Does your dog suffer from hair loss, itchy bald spots, scabs and sores?
12 effective home remedies for ...
12 effective home remedies for ...
So it's high time to check your dog's coat for mange or dog scabies.
Mange is a parasitic skin disease in dogs caused by microscopic mites.
There are two main types of mange: sarcoptic mange, which is transmitted between hosts, and demodicosis, which is transmitted from mother to pup in the first few days of life.
Localized cases of mange remain confined to one or two small areas causing scaly bald patches on the dog's face. But generalized demodicosis affects larger areas of the skin or the whole body. It often leads to a secondary bacterial infection, which is an itchy and smelly skin condition. The most resistant form of scabies, demodectic footpad, remains confined to the foot and is accompanied by bacterial infection.
There are different types of medication used to treat mange, but treatment depends on the type of mange and the breed of the dog. In addition to drugs, a number ofhome remediesIt can also be given to puppies and dogs to relieve itching, pain, and irritation caused by mange.
Home remedies for dog scabies:
Benzoyl peroxide is the number one remedy you can use to treat Demodectic mites. These mites form a thick protective layer on the skin, covering the pores and follicles. Only benzoyl peroxide has the ability to scrape that sludge and kill mites that are 5 or 6 layers below. Once the sludge is cleaned, the risk of secondary infection and yeast formation is also reduced.
- Purchase a shampoo that contains benzoyl peroxide.
- Use it to shampoo your dog as often as you like.
- It can also be used daily to eliminate dust mites and maintain healthy skin.
Not many of us believe it, but a good bath with soap and water is the easiest and cheapest means of ending demodectic scabies. The alkaline nature of the soap keeps scabies at bay and kills the parasites responsible for the condition. It also reduces inflammation and removes oil, dirt and debris stuck to the skin and coat.
- Take a bucket of warm, soapy water.
- Give your dog a full bath.
- Be sure to rub your dog's body as hard as possible to dislodge and wash away the mites.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful germicide made up of water and oxygen. Destroys mites and parasites through oxidation. You can use it alone or mix it with borax and water and apply deep into your dog's skin and coat.
- Put 1% to 3% hydrogen peroxide on a clean towel.
- Rub the damp towel over your dog's skin and coat.
- Be kind to the eyes, ears and paws.
- Do not wash off the peroxide, otherwise it will not show a correct result.
- Don't let your dog lick hydrogen peroxide off his body.
- Continue this treatment for 2 weeks.
Borax is a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen and water that has the ability to kill mites by reaching the epidermal layer of the skin where itch mites live. But borax alone can be too strong for your pet, so it's best to mix it with hydrogen peroxide and water.
- Prepare a solution by mixing a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution with 2 equal parts water and enough borax to completely saturate the solution.
- Wash your dog well and lather this solution all over while the dog is still wet.
- Don't let your dog ingest the borax.
- Allow the solution to air dry. Do not rinse or wipe with a towel.
- The foam turns into a dry layer of limescale that can be removed with a brush.
- Apply a soothing moisturizing lotion to your dog's skin.
- Repeat this remedy 2-4 times for best results.
5. Colloidal payment
Colloidal silver is a suspension of sub-microscopic silver particles in a colloidal base. It has been used for centuries to treat infections, abrasions and burns and is extremely effective in treating severe cases of mange in cats and dogs. Colloidal silver is a powerful antimicrobial and disrupts the symbiotic relationship between microbes and insects that drives mites out of the dog's body.
- Mix some colloidal flakes with vinegar or olive oil.
- Apply this mixture directly to your dog's skin, including the inside of the ears.
- It can also be added to bath water.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Pure, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a holistic method of treating scabies. The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar creates an acidic environment on your pet's skin and kills harmful bacteria and mites. You can apply it topically or add a small amount to your dog's food to speed up recovery.
- Bathe your dog with medicated shampoo and towel dry.
- Mix 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup borax, and 1/2 cup warm water in a bucket.
- Dip a clean towel in the mixture and rub your dog with it.
- Make sure your dog doesn't lick it off.
- Allow the skin and coat to air dry.
- You can also add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your dog's food.
7. Lemon Juice
The highly acidic nature of lemon juice kills parasites and microscopic mites and promotes the healing process of damaged skin. Further mites and fleas are repelled by the lemony smell of lemon juice and quickly leave the area after application. But raw lemon juice can irritate infections, so it's best to use it in diluted form.
- Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a sponge.
- Thoroughly cover the bald spots with the sponge.
- You can mix equal parts lemon juice and water in a bowl.
- Dip a sponge in the solution and rub it all over your body.
- Repeat this remedy once a day for a quick result.
Honey helps treat and cure scabies in a number of ways. First, honey's slimy nature forms a thick layer on your dog's skin and cuts off airflow that suffocates parasites and prevents them from multiplying. Honey also has a soothing effect on inflamed areas and relieves itching and pain. Honey moisturizes the skin and prevents flaking. The rich reserves of organic compounds in honey stimulate the healing process.
- Apply a thick layer of honey directly to your dog's affected areas.
- Leave on for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Wash with soap and water and dry with a clean towel.
One of the most common side effects of a mange infection is the discharge of a crusted, discolored discharge from the dog's ears. The acidophilic bacterial strain contained in yogurt clears the discharge and relieves discomfort and itching. Be sure to use plain, unsweetened yogurt.
- Take a tablespoon of yogurt in a bowl.
- Take some yogurt on your finger and gently rub it on the crusted areas of the ear.
- Leave it on all day and wipe it off with a damp towel at the end of the day.
- You can also mix it with honey or apple cider vinegar and apply it to your dog's ear.
10. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is known for its natural antiseptic and antiparasitic properties that kill parasites and heal infections. Its anti-inflammatory nature reduces inflammation and relieves irritation, itching, and pain. You can apply aloe vera gel directly to the affected areas or mix it with borax or peroxide.
- Cut off a leaf of the aloe vera plant and extract the gelatinous substance with the help of a spoon.
- Collect the gel in a glass container and apply directly to the affected areas of the skin.
- Allow to air dry.
- You can apply aloe vera gel to your dog's skin as often as you like.
11. Aceit de Take
Neem oil helps fight fungus, scabies, and other biting insects that attack dogs. The antiparasitic, antifungal and antibacterial properties of neem oil kill parasitic mites and fleas and destroy the eggs of demodectic and sarcoptic mites. Neem oil also improves immune system function in dogs and speeds up the healing process.
- Mix a few teaspoons of pure neem oil with apple cider vinegar.
- Dip a clean towel or sponge in the mixture and rub your dog with it.
- Leave on for 30 minutes and then wash off with soap and water.
12. Olive oil
Olive oil works similarly to honey in treating mange in dogs. The thick consistency of olive oil forms a thick layer on the skin and restricts airflow, killing the mites. It can also be used to clean the inside of your dog's ears. Olive oil also soothes inflamed skin and moisturizes bald patches that have become dry and flaky.
- Take a generous amount of olive oil in a glass container.
- Apply this oil liberally all over your dog's body.
- Leave on for 1 hour and then wash off with soap and water.
Preventative Measures To Avoid Mange In Dogs:
Pay special attention to diet.– Your dog's diet should contain optimal doses of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, zinc, lecithin and B vitamins.
Maintain proper gut health– Mange can get worse if the dog’s immune system is weak. So make sure you're maintaining good gut health with high potency non-dairy probiotics.
Opt for fresh and homemade dishes.– It is best to feed your dog cooked or raw home cooking. Avoid canned or packaged dairy products and grains, as sensitive dogs cannot tolerate milk and grains. Check out this post10 foods that could kill your dog.
Clean the dog's bedding regularly– Mange mites can hide in your dog’s bedding or collar. So make sure to wash and clean your dog's bedding regularly to keep it mite-free. You can use soap, hot water, and bleach to thoroughly clean your dog's bedding.
Bathe your pet regularly- Bathing your dog with medicated shampoo helps control the common form of Demodex that occurs throughout the dog's body and causes severe irritation. A full bath cleans hair follicles and destroys mites.
Brush and comb your pet daily–Brush your dog's furGives a nice scratch and helps remove scabs and scaly skin. Brushing will also remove some of the skin mites.
Don't let your dog near infected animals- If you suspect a dog or cat in your neighborhood is infected with mange mites, keep your dog away from the animal.
Provide a clean environment- Vacuum your home regularly, spray insecticides on soft furniture and carpets to kill flea larvae, and keep your pet's space clean and hygienic. Clean your yard and garden and remove dead leaves and rotting plant debris.
Most cases of localized demodicosis are benign and can be treated with home remedies based on natural ingredients. But severe cases of sarcoptic mange should be treated by a veterinarian who can run the proper tests to diagnose the severity of the mange. Depending on the diagnosis, the vet will prescribe medication. See your veterinarian before mange infection becomes severe and difficult to treat.