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How Do You Use Borax To Treat Mange?

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Mange is a skin condition caused by mange mites. It can be spread from animal to animal. According to Dog-allergy.com, your dog's immune system can usually fight off mange but when it cannot the dog will experience hair loss, crusty, red skin and a greasy or dirty appearance. The mites live in the hair follicles and create these negative responses. Veterinarian treatment is recommended but a home remedy including Borax is said to help treat mange in dogs. Mix 1 to 2 tbsp. of Borax per 500 cc of 1 percent hydrogen peroxide, according to Earthclinic.com. The Borax should be mostly dissolved in the peroxide before application. Double or triple this recipe depending on the size of the dog. Dogs with thick coats may need at least three to four doses in one application. Apply the mixture to the dog, especially in the areas where the mange seems to be the worst. Completely soak the dog's coat and skin. Do not wash the solution off. Reapply the mixture every three to four days. Before ... more
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