Lemon is commonly used for treating several skin problems in humans, but what people don’t realize is that it is great for animals as well.
Being highly acidic, lemon juice can successfully kill the microscopic parasites. It even helps heal the damaged skin.
- Cut up 1 lemon (along with the peel) into small pieces.
- Add the lemon pieces to a pan filled with water.
- Bring the water to a nice boil.
- Turn off the stove, cover the pan and allow the solution to steep overnight.
- In the morning, apply the mixture to your pet’s coat using a sponge.
- Do this once daily.
Note: Do not apply lemon juice directly on open scabs, as it can cause a burning sensation.
8. Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
A mange infestation can be controlled by giving food-grade diatomaceous earth internally. It’s a nontoxic, safe substance for dogs to consume.
- For medium-sized dogs, add 1 tablespoon per day of food-grade diatomaceous earth to their food. For small dogs and puppies, keep the dose to 1 teaspoon per day only. Do this for about a month.
- Prepare a dry powder with equal amounts of food-grade diatomaceous earth, neem powder and yarrow power. Rub this powder mixture into your dog’s coat twice daily.
- Simply applying a paste of food-grade diatomaceous earth and a little water on your pet’s fur will also help. You can use it twice daily and need not rinse it off.
Note: Avoid getting diatomaceous earth around your dog’s eyes and mouth, as it can irritate the mucosa. Make sure you use food-grade diatomaceous earth, not the one meant for yard and garden.