heart worm meds. to kill the baby heart worms. Those meds. only work best on baby worms so it is extremely important to check in Sept. and Dec.. Adult worms are harder to kill but there are non toxic remedies you can get excellent advice about from THERESA . I am happy to say TERESA'S advice on demodex dipping coupled with stopping the unnecessary shots, and most important Ambers change of diet have resulted in no more chewing, scratching and licking. I am waiting for her hair to grow back in chocolate color again. Best of all is the saving in Vet. bills. When I first took Amber to the Vet. the bill was $400.00 dollars for ivermectin neurotoxin poison to kill the mites and maybe Amber too. Glad I took the safe route. You need to do everything I have mentioned to get your guy s immune system strong so he can fight off these diseases. My girl doesn't have allergies any more because her immune system is bouncing back. Every thing the Vet prescribed would have further lowered her immune system and the mites and allergies would have come right back. Good for the Vet. bad for Amber. He even tried to push Hills Prescription [what a joke ] dog food/garbage on me. Commercial dog food is one of the leading causes of allergies etc. I hope I have covered every thing for you, good luck and keep in touch. Robert Lovemyamber
Aloe Vera Gel
Hi there. My elderly Akita (Ted) has been battling with mange a while now; he may also have sebaceous adenitis. While he received treatment for the mange he didn't have anything for the itching and general skin irritation in the form of something that could be applied to sooth the skin.
A neighbour suggested I try aloe vera gel. I'm glad I did. It really seems to help with the itching and stops his ears from being dry. Most of the condition is gone, but he still has some remnants of this horrible stuff on his face. Aloe vera gel is good here too.
I hope this helps dogs and owners. It's a terrible condition for your furry friend to have, but it's also an opportunity to show them how much you love them and how far you'll go to helping them through it.
PS. I'm using Aloe Pura Aloe Vera produced from 99.9% organic Aloe Vera gel
(Mpls., Mn) on 08/05/2016
I am not able to advise on aloe vera dose, but I do want to add that a diet change can work wonders for some dogs. Read the label on the dog food and if you see grains try switching to a grain free diet - it can significantly reduce itching. Also if you feed grain free already, switching to a different protien can also help. Lastly, you might consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water or try Ted's Borax protocol for dogs to address systemic yeast in the GI tract which is usually a factor in skin sensitivities.
Do you know if there's any known stores that carry it?
EC: Farm and home stores and local farm co ops usually carry it.
Helllo Dom and everyone reading this. I have had a bag of Diatomeous earth edible sitting in my basement for 5 months because we had a flea infestation but I never used it because I was able to get rid of them another way. However, now we have another huge problem that I am going to tackle with this thank you. Thank you Lord now that I have it on hand. We adopted 2 pomeranians in June and one had crusted lesions which I asked my vet about. I said you don't think that's sarcoptic mange do you. She said it very well could be but would have to test. After a few baths I gave her it cleared up so I never took her in, however, I did think it strange that hair never grew back on her hind legs and the 2 of them still scratched. Soon my husband and I began to itch and I had crawling feelings behind my ears. I went to the doc and though I didn't show signs of scabies at the time he gave me the permethrin cream. I took it twice. It didn't get rid of them. Soon my husband broke out even after he was treated. Everything we read on the net said mites from dogs can live on humans only 36 hours. My vet said that is wrong. That we can contract scabies from their sarcoptic mange. Now my house is covered in Daetomeceous earth. I will be feeding it to all my 5 dogs. Maybe my husband and I will be eating it too. This has been horrible. Please for all of you suffering, if you have dogs please pay attention to this. I am not overdramatizing here. If they have crusted lesions of any kind please have them checked. In our case the vet said since your husband now has them I assume you probably got them from the dogs. Maybe we didn't. In all fairness to my babies I really hate to think we did. I love my kids(dogs) better than anything in this world and we would never ever get rid of one of them. We have spent countless amounts of our savings on them to keep them going. So please don't think we would ever do them harm. We will figure this out. Good luck to anyone who may be having this problem.
Tea Tree Oil Soap and Lemon Juice
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
When my dogs ever get mites I pulled them off with tweezers squeeze them with the tweezers and drown them in water. I then spray the affected area (bites) with alcohol. This usually works. A friend of mine that raises Search and Rescue dogs told me to do this. Her dogs are very healthy.
Apple Cider Vinegar
(Mpls., Mn) on 04/25/2014
If your dog was skin scraped confirmed to have localized demodicosis, you might consider Ted's Mange remedy; I have first hand experience using the remedy for my pup that had demodex and it did the trick!
Borax laundry booster - the plain stuff with NO scent.
1 -16 oz bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide
I get both of these from the grocery store.
Empty hydrogen peroxide into larger bottle - I use an empty 1 gallon vinegar jug. Add to this 32 oz filtered or distilled water - I just refill the hydrogen peroxide bottle twice - and dump into the jug. What this does is change your 3% hydrogen peroxide into 1% hydrogen peroxide.
Next add 1 cup of the borax crystals and shake. There should be some undissolved crystals in the mixed solution - this is just right. I try to use hot water from the kettle on the stove, that or sit the jug of mixture in the sink full of hot water while I bathe the dog.
Bathe the dog - use whatever shampoo and rinse well. Squeeze out excess water and make sure the tub is drained. I then plug up the tub. Now pour the mixed up solution over the dog. I use a small sponge to soak up the solution from the bottom of the tub and squeeze it out onto the dog again and again, making sure I get the head and underneath. Keep squeezing solution over and over onto the dog for about 15 minutes - 30 minutes is better. Then pull the stopper from the tub and let the excess drain. DO NOT DRY THE DOG OR RINSE THE DOG. The solution has to remain wet as it is still working. Allow the dog to air dry. I just pop mine into their crates and I remove any absorbent bedding.
If you are worried about poisoning your dog keep in mind that borax has the same toxicity as table salt. The solution doesn't seem to hurt the eyes or sting any sores on the skin. Some dogs feel instant relief!
Dip the dog once per week for 1 month and up to 2; 8 dips should resolve the demodex and if it does not, then you likely are not dealing with demodex.
Demodectic Mange Remedies
My red heeler has been diagnosed with demodex. However, hers is inside or under the skin cells. They did a biopsy to find it. We had her tested to see if she could take Ivermectin, as herding breeds can carry a gene that if they took it, it could be fatal. We have been treating her, but now that we are nearing the end, she still has red bumps and hair loss. They prescribed a steroid, which I stopped giving her after I realized it could make it worse. She was never as itchy as some of the people who have posted. Would one of these treatments work for her? She is about two years old, was a rescue so we know very little about her puppyhood. Any advice would be great.
I found a new treatment that cures them all. It might sound strange when you will know the ingredients, but actually work best than anything else, and in between 1-2 weeks, with only one or two applications of the following mix, you will be done.
This is my second post about Dog Mange Remedies. The first presented a different treatment for every type of mange. All work. Because I posted it a while ago and forgot my username, I had to post it separately.
You need to prepare a simple mix, which you will spread all over your dog, where it has any signs of presence of mange (any type). It is sticky, black and greasy.
Mix in one container the following ingredients. You can increase/decrease amounts depending on the size of your dog, or the area to treat. If your dog's hair is too long, trim it, to makes it easier and more effective the application. Important, in the case of scarcophic mange, you need to rub the skin before, to get it better exposed to the mix.
- Half cup of FLAX OIL
- 1 cup or 1½ cup of AGNIHOTRA ASH (the mix get thicker with more ash, chose according to the state of your dog's skin).
- 10-20 ml of NEEM OIL
For this it would be better that (depending of the weather of course) you dress your dog, and envelope/cover his/her legs with socks or other tissue (if the mange was spread there). This is necessary to (1) avoid your pet to lick the mix, (2) that the mix get into your floor/furniture/etc. Once the mix sort of solidifies on your pet, about 2-3 days (sometimes less depending on the climate), it wouldn't matter anymore. It will get stuck on your pet, until the hair grow and gradually gets it out. In the meantime, it will be healed and its skin perfectly healthy.
All three ingredients have a specific role and are all ESSENTIAL. The most difficult to find is Agnihotra ash. You can get it always free from anyone practicing Agnihotra (Mostly known as a Hindu Vedic, practice to purify the atmosphere) that is practiced all over the world. Look online for any Agnihotra farm, or Agnihotra club/group in your area, and just ask. You can produce Agnihotra ash yourself, but the process although simple, requires some special utensils and a particular process. So better try to get it from someone who already has it (look online for those tags, Agnihotra ash, Agnihotra farming, or simply Agnihotra, since I do not think I can post websites URLs here). People who practice Agnihotra, are already happy to share it and always FREE.
You will be amazed by the results. I've seen many times how this changes an awfully infested damaged open red skin (depending on the mange) to beautiful white healthy skin in a week. The most important thing is to keep your dog from licking it, is okay if they lick it except that they will take it off the skin, and you want it ON the skin. If the dog, licks it or takes some off, just re-apply.
You will be amazed by the results.
Just wanted everyone to know how GREAT castile soap has been for my boston terrier mix female who had mange in her previous life (I adopted her from a shelter and she already had bad mange).
So after trying evrything, I was able to heal her skin in that patchy area. However, hair growth was slow. I started using castile soap and wow! What a huge difference! I started using Dr. Brooners Organic Castile Soap - Lavender first and then now we switched to Tea Tree one. Both are great. You can choose your own but yes it does work! Her hair are coming back and except for giving her a bath, there is hadly any headache for me! LOL. So easy.
We are also very eco and I know using castile soap means NO CHEMICALS on my dogs or in the bathroom area. Plus this brand is organic and fair trade - for those who care. Try it and you will get a shiny, happy, disease free dog! Good luck.
(p.s- Of coarse, she eats 100% homemade vegan diet and NO vaccinations, NO heartworm pills, NO antibiotics etc.)
My English cocker spaniel has had sarcoptic mange since age 4 weeks but was diagnosed after 2 weeks when intensive treatment with Ivermectin was initiated. She improved but even after 3 weeks of treatment the mange proved stubborn. She's now 11 weeks old and is not being treated for mange as she needs to get her vaccinations and rabies shots. I tried the borax hydrogen peroxide treatment on her 3 days back. The next day I was surprised to see whitish bumps with scaly scabs on various parts of her body and she began to itch all over again. I gave her a second treatment today (3 days later) but am puzzled by what appears to be a recurrence of mange. Or does it get worse before it gets better? She seems to be losing hair all over again but in new places. She's on a vitamin and calcium supplement and also gets salmon oil but her coat is sparse and dull. I would appreciate any feedback.
Have you tried rubbing oil on the skin, any vegetable oil. I had heard the oil coats the insect's skin & since they breathe through their skin, it suffocates them. I would also try things they can eat to build up the immune system. Garlic was mentioned, also sulfur, eggs contain sulfur, also MSM from the vitamin section, which is a sulfur compound. And the brewer's yeast helps for some B vites.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Well while Apple Cider Vinegar might be beneficial, it doesnt cure the problem. OMG, NEVER EVER USE BORAX ON YOUR DOG.... I have four pit bulls and one got mange and theyb spread it to eachother because I couldnt keep them apart. They cried for eachother. Vet injections can be deadly. Borax felt hot and somewhat of a burning sensation, which is more tolerable when you think about it than a persistant itch. I tried the patch test on my arm.
Please use safe products on your pets, nothing harsh, ive Leave this treatment to air dry on your dog or cat. Read some crazy things. Yeah you go nuts when your dog doesnt get better. Give them good quality food, dog food or raw diet. Then give them a bath with antimicrobial or antibacterial shampoo for dogs. Wash all the things they lay or walk on with hot water and bleach, try to use the one that is not original, the sent is harmful to pets, clorox lavender or any other sent is great. Then pour a mixture of warm water and listerine original, use it equal parts or try to use a bit more Listerine, this really works. Listerine is an antiseptic, and it kills the itch, the mange is on the skin and hair follicles, and just below the skin -why it takes soooo long to cure. But if you care for your pet, and dont want them bleeding and in pain, DO THIS, IT REALLY WORKS. The hair w-ill grow back and your dog will feel better and know you are caring for him. Some people spray the mixture on, I wanted to see results, and stop their discomfort, so I poured it on where needed and gently did their faces with a cotton wash towel. The bumps all gone, the itch all gone, the mange, after 2 Months, and dogs will vary, ALL GONE. GOOD LUCK.
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:
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.
Red mange cure!!!! I gave my dog ivermectin for red mange for 60 days with no results. I found this site and tried the vegetable oil and borax bath. I applied vegetable oil all over the spots on my dog. I crated my dog for 6 hours while leaving the oil on her. I then gave her a bath in borax laundry detergent. My dog is now cured, no more scratching , no more hair loss, her coat is now shiny. Please give this a try to cure your dog. Happy with the results. I plan on using the vegetable oil from now on when she just gets dry skin and the borax for fleas.
Hi, I have just read Teds Remedy for curing mange on your pet, and I just want to know what form of Borax should I be using. Is it the Power or the Soap and what is the difference? I can only get the power here so is that ok or do I mix it differently? Thanks, Martha
I used 2 parts water, 1 part hydrogen peroxide, 2 tbsp of borax powder (the brand I bought from Target) and applied it to my dog's skin. My dog has been to the vet for two times and the prescribed medicines did not work.
The borax solution will not work right away. I applied it to my dog about 7 times. It did not totally stop it but it relieved the itching about 60%. It was recommended here that I used lavender oil or grapeseed oil in-between days of the borax solution application but I used organic coconut oil instead. It worked. Since then everytime I notice my dog begnning to scratch, I generously apply coconut oil to the skin. The upside to using the oil is the dog can lick it and it won't harm her. I no longer use the borax solution although I was sure it killed 80% of the demodex mites and the coconut oil just suffocated them, sort of giving the finishing touches. I've been using coconut oil for the past four months and my dog does not show any sign that she still has demodex mange. The organic coconut oil's brand is ______ that we bought online. Hope this will help.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Ted's Remedy
My 4 mo old dog (golden/lab mix) has had itchy skin since he was about 9 wks old. It progressively got worse. The vet thought it was allergies, then mange. But neither med helped nor relieved the itching. I found this website and have read alot. I have ruled out poor diet, wheat, grains. I tried ACV and H2O and it does relieve itching and I noticed his coat was very soft afterwards. I will continue to use this as a rinse after his baths. But after a few days the redness got worse.
I decided to try the Ted's mange remedy. I will say that after 2 days he has gotten better. I put the mixture in a spray bottle and either squirt it on his belly and groin area (he doesnt really like being sprayed) or I put it on a cotton ball and rub it all over his underside. He really likes this better. I just pet him and talk to him until it dries. My problem is that he wants to lick this area afterwards so I do rub it on him 2-3 times a day. He loves having his belly rubbed so it is very easy for me to soak his underside. He is a great puppy, I hope this continues to work. I will post again after I have done this longer.
Years ago I worked on a drilling rig and one day a stray grown dog suffering from extreme malnutrition and an extreme skin disorder that was possibly mange showed up. (We namer her Mal) My brother and I fed her our lunches and the next day brought her some quality dog food. The only hair that she had on her was down the ridge of her back. About the third day we carried her to a brine pit and gave her a bath. I know it had to be painful but in about 3 weeks she began hair regrowth on her entire body. after 6 or 7 weeks her coat was thick and beautiful. She stuck around for a few months before one of the guys took her home to live out a full, good life. I dont know if a vet could have cured this dog but an old remedy did!
Monica; When animals have mange weather it be mild or severe, their immune system is already at risk, it is detrimental to give any animal milk, it thickens their saliva preventing them from breathing properly, another it's very bad to give a weakened animal conventional antibiotics and antibiotics are only temp. for a possible perm. problem. I use herbal probiotics and they work wonders. Please do your foot work first, try reading all these messages in here before doing anything to your animal(s)I just did a search on sodium preborate it says it's for bleaching things such as clothing and teeth why would you want to put in drinking water? I could be wrong but it don't sound like it's something I would just want to throw down to my pet, I would wait awhile until I get more info. Good luck
Sugar Syrup, Baking Soda
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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
Please tell me how you put it on. Mixed with water, what ratio if so, what ever. Thanks
Diaper Rash Ointment
So glad to read your post. My poor little Tibetian spanial puppy has an awful case of demodex around his right eye. It's swollen and so itchy we've had to put a cone on him. I was thrilled when I read about the nappy rash ointment because I can apply that around his eye unlike a lot of the other treatments. Hope it works - will get back on here and give it a thumbs up if it does.
Apple Cider Vinegar
IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT HELPING YOUR PET WITH MANGE, PLEASE READ. My dogs hair was falling out so naturaly I look him to the vet, spending hundreds on vet bills, skin scrapes and medication, I was told I had to put him on ivomec, I didn't know much About the product but trusting the vets advice I begain to use the ivomec. I was recommended 1.2 ml a day until the mite died. About 2 weeks into the treatment I noticed a big change in my dog, but it was not for the better. He was swaying and began to fall over. He became a very sick dog. I took him straight off the medication and he became healthy again, but it did not kill the demodectic mite he was diagnosed with. I didn't seem to have any form Of effect on the mite at all.
Almost giving up I found this site! I read a few post and saw a few people had positive things to say about apple cider vinegar. I was in my local shopping centre and it caught my eye. I thought it was worth a try! I have been puring it directly on a cotton bud and applying it directly to the infected area! I had only applied it to one section of the infected area for testing and In just four days his hair had starting growing back in this section, its clear that this really works as the areas I havnt applied it to were still the same, I had noticed a huge difference, so t I applied it to all the infected areas. Pryer to using the ACV, I rubbed mayonnaise over the infected area ( This is ment to help to suffocate the mite), and have started him on a raw food diet. If your serious about helping your pet I seriously reccoment these things:
1. Make sure he/she is clean.
2. Make sure where they sleep is clean.
3. Clean drinking water
4. Put them on a raw food diet. - tuna - off cuts of raw meat from your local butcher. - raw egg - & graded carrot.
5. Add a thick layer of mayonnaise to the infected area. Leave it on for a few hours! Rince off with water!
6. When infected area is dry rub on apple cider vinigar and leave it on.
I just wanted to share my experience and findings with everyone, and helpfully this info can help someone else as it has helped me!
Apricot, Castor, Neem, Oregano Oils
cat mange cure
I brought home a cat with mange and tried everything. I could not find Borax here in Brooklyn, but I came up with a remedy that worked, I mixed
1 oz. apricot kernel oil
1/2 oz. castor oil
2 dropperfuls Neem oil
2 dropperfuls Oregano oil
I applied it whenever I saw the cat scratching to the area being scratched. Took a week or two to get it all. Also important to vacuum bedding and I sprayed that with rubbing alcohol mixed with 10 drops Peppermint essential oil and 10 drops Thyme essential oil.
For this statement regarding Vinegar and bladder stones...ACV w/Mother is similar to lemons in that they actually balance and correct Ph. ACV is not the same as white vinegar. Please do not confuse them. All info from other holistic Veterinarians indicates this information is not correctly stated.
Cooking Oil, Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is toxic to cats and toxic to dogs in large amounts.