Mange, or acariasis, is a skin disease in non-human mammals caused by mite infestation. Mites, a wide array of small parasites, can burrow into the skin or hair follicle of your dog and cause itching, hair loss, and a generally unhealthy looking coat.
Natural remedies can often help treat mange and include coconut oil, diatomaceous earth and castor oil according to Earth Clinic readers.
There are two pet associated conditions: demodectic and sarcoptic mange. Demodectic mange is normally taken care of by your dog’s own immune system, but sarcoptic mange is highly contagious and can cause heavy itching, crusting, and eventually infection. The mange will worsen as the immune system undergoes more stress.
You must treat the weakened immune system as well as the skin when dealing with mange.
Home Remedies for Mange
The below remedies to cure mange in dogs were emailed to us from our readers.
Our Bangkok contributor Ted has the most thorough and successful remedy with an extensive follow-up and Reader Q&A. You can read more about his remedy on Ted’s Cure for mange in dogs.
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