Sep 9, 2003, 10:43 PM
Post #136 of 341
I just found a very good book during lunch earlier..."The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs & Cats" by Diane Stein
Here...I'll try to summarise what's written in the part about Mange from the book:
Feed holistic diet, preservative free pet food or homemade diet with supplements. Feed raw liver and egg yolk once a week, and avoid all milk products and fats other than those in the daily oils.
Begin with 3-5 day liquid fast using beet or celery juice as detoxifier then switch to the optimal diet. Give aloe vera juice with chlorophyll. Bathe the dog weekly or even daily, soaping twice with an herbal flea shampoo or Betadyne scrub. Leave the second soaping on for 10 mins before rinsing thoroughly, then use the lemon rinse (this is something like the lemon solution recommended by ginl). Use this solution dailly while dabbing pure lemon juice onto the lesions. Add lots of garlic to the animal's diet and put apple cider vinegar into the water bowl. Cider vinegar, garlic juice (not oil) or Betadyne may be used externally on the sores. Essential oils or juniper and lavender diluted in herb infusions or water maybe used externally too. (Make sure it's pure oils, not perfumes).
VITAMIND & MINERALS
Vitamins C, E and Zinc are important. Vitamin C about (500-3000mg), Zinc about (5-20 mg) depending on body size and Vitamin E can go as high as 800 IU. Add lecithin to the diet (one half to three teaspoons) and if not feeding brewer's yeast give yeast free B-complex tablet in higher potency, about 15-30 mg.
Give Goldenseal with Echinecea from start through complete healing of mange and continue for at least 10 days after symptoms disappear. Plantain or lavender also kills mites when used externally. Other useful herbs include wormwood, butternut bark, and/or sage, all externally. Tea tree oil can be used externally (must be diluted if used as a full body rinse).
Primary remedy for mange is Sulphur (30C, 200C, 1M, 10M). May be alternated with Arsenicum to relieve furious itching. If both fail, try Psorinum. Sepia is for the animal in convalescence.
Cotton specifically for Mange, Luffa for skin lesions and karmic skin conditions. Crab Apple, Camphor and/or Tomato are cleansers. Salvia supports immune system under stress. Cedar is a detoxifier and useful for hair loss. Snapdragon when lesions are primarily together around the mouth.
Citrine as an elixir or in the water bowl, in the environment and on the pet's collar. It cleanses the skin of toxins and regenerates tissues. Bloodstone is similarly positive. Make an elixir of Emerald for deep cleansing and detoxifying. Lapis Lazuli and Sugulite balance the endoctrine system and raise immunity. Jade or Blue Tourmaline also builds immune function.
(This post was edited by cshellz on Sep 9, 2003, 10:44 PM)