I have been fostering a yorkie terrirer he is about a yr old and when I picked him up they said he had dermodex. I had no clue what it was, but the poor little guy was a mess! he was completely bald and scabby.... I took him home with meds from vet and thought what the heck am I getting myself into. Well 4 months later.... I researched it and its a immune desease more then anything....I started bathing him regularly in oatmeal shampoo, giving hime lots of salmon and garlic and then I statrted giving him atratylodes rhizome 5gms daily also asian ginseng root, licorice root, and ginger root.... I took him for a check-up a month after I started all this with him and the vet couldn't believe the difference!He has hair again ....he has gained 12oz's and is doing much better I have also heard acne meds work it's a long road with this stuff but definitely working to boost the immune system is the key.
Cat mange cure:
I rescued a cat with mange and struggled with it all summer. It seemed cured but kept on scratching, then my other cats began to catch it. I tried everything, advantage, hydrogen peroxide, Scratchex, ACV, essential oils.
Then last week I heard a doctor on the radio talking about Oregano oil to cure upper respiratory symptoms. I bought some tiny oil caplets, and in desperation, gave one to my cat with mange. In two days it's totally on the wane, no more scratching.
The vet only med, Revolution, is a heartworm med, Intervectin that acts from within to kill the mites. That's what gave me the idea to give them Oregano Oil, and it's been immediately effective. When they have mites on their face you cannot treat with other things, and bathing is definitely something they hate. This seems to be an immediate cure.
Hope it works for you.
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.
I tried many times the borax and hydrogen peroxide on my very large german shephard. I found it helped but never cured and also was very difficult to apply to a large dog. Also i believe if I heal him from within it would be a long term solution. From what i read mange is due to w eakened system allowing the mites that are there anyway, but in very small numbers, to multiply into an infectious state.
By giving him all raw meat and bones and occasionally putting in shredded carrot and egg in his food, it helped. But what has finally done it is putting MSM powder in his food an drinking water. It is such a relief after struggling with this problem for around a year. i had seen two vets and got products sent from overseas. But the diet and the MSM is definitely the answer. It overall creates a healthier dog anyway. It is to me the only way, as washes and chemicals dont change the enviroment internally that let it happen initially
(San Jose, CA)
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
(St. Petersburg, Florida, United States)
Sarcoptic Mange Remedies
Sarcoptic Mange & Allergy, Lime-Sulphur Dip
One of my two dogs (Rex) has got Sarcoptic Mange and has probably infected the other one by now. Unfortunately Rex is allergic to both Ivermectin and Amitraz. We live in Malawi and those are the only drugs available. I have now been able to get a lime-sulphur dip but it is for plants. The active ingredient is polysulphide sulphur 320g/l. Can I use that? If so, how should I dilute it? If not: what can I do?
The other dog, (Pumpkin) apart from having been infected with the mange, is allergic to I don't know what. We suspect it is something in the garden. (The dogs stay outside.) She has wounds on her paws from chewing and red spots, like pimples on the soft part of her belly. The vet here recommended cortisone in low dosage given daily and ongoing. The other vet here suggested anti-histamines. On top of that we have been washing the paws regularly and applied antiseptic cream but none of this really works. I am not happy about that as I think she can't be on pills forever. I have now heard about homeopathic drops that might help but don't have a name. Do you know about these? Or do you have any other suggestions? Please help, my dogs are in really bad shape! Thanks a lot
EC: Hi Elke,
A few people may have reported sarcoptic mange cures using Ted's borax and hydrogen peroxide remedy on this page: https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/dog_mange_cure.html
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
(Tanetane, Portsmouth, Dominica)
How do I use sodium perborate for mange. I read how to use the H202 borax, but there are no instructions for sodium perborate.
Thank you, PatSt. Louis MO
Aug 07 I had a boxer born here in roatan with her 3rd time with demodec mange. she is one of 5 in her litter and at 8 months old she was the only one alive. She would go to a vet for 3 weeks, come back with no hair. the hair grew back 6weeks later and then the mange came back. after 2 times I was desperate. I researched out a holistic vet I found in N Miami beach (Dr. Bernstein). he and worked very closely with remedies and baths of coconut oil. he now tells me that she was hours from death. I thought of putting her down but I just could not give up on her. I got my remedy kit from him and fed her one kind of meat and nothing else. her ears were so swollen they didn't bend, her eyes were so swollen she could not see out of them and the puss oozing was terrible. her skin was bleeding and scabby and she was all bones. We used hepar, sulphur, other remedies. A year later she is happy playing, her hair has grown back, she looks great and I am so happy i didnt have to put her down. DONT GIVE UP ON YOUR DOG WITH MANGE. PLEASE.
EC: Hmmm.... the name of your vet sounds very familiar. In fact, it may have been 10 years ago that I called Dr. Bernstein for a consultation about my malamute, who was having terrible neck problems. (I lost the name and # years ago unfortunately.) He also recommended a raw food diet and some homeopathic remedies, which did wonders for Rajah. If you still have a contact phone # for him, would you please send it in to EC? Thanks!
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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
When I was a small child my puppy got mange from a stray cat, My grandmother used a paste of Sulfer powder and bacon greese applyed daily until all signs were gone on puppy. It was plyable and stuck to skin and fur. I dont know exact ammounts sorry. But it worked and we never had problems again.
We have cured two family dogs with a paste of flowers of sulfur powder (bought at feed store) and vegetable oil. These were separate occurrences, years apart). Each time they had been diagnosed by the vet, and we had used the prescribed medication without results. When we used the sulfer & oil treatment the results were fast and complete.
Sulfur We always used powder sulfur for dog mange. Mix with any oil and apply. Will stop the itching at once and a cure in a few days. Never once did it fail to work. Powder sulfur costs about 2 bucks and will last awhile. Simple and affective.
Hello, After reading angies story about her rescuing 2 puppies from the hurricane, after reading on to find out they had mange i realised that's what my dog had. i followed her instructions and was expecting a huge bill to have to pay to get rid of the mange but i was surprised to find how little it cost and works. using human shampoo containing sulphur i am so pleased to see my dog happy and playful again, its made me so happy and it only took 1 wash with shampoo, i used head and shoulders and it work. many many thanks to this website and specially to Angie. Thanks.