Mange is a very common skin disease, found in animals and is caused by parasitic mites. As a matter of fact, it has been significantly increased in pets, especially dogs during the past year. Fascinatingly to know that this microscopic mite is found in all dogs and even human beings have it in their skin. Whenever the immune system is weakened, these mites begin to multiply and cause the infection.
Mange is also known as Demodectic mange, demodex or red mange and it usually results in hair loss, bald spots and sores. Worth mentioning that is isn’t contagious.
The symptoms depend on the kind of mites. As mentioned earlier, the demodectic mange results in bald spots, scabs, hair loss and scabs. Also, severe itchiness occurs that is quite uncomfortable.
Similarly, sarcoptic mange causes intense itching and results in anxiety and restlessness. It also causes hair loss, redness and sores. And the most commonly affected areas are elbows, ears, legs and face and from these target areas, they rapidly spread on the entire body.
Home Remedies for Mange Mites
Below we have put together 9 very effective home remedies for mange mites. However, the treatment usually depends on the breed of dog and type of mange they are suffering with. You can also treat them with medications and mange shampoos.
However, for home remedies, if the dog is suffering with sarcoptic mange, you must isolate him to prevent the disease from spreading to other pets and human beings.
So, besides medication, here are remedies that you can apply both for sarcoptic and demodectic mange.
1. Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax
Hydrogen peroxide and borax mixture is one of the best and most effective solution for mange mites. Just a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution in borax powder and water can be a cure to the infection.
Just mix them well and apply it to your dog. Also, wash your dog once in a week with this solution but do not wipe dry. Let the treatment sit there for maximum time. Make sure to use an E-collar to prevent your dog from ingesting borax, else he can get sick.
You can use regular honey as a remedy and apply it directly to the skin of your dog and wipe it off before night, else the ants will bite him.
Buy fresh yogurt from the market and apply it directly on the ears of your dog. Just take 2-3 tbsp. and it’ll be enough to deal with the problem of crusting and discharge.
4. Cooking Oil
Your daily use cooking oil is an effective remedy to mange mites on dogs. It can instantly relieve the itching and irritation on the skin and also eliminates the waxy deposits on his skin along with killing those mites.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Make sure that you use unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. Just add a tablespoon of it to your pet’s meal to treat mange mites.