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Natural Ways You Can Rid Your Dog of Mange

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When your dog has mange it can cause extensive damage to their coat. Fortunately, there are natural ways you can stop mange quickly and effectively. Some of these remedies contain ingredients that you may already have at home.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax Treatment

Mixing hydrogen peroxide and water is one of the most effective means of getting rid of mange. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfectant and when you apply it to your dog's coat it helps to kill the mites that cause mange. Borax effectively kills fungi as well as insects. When you combine hydrogen peroxide with borax you will have a powerful antiseptic that kills the mites that cause mange. Here is how you can make and use the hydrogen peroxide and borax solution.


  1. Pour at least two cups of hydrogen peroxide into a bowl and add four cups of water to it.
  2. Add three teaspoons of borax to the hydrogen peroxide and water.
  3. Mix the solution well until all the borax has been dissolved.
  4. Soak your dog's coat with the solution.
  5. Do not rinse.

Repeat the above actions for three days. You can then begin to apply this treatment at least once per week to prevent the mange from returning.

Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment

Apple cider vinegar is also an effective home remedy for getting rid of mange. Apple cider vinegar can be applied topically to your dog's coat. Apple cider is effective because it has antimicrobial properties. Here is how you should use this remedy to treat your dog's mange.


  1. Mix one cup of apple cider vinegar and one cup of water into a bowl.
  2. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle.
  3. Saturate the dog's entire coat by spraying the mixture liberally.
  4. Allow your dog's coat to dry.
  5. Repeat this remedy at least three times a week until the mange is gone.

Apple cider vinegar can also be mixed with borax to make it even more powerful. Here is how you can do that.

  1. Mix one cup of apple cider with two teaspoons of borax.
  2. Dip a clean sponge into the solution.
  3. Rub the mixture all over your dog until their coat is totally saturated.
  4. Do not rinse the dog's coat
  5. Repeat this treatment at least three times per week.

Natural methods for treating mange are effective and do not cost as much as commercially made products. They also do not contain any chemical ingredients that can harm your dog. To learn more about treating mange, contact a local veterinary clinic.