I am looking for a cure for both types of mange for my Shar Pei dogs.
By Kelly from CA
Lime sulfur is a liquid sold for peach leaf curl. Add 2 tbls per pint of water. This is enough for dip or total wet down including feet. Do not put in eyes. A garden sprayer works well. Use every day for a while, then cut back. Then use 2 x week for awhile followed by 1 x a week for awhile. This will immediately help in stopping of itch and stink. It smells like sulfur only when wet. This process is best done outside if it is not too cold.
It is an inexpensive old fashioned vet remedy my vet taught me years ago when I brought home a bald dog from Mexico. She turned out to be a lab mix. She had both mange types, ringworm, was malnourished, pregnant, and had big bloody cracks by her swollen shut eyes. It took awhile, but she cleared up and was the most wonderful pal for a lot of years. You could try a change of diet. No vaccines or the immune system will never recover. You want to build the immune system not destroy it. Absolutely no corn, wheat, or soy. They are so worth it and provide faithful love. (12/15/2010)
Please take your dog to the vet. Treatment does not have to be expensive. I am currently fostering a 14 month old Italian Greyhound that was owner surrendered to a shelter after home treatments failed. The poor dog has no hair and skin infections. Early treatment by a vet could have prevented the situation. Call around and find a vet that will treat inexpensively. Please! (12/31/2010)
The answer to my prayers awaited at my local feed store for less than $15.00. Long story, short, I have a miniature Dachshund that I believe has the mange from everything I've read and we have tried every home remedy we could find online or elsewhere that we could cram into our budget. We finally looked at our local feed store and asked them. They only had 1 thing, an 8 ounce bottle of mange medicine (called Happy Jack, believe it or not). We took it home, "washed" her crusty little head with warm water and a wash rag to remove the crust so the stuff could sink in, put on rubber gloves (like the bottle said) and opened up the bottle. Although sulfur is the active ingredient the smell wasn't so bad. You just rub it in with a firm finger massage in the affected areas and let it dry. It kind of absorbs like lotion.
After 1 use, the crusty stuff was gone and her little head was soft again. After 2 uses the smell she had has lessened and the redness is much better. She's more social and she's scratching a lot less. This is only day 3 for us, but I know there are other people out there who can't afford a vet who are going through this same thing and I had to say something. I can't believe how much better she's doing. (01/08/2011)
Buy a bottle of neem oil from your local health food store. It may appear solid in the bottle. Place it in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes until it has liquified. Mix this to a ratio of 5ml neem oil to 100ml of hypo allergenic dog shampoo. Be sure to mix very well. Wash all affected areas three times a week. You will be amazed at the recovery rate. Improve the diet of the dog, reduce any stresses and regular treatment may eventually be reduced to once a month. Neem oil is an amazing natural product from the Indian continent used for many skin problems including human scabies for thousands of years. Good luck! (01/22/2011)
I would like to thank the poster (Maredman) who recommended Nu Stock. I had spent about $6,000.00 on three different vets over a 4 year period of time, who all wanted to drug my Husky. We went along with each one's remedy. Only to still have the poor thing still itching and loosing more and more hair. I was at the end of my rope when I came across this site and Markedman's post.
We applied the Nu Stock 3 times using only one $14.95 tube (with a little left over) and our Husky has stopped itching, stopped crying from the insatiable itch, and had grown hair back in places it has been gone for long while now.
To the people who post on here that they have worked for a vet for X amount of years, or that you should give your pet to someone who will care about it, I say they must be vets looking to make even more money off of pet owners who are willing to do anything to help their pet! Do not listen to them.
Nu Stock has worked so well for our pet I would recommend it to anyone, and have! I'd like to thank markedman for his post and the picture of the product I needed. By the way I checked their web site to see who sold it in my area, funnest thing about that one of the vet's we took our pet to was listed. I called and asked if they carried it. The answer was no. Hum, makes me wonder why $14.95 compared to 300.00 to 500.00 each visit! To this day we don't know exactly what caused the problem, we were told numerous things. Anything from hot spots to thyroid!
Thanks again to this site and Markedman's post! (01/23/2011)
The purpose of any medicine to cure mange is to suffocate or kill the tiny parasite causing the problem. This is the reason the old oil works. This is also the reason that any medicine that "coats" the areas will work. I have use athletes foot medicine in the tube on our dogs and it works. I would think even Vaseline would work. (02/25/2011)
K9cats I don't agree with you on this my dog of 16 yrs has lived through mange with the home remedies and when I took him into a vet they just said we have to put him down. I wasn't gonna let them do that so I did some home remedies as in hydrogen peroxide, and borax. Also I did liquid lime sulfur and they worked better then a vet would ever do. So maybe you need to go back to school and get it right this time. Oh yeah, my mom is a vet and she said go ahead with the home remedies. Because we can't help your dog he'll die before we can help him. (03/29/2011)
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