Dog Mange (Less Popular)
Natural Remedies

Home Remedies for Dogs with Mange

Hydrogen Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin E
Posted by Ravenquille (High In The Mountains, Pa ) on 08/17/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have cured this condition and other severe skin conditions in cats and dogs with the following:

Initially ( wear surgical gloves ): washing the area with a mixture of peroxide and apple cider vinegar, watered down a bit to ease the discomfort/burning. Massaging this in. Pat dry any excess.

Next: massage the affected area with a very high IU content of Vitamin E Liquid ( I used 30,000 or 35,000 ). ( I also cured my own life-long Eczema of the hands with this strength of Vitamin E, the lower strengths do not have the same effect. )

I repeated the Liquid massage with peroxide and apple cider vinegar for only 3x ( 3 days in a row ); after that only the Vitamin E massage 2x a day until obvious clearing took place. ( Within 2 weeks or less, hair was returning nicely. )


Ivermectin Warning!
Posted by Sam (Qld, Australia) on 08/15/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

just letting every one know that I started using ivermectin on my aged dog who developed Demodectic Mange, results were not good, it done more bad then good I would say.

first of all I was told by my vet to give him 1. 2ml of ivermectin daily... The result of it was that I ended up with a very sick dog, he could not stand up and keep falling over... Conserned for my dog I took him to a different vet. They told me that it was the ivermectin causing the problem. We took him off it for four days. He became is happy self again. The vet recommended to lower the dosage to less then half the first recommended dosage, and give him, . 5ml (POINT FIVE ) , slowly but surly even the low dosage started to knock him around and he begain falling over once again. I have now taken my dog off it, and he has his full strength back. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone. Ivermectin is used as a cattle drench.

thought I would share my feedback with everyone so you dont have to go through what I went through. I am on this site to try find a better way and I believe there is a better way to get rid of this mite, I just need to find it... at the end of the day our dogs life is more important.

hope this helps for some people. I would like to hear more stories on how the ivermectin worked for you.


Baby Oil, Pyrethrin
Posted by Michelle (Riverside, California) on 08/02/2011

Pyrethrin is considered natural as it is derved from a flower The poison you can make from tomatoe plants is deadly toxic but is still considered natural.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Ted's Remedy
Posted by Eleanor (Johannesburg, South Africa, South Africa) on 07/28/2011

My babe boerbol has extreme mange, he was treated by the VET and is home, there is still the redness on his face & neck, he is on medication please advise if the mayo & apple cidar will assist with the redness, she scratches and it bleeds


Apple Cider Vinegar, Ted's Remedy
Posted by Edh (Marietta, Ga) on 07/20/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Brine Water Bath
Posted by Gary (Kountze, Tx) on 07/14/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Heart Worm Medication Connection
Posted by Mountaincat (Greeneville, Tn/usa) on 07/13/2011

Diatomaceous Earth instead of heart worm medications, just make sure you purchase the food grade Diatomaceous Earth


Sarcoptic Mange Remedies
Posted by Tsheba2 (St. Petersburg, Florida, United States) on 07/05/2011

Dear Ted I have never recieved nothing from you since I written you on 06/22/2011,

It was about my Little Chihuahua (Female) 9 1/2 yrs old I believe she has Scarpotic Mange,

If you would just please read my POST again it is emergency because it has been over a month now and she seems to keep getting them back on her back and stomach now and under her head on neck.... Please help me what I can do, I love her so much I don't want to her to die on me... I have been doing this and please tell me if I am doing wrong... In a bowl.... I mix 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide, 2 cups of hot water, and 3 heaping tbps of Borax Powder and using my hand to make sure that the Borax is dissolved before I put the solution on her... But before I do that I bath her first with Dawn and rinse her will good to get rid of the fleas..... Before I notice that she had this I had put the PetArmor Plus on her for Fleas, but I notice after I started this solution on her the PetArmor is not working and she has gotten more fleas again on her... I have another question I would like to ask you, does this interfer with the PetArmor PLus for Fleas?? If so, what would you recommend. PLease help a Lady In Florida

Thanks, Rebecca

Tsheba2(at)aol.com


General Feedback
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Usa) on 06/24/2011

Ana-Australia;It sounds like you have mange(?), my cats and myself had the same thing. Go to Ted's site on mange treatments for pets, they are natural and they do work, it does how-ever take time. I love this site, I have been sick for many years and now just getting better by using Ted's remedie's. Good luck, Please let us know how you are doing. God bless


Sarcoptic Mange Remedies
Posted by Tsheba2 (St. Petersburg, Florida Usa) on 06/22/2011

Dear Ted

I have a 9 1/2 yr old Female Chihuahua and she weighs between 12 and 14 pounds in which I love her very much and about 3 month ago I noticed a round crusty area on top at the end of her back where her tail start going up in which it look like a bruise but there was a hole in her skin and blood around the area and on her hair and on the pillow she lays on... She yelp when I was examing it and touching it and the only thing I thought to do was put a Neosporin on it, like I do when I get a cut or scrape so it wouldn't get infected. It seem to clear up than it came back and I was lost and when I saw tears come out of eyes and one time one of her tears fell on my arm when I was holding her and I just broke down and cried because I am below poor and I do have a job but I don't get only 9 to 16 hrs a week and only make $7.91 and hour. I was searching on the computer and come across your site and it has been now a month and I and she is getting worst it has spread on her back and her her neck and she is unable to sleep at night but it seems not to bother her as much during the day as I noticed at night when we go to bed.

But, I have read your solution for Sacroptic Mange and what to try and I believe I am reading it right, but, will you please email me back to make sure I am doing it correctly... I will be starting the solution on her tonight... I believe you said to wash and than rinse and I thought ot my self do I dry off my dog with a towel before I apply the Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax Powder and leave that on her her don't rinse... Is that correct I am new at this she hasn't been around other dogs but, where I live is other dogs and the old people here feed the Squrriels and there is 2 cats that hang around here and I was wondering if possibly my dog could got this just from walking in the sand or grass where opther dogs or cats have and squrriels have beeen and gotten this on her that way. I just don't know and my heart is braking because I just don't know what to do. PLease help me in anyway you can... I have no money to take her to a Vet. I have had her since she was 8 weeks old and she is 9 1/2 yrs old now.

PLease Help a Lady in Florida... PLease email me ASAP

Tsheba2

Tsheba2(at)aol.com

General Feedback
Posted by Tenny (Bluffton, Sc) on 05/27/2011

Are the instructions for demodex, or sarcoptic mange, or both?


Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax, Neem
Posted by Atts (Brooksville, Fl) on 05/11/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I found an easy solution for mange. A small matted pekingese ran in front of my daughters car. Well thank god she didnt hit it. She brought her home and she was badly matted with black mange from mid torso to back legs. She was so stinky I could smell her from across the room. I work with a local rescue so she knew I wouldnt turn her away. I shaved the matts. She is a small dog so it was easier to do this. I put olive oil on her for two days and covered it with a small very stretchy sock cutting holes in it like underpants. Of course I removed it to take her outside.

After two days of that I soaked her for 15-20 minutes in Dr Scholls foot soak (CVS has a brand of there own foot soak almost same ingredients) which contains borax, iodine and some other very good ingredients. I did not dry her I let her just blot dry and air dry. I saw immediate improvement in her. I have used the olive oil on many mites and lices before and the foot soak on my own kids that had itchies! So I tried in on this small beautiful girl. What a success! The black skin flaked off and low and behold she had short hair under that huge patchy place. Her coat was full thick and shiney. She laid down and off to sleep she went. Cheap and easy fix. Now I will take her to the vet to check microchip and get a checkup. Hope everything else goes just as well!


General Feedback
Posted by Rashad (Queens, Ny, Usa) on 05/09/2011

Hi. I rescued an intact, bluenose Pit about about three weeks ago. Shes a year and a fw months, I later found out. She has what I figured was mange. I later found out whos litter she was originally from, and that the whole litter got it from the mother. Ive assumed, based on research, that this is demo mange. She'll itch sometimes, mostly hotspots, (her neck and neckback)but not constantly. Shes ALWAYS shakin off like shes wet as if she felt something was on her... And she stinks!

Anyway, I bathed her as soon as I found her, and did the used motor oil thing as advised by two people with pretty good dog knowledge n experience. I didnt rinse it off, then days later I was told I was supposed 2 rinse it off after a while SMH. I didnt really like the idea of the oil so I started researching after I did it once.

I found out that it can do more harm than good, and I found the borax treatment, and then I found this site. I also gave her a dose of Revolution a few days afta I got her. The first Borax bath was on 4/22. I bathed her with sulfodene first and just poured the peroxide solution on her from her head down her back from a bottle. Needless 2 say, half of it was wasted and I doubt it was effective. The next 5 times so far, ive improved this bath process by far. I sponge her down all over paying attention 2 her bald/hot/redspots. I do her head n face, her eyes, she closes them anyway. I sponge and spray her undersides, and pour the last of it all on her. Then, I let her go NO DRYING. She acts like a retard 4 a while shakin n runnin round. She get a borax bath twice weekly 4now, every other time with an initial sulfodene shampoo/teatree oil soap bathe. 1 bottle of H2O2, two bottle full of water(use the empty peroxide bottle), and at least 3 tblsn of 20 mule borax till it wont dissolve nomore(and I shake it). I also mix 1part raw organic ACV (with the mothers) and enuff borax till saturated and spray her regularly, and rub her hotspots and baldspots with cottonballs w that. I also put cooking oil on the hot/bald/balding spots sometimes.

Sometimes I make a borax paste wit the H2O2 n water, or ACV n water and rub it on her bad spots. BTW, She doesnt really appreciate any of this 2much, especially the spraying.

I put a capfull ACV in her drinking water, and sometimes a pinch of borax 2. I hav her on groundmeat and liver wit sum veggies if I hav any. I season it n brown it a bit, so its not fully raw. If I dont have meat 4her, I give her Merrick or Wellness (canned preferably) Their ingredients are good. I throw two calcium supplements in her food and cover it wit brewers yeast. She also gets some brewers yeast w/garlic capsules daily which she loves. Im tryn a opmimize her immune system.

Glad 2 say her stink has eased off over the last week or so. The rawness, black scabs and bleeding from her rubbing her neck/back on anything have also eased off little by little. She seems less irritated then she was. And she is in heat now! Im assuming this may have brung on the outbreak, as it seemed it got worse rt after I got her. 2day, b4 her bathe I noticed hair growth on her hotspots... YEAH! Its been a lil over 2 weeks, and 2day was her sixth borax bathe. Seems 2 b improving so far. I'll keep u posted.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Delcine (Georgetown, South Carolina) on 05/09/2011

happy to report lucky is doing much better//hes not acting sluggish like he was and the bald spots are looking much better no redness which means the bitting has stopped//i also dont hear him gurgling and guggling (the sound when hes into a biting frenzy)and its only been 4 days since I first used the acv// today I was planning on taking lucky to vet to get a diagnosis but I dont think that is neccessary lucky is doing fine and so are tips, and runt // thank you for your help . A doglover till I die, ms avent


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Delcine Avent (Georgetgown, South Carolina) on 05/08/2011

THIS SITE IS A GODSEND//I AM A BONIFIED DOG LOVER AND HAVE 3 BABIES AN OLDER COCKER SPANIEL NAMED LUCKY WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SENSATIVE SKIN WHEN WAS A BABY, I ALSO HAVE A PIT MIX 1YR NAMED TIPS.. AND A BABY PIT MIX NAMED RUNT.. YES SHE WAS THE RUNT OF THE LITTER//LUCKY WAS BITING AND SCRATCHING LIKE CRAZY I THEN NOTICED THE HAIR WAS FALLING OUT//HIS HIND QUARTERS WERE RED AND LOOKED TERRIBLE //I THEN NOTICED THAT ALL OTHER DOGS WERE SCRATCHING AND BITING , WENT TO WALMART BROUGHT GALLON OF ACV /FULL STRENGHT USED ON ALL DOGS// AND IM TELLING YOU IT WORKS LUCKY IS AT PEACE NO MORE BITING AND SCRATCHING AND HE IS EVEN MOVING AROUND A LOT MORE EVEN PUIT SOME ON CATS// MADE A SPRAY BOTTLE AND SPRAYED MYSELF DOWN AND ALL IS BETTER // THANK GOD SAVED ME MILLIONS AT VET


Mange and EMF
Posted by Dianna (Toronto, Canada) on 05/06/2011

Derek, Sounds like you need a new vet! Hope all is well now.


General Feedback
Posted by Nicky (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 05/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

i got neem oil from my health store and used a bot of neem oil in my dogs shampoo and washed her every 3days with it, and in just over a week the mites were gone.


Brewer's Yeast
Posted by Janice (Coloma, Mi) on 04/28/2011

Sherry, this is very interesting. My dog has had cracked lips (in the corners) for over four years. The vets don't know why she has it but of course want me to give her prednisone. I've been working with a homeopathic vet but still we haven't been able to kick this lip thing. She also has sore hips, sore vulva and her coat looks dingy. I'm going to give her some Brewer's yeast and see what happens because she has also lost the hair under her nose. I have a 100 lb lab mix. So between 12-20 tablets a day for how long? Thanks so much for the great information. I've tried everything else so I'm hoping this will work.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bridget (Strasburg, Colorado) on 04/27/2011

i am a naturopath and I deal with people and not pets. I use and recommend apple cider vinegar to most everyone as it seems to have amazing healing capabilities. I never thought about using on my animals. Duh. One of my pugs that was rescued from a puppy mill came to me with a hot spot on her tail. Within 2 weeks she was covered in hot spots. Vet said she had allergies.

Soon pug #2 with beautiful hair had spots all over her, to the point of bleeding. Vet said pug #2 had allergies as well. I thought this odd since everyone was fine until the puppy mill pug came to live with us. Had a skin scrape done and nothing was found. Many hundreds of dollars later, pug #3 and husky are scratching and have hot spots all over them. Figuring its not allergies but rather mange, mites maybe scabies. I have started using apple cider vinegar on all dogs and myself as I felt a couple of bites on my arms. I will let you know the result. Should have thought of this a long time ago!


Brewer's Yeast
Posted by Donna (Chas, Sc Usa) on 04/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I just cured two half feral (wild) cats with horrible mange/mite infestation on their faces with brewer's yeast powder. First dose on food was extremely generous and next day their faces were almost normal. I think it's important to use good brewer's yeast, but that may just be my opionion. I believe this brand I get were the beets are grown in Europe to be a very good one. Never store in hot or humid place, goes bad.


General Feedback
Posted by Brenda (Conroe, Tx) on 04/21/2011

PLease excuse me if I repeat what someone else said. Demodectic mange IS contagious!!! Mites are alive, and they DO travel!!!!! If you have an area where a dog with demodectic mange, and there is another dog that, within a few minutes, walks over the area, or plays, etc... The next dog CAN get the mange. If a dog has the demodectic mange and touches nose to nose, if the demodex is on the face, it will spread to another dog!!! I had some vets tell me it is not, and some say exactly what I described. Do not think it cannot be spread. It does flare up during puppy growth spurts, stress, and a weak immune system. If a dog has a weak immune system, there is much more of a chance, although any could get demodex. I have had the experience of it spreading from one puppy to another, and they were NOT litter mates! Proof was all I needed! I cleaned and cleaned until all mites were gone!! YES, you do need to clean the area the dog lives in!!! And even spray outside. Better safe than sorry!


Borax, White Vinegar
Posted by Zombina (White City, Oregon) on 04/20/2011

I just wanted to point out that petroleum based products can lead to liver and kidney failure/problems in dogs. Some vinegars are made from a petroleum base. Read the label and be sure that it states it's made from grain alcohol. Otherwise this is a great atricle. :)


Baby Oil, Pyrethrin
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 04/04/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Joe; Pyrethrin is highly toxic to all animals, therefore it's impossible to be a natural substance for anyone, much less animals. Thanks & good luck


Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax, Neem
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma) on 04/03/2011

Doggie Nahi;Wilmington, OH.

I think I read the treatments to be a week apart, but please don't quote me, Im not too sure of where to actually start, my mangy mutt is a kitten(chuckles)she is very hard to hold onto and I have no one to actually help me. I did part of her mid section back but I never got to get to her tail which is also infested, I tried to do her ears where they too are a nasty smelly mess, it's a total nightmare and I know she is in great pain even though I did some of the work she seems to feel better than when I found her as a stray.

I found the original web page in here as to the treatments step by step instructions they are great, but I keep getting lost with so many posts an pages. Keep searching an you will be sure to find the great site, you might want to try a web search?. Good luck


Mange and EMF
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 04/02/2011

Derek; If you go through all these pages & many messages you might come across what you are looking for via someone elses posts where some thing will work for one & maybe not the other, why not give it a try, I did I found eveything I needed and then some and every bit has helped.

Other than that I do not do conventional meds. So why would I want my pets submitted to these new experiments? ;o) good luck


Mange Remedies
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 04/02/2011

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


General Feedback
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 04/02/2011

It's my understanding, Ivermectin is very toxic? and because my kittens immune system is very low she might be at risk for just about any thing. I also understand that at one time there was a recall on frontline?I get my cats flea & tick treatments at a very busy popular herbal store. , I have been using the natural things for way over fifteen years for my self and my animals and hopefully no complaints as of yet. I thought the moral of this story was to try an get away from vets. Expenses?and conventional treatments? when all else fails then I might have to throw the towel in and go to my vet. For help. Thanks


Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt, Local Honey
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 03/30/2011

Can some one tell me an easier way of cleaning mites out of my kittens ears please? I know I cannot use Q-tips and I did use cotton swabs but I can't reach all the way inside and she starts getting feisty. Her fur is full of scabs, I hope this means the mites are dead? I continue to clean every thing in the house, from bed linnen, and every where she sits or lays down to nap. My dogs are going to a groomer the first of next week, I also put Apple Cider Vinegar on their backs, I also gave them a bath in ammonia and they loved it, no reactions from the ammonia either. Thank you.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt, Local Honey
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 03/30/2011

I thought I might add on to my own message's. I have a very strong feeling that this mange/mites suck's all the nutrients as well as the blood from animals(?) that might be why my kitten is so thin and loses weight as fast and as soon as she eats. I have been giving her probiotics called L-Lysine 500 it's good for maintenance of nitetrogen balance, I give her one every day for the first ten to fifteen days, then every other day only because she is small for a kitten an thin. I also hope to wash her down again with Apple Cider Vinegar to get the vit. E off of her, right now she looks like a porcupine, she is supposed to be a real fluffy kitty but because of bald spots, thankfully it's getting to be summer & warmer.

Right now my kitty is sleeping peacefully right on top of my printer next to me, I am so happy to see she isn't itching every few minutes. I just found a small bug with black an red body? it was next to my kitten on my herbal bottle. Would any one have any idea what this is? it just happened to be in the area of my kitten right after I washed her? Ewwww thats some scary.

Thank you so much for this wonderful site.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt, Local Honey
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma. Usa) on 03/30/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have found some great things in here, I was just considering puting this kitten to sleep because she had so many illnesses, she would eat and throw it up but it was the hair balls she threw up, then to top things off I didn't know what mange was or even seen it to know, this kitty was a stray and it looked as though she had chewed on her skin so much I couldn't tell what she had, then I came into this site and found out exactly what she has, everything I put on her she laps it right off no matter what it is, I just put mayonaise on her and she loves it(chuckles) it's hard to occupy her time & mind while I am trying to treat her, she was eating her cat food while I put the mayo. On her then she came to eat the mayo. But she is a sweet little girl and worth saving her life, all in all she is doing a 100% better since this site & treatments than when I found her. I changed cat food over to Newman's own(Paul Newman/grandaughter) the food is all home grown and organic, my cat was starving, very thin, I have fed her six or more times a day until she has gained quite a bit of weight. And because the food is all natural as well as organic she is doing great thanks to this wonderful god send of a site. Thank you Ted ;o)


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 03/29/2011

I always knew that dogs had mange but but not cats(?) I never got to see what it looked like first hand until I just saw the picture of mange on a dog in this chat forum. I have been trying to find out what my kitten has, I found her as a stray roaming aimlessly around certain streets, I looked at her sores and thought it was where she keeps biting her self, then I saw this black mite come out of her fur/how gross, I have tried about every thing including dawn dish liquid there are white sores all over her body then some black sores I'm assuming are the mites. I'm going to have to try everything until I find a remedy and first is the Apple Cider Vinegar with warm water. I am constantly cleaning everything with either amonia or bleach. Thanks to every one here for your input, it's been a god send for this site. I cannot afford a vet only to find I'm back to square one still looking for the same remedies. Thanks....... ;o)


Hydrogen Peroxide, Hand Sanitizer
Posted by Nova (Frederick, Maryland) on 01/12/2011

Please dont use hand sanitizer. It has an alcohol base and will be painful. If you follow the borax and peroxide solution suggested Im sure you will be successful and your baby will be thankful*


General Feedback
Posted by Cara (Colorado Springs, Co) on 01/02/2011

Short of wrestling on the floor with my dogs and waiting to see if I get bites, how do I know when their Mange is completely cured?


General Feedback
Posted by Gromit (Portsmouth, Ri Usa) on 12/29/2010

This is for Jenn from Memphis who wrote in on 11/03.

Hi Jenn,
Wanted to respond to your post - and hope that your dog is doing better. Am passing along my experience with MANGE in hopes that it will help people and their pets. You mentioned you thought you were killing your dog bc of the dogs crying. I just wanted to reassure you that you are not killing your dog. The terrible crying is probably from the mange- the mites burrow into the skin and bite- basically driving your dog mad.

I have just finished ( I hope)a 10 month long battle with scabies/mange. For the first 8 months and 10 visits to the vet my dog was misdiagnosed and my bank account drained by thousands. During this time I tried baths, sprays, benadryl, antibiotic ointments, pills from the vet, steroid injections and the list goes on. NOTHING gave my dog relief- and during this whole time he howled and cried constantly unless he was busy eating himself alive and throwing himself against walls because he was so distressed. He lost all of his hair- skin broken, bumpy, raw, bite and scratch marks. It was terrible and I thought many times about putting him to sleep because he was miserable and until he was diagnosed I thought I was killing him.

As it turns out the vet trt for mange if caught early is pretty straightforward, effective, and inexpensive. Since mange is difficult for the vet to see unless they do a biopsy (scrapings rarely show the mite)a diagnosis is usually the response to treatment. The treatment is Revolution which is a topical like Frontline and Ivermectin. Then there are other washes and dips I am not familiar with. My dog was out of his mind- and would bite anything near him- including me. He was in so much pain he did not know what he was doing. The itching was also far worse at nite- I am told that this is bc the mites are more active at nite. If you can afford to go to the vet now and start these treatments you will save money in the long run bc you will avoid the secondary skin infections which will require antibiotics and further treatment. If your vet recommends treatment with Revolution and it is too expensive - Pfizer is the company that makes Revolution and they may have some financial programs available to help with cost. Good luck and don't give up. You can email me directly as well @melaniejsmith(at)cox(dot)net


Hydrogen Peroxide, Hand Sanitizer
Posted by Mclovin (Gainesville, Fl) on 12/03/2010
1 out of 5 stars

I'm not an expert, but I'm not sure that this is the best combination. Why not just go with the recommendations of hydrogen peroxide and borax? It seems to be decently well documented, and looks like many people have had success with it. Good luck!


Hydrogen Peroxide, Hand Sanitizer
Posted by Cynthia (Kissimmee, Florida) on 12/01/2010

I have a pit bull with the red mange- reason for me knowing exactly what he has is its the breeder has 2 of his brothers from the same litter and they both have this as well. I at this moment have a tight budget and cannot afford to take my poor pup to the vet and decided to do research since this has to do with bacteria and mites I thought of peroxide and hand sanitizer which both kill bacteria and will hopefully suffocate the mites. I drenched and rubbed my dog from head to toe with peroxide and waited about 10-15 min then rinsed it off and then waited another 10 min and rubbed the hand sanitizer and left it on all last night. When I woke up this morning he was jumping and wagging his tail, he is still scratching and bleeding because he had gotten really bad, but I hope this will start to help until I try all the other stuff I have read on here. I cried my butt off doing this to him and he never once yelped or ran away from me, so I believe I must be doing something safe. If anyone thinks I might be harming my baby please let me know, or if any suggestions please help me, I don't want him to be put down..

General Feedback
Posted by Jenn (Memphis, Tn) on 11/03/2010

I've been using the remedy for mange because I thought my puppy had mange, due to excessive biting/itching/chewing/whining and screaming. She does not have fleas and I thought she was probably too young for allergies (at 9 weeks old) She has the hair thinning like with mange. I used the remedy once, and the next day she was screaming/biting/chewing again. So I used the remedy the next day, but with vinegar instead. This seemed to help somewhat... She didn't itch as much and her skin turned white again (instead of hot pink! )

I waited one day and then I woke up itching all over. I cleaned my entire house, thinking we were getting the mites. I mopped, vacuumed after sprinkling diatomaceous earth, washed her bedding/toys and blankets. I sprayed the mixture outside where she lays and plays. I dumped it all over my porch, where she lays. Today, she woke up screaming and howling again, itching like mad, two days after the last application. So I bathed her again. This time her skin peeled off. She has horrible sores all over her body now, bright red patchy skin and swelling. WHAT DID I DO WRONG? Did I use the mixture too often? She just keeps itching like crazy. Maybe it's not mange? I haven't taken her to the vet to make 100% sure. Any advice or help would be GREATLY appreciated. I am scared I am killing her and I feel so sorry for her with the pain and suffering I know she is in!! Oh, Benadryl (antihistamine) does help her sleep at night. Should I continue with that? Thanks!!

General Feedback
Posted by Kathy A (Browns Valley, California, Usa) on 10/11/2010

I tried Ted's hydrogen peroxide, borax, and water solution last year on my 2-year old German Shepard after several visits to the vet with no relief. The mites went from her feet to her face (eye brows and ears). Nothing helped until I used this solution. This year the same thing happened again. I've been dipping her feet in a jar of this solution and stopped the spread so far. My question is.... What is causing this recurrence? The vet says it could be an environmental allergy that we will have to deal with forever.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Andrea (Huntington Beach, Ca/usa) on 09/17/2010

I just sprayed my pug with this solution and I am hoping it works. She is an itchy mess and the vet just says she has allergies. I have my fingers crossed. Thanks for the information!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Mayonnaise
Posted by Cka (Washington, Missouri) on 09/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

WHO Knew......... This works..... I have done my border collie 2 times, 12 hours apart and the difference is nothing less than amazing. This took so little money, energy and risk... It did take alittle time. Soooooo unreal that this was the answer all along...... THANK YOU SO MUCH....


Sea Water, Calabash, Lime
Posted by Manicou River Resort (Tanetane, Portsmouth, Dominica) on 09/01/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Sea Water, Calabash, Lime
Posted by Manicou River Resort (Tanetane, Portsmouth, Dominica) on 08/17/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Keoki (Angeles City, Philippines) on 06/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

hi! just want to say that i tried this apple cider vinegar to my dog(toy poodel) for the last month he suffer from mange...then i found this site and tried this apple cider vinegar...for 5 days now...and guez what?! it works! my dogs hair now is growing back...just want to say thanks you...

xoxo
keoki


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Lisa (Wichita Falls, Texas) on 06/14/2010

Tina, I have only used DE in food for parasites in the body of pets. Mange is a mite, but it is under the skin, so I don't see how the DE would help. DE looks like flour, but it is actually something that comes out of the ocean and is ground up .It is like fiber glass to bugs. It scratches their body when that come in contact with it and they basically just dry up! For mange all I have ever used is cotton balls and plain old cooking oil. I just rub the oil everywhere that the pet's hair is getting thin. I do this twice a day for about a week or so. If the mange is bad, then it will have to be put on longer. But, if they lick it, it will not make them sick! If there are any scabby places that they can get with the mange, I just put peroxide 3 times a day until the places are well. Oil will get on things, so I just put an old blanket or something for them to lay on. I would rather do this than to put something on them that will make them sick. Any questions-email at [email protected]


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Tina (Toledo, Ohio, Usa) on 06/06/2010

Please tell me how you put it on. Mixed with water, what ratio if so, what ever. Thanks


Vegetable Oil
Posted by Lisa (Wichita Falls, Texas) on 05/27/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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 [email protected]. This worked every time!! Even with a couple of my rescue babies!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Mayonnaise
Posted by Louis (Orange, Ca) on 05/05/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I am a 66 year old senior with an 11 year old dog. We are both a couple of old dogs. I just used a home remedy of Apple Cider Vinegar & mayonaise on the hot spots on my dog & (mange) his itiching seemed to go away immediately. I then put the ACV in a spray bottle with water and a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide and sprayed the carpet and his bedding. I gave my dog a bath and shampooed the carpet. I put 2 tablespoons of ACV in his food and he licked his bowl clean. took him to the park and dabbed mayonaise(2 tablespoons-suffocates the Mites)on his chest where the red spots were and the itiching and then brought him home and gave him a good bath. I washed his bedding and then sprayed it with ACV, water, H202. I have not heard him scratching since. Lou

Raw Meat and Bone Diet, MSM
Posted by Ann (Poplarville, Ms) on 05/04/2010

I was reading that you can help with the mange with MSM-that comes in milk -can you give a dog milk -my vet said no



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