Is your pooch suffering from mange? Use these natural remedies to restore him to full health.
1. Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax
The most powerful, natural remedy for mange in dogs is a combination of hydrogen peroxide and borax. While either of these on their own will help control the parasites, this combination will eliminate them. Though these are both standard household cleaners, you should always exercise caution when combining chemicals.
You will need:
2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide
4 cups of water.
3 rounded tablespoons of borax
Combine hydrogen peroxide and water. Stir in borax until completely dissolved.
Leave the solution on for 2-5 hours before gently rinsing.
Repeat for the next three days.
If hydrogen peroxide isn’t an option, or if you’re looking for something to heal your dog’s skin after the infestation has cleared, try these other natural home remedies.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Add a mixture of one part apple cider vinegar and one part water to a spray bottle, and spirtz your dog down to kill mites.
3. Cooking Oils
Vegetable or olive oil not only helps to kill the parasites that cause mange, the oil can soothe and help heal your dog’s skin.
This natural antiseptic will help heal your dog’s painful, broken skin, as it soothes and creates a hostile environment for mites.
5. Neem Oil
Like honey, neem is a soothing antiseptic that will help heal the skin damage mange leaves behind. You can purchase neem in natural shampoos to give your dog a natural, healing bath.
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