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CHEAP, fast home remedy:
- 1/3 baby oil + 1/3 original Listerine + 1/3 water in spray bottle
- approx. 1 T of organic apple cider vinegar mixed into food
- 1/2 tablet (per 15 lbs) of children's Benedryl 2x daily

My dog and I were all set to move in less than two weeks when he came down with mange. It started the week before with some minor itching, and then one night, he suddenly broke out in bright red lumps and a rash. At first, I thought it was allergies and let him suffer for two days before realizing it was actually getting worse and needed to be dealt with. Plus, I needed to get a health certificate from the vet and didn't think he was going to pass with his inflamed, red skin.

I gave him 1/2 a tablet of children's Benedryl to help soothe his apparent itching. I figured if he stopped scratching so much, his skin might have a better chance of healing. Every time he started itching, I sprayed him with the baby oil/listerine/water mix and gently rubbed it into his coat, just to spread it around. Every time I gave him food, I put organic apple cider vinegar in it. Not only did this help my dog get better, but it did in fact successfully prevented our other dog from getting mange too.

So, this spraying/dosing procedure went on for three days, and by the end of the third day, he was a brand new dog - mange free!

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Hi,I just read about your remedy for manage along with a lot of other posts. Can't hurt to try it...however according to my vet, manage is directly related to a weak immune system and was wondering how you felt you prevented your other dog from getting giving him apple the end of your message. I know it couldn't hurt, but don't think that is related to your other dog not getting mange. Just wondering?


1.) Mange is caused by parasites, it's not an immune disorder.
2.) Vets usually treat mange by basically bathing a dog in a treatment that has sulfur in it, this kills the parasite.
3.) Your dog can get mange from fleas, so keep him/her on flea medication.
4.) Sometimes hair loss and that mangie look can be caused by excessive scratching due to fleas, not mange necessarily.

Good idea is to keep your dog(s) inside, or if they are outdoor dogs give them flea drops or collars regularly. And don't be so sarcastic, he said apple cider vinegar, not apple cider. This probably helped cleanse the dog's system.


Why can't people just keep the vulgar language off of here?


Was it gone for good or has it come back since then???


The listerine mixture works very well. My dog had a severe case. After three days she was remarkably improved. Thank you for providing this information. We continue to use the mixture until all traces are gone. Again, thanks.


To clear up the debate. They are both correct but neither had the full story.

Demodectic mange [edit]

A dog with severe demodectic mange
Main article: Demodicosis
Also called demodicosis or red mange, demodectic mange is caused by a sensitivity to and overpopulation of Demodex canis if the animal's immune system is unable to keep the mites under control. The two types of demodectic mange are localized and generalized. Localized consists of four spots or less. Most dogs are immune to demodectic mange, however dogs with compromised immune systems and the elderly are at a higher risk. It is not contagious to humans.
A type of demodetic infection in humans is known, but is less commonly symptomatic. See Demodex folliculorum.

Sarcoptic mange [edit]

A street dog in Bali, Indonesia, suffers from sarcoptic mange

Sarcoptes scabiei

Puppy with sarcoptic mange
See also: Scabies
Sarcoptic mange, also known as canine scabies, is a highly contagious infestation of Sarcoptes scabiei canis, a burrowing mite. The canine sarcoptic mite can also infest cats, pigs, horses, sheep and various other species. The human analog of burrowing mite infection, due to a closely related species, is called scabies (the 'seven year itch').
All these burrowing mites are in the family Sarcoptidae. They dig into and through the skin, causing intense itching from an allergic reaction to the mite, and crusting that can quickly become infected. Hair loss and crusting frequently appear first on elbows and ears. Skin damage can occur from the dog's intense scratching and biting. Secondary skin infection is also common. Dogs with chronic sarcoptic mange are often in poor condition, and in both animals and humans, immune suppression from starvation or any other disease causes this type of mange to develop into a highly crusted form in which the burden of mites is far higher than in healthy specimens.


Dogs affected with demodectic mange do not need to be isolated from other dogs. Demodectic mange is generally only contagious from mother to pup during suckling; it is not contagious after weaning. Many puppies will grow out of demodectic mange as their immune systems mature, but it can recur if the immune system is compromised, such as after steroid treatment or other immunocompromising illness.
In cases of sarcoptic mange, affected dogs need to be isolated from other dogs and their bedding, and places they have occupied must be thoroughly cleaned. Other dogs in contact with a diagnosed case should be evaluated and treated. A number of parasitical treatments are useful in treating canine scabies. Sulfurated lime (a mixture of calcium polysulfides) rinses applied weekly or biweekly are effective (the concentrated form for use on plants as a fungicide must be diluted


I could not find listereine original so I got the total care zero do u think this will be ok ?


i know this site is about home remedies but there are much easier ways to treat mange mite. keep your dog on a regular monthly treatment of advocate and they will be flea, mite, worm and heartworm free for life!!!!


My Boxer which is deaf, white, and a runt has a compromised immune system and this is why she acquired puppy mange. My other two dogs do not have it and the vet says they won't get it. My other two dogs are fine. Besides medication and special baths I have tried this remedy and it works extremely well. It especially helps her not to bite or itch at them which in turn is allowing her to heel faster. The only change I made was to get baby oil that has aloe in it. Thanks for the info.

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