I need a home remedy to get rid of mange.
By Deanna from IN
Please take your baby to the veterinarian. You vet will take a sample and put it on a slide to determine which type of mange your dog has. This must be treated at the vet's there is no "Home Remedy". I have worked for a veterinarian for over 27 years. Good luck. (03/16/2010)
Dorty just join the pet crowd (those who take in strays) none of can afford it but we do it. Maybe I can be a little help. First off a lot of vet's scrapings and otherwise don't recognize the mange mite. When an animal is left to starve as yours was doing his health goes and he gets a mite under his skin an loses his hair and if not treated with Paramite dip it will not be cured. It is cheap or compared to the vet it is. You just go to the vet and ask for it.
If he doesn't know what it is (he should though) let me know and I will give you the right name for the mite. You may also try Lysol original in the red bottle usually about 3 dollars and use a tablespoon to gallon of water. Use it 2 times a week and leave it on. It depends on how bad it is, as to how long you have to treat it. Keep him/her out of the sand or dirt if possible. I have cured some that the vet gave up on so don't give up.
A good diet for this dog is ground beef/lean mixed with white rice and olive oil or flax seed oil. Feed 2x's day instead of one and if you can't afford this use the juice from you meat cooking and rice for her meals. Did you worm her for hook worms too?
A good rule is just take a stool sample in a jar to the vet it is less expensive here. Let me hear from you I'd like to know. (03/17/2010)
I have a 1 year old Pitbull who has had mange all of his life. His previous owners could not afford vet treatments, so they were going to have him put to sleep. After doing extensive research on his type (demodex) I found that it wasn't contagious, and that's it's over 90% curable and will clear on it's own as he gets older. Well, I knew he wasn't comfortable, so I got to work.
Not only did he have mange, he was un-able to digest dog food. He would constantly throw up his food.
We started with the borax/peroxide baths. This worked, but you have to keep up on it. You can't miss a bath, or things will start to become immune, and it will stop working. I got the recipe, it's like Ted's mange recipe or something like that.
Then we decided to do the Ivomec dip treatments. Our local shelter was helpful enough to do this for free since we take a lot of their Pits and run them through our rescue. After 8-9-10-11-12 - 20 dips, his mange was no better.
At this point, I had given up, and was considering putting him down because he had been through so much in his little life. I didn't want him to have to live with this forever being miserable. By this time, my husband became attached to him, and we decided that we would do everything possible before putting him down. So after that we headed to the store.
First we tackled the throwing up issue. It turns out his immune system is not matured, so we have to help him by feeding him what co-operates with him. We put him on a raw or barf diet as some call it. He gets 2 raw chicken thighs a day, some frozen green beans, carrots, etc. When we have to give him kibble, he gets Diamond Naturals brand.
With his food change, he has gained a much needed 10 lbs, and he's not throwing up anymore. His fur is growing back, and his mange seems to be in remission.
Another thing that we do is give him a vitamin B complex with his feedings, and he gets bathed with Tea Tree shampoo for fleas, followed by medicated shampoo. This really gets the mites. And he gets a cattle Ivomec injection once a month to aid in the treatments, as well as fleas, and heart worm.
This is what he looked like when I picked him up. (03/22/2010)
I am a veterinarian and it sounds like many people confuse sarcoptic mange (scabies) with demodex. See the site veterinarypartner.com for accurate info. Feeding a special food does not treat mites. Good overall health is important, though. Benzoyl peroxide does not kill demodex, it only flushes the dead mites from the hair follicles. It does nothing for sarcoptic mites. Ivermectin is effective, but the two mites are treated differently. Used twice, 2 weeks apart (oral Ivermectin is also effective) treats sarcoptes.
Daily treatment (not weekly) is required for demodex. Treatment often takes 3-4 months. Many cases of demodex self resolve. Please always see a veterinarian if your pet is uncomfortable, has open sores, etc. These sites are often inaccurate and I've treated many pets for chemical burns from "home remedies". Prednisone makes demodex worse, but can help with the itch from sarcoptes. Mixing up the two mites and treating for the wrong one can delay the health and well being of your pet. See a good veterinarian for advice. Good luck! (04/10/2010)
My family has owned over 20 cats and 8 dogs since I was a child and whenever any of our animals had mange we used two inexpensive treatments that worked on our pets. However they were all outdoor pets. The first was mineral oil and the second was petroleum jelly. We didn't have to worry about them making a mess in the house because we had them all outside, but these two things always worked even with animals that had no fur and their bodies were scabbing over. Hope this is helpful. (04/23/2010)
Everyone who knows their dog has the sacroptic mange type can use Revolution. It is used just like Frontline applied to the skin. This treats this mange and also prevents heart worm and treats fleas, as well as flea allergy. There's no need to pour on all these chemicals, but I would use a follicle flushing shampoo to clean and degrease the skin before applying the Revolution. The Revolution should be applied once and then 2 weeks later one more time. You do not need a prescription for Revolution. It will not cure demodex though, at least I am 90% sure of this. (05/10/2010)
One more thing, I am waiting right now to get my Revolution in the mail, but I did an apple cider and warm water bath about 10-12 days ago on my dog that had a bad odor. He has sarcoptic mange. No matter what I washed him with the odor was right back in 2 days. Well after using the apple cider his odor was gone for the last 12 days only coming back slightly just today. So while this will not cure the mange I believe it kills a lot of the surface mange not the ones that are very deep in, but it does work and takes away odor that is caused by mange and skin infections.
I use 10 oz or 12 oz would be OK. I mixed it in a one gallon jug and poured it all over the dog except around the eyes. You can always put a little on the dog's head and back of ears with your hand. This should be mixed with a mild oatmeal shampoo in the jug, just enough to make suds, but not too much lather. Shake the jug to mix it all up before wetting the dog and rub into the skin for 10 minutes. You can do this about every 10 days until you get a real treatment. (05/10/2010)
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