Dog Mange Treatment: Does your Pekingese have Mange?

 


Dog Mange Treatment: Does your Pekingese have Mange?

What is a good dog mange treatment? Mange is a type of skin condition caused by various microscopic mites, common external parasites found in dogs. There are some mites that are normal in their skin yet harmless but once your pekingese is immunosupressed, they would proliferate and cause severe skin infections.

There are actualy 2 types of mange that affects our canine friends. The most common type is the red mange (demodectic mange), and the not so common one is the sarcoptic mange. Healthy dogs actually house a tiny community of mites in their skin but once their immune system is depressed these mites would multiply thus mange would result.

When left untreated, mange can be life threatening to your pekingese or any dog. Common syptoms would include: hair loss, dehydration, weight loss, loss of appetite, excessive scratching and skin lesions. Mange can appear all over the entire body with crusty patches on the areas of the neck, face, ears, and head. Alopecia (hair loss) can be severe sometimes resulting to baldness and sometimes there are even discharges present.

Dog Mange Treatment

  1. If your dog is in good overall health, try fasting them for five to seven days, following an appropriate dog fasting schedule .
  2. After the fast, try a natural diet to help rid the dog’s body of any extra buildup of toxins.
  3. Try supplementing their diet with the herbal Skin & Coat Tonic from Native Remedies.   It contains several herbs that have been proven to improve the health of the skin and coat, along with other positive effects such as boosting the immune system, liver, kidney and thyroid functioning.
  4. Try adding a supplement that includes Vitamins E, C and other immune-strengthening supplements to your dog’s diet.
  5. Try rubbing lemon juice on the affected area(s) every day.

Source: Organic Pet Digest, http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/how-to-treat-dog-mange.html

Treating Mange Naturally:

  • According to experts the best treatment for mange is a mixture of borax and hydrogen peroxide. But be sure not to confuse boric acid with borax. Put 1-2tbsps of borax in every 500cc of 1% hydrogen peroxide, making sure that it dissolves thoroughly. Bathe your dog in this solution once a week. Don’t rise the solution off nor wipe your dog dry. Allow the solution to dry naturally so that it can be absorbed by the skin. Just know that this method should not be used for more than 2 months.
  • Giving your dog a regular bath and brushing aids in removing scabs and scaly skin.
  • Another amazing way to get rid of any infection is colloidal silver. Topically apply on all affected parts, include the insides of the ear also put it in your dog’s daily water.
  • Another effective way to get rid of mange inside the ears is acidophilus. Wash the insides of his ears with no more than 2tbsps of plain yogurt.
  • Raw apple cider vinegar is also very effective when you apply it topically and when you mix it in your dog’s meal. 1tbsp of it mixed in his food would be enough.
  • A few drops of olive oil on his mangy skin will effectively kill the mites as well as soothe his irritated skin.
  • Drop several sliced lemon with skin still intact into a boiling water and let it sleep overnight. Then using a sponge, apply the mixture unto your dog’s coat.
  • Did you know that honey has amazing cleansing, antiseptic and antioxidant qualities? Massage honey unto the affected parts.
  • Lastly, see to it that your dog’s sheets are remained sterile while he is still recovering.

Dog mange treatment need not to be expensive. You can home-treat your pekingese if you are dedicated and patient enough to do it. If you think you cannot handle it, then bring him to your vet for treatment. Your dog’s diet plus suppelements are also essential for his recovery. Raw diet is highly recommended since it would facilitate in healing and ensure your pet’s health. Vitamins E and C along with fish oil can also help improve his skin condition.

I hope everyone out there can find a solution to the mange issue they have after reading this post. What do you think about it? Leave a message behind.

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  1. You don’t have to have a certain amuont of dogs, but you do need experience to own both of these breeds. They both have a tendency to snap (bite) if spooked or annoyed, and can be extremely stubborn.

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