For those who have a dog and cat, having a family pet is an extremely important part of your life. It’s not just about having a new member of your family, but also that you need to take care of their dog bedding, medical needs just like you would with the rest of the family.
So, what do you do if something happens to your pets and they need medical care? Pets have many problems with their skin, such as dust mites, red mange, mite mange, localized demodectic mange, ear mites in dogs, sarcoptic mites, clover mites, hair loss, Sometimes, you need to take them to a veterinarian, but other times you can do something about it yourself.
Mites on your dog and their dog bedding are one of the things you can actually start doing something about yourself for your dog health and sarcoptic mange treatment—and save money in the process.
Aloe Vera, Calendula and Yellow Dock Tea
Any of these types of teas contain herbs which will help to get rid of the mites themselves and will actually help get rid of the wounds that they leave behind.
Even better, you can use it over and over again during the same day.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax
This system is quite effective but it can be dangerous for your dog if you let them ingest it so make sure that you keep it out of their reach and protect them from it. What you want is a mixture of 1% hydrogen peroxide to borax powder and water.
It needs to dissolve entirely before you apply it and then you need to make sure that you wash your dog entirely with the mixture. You can repeat the washing once each week and then make sure to let them air dry. If you dry them off it’s not going to allow the mixture to soak in and they will not heat properly. After two weeks you should see a pretty good improvement.
Slice up a lemon but don’t peel it and put the pieces into a pot of water to boil. Once it boils, leave the lemon in the water overnight and then rub the lemon on a sponge.
This can then be applied to the pet’s skin, treating their mange (or mites). It will also help to improve their coat. You can apply it twice per day to get the maximum level of effectiveness.
Another super easy one—all you need is a couple of tablespoons of yogurt directly on the ears of your dog. The natural bacteria in the yogurt helps to get rid of discharge caused by dog ear mites, as well as crusting that can cause problems and difficulty for your fur baby.
You only need about 2 tablespoons but make sure you rinse it off with lukewarm water before the end of the day. You can do this only once per day but repeat it each day until the discharge goes away entirely.
Water and Soap
Another one that’s super easy is clean water and soap. Make sure that you only use a small amount of mild soap to ensure your pets feel good.
The soap contains natural alkaline, which will help reduce the spreading of mange in dogs and will also help get rid of the mites in dogs themselves.
With this option, you’re going to need a whole lot of lemon and garlic, but you’ll end up with a great solution. It takes about 30 or 40 cloves of garlic chopped up with six lemon skins and a whole lemon, chopped.
You’re going to boil them all together with about four liters of water and then cool it and apply to your dog. You can actually use this rinse every day and you should for approximately 10 days.
Cooking Oil and Essential Oils
If you’re looking for something simple that’s just found around the house you’re going to love this one because just about everyone has some available. Put just a few drops on the skin and your dog will have less itching and less irritation.
Not only that but they’ll have less waxiness and the oil actually helps kill the mites. You just need to soak a sponge in the oil and scrub it over any of the dry areas of the skin twice per day. You can use olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil and other carrier oils.
Essential oils can also help with ear mite treatment and effectively resolve problems with mange mites. Some of these essential oils include tea tree oil, neem oil, castor oil and more.
All you need to do is apply the honey directly to the skin of your dog. Unfortunately, you need to be very careful with this because you have to get the honey into the skin and then wipe it off before night as ants and other pests may be attracted to it.
Put the honey on the affected part of the skin and leave it for about 2 hours or so before wiping it off with some water. You can apply it up to two times during the day.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
This is one of the only treatments that is actually given internally to your pet. You want to be careful about how much you give to your pets depending on their size. A small dog should only get about 1 teaspoon per day with their food, while a medium-sized dog can have 1 tablespoon with their food.
You’ll need to use this treatment for an extended period of time of about a month before it will be complete. If you mix the powder with water you can also apply it twice per day in their fur.
This is a great product for just about anything. It has natural antiseptics and antiparasitics so all you need to do is give your dog a nice bath and when their fur dries you put the aloe vera gel directly on their skin.
You don’t need to rinse it off and you can apply it every day to get the best possible results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar also has properties a lot of household pests and parasites would hate. It works as one of the best natural remedies against ear mite, bed bugs, house dust mite, demodex mites, mange sarcoptic, other dog mange, and more. It can also cure the infection and mite allergy after getting rid of the mite infestation.
Once you know what medication doing you’ll definitely be able to make things a whole lot easier for your furry family members. Even better, you’ll be able to start treatment right away without waiting for an appointment with the vet and you won’t have to worry about the cost of seeing the vet or a medication. You’ll be able to mix up some of these treatments yourself and get started applying them t ensure your pet stays fit, comfortable, and healthy.