What is Mange?
Mange is a skin disease caused by microscopic mites. They are parasites that quickly proliferate causing discomfort and serious health problems. A variety of mites affect dogs, but we’re just concerned with the three that are responsible for canine mange misery:
Demodectic mange is also known as Demodex, red mange or puppy mange. It’s developed because of immune system problems and if it gets out of control it can cause serious mayhem. Demodectic is the least responsive to conventional veterinary treatment. This is a complicated disease and you need to read this information.
Sarcoptic mange is sometimes called scabies. It is picked up when the dog is in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is highly contagious to humans and almost all other animals, and should be dealt with swiftly. Important information on Sarcoptic mange can be found here.
Cheyletiella is called cheyletiellosis or walking dandruff. It is also transmitted by contact and is highly contagious to humans and almost all other animal. It lives in the top layer of skin. Detailed information on the disease is here for you to read.
Mange isn't something to trifle with
Both Sarcoptic & Cheyletiella mites can overtake an entire household almost overnight and spread to all occupants in the household. Demodex can progress from localized to generalized, eventually becoming a chronic nightmare. Your pet is depending on you for compassionate help.
How do I know if my dog has mange?
Tough question, crummy answers. Owner's can only see the outward symptoms and Sarcoptic and Demodectic mites are notoriously difficult to detect. Skin scrapings come back negative about 80% of the time, even when mites are really there. Cheyletiella is a little easier to diagnose because they can sometimes be seen moving about on the surface and leave telltale dandruff-like flakes.
However, they all have an unacceptable rate of misdiagnosis. All mange symptoms closely resemble other skin conditions so if mites aren't detected, the vet has to make some kind of call. Nine times out of ten the diagnosis is allergies. Whatever the diagnosis, treating the wrong problem can actually make it worse. But any type of misdiagnosis results the condition advancing for two reasons. More damage is done while valuable time is spent (sometimes years) chasing the wrong thing and certain medications cause reactions that make everything worse. Physical symptoms intensify and especially with Demodex, the mite population explodes. So treatment failure for other diagnosis is one of the most common indicators.
Obviously a positive skin scrape seals the deal but in the absence of one, for a variety of reasons many of our customers are motivated to find their own answers. Our symptom checker is a great place to start.
How is mange treated?
Neurotoxic chemical pesticide dips and medications are the most frequently prescribed treatment. These spread through the body globally, turning every cell into a poison bomb. Overall they fail about 1/3 of the time and have a high incidence of harmful side effects. Today's chemical treatment protocols go back decades and have not changed significantly with the times.
Today, more and more pet owners demand safer alternatives. Sadly this concept is not embraced by clinicians who are grounded in pharmacology and information on natural options is scarce. Many vets are resistant or defensive and do not make their clientele aware that there are other options. We do not maintain data on the efficacy of commercial and home remedies other than our own but take it from our customers, its success rate is exceptional. Unlike any other treatment, chemical or natural, we use a holistic system that kills mites and deals with the underlying problems that cause recurrence & reinfestation.
"On the first scrape there were innumerable mites in all stages including plenty of eggs. Today there were only 4 mites total! Mite Avenge cut the population from thousands down to 4 in 8 weeks.
When Buster recovered he [the vet] said, “It wasn’t because of any thing you did." Well I think I will have to agree to disagree with the vet on this one!”
When you decide to take control of your dog’s health yourself, YOU HAVE A BETTER CHOICE.
Nature gives us powerful tools that have been proven effective but it's safe to say that natural is not the first option. That can change when an owner is a proactive advocate for their dog’s health and insists on safer options. Once an owner makes the decision to get out of line and look at alternatives, they've taken one of the bravest steps they can to improve their dog's life.
Curing mange is best done naturally and holistically & Mite Avenge is nature’s most effective mite killer. It has worked in many cases where nothing else has. Unlike toxic poisons and chemicals, there’s nothing artificial in it. It's safe, works faster than chemical treatments and has no side effects. And we’re here to support you every step of the way.
”Thank you for a product that delivered a complete cure... a million thank you’s. My husband and I thank you from bottom of our hearts.”