Is it possible to give your pet itch relief using a mange shampoo that is both natural and gentle on your dog?
There are some all natural shampoos on the market that are directly targeted at removing the mites that cause mange, helping soothe your dog’s skin to prevent further scratching and patches of hair loss, and keeping them calm. What is best about these kinds of treatment, is that the shampoo is not hard on your dog’s skin. Your dog is going through enough right now having to deal with these bothersome parasites – using harsh chemicals, internally or externally, is just even harder on your dog. While natural methods may take a little longer, they are much better for this skin problem.
One of the top rated home treatment is an all-natural dog shampoo for mange called Defendex.
Team this up with a healthy immune system boosting supplement for natural treatment, both internally and externally.
What about mange dips?
We’ve all heard about the horrible mange dips. This is where you dip your poor dog in a toxic bath as a treatment to kill all the mites on the skin. Unfortunately, many dogs suffered from serious side effects, so much so that one of the more common brands is completely off the market for canines now.
While some vets use a Mitaban (also known as Amitraz) dip for demodectic mange treatment, most prefer to use this only as a last resort. Medications and shampoo are the preferred way to attack this problem first. Ideally, you want to strengthen the immune system to help fight off these parasites naturally.
Medicines for Mange?
Most veterinarians now have other ways to deal with these parasites, the most popular being Ivermectin for scabies, a broad spectrum anti-parasite medication. And while most people say it works on their pets, you are still having them ingest chemicals, which tastes horrible. And if your dog won’t take it orally, you will have to inject him with it. A simple shampoo is so much easier!
It should be noted that not all canines can tolerate Ivermectin -most notably herding breeds, but all dogs should be tested for sensitivity to the drug before using it.
One of the problems with using a medication for treating scabies or demodex infestation, is that mange is not a disease – it is the result of a parasite that the body cannot keep under control – something that it can do when healthy and free of stress. Using a mange shampoo to help control the infestation is better than having to ingest toxins.