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How to Treat Demodex Mange in Dogs Naturally

Updated November 21, 2016

Demodex mites are a particular type of mite that causes canine mange. According to Mar Vista Animal Medical Center, demodectic mange is not considered contagious, but there are natural ways to treat existing demodectic mange. Medications can have harmful side effects, but using lemon juice and witch hazel can help to clean the sores and take away the dog's need to scratch.

Pour 56.7gr of witch hazel into a bowl.

Add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice to the witch hazel.

Pour 118ml of water into the same bowl and mix together.

Dip a sponge into the bowl, and squeeze the excess liquid out.

Blot the sponge onto the demodex mange sores.

Repeat this process until the solution covers each sore.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Witch hazel
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Bowl
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Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University