You may call it mange, or any other name that describes the itching, biting, redness that your pet may be going thru. This really bothered me.... To see my pet suffering, each day seemed to be worse for her, then reading about mange, I tried the borax(20 mule team and hydrogen peroxide this mixture saved my dogs skin, and my mind. You dont rinse this off, and when mixed well doesnt create a mess. Just use small towels to do this. It may take 2 separate applications, but it was well worth it. my pets hair returned, &she healed nicely.
Clinton, Mt, Usa
My dog has bumps on her upper lip, vet gave us a topical spray which seem to be working; plus we purchase ceramic bowls and dumped the plastic but she is getting them back any ideas?
Lanham, Maryland, USA
We have an 8 year old schnauzer who has developed scaly skin (yuck! ) I found your site, it was suggested to put some coconut oil in her food and rub it on her spots.... IT WORKS! In just 4 days we see a major change! The only draw back is... Our one year old puppy likes to lick it off her back and she isn't a fan of being licked! :)
Perfect! No medication... A natural fix!
My large mixed breed dog developed open sores all over her body, her hair around the sores came out in clumps. The vet(s) prescribed Pregnazone, Tipol, and antibotics. Over a year's time and almost $3,000.00 later, the sores were multiplying. After the second round of Pregnazone, she would lose bladder control when she went to sleep. It embarassed her greatly. When the vet wanted to "try" more Pregnazone I refused and changed vets. The new vet wanted to start the whole routine over. My poor baby itched and whimpered most of the time. I was at a terrible decision. I couldn't seem to get her any help and she was miserable. I considered having her put down to get her some relief from the continual sting and itching over most of her body for the past year.
I decided if women can use iodine douche for yeast infections, then I'd try a tiny bit on my sweet girl. I put Povidone-Iodine Solution, 10% (Equate brand from Walmart) into a spray bottle and lightly squirted each sore, allowed the place to dry and applied Monistat Vaginal Cream. She was immediately relieved and for the first time in a year, did not whimper and scratch all night. I applied this treatment morning and night, after a week there was noticable improvement to the affected places.
I changed from Monistat cream to Coconut Oil. The results were even quicker. After another week of the 2x day treatment (using Coconut Oil) she was so improved we only did the treatments in the evening. The sores were healed over in about two months and completely gone in 3 months. I continued to apply Coconut Oil to the spots where the hair was trying to grow back in for another month.
When I told the vet what I had done he said what he prescribed was more potent than the "mess" I was using. All I can say is that for over a year now she has not had any signs of sores, and the "mess" I used worked whereas all the prescriptions the vets used did nothing but make her lose bladder control. My sweet girl is back to being herself, happy and healthy.
I have a wonderful 12 year old American Bulldog who had a bleeding tongue problem a little over a year ago. He had to be stitched twice and placed on soft food. We stopped feeding him Iams Lamb and Rice Kibble and switched to boiled ground beef, rice and a can of beef and vegetables (twice a day). Ever since the change in diet he began to develop lumps on his back and sides. They turned into large scabs that bled when they fell off.
Our vet thought he had Staph infection and placed him on antibiotics for 9 weeks. Some healed but others remained and now more large scabs on his sides. I just realized that the problem began when we switched him to the boiled ground beef. It might be coincidental but I'm not sure.
I have slowly but surely weaned him off the beef and back on the Iams lamb and rice with a can of lamb as he had eaten for 11 years with no problem. I hope this works and maybe this was only an allergic reaction to the beef.
He is acting fine, eating well and not even itching with these scabs. Has anyone ever heard of this? We are hoping this reconciles itself because no one is sure what this is and how to cure it.
Thank you for any feedback. It's greatly appreciated.
Best to all of you,
St. Jospeh, Mi
I have a mix breed hound that has had skin problems for several years. After alot of vet bills I have found that a rice and raw veg. diet has worked wonders. I mix it with a dog food that I have found that is additive free (no colors, additives). It has made the biggest difference. A friend who had not seen my dog in over 6 monthes came to visit an ask what happened to the old dog I use to have. I was so happy to point and say "There she is!' She has now switched her dogs to the food I use and makes her food as well. My friend is a breeder and shows; and the food is called ____ Choice and is affordable and was developed by a vet.
Dog's licking feet. Has been tested; no yeast and no bacteria. Have tried many holistic herbs and oils!
Hope, Bc, Canada
We have a shepherd mix dog (female, 10 years old, 65 /- lbs). She developed a calous looking spot on the outside of her elbow some time ago but we've noticed lately she's been licking at it a lot. We found it bleeding a couple weeks ago and treated it topically and she continues to lick at it.
I've seen it over and over on older dogs and just assumed its an age thing. I've checked out her entire body and it is only on her elbow.
Any feedback of what it is and a way to give our pup some relief would be appreciated..Thank you!
Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
I have a small female dog that is very cute but she has a natural fishy odor. I usually have to keep her outdoors due to this. Only it is cold now so I bring her in at night and keep her in a box full of warm blankets. She is not super furry. She would probably look like a hairless Chihuahua if she had no hair. When I bathe her she will smell nice and fresh with no hint of an odor at all, but this lasts for only one day, then the following day she stinks again? I should have named her Mackerel! Her name is Maggie! I have never had this problem with a dog ever before? I have shampooed her and used vinegar like a friend suggested but that doesn't help either. Has anyone had this problem before? HELP!
Hope Bc Canada
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
I have a beautiful dog. He is a mix of akita and white shephard. The problem I have is that he chews all the time, and his coat is sparse on his back side, and he has very dry skin back there. I have treated him with everything the vet gave and nothing, the problem still exists. I have treated him for fleas, bugs, whatever. He was dipped for mange and all. He really smells bad too. Even after treating for fleas I read that you could use dawn dish soap to get rid of fleas too, because he keeps chewing I decided to do this and guess what more fleas.
I heard to put peroixide on his irritated areas to stop the itching, did that and it worked for about a day and he is back at it.
I am going to try the wormer thing and see if that works but in the mean time I have dog hair all over the house and really feel bad that he chews all the time. I know he must be going crazy.
The vet wanted to put him on steroids, I am a nurse and know what they do to humans, I don't want my dog on them. Any help or ideas?
I took a cat from a family who was ready to have a baby and they didnt have the money to help take care of it anymore....
The cat was full of postules, its neck area was broken out in a perfect circle, which I suspect a flea collar was used... these bumps were all over the cat..the kind of bumps that if the scab came off, there would be a pit of flesh that would bleed really badly.
I suspected one of two things...fleas or food allergy or stress combined with both. No fleas on the whole cat, whatsoever.But they had been feeding it the cheapest possible pet food, so I switched it, but still the bumps stayed...so of course, I figured they were infected. Mind you the vet appointment is in two weeks.
So I took a medicine dose syringe without the needle, that you get at the pharmacy for giving kids their meds. I filled this half way with peroxide and then I put it around the cats neck and squirted it right on the sores....then I massaged it in, and then let the cat sit for about 7 seconds, and watched to make sure it would not lick the peroxide off. Then I took a washrag, a soft one, and wiped it off, it has done its job, so I wiped it all off.
You have to be fast, because a cat doesn't appreciate any kind of treatment whatsoever,regarding anything that resembles water.
So anyway the next couple of days I notice the bumps are completely gone or else mostly gone. There are some areas on the hind end that are still there and I have yet to do.
In addition to this, I got some fish in a can at the dollar store.., it was in tomoato sauce and it wasnt tuna but it looked like it. I put it out on a plate and chopped it for the cats to eat. They did and I feel this oil in the fish also helped. I was also trying to see if the cat was allergic to fish.
When I went back and looked at the ingredients in the old cat food, there was a lot of grains and corn and stuff. So it needed meat supplementation. I didnt feel like buying a bottle of fish oil pills and hiding them in a pill pocket because this cat is so unsocial she needed something to glory in and eating the fish was a great reward for the peroxide flushing of the sores.....
Bless her heart. I know doctors dont like peroxide, bt it is still good to use when you take care that they dont swallow it.
A note : A while back I was bitten really deeply by a rat, one of my pets....a rescue from the shelter...and it was betasine I soaked my finger in two times a day for fifteen minutes and the doctor said it was the cleanest deepest bite wound he had ever seen. Of course I still had to get a tetanus shot though, because it was time.
Any recommendations on what I can use to clear impetigo on my dogs lower chin? Doctor not sure what it is red bumps and I can squeeze and a little pus comes out.. Getting better one day and then the next doesn't look too good. Now my male pup has a few which leads me to believe it is impetigo. Is Demasil good? I have been treating with peroxide. Getting very frustrated. Please help.
Muncie, In Us
Would like some feedback for my dog's inflammation. My dog was diagnosed with bone cancer in his front leg over 3 years ago and I treated him naturally and he is still here. My problem is his leg where the cancer was is inflamed. I was using Rymadal and it worked well except for the fact that it blocks the Cox-2 that cause the inflammation but along with that it blocks the Cox-1 factor and this cause the stomach lining to bleed and also it is hard on the liver and kidneys. I have tried all kinds of natural remedys: omega's, Chondroitin, Glucosamine, Bromaline to Tumeric, quercerin you name it, but can't get the same results as Rymadal. Anybody have any suggestions?
I want to thank you all for your comments and pet stories and will try all but the motor oil treatment (although I too have heard it works). I adopted an 8 year old (so they say) shih tzu male.
He has been shedding and scratching and butting himself and has a terrible smell. Cannot afford to take him to vet. Vets are very expensive and not always helpful and the meds they prescribe are very costly also.
Thanks again. I am so glad for the Internet!
Hi, reading about the allergies. Start with a grain & gluten free diet. So, no kibble!!! Raw or home-cooked with lots of meat and veggies, pureed (1 of our dogs spits out the peas and corn!). I do not give pork- just in case that causes the allergy. I also give our 3 dogs a teaspoon of minced garlic- flea & tick deterrent-, sunflower oil- the best for Vitamin E - and ACV
1 of our dogs is very itchy. Had to put him on prednisone till I received my homeopatic remedy Psorinum. I have to wait now for a few weeks before I can start this remedy. This remedy is apperently very useful for most skin issues and also treating mange!
Hope this is helpfull.