Let's approach canine scabies (sarcoptic mange in dogs) with what NOT TO DO so you avoid toxic overload for a sick dog and then I'll show you some dog home remedies. Sound good?
First let's talk about symptoms of mange and take a quick look at the difference between demodectic mange in dogs and scabies.
Symptoms of Scabies
Mange mites remind me of tiny crablike creatures but obviously they are not a crustacean. In the same family as ticks and spiders, and not visible by the naked eye, they are tiny predators that burrow under the skin to live, feed and breed.
They cause terrible itching and can often be misdiagnosed as a severe allergic skin reaction. Even a skin scraping may fail to see these tiny vermin.
Known medically as sarcoptic mange, usually the fun begins on the ears and elbows and here is what happens.
Both types of mange are mites, but demodectic mange mites stay in the hair follicle.
Even if it sounds backwards, I'm starting with what NOT TO DO for sarcoptic mange in dogs. Why? Because I hate to see any dog's body become damaged by drugs, insecticides or anything else the body sees as toxic.
Plus, the sicker the dog, the worse it gets.
You know, I've got to tell you something. After 300 plus pages on this website, it all comes down to the same thing. Healthy dogs don't get sick.
Some days I feel like I'm beating my head against the wall from repeating the same things over and over. Whether it's sarcoptic mange in dogs, demotectic mange in dogs or renal failure. The bottom line is watching what goes in and what comes out.
Dogs that are not healthy are weak so they are perfect hosts for mites, fleas and any other disease they come in contact with.
Check out those quotes in the right column. Those wise men are still correct.
For more information about mange in dogs, head on over to Home Remedy For Mange. There is a very good supplement but you'll have to click over there to see what is so good about it.