Home Remedy for My Puppy with Mange

by Gina

I have a 13 week old pup with mite mange. I have tried medicated shampoo that didn't work, Now I am trying the old wise tale of borax and 3% hydrogen peroxide and let me be the one to tell you that this stuff actually is working. My pup ghost was losing his fur and was covered in scabs,he was itching like crazy, but just after one treatment I am already seeing a difference.

He scratches a whole lot less and his fur is already growing back. WOW is all I can say and the cost was so much less then you could ever imagine spending on a vet bill for something that doesn;t even work!!!!

Dog Health Guide Editor Comment on Your Dog Mange Home Remedy Suggestion

Gina, thanks for taking the time to leave your comment.

It is true that a combination of Borax and Hydrogen peroxide is an effective way to treat lesions and the symptoms of mange in dogs, but you should remember that borax has several toxic aspects as well. The use of borax for short term care usually does not cause any toxicity, but it is proven that skin problems and more severe respiratory and renal problems may occur if it is not used properly or for long time.

Also, the use of medicated shampoo alone for the treatment of dog mange is never effective. Medicated shampoos can only reduce the possibility of a secondary skin infection forming as the mange spreads over the skin and works its way into a more advanced stage. Primary symptoms such as lesions, alopecia (loss of hair), itching etc might need proper care beyond what you describe.

A highly recommended safe and approved treatment method for mange in dogs includes a lime–sulfur dip such as Sulfa-Dip, depending upon the severity of the condition. In general, treatment with a dip should be repeated 3x after every ten days. These types of products are available without a prescription.

In addition to the use of a dip, regular baths with a medicated shampoo combined with anti parasitic preparations such as those offered by Dermasil, initially 3x a week and latter on once in a week are recommended. In addition, some patients might require the administration of injections from a veterinarian of ivermectin or similar medications, depending upon the status of the mange problem.

It should also be noted that the treatment of mange is usually not enough. Prevention of its recurrence and disinfection is mandatory for your and your pets safety to avoid the condition spreading to humans. You should disinfect all of your dog's belongings and the environment with a product designed to kill mange mites such as Benzarid.

Natural remedies are an alternative option for regular treatment such as Manage Mites Spray , but should be considered for added support to repel mites after your dog has been treated with a dip and medicated shampoo. These are safe and do not require any prescription. Follow the manufacturers directions regarding doses and administration.

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Dec 24, 2009
by: Tammy

I have a puppy aprox 7 weeks old that has scabies / mange according to the vet. The vet gave me three doses of revolution & said to treat her every two weeks that it will be cleared up in those three treatments. Would you agree this is all that needs to be done? I have been reading on the internet & it seems to me this is not going to be enough to cure it.

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