Before trying any home remedy for mange, it's important to check with your veterinarian. This guide contains remedies for mange.
By tonyav1 1
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.
January 18, 2016
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.
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.
Editor's Note: Chlorhexadine is the active ingredient in Hibbi Scrub and other skin cleaners.
How do I cure dog mange?
By Tracy from Murray, KY
November 16, 2011
You can cure dog mange with sulfur which you can get from the drug store for about 6 bucks. Mix it with lard and rub it on the dog!
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
December 23, 2012
Add one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide 3% to half teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and dilute in a cup of water. Take needle off a syringe and fill with liquid. Squirt one syringe of liquid in dog's mouth, 3 times per day for at least two weeks. Make sure you give him a treat after each dose because it tastes horrid but it should cure him.
By Brian Y. 1
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.
*Add BORAX until it will not dilute any longer in solution. It does not take a lot. Solution should have a dark milky look.
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.
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, 2013
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.
By Susan 1
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
April 10, 2010
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
I would like to know how to get rid of mange on my dog because she just had puppies?
August 14, 2012
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.
By T-Bone 1
How do I get rid of mange on my dog, by doing it the home remedy way?
By Tiffany W.
November 16, 2011
You definitely need to take your dog to the vet, ASAP. Your dog is suffering and he needs to start treatment like yesterday.
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.
August 9, 2011
Borax is poisonous and should not be used around pets. After all, it's used to kill fleas and roaches. Please see a vet or go online to Drs Foster and Smith, Petco or Petsmart and get something that is safe to use on your pet.
By candace 1
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
August 9, 2011
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
By Selinda 1
Can I use Oxiclean for treatment of demodactic mange? The ingredients are sodium perborate and sodium percarbate.
August 21, 2008
I don't have an answer for you, but try www.earthclinic.com they are a great website for alternative methods. They have a section for pets and I think mange as well. Best wishes for a quick and lasting solution.
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?
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
How do I get rid of dog mange?
June 21, 2012
There are different types of mange -- here is a good link that explains the types:
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!!
|Our dog Ginger, a yellow Lab, has developed somthing that looks like mange at the base of her tail and small spots in the surrounding area. She itches like crazy at times and bites at it. Her hair in that area has fallen out just this week exposing spots of skin. Fred, a black Lab and her partner in life does not seem to be affected at all by what she has deveploped even though they share the same dog house and play together. What home remedies can I try before having to go to the vet as my income is very limited?|
|RE: Dog Mange Remedies||07/04/2005|
|A bucket of sudsy water (use Tide or any clothes detergent) and 1 tablespoon of bleach. Sponge the dog down with this mixture and make sure he lays out in the sun for drying. The first week, I would do this about every other day and after that you should see improvements.|
I was raised on a farm and my grandfather told us about this when I was liitle. My mom washed with the old time wringer washer. Our dog had mange twice that I can remember and it works great. Be patient and you will see it cured. Also, I would clean his bedding area daily.
|RE: Dog Mange Remedies||07/04/2005|
|It might not be mange. Fleas like to nest near a dog's tail. Some dogs are allergic to flea bites and will lose fur and have the appearance of mange. If it is fleas, Advantage is very good. I would check with a vet. The sooner you catch this the better.|
|RE: Dog Mange Remedies||07/04/2005|
|I agree -- possible allergies to fleas or something else. Definitely take the dog to the vet to find out for sure rather than exposing already irritated skin to harsh chemicals like clothes detergent and bleach! A good bath with a hypoallergenic or anti-itch DOG shampoo may help. If the dog gets an infection from chewing around the tail, it will be far more expensive than getting an opinion and flea meds now. There are also products out there for "hot spot" relief, but I tried a "natural" one on my dog and he just cried that it burned his irritated skin and was a waste of money and I felt bad about it. The vet gave me a solution to put on the irritated skin to help it heal and it works very well.|
|RE: Dog Mange Remedies||07/04/2005|
|I have replaced the dogs bedding in the dog house and have washed the dogs. I applied hydrogen poroxied in desperation to clean her irritated skin and it sudsed up like crazy, but it seemed to help as I havnt seen her itching, scratching and bitting all day today. Her skin is starting to scab over where she had been bitting it raw. I want to thank you all for your quick response and good advice. I will consider all of it and apply as necessary. Thanks|
|By Mr. Bill|
|RE: Dog Mange Remedies||07/08/2005|
|Tea Tree Oil will definitely help. Put somewhere dog is scratching and biting. It will not harm her. I have used this myself on my own dog. I got this advice from our local Natural Nutrition Center because they have used this on their own pets. Good Luck!|
|RE: Dog Mange Remedies||06/22/2006|
|I have a dog that my vet said had the hereditary type mange. She said there was nothing that could be done for it. So after several months the poor dog was completely bald on it's back and the skin was toughening up. A person came out to work on our horses and saw this dog. He said I needed to get that dog some help. I told him what the other vet said and he said nonsense. He recommended "Taktic". It is for cattle and pigs and can be found at livestock supply companies.|
This was his recommendation: Mix 1/2 Tablespoon to a gallon of water. Bathe the dog first. Put ointment in his eyes to protect them. Dip completely! Repeat every 9 days for 6 times. I did this with my poor dog and most of his hair has come back. I think his skin had hardened too much for a complete recovery, but the area is 90% regrown with hair. Just so you know, before the guy told me this, I did buy a recipe off the internet that claimed it was a cure, but it didn't work. Maybe for the spreadable type mange, but not this kind. I couldn't accept what the vet told me and let my dog suffer and look that bad.
Could any one please give me a home remedy for the mange?
Tina from Georgia
I adopted a dog that someone threw out that had mange. I bought liquid castille soap and added some tea tree oil to it. It didn't cost too much, soothed the dog's skin, and got rid of the mange. You have to be extra careful not to get it the dog's eyes. I also used this on another dog that had hot spots and a third that had allergies. I was always surprised at how the animals would stand still for me to rub it in when I was shampooing them. They seemed to hate other treatments that I tried. Anyway, my point is that it works for a multitude of things, is cheap, and can be kept forever until it's used up.
PS: This works great for people with dandruff too. (07/06/2006)
Just a quick heads up about using petroleum-based products (like the motor oil suggestion and also things like dish soap) can cause liver failure in domestic animals - so if your dog is a "licker" - might want to bypass that one. (07/20/2006)
Take the dog to the vet. Mange is from dirty conditions and gets really bad. Can get in the eyes and all. Needs ivermection from the vet. If not taken care of will need IV treatment. VET (10/16/2006)
Can anyone give me a cure for mange on my dogs?
Tanya from Hartford, AR
Change dog foods. Many companies do not hold to any RDA for dogs. Stick a multi-vitamin in a piece of cheese or hot dog. Many skin "disorders" are a dietary deficiency. A doctor or Vet will not normally tell you this as they get money from repeat visitations. (10/29/2006)
I found out that giving the dog benedyrl keeps them from scratching. Also, I take hydrocortisone 1% cream and rub on the sores and them I take nesoporin ointment and rub on top of the other cream and it seem to heal my boxer. (10/30/2006)
Can anyone give me a cure for mange on my dogs? I just found out two stray dogs that I took in have mange. It smells bad and I really need a cheap cure, hopefully with out all the baths, both are outside dogs. Please help.
John from Huntsville, MO
I found a lab x that has mange....She is about 85% cured.Heres what I am doing now.
I went to the feed store got some ivomec (Bovine)same as what the vet will give Ivermectin. I give her .1cc a week injected into her treat, once a week for 4 weeks. I also picked up antibiotic and do the same with treat daily. I put her on dog food Natural Balance Venison and brown rice formula. I also made her a shampoo that is Baby Castille soap (Dr Bronners) I added NEEM oil 10 drops its antiparasitic antifungal,fleas hate it and tea tree 5 drops, lavendar heals the skin and some ground calendula leaves.After her bath she gets a organic apple cider vinegar rinse. She gets a bath every 10 days.Her hair is growing back, she no longer stinks, she also had a yeast infection in her ears that I take olive oil and neem mixed and rub her ears with. The makeup remover pads work great. then I drop 2 drops in her ear every other day.
When we found her you needed a clothes pin to pinch your nose she stunk so bad. I believe she also had the yeast on her body as well because of all the sores she had.(secondary infection) I would say now she is a pampered pooch. I feed her 1 scrambled egg daily mixed with her food, to that I add ground flax seed and fish oil. When I was teen my dog Squeaky died from using the vets dip. I won't go to the vet for this, Shots yes, but mange no.Its all relative to diet and immune system. So far the ivomec is taking care of worms too. I have heard raw pumpkin seeds also expel worms never tried it but you never know. I wish I had taken a picture of her when we got her to show a before and after. But I am computer stupid and don't know how to download pics to computer from my camera.I also use the neem for eczema in my soaps I make.Hubby uses it for skeeter repellent. My cousin is a vet and I have consulted with her on this. (11/03/2006)
I heard you can use neem oil in shampoo to kill the mites that cause mange ....good for the skin too
Neem oil should be available from herbal suppliers. It is not supposed to be toxic to animals. You may even be able to buy bar soaps with neem oil? (11/15/2006)
Our dogs caught the mange when I was younger, my dad and brother used yellow sulfur to cure it. They put about 4 Tbsp of sulfur in each of their bowls and mixed 2 cups of dog food with it. Didn't take long and the dreaded stuff was gone. (11/20/2006)
SEEK a vet ASAP. Sarcoptic Mange is contagious to your other animals as well as yourself (called Scabbies for humans). They will give him/her Ivermectin and possibly antibiotics if the irritation of the skin is bad. Also, they may prescribe a shampoo to ease the itching for the poor dog. (11/25/2006)
There are three types of mange. I'm not going to go into details-you can do your own research, but all are caused by mites. One is infective to humans, the other two are not. Most mange will eventually run it's course and disappear, but all are contagious to other dogs and some other types of animals as well. Some mites produce a chemical which inhibits the dog's immune system from controlling it. Don't think that home remedies really work just because the mange has disappeared-like I said some do just run their course and disappear. Keep us all safe (including other animals) as mange mites are very contagious- go to the vet and get the proper medication.
Isolate your pet until the animal heals and follow your vet's instructions. The vet will have to do a skin test to know if the mites are gone. Sometimes it's hard to come up with the money to do the right thing, so ask your vet if you can make smaller payments until you can pay the vet back. The only real cure for mange mites is with your vet. The other remedies are just not real because most times the dogs immune system eventually fights it off and it only looks like the remedy worked. In the meantime the dog is highly contagious and may even infect you. Only a vet can tell which mite infects your animal. (12/10/2006)
If your dogs have the dermotic mange then the following home remedy that I found on this site a month ago works really well. 20ml hydrogen peroxide in 2 ltrs of water and two table spoons of borax laundry powder. I treated my dog once a week with this but found it worked faster and more efficiently when applied twice weekly. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND THIS TREATMENT! Use a sponge to get the mixture on the dogs head and make sure your dog is wet before pouring the mixture on. If however your dogs have scaroptic mange then this is treated differently. We have not had a dog with this but have had a wombat and by drenching him in normal cooking oil as often as we could, we cured his mange within a month. Sump oil also works but doesnt smell as good! (02/06/2007)
By Andrea - Nug Nug, Victoria Australia
A new product much like Advantage (topical in the same way) called REVOLUTION will CURE Sarcoptic Mange with a single treatment! You can treat again after 14 days if you need it, but you won't!
Demodectic mange . . .I wash the dog with tea trea shampoo (health store type) and then sponge on a saturated solution of MULE TRAIN BORAX LAUNDRY SOAP mixed with 1/3 hydrogen peroxide. I WOULD ALSO RECOMMEND ADVANTAGE MULTI (a new product that is supposed to treat demodectic and sarcoptic mange TOGETHER!!!)
Ivermectin can KILL PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE. IVERMECTIN CAN KILL HERDING DOG BREEDS. IVERMECTIN IS SLOWWWWWW.
Amitraz dip or MITABAN is VERY VERY TOXIC and there are a lot of people online who tried it and seem to thing that in the long term it lowered their dog's immunity. Vets always recommend this...and they charge about 60 dollars for each weekly bath. I'm avoiding this in all my mange rescues. (06/27/2007)
I have been using a sulfur shampoo every other day to help my little pom with the mange that i just got all you do is use any kind of shampoo that is laying around the house mix a bit of sulfur in it and let it set on for 15 minutes then wash it off after that let her or him air dry out side in the sun. DON'T TOWEL DRY.
She has got scabies and now me and my husband are showing some signs of having them. Not sure on how to get rid of them. The sulfur shampoo is working well on her and at night when she starts scratching at her sides where she is still in the treatment i rub cooking oil all over her to help moisturize the skin and help her get a better nights sleep. Just take any kind of shampoo his or her dog shampoo will work add 3 tablespoons of sulfur to a little bit of the shampoo rub all over the dog and let set for 15 minutes then wash it off put her back out side to dry and all then when she starts scratching put some cooking oil all over her at night.
If she or he is kept outside the sun will cause the oil to burn their skin so be careful and wash it off with warm water the next morning. Then just repeat the shampooing every other day until you see that she or he doesn't need it. I have washed my dog twice so far in it and she is already a different dog. It is amazing and safe because it gets washed off in a short time so they can't eat it off or anything. I hope this works for y'all like it did me. (09/28/2007)
Go to this website and you can buy this shampoo that will kill the mange. And it's cheap 14.99 a bottle. It's all natural too. http://www.botanicaldog.com It's called Botanical Dog Neem Dream shampoo. It has Neem Oil in it which kills mange mites. There ya go! (11/28/2007)
My dog caught the mange from a stray. I've tried everything. Even going to the vet. Only thing that has helped her is HAPPY JACK SULFUR TREATMENT. Burnt oil is a big NO NO!
It will take a bottle of Happy Jack a week, depending on the dog size. Use it until no signs of mange. Always keep a bottle on hand for hot spots and such. It's very stinky. Before treating the dog, prepare a nice warm or cool bed OUTSIDE. You will not want this smell in your house. But it does smell better than the mange.
Like I said I've tried it all and Happy Jack is the only thing that has worked for my dog. Good luck all.
PS Always bathe your dog before treating. I recommend off brand t-gel shampoo. Has a nice smell and also relieves itching. If you are itching, well, you might want to use same treatment as the dog. lol (12/05/2007)
By Tammie Williams
I've been using an Ivermec mixture for my dogs for years. I have 12 large dogs, 55lbs to 120lbs.
Ivermectin will kill most any parasite that does NOT have a spine, that's why it is good for the mange as well. (but I can't remember what the dosage is for mange, I am thinking it is given in the regular dosage listed below but in two week intervals for 3 months instead of once a month, then back on regular schedule) As I stated I have 12 large dogs and I don't have problems with fleas or ticks. Just the other day I was scratching one of my dogs on the back and felt a tick, when I went to pull it off, I simply touched it and it fell off on its own and it wasn't even grown. So this is another plus to this mixture I use.
I mix .....19 cc/ml of Propylene Glycol to 1 cc/ml of Ivermec injectable. (Water does not mix well with Ivermec since it has a slight oil base.)
Shake the mixture well EACH time you go to use it, then give 1 cc/ml of the mixture to every 40lbs of body weight and given orally in some kind of food or treat they will eat without a fuss
DO NOT refrigerate or let get over 80 degrees, it will cause it to break down and not be effective.
It's been advised not to give to dogs under 10lbs, it's to hard to measure and easier to overdose, which could cause death or a allergic reaction. It is not recommended to give before the age of 6 months and it is not recommended for certain breeds of Collies, Sheepdogs and Australian Sheperds, but some other dogs may have a reaction.
My oldest dogs are now 6 years old and people stop and ask to buy them all the time because they are so pretty. I take the 3 oldest to the vet yearly and they have not shown ANY worms in testing including heartworms.
Yes, you should have your dogs tested for heart worms, but the truth is "Ivermectin" is what the vets use to KILL adult heartworms, but they use it in a higher dosage, that's why they make you sign a waiver that it's a 50/50 chance that your dog may die if you have to have them treated for heartworms. The simple breakdown of the larva and/or eggs could kill your pet when it tries to exit the body, or as one vet told me, if your dog has massive heartworm infestation when the worms die, it could leave enough holes in the heart for the animal to bleed out.
BUT....there's always a but, if you start your dog on a Ivermectin solution or mixture and they ALREADY have heartworms, then you should keep your pet calm for the first 2 weeks, don't instigate them to run, jump, play and do tricks, try to keep them calm as possible. This is because when the larva & eggs break up there will more then likely be A LOT of them trying to pass through the body.
Another bad thing about hearworms, a worm in the heart could move and cause your dog to have a heart attack and die. This happened to a friend of mine, her dog wasn't on a preventative and was just 2 years old.
I DID have a 4 year old dog, many years ago, with heartworms and I couldn't afford to have her treated then I found out about this solution. I started giving it to her and when I took her back to the vet a year later she was free of heartworms, at least the eggs and reproduction of them. When I told the vet what I was giving her, she wasn't to happy (they lose money)but she did state what the live span of the adults heartworms were.
The fact is the life span of an adult heartworm is 2 to 3 years, so if you start your dog on an ivermectin solution you WILL prevent eggs from hatching and the adult worms could become sterile, but they WILL die out gradually being less likely to cause the death of your pet.
Also, one other unknown thing, the heartworm pills you get is not good to give your dog if they ALREADY HAVE heartworms since it has other ingredients that may harm your pet relating to heartworms, some medicines can't be taken by your dog or cat if they already have heartworms.
One last thing, one of my Siberian Huskies did have a reaction to this mix. She is being taken off now. She got staggering drunk and briefly stopped breathing and I gave her mouth to muzzle, sounds funny and disgusting, but I had to do it.
Don't take my word on anything, research it to make yourself feel better and to be more sure in what you want to do or if you want to try it.
Ivermec/Propylene Glycol mix
19 cc/ml Propylene Glycol
1 cc Ivermec Injectable
MIXTURE DOSAGE - ONCE A MONTH
1/4 .....cc/ml for 10lbs
1/2 .....cc/ml for 20lbs
1........cc/ml for 40lbs
1 1/2 ...cc/ml for 60lbs
2....... cc/ml for 80lbs
check out this site: You can buy it premixed.
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Is there a home remedy for dog mange?
Jody from Topeka, KS
Castor Oil is a miracle cure! My chow had mange really bad. We poured the oil all over him and soon the mange was gone. Then we sprayed down the infected ground with bleach and water to keep him or any other dog from getting it again. He never got the mange again. It's way cheaper than going to the vet. I have a beagle puppy that just got it and we're doing the same to him. It's been a month and he's stopped scratching and is healing. (01/09/2008)
Neem oil works wonders. The company Organix has an organic neem dog shampoo that works. (01/11/2008)
I have a pit bull mixed with German Shepard and when I took her my vet, he told us that she had the demodeptic mange. She had it terrible and all of her hair fell off, and she was bleeding on her face and legs. The vet gave us a dip and antibiotics, which was very expensive and didn't help at all. We finally got a mange medication originally for horses. It's called "Happy Jack". You can order it off the internet and you leave it on the dog for three days, and their hair and skin is back to normal. (01/13/2008)
This works for cats or dogs; slather on Vaseline. It smothers the bugs. Keep it on for a couple of days, it always works for mine. Just found a cat covered in mange in the wal mart parking lot. Covered her with Vaseline and laid her in front of a space heater to keep her warm. Has been sleeping peacefully for hours. Couldn't be still before that.
Vagisil or Preparation H will help with the itch. Prep H is oily like Vaseline, so I'd use it. (01/18/2008)
I found a beautiful Maltese on the streets and he was completely covered in mange. Half of his body had no hair, the other half had patches of hair, his skin was red, he was so weak he could hardly walk and he had sores on his paws. So I took him to the vet and they gave him a shot for the mange, the vet instructed me to shower him with a hypoallergenic shampoo, he gave a capsule that contained vitamins which I give to him every day, and after each shower I completely dry the dog and then I applied petroleum jelly on his body.
It's been a week since I started the treatment and the results are amazing his skin is so much better, his hair is growing, and he hardly scratches anymore. Try this, it has really worked for me. Good luck :) (03/01/2008)
If you already use a monthly flea/ tick skin treatment, try switching to Revolution. It treats fleas, ticks, heart worm, and mange/ mites all in one. I have multiple first and second hand experiences with it. But it seems that many vets will not prescribe it and will not give a reason when asked. Don't know, maybe advantage or whatever gives them more money. Maybe not. I know some of the possible side effects sound bad, but in at least a dozen instances that I know of, only positive results were achieved. (04/25/2008)
Listen, if you need something to cure mange, use oil. Just rub it all over your dog's body. In a couple of days, the mange will be gone completely. It will also kill fleas and ticks. Good luck! (05/04/2008)
By bobbi joe
Try Mayonnaise. My daughter had several bouts with head lice as a child and covering her head in mayonnaise for an hour did the trick every time! We wrapped her head in plastic wrap and then washed it well with sulfur shampoo when finished. It usually only took one treatment. Non-toxic. (05/12/2008)
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This is a miracle cure for mange! After many expensive vet visits and meds, we tried an old remedy passed down from my grandparents that literally saved our dog - that the vet wanted to eventually put to sleep! We had tried everything and figured we had nothing to loose. We're glad we did!
The approximate measurements are 1 bottle of 500 of 3% H2O2, plus 1000 of the cc of water, plus heaping 3 tablespoons of borax. Stir until most of borax is dissolved. The borax is past the point of saturation here so you will see some borax around. Technically the concentration is around 1.5% H2O2, and this is a bit stronger because by the time we finish with it, the H2O2 gets reacted with other things, and by the time we used it, it usually ends up near a 1% solution anyway.
You need to put enough borax in it until it no longer dissolves in a pail of water and forms a precipitate. This is a saturated solution of borax. Add H2O2 (peroxide), to about 1% concentration to a pail of water. Soak the entire dog, several times. Keeping the dog wet for some time. The borax will destroy the eggs from laying under the skin which causes the mange. Get some solution and spray or use this to wipe all floors so the dog will not get re infected. Repeat this every week when bathing. This is not a perfect cure, but now my dog no longer has mange. My dog was completely cured. You can try other chemicals such as sodium perborate, which is more convenient since you don't need to add the hydrogen peroxide.
The solution (borax or preferably sodium perborate) is to be applied AFTER the shampooing and rinsing. The sodium perborate should remain on the dog after the bath. You will not rinse this at all. It must remain on the dog throughout the day so that it will act continuously on the bugs.
However, I do recommend a less toxic form of borax, which is sodium perborate if you can find one. The secret is that borax (plus hydrogen peroxide) will work better than most other remedies I have tried, this includes mineral oil, neem oil (no, neem oil does not kill the mange as effectively as sodium perborate, I have tried it). Trying this in "mange colonies" we've found that commercial brands to kill insects don't work. Hydrogen peroxide does not kill mange, I used it simply as a catalyst for ordinary borax in case you cannot obtain sodium perborate. Mineral oils simply prevent oxygen from reaching mange, and that didn't stop it either. I have tried naptha, bentonite clays, DMSO, potassium permanganate, light fluid, etc. They all worked temporarily, and it just came back. I must make a strong statement that the formula (borax+h2o2 or sodium perborate) works bests and it is broad spectrum. You can use it to control mange, mites, fleas, and lyme disease (initiated by those crawly insects). I have actually compared side to side with neem oil, mineral oil, apple cider vinegar and others, and this is the most wide spectrum cure I have found. Borax prevents denaturation of DNA/RNA in dogs and I currently use this as life extension for dogs. For example a ribose sugar, deoxyribose sugar, and various sugar that causes accelerated aging in dogs can be slowed down with supplementation of dogs indirectly when you do the borax wash.
I also found that adding a pinch of borax to the dogs drinking water will cause fleas to dry up and die at the same time! The borax modifies the dog's blood, and kills the mange from the inside out. This is why borax, i.e., sodium perborate, is required for mange, but not anything else due to preventive re-infection of the mange by the powder of the borax that destroys the eggs where the dog sleeps and where it walks around throughout the house. This is a cheap and effective remedy - and when you've tried everything else, and are at your wits end... give it a try, and let me know what you think! Good luck to you and your pet!
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This sounds confusing to me. My dog was treated with Ivermectin orally for several months (we have the noncontagious type...demodex?) and it seemed to work beautifully and we had 2 negative skin scrapes and I was ecstatic. No more medicine and now, I am not sure, have an appointment Monday, but she has been scratching in those areas again and I think I am seeing some thinning hair. We will see. I just hate having to go through this again. Is this completely, 100% safe? I will ask my vet about it also. Thanks, Danette. (06/09/2008)
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Hello, read your advice on treating mange with borax and hydrogen peroxide. We live in the country and someone dumped a puppy off at our drive. We took it in to try to find it a home. Alas, within 1 week sarcoptic mange appeared. $50 later at Vet who says $20. Dips and $9.50 scraping needs to be done 4-6 more times! Yikes, we just wanted to keep this little pup safe and fed while we try to find it a good home. Will try your remedy. How many times per week do you recommend we use your treatment? Pup is 2.13 lbs and maybe 5-6 weeks old. Thanks so much, Sarah
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Can you please tell me where I buy the measuring cup you indicate?:
1 bottle of 500 of 3% H202 (peroxide) plus
1000 cc of water plus 3 tablespoon of borax.
I am desperate to get a cure for my two dachshunds. Thank you, Grace.
500 cc = 1 pint or 16 ounces.
1000 cc = 1 quart or 32 ounces.
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I've seen where you gave your dog Ivermectin, I gave this to mine and it got sick the very first night. Carried it to the vet the next day and it had heart damage as enlarged heart and fluid on its lungs. Was playing active and everything before I gave it and for 5 hours after. It did have heart worms and was a very low dose. My dog died 7 days later, Do you know if the Ivermectin caused this? Please let me know your opinion, I feel very bad. Thanks, Syble. (07/03/2008)
If your dog is a collie or collie mix, border collies included, of course, do not use Ivermectin. It can kill them, or at very least make them sick and cause convulsions. I have a border collie Aussie mix and she threw up several times after taking Ivermectin. I was unaware of the precaution at the time. We were very lucky that is all she experienced. I dose my other dogs with pramectina (Ivermectin) every other month and it has caused no side effects. I use Drontal for my two dogs that are collie mixes. (08/06/2008)
To get rid of my puppies mange I took them to the Bay. Something about the salt water cures the mange up in a few days. Its cheaper then going to the vet who wanted $150.00 to cure my dog, and they love playing in the water too. (11/05/2008)
I have been using the borax and peroxide method that has been posted here and noticed a dramatic improvement after the very first treatment. I would highly recommend it as the best method for treating dog mange. My dog is very old and I was fearful of the vet prescribing any drugs as sometimes the treatment can be worse than the disease. On another note, the treatment described using bleach should be avoided at all costs. Bleach is a highly toxic substance and can endanger your dog's life. Not worth it when there is a milder treatment like Borax that works fantastically. Good Luck. (12/17/2008)
2 cups (16 oz.) hydrogen peroxide 3%
4 cups (32 oz.) water
8 tablespoons or so of Borax powder
Combine them all in a bucket and stir it up until the Borax is completely dissolved. I use pretty warm, even hot water so that it is still warm after adding the room temperature peroxide and mixing it for a while. Pour it over the dog into the washtub with the plug in the drain, and then use an old washcloth to soak him all over with the solution in the washtub (I make sure the red areas are real soaked with it).
Don't rinse it off. It would probably be okay to towel dry a little, maybe blow dry first if you can. As long as the solution stays on the skin so it can keep working. Use old towels and maybe wear an old shirt so the peroxide won't take the color out.
I did this every couple of days at first until he started clearing up, and I'm going to keep doing it every couple weeks in hopes that it won't come back. It's very easy and so cheap. Hopefully it will help. (01/25/2009)
By wacky camper
It's so wonderful to read about these home remedies. I have not tried any of them yet, but have spent well over a thousand dollars on vet bills and doctor bills for my sheltie and family to get rid of these mites, to no avail. It's been a nightmare. Hopefully one of these suggestions will work not only for my dog but us as well. (02/13/2009)
Ivomec formula for scabies in dogs. Use pour on Ivomec for cattle. For dogs 14 to 30 lbs. use 1 cc/ml and start at tail base (use a syringe) and make a line all the way to the head. You can add 1 cc/ml of rubbing alcohol to stretch it out. For small breeds, mix 1 part Ivomec (pour on) to 5 parts alcohol.
Use a syringe and use 3/10 cc/ml for every 1 pound of body weight and make a line from tail base to head. If you are unsure, you can dilute solution more like 1 part Ivomec to 6 parts alcohol to see how the dog handles it, if it goes good, then use prescribed dose. Do this 1x every 14 days for 3 to 4 doses. For larger dogs try 1 1/2 cc/ml Ivomec with 1 1/2 cc/ml alcohol.
This formula was given to me under veterinarian's advice. Also for ear mites, you can put 1 small drop in each ear. All warnings as to breed of dog and side effects still apply. Also I would not use the oral Ivomec for heart worms at the same time, but the topical treatment should keep the mosquitoes off as well, which are the main cause for heart worm anyway. This is what I do. It is up to you to make your own choice as to whether you want to try this. Hope it helps. (02/19/2009)
My dobe has been currently diagnosed with dermotic mange. I took him to the vet last week and she gave me promeris to use on his affected areas. It has been a week now and I can already see a difference. His skin is looking normal and has some new hair growth. It is known to kill dermotic mange as well as fleas and ticks. I am glad I took him to the vet. At first I thought it was just skin irritation or change in food. Do waste time with any skin problems with your pets, it can get worse before you know it. (02/24/2009)
By dobe mom
I have effectively used borax and peroxide - I foster puppies for my rescue group. This is just two weeks after use. The first picture is before, and the others are two weeks after use. (02/27/2009)
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I am looking for a recipe for mange. It is for a 100 lb. collie. It is a mixture of borax, peroxide and water. Also what is the best treatment for ear mites, white vinegar vs. witch hazel and olive oil?
By collieboy from VA
On Dogtown (a TV show) they said that Mange is a nasty parasite that can only be permanently removed with a medicine and/or shampoo recommended by a vet (it will get worse and worse!). It's more than the pet loosing it's hair, the mange parasite burrows under the pets skin, it itches and hurts him or her. Call your local vet's office and talk to the receptionist to see if they carry something you can buy from them. Just because something is "natural" doesn't mean it's always better. Hope everything works out for your pet! (05/19/2009)
You did not mention what type of mange your pet has, but here's the recipe you asked about. My daughter's chi was born with demodectic mange and that's hereditary. The chi is spayed, so no litters will take place. The chi is one year old and is doing well using Ivomec Plus Injection in a very small dose. A vet will not recommend this for your pet unless it's a cow, but it does work and you can do a google search and learn more about Ivomec Plus Injection for dogs with mange.
The chi has all her fur returned and is very healthy, active and has shiny fur. She also is fed quality dog food which helps and has lots of attention and care given to her skin from the time she was diagnosed with demodectic mange requiring gentle shampoos, and the vet put her on the flea and tick treatment called Advantage Plus for awhile before she used the Ivomec. The Ivomec showed quick improvement.
We just took in a stray with Mange. I'm using 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 2 cups warm water and 3 Tablespoons of borax. I've only used it twice. Haven't seen too much of a change yet, but we're hopeful! Good Luck (05/19/2009)
I'd try white vinegar, using a 10% to begin. Slowly up the percentage till it's straight. It's an acid and most things that don't belong there, have a narrow Ph range. It works on candida, too. It's possible that you may have to go to the vet, but try the vinegar first. (05/27/2009)
By c t
You really need to take your dog to the vet. There is a mange that can kill your dog if not treated right. It needs medication for this type of mange. Don't put your dog at risk, go see the vet! (05/27/2009)
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This is a picture of my new dog. I have been told he has d- mange. I have done everything the vet said. I have tried the borax mixture and he isn't getting any better. The sores have cleared on his head but now he has them on his belly and he is still very red on the face. He is eating well, gaining weight, and is very active. I have fed him red meat to boost his system. Is there anyone who knows if this is mange, and a home remedy that will help? Thanks.
By busbabe from IL
Okay, here's what my daughter used for her chihuahua. A vet will not approve this because it is used for cattle and the FDA hasn't approved it for dogs as it may cause severe adverse reactions including fatalities in dogs, but it worked for her chi and the dose is very minimal compared to what the box says to give to cattle. To be on the safe side, do not give other medication to pet while administering IVOMEC PLUS.
IVOMEC PLUS Injection for cattle made by Merial can be bought through Jefferslivestock.com and you give orally 1/10th cc (per pound) every seven days (not once a day) for four weeks. DISCONTINUE one month and restart the administering of IVOMEC PLUS using the same 1/10cc (per pound) dose.
The box the liquid comes in says it is for the treatment and control of adult liver flukes, lung worms, grubs, sucking lice, and mange mites. Do not follow the box dosage directions, as it is for cattle.
The dips along with antibiotics and prescription shampoo was what one vet had her do for her chi and there was no noticeable improvement. Another vet had her give her chi Advantage Multi (prescription) and apply every two weeks for three months, and no noticeable improvement. She then searched the internet and found a man who breeds beagles and he gave it to his domestic pets. He stated it also took care of heartworms.
Satisfactory results have been obtained and she's now one year old and fur has come back in, her coat is shiny and she uses regular dog shampoo, however, if a flair up occurs (brought on by hormones, stress, etc) the medication will be continued at the same dose just shared. My daughter had her dog spayed as this is inherited and thankfully is not contagious. It is a good idea to have your dog neutered which will help in the healing process. My daughter doesn't recall the website, but I'll try and get it for you if I can, where the man owns beagles as it might be more thoroughly explained.
Presently, the chi is given once a month dose for heartworm preventative remembering 1/10th cc per pound. You can get the cc measure injections at any drug store for only a few cents. It is also important that you provide good quality dog food. Her dog is eating EVO bought at pet store.(06/08/2009)
There is a cure for it and the old folks know it. Lube Oil. So when you change the oil in your car, rub it into the dog's skin real well and leave it on, as that's what my in laws always did for their dogs. The only thing is they will have to stay outside. But it does work, I have seen it done many times. (06/08/2009)
He sure is a cute little guy. (06/08/2009)
Hi, go to a health food store such as GNC and buy a bottle of neem oil (concentrated form). It runs about $10.00 for 1 ounce, but a little goes a long way. Mix a dropper or two with mild shampoo and wash dog thoroughly allowing to sit on dog for as long as you can and rinse. Then allow dog to shake and apply oil directly to dog's hot spots. This can be applied and repeated as often as needed. You might also want to pick up a couple bottles of Murphy's oil soap. Soap your dog's play area with a good soaping mixture. Handy especially if you have an old miracle grow spray bottle or regular sprayer. If not, just mix in large pail and hose into yard. (06/09/2009)
I would like an inexpensive home remedy for canine mange. My sister has an outside dog that has mange.
By ccromer from Dunn, NC
I just saw my old posting and reread it about applying Ivomec Plus for cattle and the dosage was keyed incorrectly. It is suppose to be 1/10cc for every 10 pounds, so if you have a dog needing treatment is would be 2/10cc for a 20 pound dog and 3/10cc for a thirty pound dog, etc. I sure don't want anyone over dosing their pet if they use this product the way my first posting stated. I'm very sorry about the error to anyone who may have followed the incorrect dosage of Ivomec Plus for cattle. (07/28/2009)
My 3 month old min pin had a really bad case of demodex mange. The person who sold me to her suggested Ivomex pour over, but what I read online did not seem to be the safest choice. My vet suggested weekly dips, but told me that she could get very sick and possibly not even survive.
I did research online and learned about taking a dose of Interceptor every day for 3 months. It is expensive, so I talked to my vet who had heard of it, but never used it. He gave me a script for a large dog Interceptor, which I could break into quarters for her. She was cleared up before the first month. I continued for the 3 months and to this day 3 years later, we have not seen a recurrence of it. She is healthy as can be. I spent about $60, which is the equivalent of 2 weeks of dips. A whole lot safer and cheaper. (08/28/2009)
A: Ivomectin- No
We couldn't give you a "recipe" of sorts even if there was one. All dogs need to be tested for heartworms before Ivermectin is given. In the event a dog should have heartworms, depending on the severity giving them a dose of Ivermectin will kill the worms, and the worms, as they exit the heart are at an extremely high risk of blocking the arteries and killing the dog. Don't even think about giving your dog Ivermectin until it's been checked.
You can buy heartworm preventatives which also treat for internal parasites. Heartgard prevents roundworms and hookworms, and Interceptor and Sentinel treat for roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
I am looking for home remedies for dog mange.
By windee from Clemmons, NC
Nu-Stock! I have tried all the other remedies such as, borax peroxide, vinegar, And the list goes on. I have also spent 35 dollars every 2 weeks for each of the treatments for 5 pit bulls. None of that worked and it has been a battle for almost a year. A friend told me that used motor oil would work and I had heard that before but I will not do that, this guy also said to add sulfur until it turns white..hmm, still not doing it but I did look hard at sulfur and it turns out it works!
A few people were bragging up this Nu-Stock and I took a look at Godwins outdoor center and sporting goods and he uses it on his dogs as well. so now to the meat of it. Nu-Stock is guaranteed to work and it mentions "Guaranteed treatment for red mange, demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange, walking dandruff, scabies, ear mites, ringworm, screw worms and hot spots" or your money back! in big letters on the front of the tube! Now for the money, 14.95 for a 12 ounce tube and it is enough to do a pit bull 3 times if you cut it a little with baby oil as directed, it is quite thick and pasty. It is non toxic although it could make the dog vomit if they lick it and none of my dogs wanted to lick it more than once...lol, you should have seen their faces when they did. The ingredients are listed on the tube, plain bold letters, 73% sulfur, 25% Mineral oil, 2% pine oil (gives it a "Pine Sol" smell."
If you intend on making your own I caution you, I am a wild life damage control agent in NC, snakes are part of my job and I have powder sulfur on hand, and I buy the Nu-Stock. you run some risk with using dry sulfur, Please take all safety precautions, Read the label!
Works great on humans as well, my hands look 10 years younger. 2 of my dogs were sever, no hair, bleeding, cracking skin, non stop scratching, 3 days later the bleeding and scratching has stopped, the hair is coming back, the wrinkled skin is tightening up. it also took care of the fleas, there were not many but they were dead in seconds. I wish I could buy up a large quantity and give it to people. I know the heart ache of watching your dog suffer and the feelings of helplessness when trying to find a treatment, Try Nu-stock. and get some peace of mind for you and your once furry friend.
http:www.nu-stock.com and find a dealer near you or order from their site. I hope this helps someone and I hope all of you get the relief from this that you need. (11/30/2009)
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Hi, Please check this website. It has a solution for the problem. http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/dog_mange_cure.html
Hope it helps. (12/11/2009)
You should know that there is more than one type of mange on dogs. I would not be trying to cure it at home until I knew what type it is. Dog mange can be a extremely contagious and dangerous to humans depending on which type it is. Get it checked by a vet first! (12/12/2009)
Use Neem shampoo. I heard about it on this site when my dog had puppy mange. It went away after the first bath with neem shampoo. Now I use it all the time on my dogs. It's the best shampoo for dogs for many reasons. You can buy it at the health food store or online. Try Dogs.com or Entirelypets.com (12/13/2009)
You really should take your dog to the vet. When we first got my puppy from a local shelter, she had mange BAD. Her whole belly was infected. There are 2 different types of mites. One that is hard to find but easy to treat, and another that is not so easy to treat (that is why the vet told me anyways.) Luckily my dog had the easy to treat kind.
She was miserable. And it is contagious. If the rash is bad, don't like your dog suffer. My bill was about $500 but that was because I had to go the the Emergancy clinic on a Saturday (when we first got the dog). Talk to the vet if you have money issues and maybe they can work something out with you!
My dog is in perfect health now! That was over a year ago. (12/14/2009)
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Change your pet's diet, if possible, to include cow liver every day or other meat, liver is best. Make sure they get no starch food.
Next soak the dog with: two cups of hydrogen peroxide, 4 cups of water, and 8 tablespoons of Borax powder. Let it dry on the skin of the animal.
The diet of liver improves the immune system. And the borax and hydrogen peroxide kill the mites. Repeat the bath every three days.
Source: Used the remedy for my dog Nemo (Bull Terrier)
By hesperus from Tampa