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Description: Demodectic mange, Cheyletiella mange, Sarcoptic mange are parasitic infections of the skin caused by one of three mite species. The mite causing demodectic mange is not visible to the naked eye. The mite lives in hair follicles and seldom cause a problem, unless the dog's immune system becomes compromised. Cheyletiella mange is often referred to as walking dandruff because the mites produce a coat resembling a dandruff look.

This type of mange is short lived but highly contagious. The itching is mild. Sarcoptic mange is also known as scabies and is cause by microscopic mites. Unlike Cheyletiella mange, Sarcoptic mange is extremely itchy causing a dog to scratch and bite excessively, which triggers secondary skin infections.

Contributing factors:
Demodectic, Cheyletiella or Sarcoptic mange mites, compromised immune system.

Herbal Treatment:
Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Cajueiro is highly effective in treating skin disease in Brazil. Yarrow is an anti-inflammatory and helpful in treating mange. Aloe helps to fight bacterial infections. Barberry is very effective in fighting bacterial infections and boosts the immune system

Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

Essential Oils:
Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder: lemon, lavender, marjoram

Flower Essence Impatiens helps to relieve pain. Crab Apple helps with the recovery from infections. Agrimony promotes peace of mind.

Other:
Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch.