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

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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.

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By Becky

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

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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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    June 17, 20160 found this helpful

    No! you never put bleach on any animal!

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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

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    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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    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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      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!

      Supplies:

      • 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.

      Steps:

      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.

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

      By Tracy from Murray, KY

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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.

      By CHERRIE

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      January 15, 20130 found this helpful

      Yes, yes, yes. Easy, inexpensive, 4 baths in 2 weeks cures all manges. Check Hibbi scrub. It is a very diluted medical scrub that I am told is very safe. It is chlorhex something. No time to research again. Need to get this to you now.

      Also important - these dogs must be spayed and neutered. Demedex mange will be transmitted from the pregnant Mom. You can cure these pups but please do not let them breed. Online you can puchase this medical scrub. Trying to remember what percentage of the chlorhex this should be. Shelters can buy it by the gallon which will last for many many dogs because alls needed is a very small amount in bath water.

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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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      June 12, 20160 found this helpful

      Borax is not poisonous it is used to wash clothes with boric acid U mean is used for roaches I have washed my hair with borax! I am going to try that solution for this homeless dog I found today! Thanks

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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

      How sad. Demadex mange in mother means all pups are born with it. Sarcoptic mange is very contagious. Vet needs to treat all. If you cannot afford, contact animal groups in your area for suggestions on help. Was this mother dog given to you? Dumped? Where did you get her? No doubt you will have to go to immune build up diet, supplements and meds. No vaccines or you will never get rid of the mange. Vets that are in the know never vaccinate dogs with mange.

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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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      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.

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      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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      February 28, 2013 Flag
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      My puppy was just dipped last night for treatment of sarcoptic mange. I was also given antibiotics and Revolution. How long do I have to wait to bathe her? And when is it safe to hold her again?

      By Josie L

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      March 2, 20130 found this helpful

      Hello... Aww poor fur baby! Please call your Veterinarian for these answers. Your Veterinarian should have given you "at home" instrtuctions when your pet was discharged. Good luck with your precious baby.

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      October 1, 2007 Flag
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      I have a 6 month old boxer that's just been diagnosed with demodectic mange. He's on invert. per vet once a day (for a while)I've changed his diet from Nutro lg. breed puppy chow to Nature's Variety (frozen raw & freeze dried kibble) no grain or pot. With this I add a raw egg and a tablespoon of salmon oil. This is all in the attempts to boost his immune system. He isn't itching or bitting himself. Just losing his hair mostly on his face/head. There are a couple of places on his body but mostly it's on his head (AROUND HIS EYES). I'm looking to treat his skin with something that isn't going to hurt his eyes. Can anyone help?

      Susan from SC

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      April 10, 20101 found this helpful

      I am a veterinarian. The only safe thing you can put around your pet's eyes is simple neosporin (no cortisone). This will not kill the mites. A separate product is needed for that. Please do not put anything else on your pet's skin w/o asking a veterinarian. People on these sites mean well, but I can't tell you how many times I've treated chemical burns on poor animals whose owner read it online! Good luck

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      March 27, 2010 Flag
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      Regarding the tip on treating dog mange with borax and peroxide mix, how long are you suppose to leave the mix on before giving the dog a bath?

      By Candace from Houston, TX

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      August 9, 20110 found this helpful

      Hello,

      Please take your fur-baby to the Veterinarian for an exam. Your Vet will take a skin scraping to determine which type of mange your dog has, if it is mange. Your Vet will also prescribe a medication for you. Having mange is very painful for your pet. Good luck

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      June 19, 2012 Flag
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      How do I get rid of dog mange?

      By Betty

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      June 21, 20120 found this helpful

      There are different types of mange -- here is a good link that explains the types:

      http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Dog-Hea ... nter/Skin-Disorders/Mange/Types.aspx

      Sorry to say, but I think your dog needs to see a vet to determine what type he/she has and the best way to treat it. One of these types is contagious to humans so you probably don't want to wait too long before seeking help. Good luck!!

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      August 20, 2008 Flag
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      Can I use Oxiclean for treatment of demodactic mange? The ingredients are sodium perborate and sodium percarbate.

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