There are different kinds of mange. One kind is genetic and is caused when the dog is stressed and their immune system isn’t up to par. Some breeds are prone to it.
There is a contagious kind which can spread from dog to human or vice-versa and it is SCABIES. A Vet needs to treat this to be effective and to be sure you are treating the right kind of problem with the right product.
Another type of mite a dog can get is “chiggers” which they can get in forested areas. So if you have been camping, or have surroundings that are wooded or wild vined, then that is a possibility.
Has anyone used diatomaceous earth inside home for fleas,mange mites,bedbugs,roaches ,any other creepycrawlie?
I just ordered Diatomaceous Earth but never tried it.I got the kind you can safely put on pets,take as a remedy for yourself for different ailments&use around house to kill different kinds of bugs.If anyone has used it please let me know&if it worked.I mainly got it b/c my cats have mange&fleas&its getting out of control.And since this seems to be only natural&safe method to using anything without pesticide or chemicals&is safe for everybody but bugs &is cheap I’m trying it.So only if u used yourself please let me know how good or bad it is.Thanks.
I found a litter of 5 stray kittens who were COMPLETELY infested with fleas. It was really bad. Since they were so young, traditional flea medicines were out of the question, and I managed to get rid of the fleas with a flea comb, DE, and baby shampoo as my only arsenal.
First of all, you need to make sure you got the human grade DE…the pool grade stuff is potentially toxic. Sprinkle the DE on your carpets, leave for a day, and the vacuum it up. You’ll have to do this every week or so for a month, because DE does not kill flea eggs, so you have to kill them as they hatch. At the same time every week, sprinkle about 3-4 pinches worth on your kitties, rub it in, and leave it for a few days. Then wash them with shampoo or Dawn dish soap, and comb them with a flea comb.
The main thing is just to KEEP AT IT!! Doing all of this once will not get rid of the fleas. Every week, wash all your bedding, kitties bedding/towels in hot water. Be consistent.
The best of luck to you, you’re in for a lot of work, and a lot of white dust, but it can work if you stick at it!
My Grandma’s cat I think is infected with mange. He has some fur loss and these little red sores all around his neck, belly, and tail. He also seems to have lost some weight. Does it sound like mange or something else and what should I do to treat it? Should he go to the Vet?
Although I have seen several home treatments for mange that are very effective, I’d see a vet first, for several reasons. One, it might not be mange, (as there are several different diseases that may cause fur lose including ringworm, mites, or even fleas) and you’ll be treating a disease he doesn’t have, two, there are different kinds of mange and only a vet has the skill/tools to determine what kind of mange (if the cat does have mange) he has. Three, if he is losing weight, he probably has worms or isn’t getting proper nutrition, which again, only a vet could rule out.
Maybe you could try a home treatment once you are sure he does have mange. And if money is an issue, you can ask the vet to put you on a payment plan (so you wouldn’t have to pay the whole fee up front), a shelter could help, or you could try a home treatment for a week or two and see if there is any improvement. All the best!