09-25-2009, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by UniquityBelgians
Oil of oregano is great at getting rid of mange (actually it's one of those "miracle cures" for almost anything)! Tea tree oil is another good one.
This may sound a bit extreme, but I know back in "the day," they used to poor WD-40 on the dogs to get rid of mange. My husband's uncle bred hunting dogs -- he always had atleast a dozen of them, and every now and then he'd have a dog have an outbreak, and he'd take it, poor WD-40 on it and tie it to a tree away from the other dogs. Within two days the mange would be gone.
Before the war, they used motor oil.
I think it may be for the same reason they always tell us to put vaseline in our hair if we have lice -- it suffocates them, plus makes it hard for anything to hold on to. So while I don't recommend using WD-40 (LOL) it makes sense that the oil of oregano or tea-tree oil might work just as well. Back when we used all-natural products to get rid of dog lice (at my work -- and eventually we did resort to chemicals, just way better results) we used coconut based natural laundry detergent -- apparently coconut is somewhat anti-parasitic. Perhaps if you rub coconut oil on Glacier that might help too -- I think it would be suffocatign and slippery enough, plus still have the antiparastic effects.
But seriously I would try the oil of oregano too -- it's magical!
This has actually been proven to kill dogs just like dipping. I will ask my vet about using a safer oil like oregano or teatree. I do not want to put too much stuff on him ya know what I mean? Thanks for the suggestion tho!
To update everybody on Glacier, it has spread, he has had one dose of ivermectin and will have his second in about a week. He is still getting his cream put on the spots daily, and has also developed a yeast infection in his ear.