“Mangy cat” is a common enough slur thrown at down-on-their-luck felines, but in fact cat mange is a rare condition. Mange is much more common in dogs. Nevertheless, some cats do get mange and it can be a difficult issue for cat owners to resolve, especially in a safe way. Thankfully, Ted’s borax and peroxide cure is an effective and safe treatment for cat mange.
Natural Cat Mange Treatment
Cat mange treatment begins with strengthening your cat’s immune system, since mites can’t easily take advantage of healthy cats. Increasing your cat’s sulfur intake with food supplements such as garlic can help fight off mites and support the immune system. A variety of drugs and steroids are generally administered by vets, with different treatment regimes for different mites. However natural immune support, nit-combing, and Ted’s Famous Mange Cure are effective cat mange home remedies.
Ted’s Mange Remedy Directions
Mix together the following:
- 2 cups 3% hydrogen peroxide (do NOT use a stronger percentage of hydrogen peroxide!)
- 4 cups warm water
- 3 heaping tablespoons borax
Use this solution to bathe your cat and allow the solution to air dry on your cat. You can also use this mixture to spray down sleeping areas or other areas in which your cat spends time. Bedding should be washed frequently as well.
The mange treatment bath should be given twice a week.
What is Cat Mange?
So does your cat have mange? Well, mange is actually just a description of the set of symptoms that accompany a mite infestation in your cat. The symptoms of cat mange include skin infection, rash, hair loss, hair matting, and the typical itching and scratching that go with an irritating feline skin condition.
Mange in cats includes several related conditions including demodectic mange caused by one species of mites, ear mites, feline sarcoptic mange, and notedric mange. The last two are at times called feline scabies, after the similar condition in dogs, but they are different health conditions. Some forms of feline mange are contagious (notedric mange, in particular) and some are not (demodectic), but in most cases if your pet has mange then you too may see red bumps or a rash on your own skin, a symptom of mite bites.
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