How to treat mange in dogs

Parasites are everywhere, and it’s no doubt that even our dogs are in huge danger of them and what they bring. 

Occasionally, we may witness our animals persistently scratching themselves and leaving behind areas of red skin with scabs or sores. This could be an indicator that they have mange; a sickness affecting the skin of domestic dogs caused by parasitic mites which are typically present on a dog’s skin. It is essential to get your pet checked out by the vet if you notice any symptoms of mange, which is a skin issue caused by small parasitic mites. The vet will take a sample from the skin to determine what type of mite has caused the condition. Acting quickly is critical to treating mange, a condition that typically impacts a dog’s ears and face but can in some cases spread across its entire body.

Different approaches can be taken in order to address mange.

Apple Cider Vinegar

To get rid of the mites that cause mange, as well as to reduce symptoms such as redness and itching, an effective remedy is to use apple cider vinegar. Mix together equal parts of organic apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle, then use it to spray the afflicted area on your dog three times weekly.


Blend a tablespoon of Listerine, one of baby oil, and one of water in a jug. Whisk the mixture together. Put the resulting solution into a spray bottle, shaking it thoroughly before spraying the areas affected by mange twice daily. The herbal oils in Listerine possess antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help treat mange.

Sulfur Powder

To treat your dog’s mange with sulfur, combine boiled and tap water in equal parts. Apply the mixture to the coat of your dog, forming a foam with the sulfur powder. Once it is saturated, cover your dog for half an hour to let the powder take effect. Afterward, rinse off with icy water and allow them to shake dry naturally.

Benzoyl peroxide shampoo

Benzoyl peroxide shampoo, commonly referred to as mange shampoo, is a powerful cleansing product with antibacterial qualities. To thoroughly cleanse your dog’s fur and skin, use it once daily for 2 weeks until the mange has completely vanished.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Mix one cup of water with one cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and two teaspoons of borax. Give your pup a thorough rinse with this mixture, including unaffected areas, and be sure to completely clean the fur and skin.

Our beloved pets can suffer from the annoying issue of mange, which leaves them feeling uncomfortable and unwell. To help relieve them of this discomfort, these home remedies can be used to aid in their recovery.