Remedies for Dog Mange

Before trying any home remedy for mange, it's important to check with your veterinarian. This guide contains remedies for mange.


February 9, 2011 Flag
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I had a litter of puppies that got puppy mange. I tried everything to get rid of it and nothing worked. So I tried hibbi scrub which worked a treat. It cleared the mange up in 2 weeks. You just fill your bath up, pop a bit in, and bathe the puppies 2-3 times a week. It's very cheap too. I also have a Pointer that gets skin problems every so often, so I do the same with her. A quick bath and it's all cleared up again.

By Becky

Editor's Note: Chlorhexadine is the active ingredient in Hibbi Scrub and other skin cleaners.

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This above site is a place you could order it from

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December 9, 2013 Flag
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Borax laundry soap! It can be found at Wal-Mart in the laundry aisle for less then $4. It's a multi purpose cleaning agent. Works wonders. This is only a topical remedy.

Please note: DO NOT USE BORIC ACID. It will kill your dog! Please do not use this! It's used to bait and kill roaches and other pests. I can understand how this can be confusing. Most people have never heard of borax even though its been around since 1891.


This home remedy is cheap and easy to do. I have treated my dogs as well as with this method. It will work as long as you keep up with it.

Good luck!


  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup borax*

*Add BORAX until it will not dilute any longer in solution. It does not take a lot. Solution should have a dark milky look.


  1. Mix solution well in a bowl. Apply generously with wash cloth to infected areas.
  2. Do not rinse off, let solution dry. Try to refrain your dog from licking until completely dry.

    DO NOT use near "eyes". It will burn your pet's eyes.
  3. This needs to be applied every other or third day, depending on the severity of your dog condition, for six to eight weeks. If you do not treat every other day or the mange isn't completely gone, it "will" come back and spread.
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This will dry your dog's skin out. If you feel your pet is still uncomfortable, use plain olive oil to moisturize your pet's skin.

Children's Benadryl helps your dog with the itching, scratching and chewing but do NOT give to your pet everyday!

Another thing to try as well as using the borax solution is vitamins such as fish oils, vitamin C, E, etc. Mange is a immune deficiency problem. Your pet's immune system may not be strong enough to fight the nasty little mites off.

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February 5, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you so much Brian. You were very thorough with the borax mix.

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December 21, 2012 Flag
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I have a four month old Chow and Akita mix. I've had her since she was 12 weeks old. I luv her to death. I've tried everything, even vet trips it clear up the mange and then it comes back. When she was younger she was around a dog with mange.

I rescued her from the previous owner, who had a dog who had a litter of five that they let run in the road. I am an animal lover, hard core, so I took all the puppies, all five, in and bathed them, wormed them, and found them all homes.

It wasn't till Nikita was 3 months old, that I noticed her hair was starting to fall out. I changed her diet, shampoo, and would wash her bedding once or twice depending on the type of day, but I'd say it is getting worse.

She's had all her shots except rabies which she won't get till she's six months. I've taken her to the vet and they assumed it was an allergy, so I changed her food again to Puppy Chow.

It's just getting worse, now she's missing hair on her feet, face, tail, chest, etc. I went to my local farm store called Gliders in Griffin Vanceboro they gave me Bannix to try. I saw some improvement. Her hair started growing back, but then after a week it stopped so I decided to go back and they gave me this yellowish mange shampoo for sarcoptic mange and I have gone through two bottles. I see her hair growing back, but I'm looking into home remedies because I either have that crazy amount of money to pay it their treatments aren't going to work.

I had called the pound to see what they would do and they told me they would come get her, but they would only keep her for 4 days then put her down. I said a few choice words after bursting in to tears and decided against it. I love her so much she's like my kid. I can't and won't, so please can anybody help me with any advice. I am willing to try. I just want her better. Thanks.

By Tiffany from Grifton

June 25, 20160 found this helpful

Ivermectin shots and either mitaban baths or sulphur bath/Or skin cream.

Revolution is a tiny tube you massage in between the shoulder blades,it work to kill mites.

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April 29, 2016 Flag
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Can I use bleach or diluted bleach on dogs to get rid of red mange?

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April 30, 20160 found this helpful

There are several types of dog mange and they are all treated differently. Bleach will do nothing to cure the problem. You must take all of your dogs to your vet to identify the type of mange each one has and prescribe the correct medical treatment. If you delay, the problem will only become worse and much more costly, not to mention the suffering your dogs endure.

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January 15, 2016 Flag
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I am wanting to use the borax, peroxide, and water solution. Do I just rub the solution on the spots where she has lost hair? And how long do I leave it on her? Any advice can help. She is a beautiful Pom and she is losing hair around her neck, her side, and her bottom end. Will her hair come back? Thank you.

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

There are several mites that cause mange, your veterinarian will test for the exact type of mite causing mange and provide appropriate treatment. The best treatment depends on the animal, the type of mite, and the location of the infection on the body. Oral and topical medications, injections, and special shampoos and dips are used to treat this condition.

Please take your dog to your veterinarian immediately to start proper treatment.

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April 21, 2011 Flag
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How do I cure dog mange?

By Tracy from Murray, KY

March 23, 20160 found this helpful

Some vets also use allergies as a excuse to keep patients. Animals can get a genetic mange which a puppy won't normally show symptoms until around 8wks old...the pups get this from there mother who is cured of her mange but she passes it to her pups! Most vets eventually will tell a patient's loved one that there is nothing else they can do, and chats after you have spent thousands and thousands of dollars. It will tell you that you baby has anxiety!! I speak from expierwncw, and my two babies have regular check ups, and all though I believe a vet will be needed in some cases, I also believe that sometimes the simplest answer can always be the best one for your loved one!!!

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January 13, 2013 Flag
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Are there any home remedies for genetic mange? A friend's dog has it pretty bad and they may have to put it down. They bought the puppy from a pet and garden store and he had no signs of it then, but now he does and it's pretty bad.


January 15, 20130 found this helpful

The active ingredient Permethrin works to get rid of Mange-You can buy Freedom45 spot on for dogs-cost is $15. for 3 months - can be bought at or buy Ivermectin- use once a week, - cheaper online, the pour on is what we have used in past too-dose is 22lbs per ML/CC.

Don't give up on the dog. It may take up to 6 months of meds, put its well worth it. The trick is make sure you have the 2 main ingredients in the meds. I have done these and they work. I have done animal rescue for years and come across just about everything. Just don't give up on the dogs, he/she will thank you more that you can imagine after it heals.

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November 26, 2013 Flag
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I can not afford the vet, but love my dog. He definitely has mites. I have taken him twice to a vet. They tell me they think it's this, but will not treat without a KOH test. They've had him on over a month's worth of antibiotics. Is there really nothing I can do to help my Bubbie? We are poor. Going back to the vet is out of the question. I wish it were not so, but can any vet out there help me?

By Kristin

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November 29, 20130 found this helpful

Check out the doctors Foster and Smith website. They have good products for mites. Also try Valley Vet supply.

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August 7, 2011 Flag
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What kind of borax should I use in Ted's dog mange remedy? Is it OK if I use borax flux, the one that is being used in welding.

By Noel

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November 4, 20150 found this helpful

It's boric acid that's used to kill roaches, not borax. It stated above that borax is an old time laundry detergent.

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November 16, 2011 Flag
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How do I get rid of mange on my dog, by doing it the home remedy way?

By Tiffany W.

November 16, 20110 found this helpful

You definitely need to take your dog to the vet, ASAP. Your dog is suffering and he needs to start treatment like yesterday.

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August 12, 2012 Flag
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I would like to know how to get rid of mange on my dog because she just had puppies?

By Shay

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August 14, 20120 found this helpful

Talk to your Veterinarian there are no "quick fix" remedy for this. The pups will contact this and everything the Mother and pups came in contact with will be contaminated. This can still be in your Lawn area for several years so bringing another Dog on to the property is out of the question. Where did you get the Mother from and how long have you had her. Please in the best interest of the aninals phone your Vet ASAP and good luck.

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