Are the instructions for demodex, or sarcoptic mange, or both?
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.
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!
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?
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!!
(Portsmouth, Ri Usa)
(Johannesburg, South Africa)
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.
Sarcoptic Mange: I think our Shetland Sheepdog has had mange for about a year. Took 3 separate visits to the vet to get it diagnosed and he has put her on Invectin. It appears to be killing her. I have printed out about 20 of your home remedies and we will start immediately to see if we can save Scout's life. I will let you know what, if anything, has worked. This site has given me some hope.
I am in rescue & with 8-9 dogs most of the time I run into all kinds of problems. I have had serious side effects from meds so- I have mostly gone natural.
My Benji got ringworm 4 years ago & then mange & bacteria infection. Got rid of the RW but for 4 years the mange & bacteria has come & gone every few month. Yes I tried the borax 7etc & it works but he kept getting it back. Finally I insisted on an allergy test.The vet said no way is that the problem but i INSISTED!!!!!!
Sure enough he had lots of allergies & mostly foods. I had him on a really good holistic dog food. BUT His allergies were beef-fish-barley oats- potatoes - sweet potatoes- lamb - grass- dust mites to name a few.
I immediately changed foods. He now gets chicken & rice only - no perservatives & no treats unless they are chicken. Guess what he has been great for 6 months - back to his old self. Yes he has scars & always will as he had it so bad he bleed all the time from the sores. But this was the culprit. So if you have skin problems check for allergies - ivemectin & antibotics for 4 years without stop. That's not good.
I also sprayed him with collidal silver & it also works.
On my dog I had tried everything available except for Ivermectin. I decided To Shampoo my dog with Glover's Medicated Shampoo, and I brushed all the scabs and flakes off. I then greased him with the Glover's dandruf oil for scalp and hair. It's available in liquid. I first noticed the next day he was flea free. Three days later I repeated my steps, shampoo with the Glover's medicated shamoo, brush away flakes and scabs and oil him with the liquid medicine for scalp and hair. Well, the fleas are gone, and the mange is leaving. Hair has started growing back in areas and he isn't scratching all night. This is an enexpensive treatment and it works. ALso, I went to the feed store and got some sulfur and put it out in the backyard where the dog is. SO far so good
My chocolate lab was a rescue dog. I took her to the vet for spaying and various shots and pills.A week later she lost all her hair. I mean she was a mexican hairless, and scratching all the time. She was tested for both manges..negative. put on special shampoo and diet nothing. I forgot to give her her second dose of heartworm medicine and her hair started to grow back i have not given her her heart medicine and $4,000 later she's fine.Will garlic work for heart worms, I now have a black lab puppy i am giving garlic to for worms.
Years ago, I had a kenneled Dachshund become mangy. I used Herbettes For Pets - had to order it from California. Tucked it into gooseliver and fed it daily to all my Doxies, and it cleared right up and haired over. The Herbettes also got rid of worms. Good stuff. Kind of expensive, but worth it.
I forget which type of mange it was, but the vet said it was sometimes incurable and gave me something like wallpaper cleaner to plaster on it after a DAILY bath ! I skipped the bath,and the medicine which I tho't was hopeless, and the Herbettes cleared it up. It also cleared up the eyes on a Toy Poodle. The vet had tho't an operation would be necessary, but it wasn't and the eye returned from foggy to normal looking.
Dog Mange: Just poured liberal amount of common household peroxide on infected area. started to work immediately, very glad I looked at this site, thank you all. Norm
(Newland, North Carolina)
i have found giving dog rubdown with 3% peroxide cures skin diseases very quickly, he will scratch and itch for awhile but it will clean up his skin in less then 3 days, i have street puppy in philippines and used peroxide and could not beleive how fast his fur grew back i used small cotton and swabbed the peroxide on the worst spots first then next day put it in my hand and rubbed it all over
(Montague, New Jersey)
(Chennai, Tamilnadu, india)
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. )
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..