Remedies for Dog Mange

February 9, 2011

Remedies for Dog MangeI 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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December 9, 2013

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.

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November 24, 2017

If my dog has chewed his tail and is now bald and has sores can I use the borax, warm water, and peroxide on him?


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November 24, 20170 found this helpful
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This method is natural and effective. Use 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, 2t of borax and 1 cup water.

Step 1
Use 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, 2t of borax and 1 cup water.


Step 2
Dilute the hydrogen peroxide in the water.

Step 3
Add the borax.

Step 4
Put on all surfaces of the dog, whether or not mange is present

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November 25, 20170 found this helpful
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Along with Judy's suggestion, make sure you isolate your dog so it doesn't spread to other animals or humans. Also make sure all their bedding is watched with a bleach and soap solution.

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November 27, 20170 found this helpful
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Keep in mind that there are different types of mange and you may need a trip to the Vet if home remedies dont work. Some types of mange clear up on their own, and some require several treatments from a Veterinarian. Good luck .

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December 21, 2012

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 Christina R. from Grifton

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January 13, 2013

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.


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April 21, 2011

How do I cure dog mange?

By Tracy Gallimore from Murray, KY


April 10, 20110 found this helpful

I have used Nustock and it works! I have used it on my horse and soon my dog, My horse fell and slid on concrete and skinned up her hip very bad, The area was about as big as a dollar bill, I used a purple spray at first, but then bought some Nustock, and It cleared it up and I had complete hair growth back!


I tried it on some old scars and hair started to grow there also. I recommend it! I just rescued a dog that has mange and I plan on using Nustock because it works! Thank you to everyone else recommending it, They all know how well it works!

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April 21, 20110 found this helpful

If you have tried happy Jack from the feed store and that didn't work then ask the vet for a bottle of Paramite dip. it isn't real expensive and depending on whether it is premixed or not how much u use at a time. I get the one not premixed,and it takes 1 teaspoon to a gallon of warm water....drench pet let air dry. Smells for about an hour but worth it. If it is a mite and not mange it will go away. This will also kill maggots in an open wound fast.

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April 22, 20111 found this helpful

If it doesn't clear up quickly, be sure to see you Vet. If allowed to go on, mange can become incurable.

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April 22, 20110 found this helpful

Dog mange isn't something that can be cured/controlled with home remedies. Only the vet can give you the kind of treatment/medicine your dog needs.

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April 22, 20110 found this helpful

Dog mange is highly contagious ( to other dogs ) and only professional veterinary treatment can relieve the problem that your dog is entitled to and you as owner are expected to give. Good luck.

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November 26, 2013

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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August 7, 2011

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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April 29, 2016

Can I use bleach or diluted bleach on dogs to get rid of red mange?

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November 16, 2011

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

By Tiffany W.

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October 1, 2007

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


By Pat (Guest Post)
October 4, 20070 found this helpful

My dog has this type mange also. The vet put her on Ivomec (a cattle wormer) This cleared her up and we have kept it under control with just a dose every month or two unless she has a flare up. Since she is on Ivomec we do not have to give her the heart worm meds. The vet said this would also prevent heart worms. She is now 12 years old and doing great - just a little arthritis.

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By Estella (Guest Post)
October 4, 20070 found this helpful

My Mom used to swear by Watkins Salve, which is still available. It is called petro-carbo salve, it's brown and consistency of thick Vaseline. We used it on a dog with mange, not sure which kind of mange.

Mom used it on everything from splinters to infections and considered it a miracle drug. I don't think it would get in the dog's eyes and might help soothe the area.

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August 12, 2012

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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March 27, 2010

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


March 29, 20100 found this helpful

The following link says you wash the dog with the mix, but do not rinse. (I haven't tried it so I can't tell you if it works.)

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August 20, 2008

Can I use Oxiclean for treatment of demodactic mange? The ingredients are sodium perborate and sodium percarbate.


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August 21, 20080 found this helpful

I think you need to talk to a vet about this !!! Some chemicals can cause nerve damage !!!

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August 21, 20080 found this helpful

I don't have an answer for you, but try 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.

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