My Dog May Have Mange And I Don't Have Money To Take Him To The Vet. Is There Anything That'll Help?


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I really wanted to help so I did some research for you. I seen on a lot of home remedy sites where peroxide and borax (laundry soap) will get rid of it. You should use it as a dip. ..... Here is some of what I found.....This is a miracle cure for mange! After many expensive vet visits and
meds, we tried an old remedy passed down from my grandparents that
literally saved our dog - that the vet wanted to eventually put to
sleep! We had tried everything and figured we had nothing to loose.
We're glad we did! The approximate measurements are 1 bottle of 500 of
3% H2O2, plus 1000 of the cc of water, plus heaping 3 tablespoons of
borax. Stir until most of borax is dissolved. The borax is past the
point of saturation here so you will see some borax around. Technically
the concentration is around 1.5% H2O2, and this is a bit stronger
because by the time we finish with it, the H2O2 gets reacted with other
things, and by the time we used it, it usually ends up near a 1%
solution anyway.

"You need to put enough borax in it until it no
longer dissolves in a pail of water and forms a precipitate. This is a
saturated solution of borax. Add H2O2 (peroxide), to about 1%
concentration to a pail of water. Soak the entire dog, several times.
Keeping the dog wet for some time. The borax will destroy the eggs from
laying under the skin which causes the mange. Get some solution and
spray or use this to wipe all floors so the dog will not get re
infected. Repeat this every week when bathing. This is not a perfect
cure, but now my dog no longer has mange. My dog was completely cured.
You can try other chemicals such as sodium perborate, which is more
convenient since you don't need to add the hydrogen peroxide."

solution (borax or preferably sodium perborate) is to be applied AFTER
the shampooing and rinsing. The sodium perborate should remain on the
dog after the bath. You will not rinse this at all. It must remain on
the dog throughout the day so that it will act continuously on the

"However, I do recommend a less toxic form of borax,
which is sodium perborate if you can find one. The secret is that borax
(plus hydrogen peroxide) will work better then most other remedies I
have tried, this includes mineral oil, neem oil (no, neem oil does not
kill the mange as effectively as sodium perborate) I have tried it.
Trying this in "mange colonies" we've found that commercial brands to
kill insects don't work. Hydrogen peroxide DOES NOT KILL mange, I USED
IT SIMPLY AS A CATALYST for ordinary borax in case you cannot obtain
sodium perborate. Mineral oils simply prevent oxygen from reaching
mange, and that didn't stop it either. I have tried naphta, bentonite
clays, DMSO, potassium permanganate, light fluid, etc. They all worked
temporarily, and it just came back. I must make a strong statement that
the formula (borax+h2o2 or sodium perborate) works bests and it is
broad spectrum. You can use it to control mange, mites, fleas, and lyme
disease (initiated by those crawly insects). I have actually compared
side to side with neem oil, mineral oil, apple cider vinegar and
others, and this is the most wide spectrum cure I have found. Borax
prevents denaturation of DNA/RNA in dogs and I currently use this as
life extension for dogs. For example a ribose sugar, deoxyribose sugar,
and various sugar that causes accelerated aging in dogs can be slowed
down with supplementation of dogs indirectly when you do the borax
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are two types of mange one in the blood stream that can't be cured and one that is a topical parasite that can be treated by a dip in proper medication. I would ask AnnaFalkDVM about it you can find her on my friends list.
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Anonymous answered
I do not know of any good home remedies for mange.  I also looked on my veterinary forum to see if I could find anything that would be effective. 
Since it doesn't sound like mange has even been diagnosed it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian to make an accurate diagnosis.  This may even save you money in the long run so you are not buying things to treat the wrong problem.
Treatment of mange can include oral medication and mitaban dips--though this is no longer the preferred method.  Mites are dermal parasites not found in the blood stream. 
I would call your local shelter to see if they run a low cost or income based clinic.  Some clinics will accept payment plans as well.

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