Scabies is a common skin condition that affects dogs and other pets, such as birds and cats. There are two main types of scabies: sarcoptic mange (canine mange) and mange (demodicosis or scabies).Sarcoptic mange is caused by oval-shaped, light-colored microscopic mites. This type of mange is contagious to dogs and humans.Apart from that demodectic mange is caused by cranes Demodex, another small mite that cannot be seen without the aid of a microscope. This scabies strikes puppies for 3 to 12 months and cannot be passed on to humans.Puppies recover quickly from scabies, but adult dogs often require more prolonged treatment to control the disease.
To avoid this situation as well as expenses behind the medicines and doctors one can go for the home remedies that can surely heal the skin and that too at a much lower cost. The items used in these home remedies are usually available in the homeonly, and hence one does not need to spend any amount for availing them. Here are a few of the remedies provided that one can go for.
The alkaline temperament of sulfur soaps will keep scabies under control and reduce inflammation. Also, it will kill the parasites responsible for the disease. Moisten dog’s fur with water. Next, rub the sulfur soap on the skin until it is very frothy. Let stand for 30 minutes to give the mites enough time to get to the exterior. Douse with water until all the soap is removed. Consent to the dog to shake, and then hold it in the sun to air dry. Bathe dog with sulfur soap once or twice a week until there are no signs of infection.
Neem, or Indian Lilac, has several dermatological benefits for humans and pets. Its antiseptic nature helps treat scabies and keep the infection at bay. It nourishes and softens even the skin and ensures a faster growth of the surface. Get a non-prescription neem shampoo and bathe the dog with it every week. Boil some neem leaves for around ten minutes in a pot of water. Let the water cool, and then cover it. Spray the water with neem infusion on the dog’s coat and leave (no need to rinse). Repeat once a day. One more option is mixing of pure neem oil with coconut oil equally and applying the same for 2-3 times a day for few days.
Honey is a natural product that can help alleviate the discomfort of the animal to a large extent. This powerful antioxidant makes it difficult for mites to survive on the skin. It will provide relief from all those painful and scratching stings. Moreover, itsantisepticin nature and hence helps to have healing of the skin faster. It also prevents other infections. Apply pure honey directly to the affected part of the skin. Let rest for a few hours. Clean the area with clean water so that the ants do not get attracted to the dog and bite it. Do it twice a day.