March 14th, 2010
by Herb Lady · Filed Under: Herbal Dog
Mange in dogs is caused by parasite infection from tiny (invisible to the naked eye) louse-like mites that bury benath the skin where they breed and cause intense skin irritation.
The affected area turns grey, fur is lost, the skin erupts, is wet in appearance and there is an unpleasant smell.
Common places for mange to occur include the back and the top of the neck.
Management of mange:
- Bathe your dog weekly with natural herbal shampoo – one containing natural essential oils for parasites
- Apply Yicche cream twice daily. Massage well into the entire affected area
- Groom your dog daily
- Soak all bedding, collars, leads and grooming equipment for several hours in a solution containing 2 drops of eucalytus or tea tree oil per 1 litre water. Also wash down the kennel. Do this weekly
Natural feeding also improves overall dog health and strengthens the skin, helping your dog to be more resistant to all skin vermin.