Mange is a skin infection or disease which can affect your favorite pet like cats, dog, and birds. Basically, two types of mange affect more, one is sarcoptic and demodectic. Mange causes tiny microscopic and light colored mites that mostly attack on small puppies and dogs. Adult dog takes much time to recover and needs long time treatment in Mange. Poor hygiene, contact with the infected dog, and use of dirty dog’s products can be an invitation to mange.
Symptoms of Mange in dogs:
- Itching and burning of skin
- Hair and weight loss
- Messy discharge from ears
- Rough skin of armpit, legs, chest, and belly
Suffering from mange can make your dog very uncomforted, there are many lotions and creams available in market for mange, but here we are mentioning some basic home remedies for mange in dogs, let’s take a look:-
- Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide:
Hydrogen peroxide and borax both are a good source of disinfectant and cleansing. The Mixture of both things can be very beneficial for killing bacteria and fungus causes of mange. What you simply do that:-
- Take 1 cup of 2 % hydrogen peroxide in 3 cups of water and add 3 tsp of borax in this solution.
- Mix well, make sure the borax dissolved well, and apply this to your pet’s skin for 4 to 5 hours.
- Repeat this process for some days; make sure that ingestion of borax can be harmful so keep away from dogs.
- Apple cider vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. So it is also helpful in mange. Take 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and mix it with equal water, and apply this on the affected area, you can also use a spray bottle, and spray well on dog’s skin. Leave it for few hours until dry completely. You can also mix apple cider vinegar with some borax and water, use a sponge and gently apply it on dog’s skin. Make sure always use original, unfiltered and raw apple cider vinegar as said by fogut.com.
- Sulfur soap:
Sulfur soaps also a good idea for reducing mites and infection. It is easily available in any superstore. Damp your dog’s fur and apply sulfur soap properly on the skin. Rub it well, and rest it for 20 to 30 minutes then wash with normal water, and let the dog shake its body, and let him be in the air to dry. Do this process twice in a day.
- Neem leaves:
Indian Lilac or Neem is known for its anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. Neem is beneficial for pets and human both and it is a natural remedy for killing bacteria and those stubborn mites. It also smooths dog’s skin and relief from itching and burning. You can also use Neem shampoo, or boil some Neem leaves in some water, let it cool down and strain in a bowl, either you can apply it on affected area directly or fill this in a spray bottle. Repeat this remedy once in a day.