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How To Get Rid Of Mange Smell

Does your pet smell like mange? Are you sick of smelling that nasty smell brought by those parasitic mites? Mange will not only harm your animals, but they will also give you an annoying time. These parasitic mites have a lot of bacteria with them, hence the harmful disease it can cause and the unpleasant smell that it leaves.

Unfortunately, the only way you can get rid of that mange smell is to get rid of the mange itself. Even though you spray your pet with cologne and your house with some deodorizer, you cannot escape the annoying smell that mange leaves if you do not treat it. So if you want to only smell fresh, fragrant odor again, you should start with removing those mange-causing mites. Here are some tips on how to remove mange to get rid of mange smell.

Bathe your pet

By just simply bathing your pet that is infected with mange, you can kill those parasitic mites that cause mange. Simply wash your pet with water. Use an animal shampoo that suits your pet. Get a brush with soft bristle and brush your pet’s skin to help remove those mites. Then, rinse your pet with clean water. Afterwards, blow dry your pet’s hair while brushing it with a fine-toothed comb.

Sulfur and Aloe Vera

Sulfur is one of the most common mange treatments used for cats and dogs. You can simply mix some sulfur with water and mix them together. This mixture is strong enough to kill those mites but you can also add Aloe Vera to the mixture for that more soothing solution and fragrant smell. So once you have mixed sulfur and water, you can just add some Aloe Vera extract and mix them all together.

You can apply this solution by washing your pet with clean water first. Then, apply the solution all around your pet, particularly on those heavily infected parts of his body. Just wait the mixture work for a couple of minutes. When it has almost dried, you can rinse your pet with water.

Vinegar and water

Vinegar has a strong acid content that can kill those parasites lingering on your pet’s skin. You can simply mix one part of vinegar and three parts of water. Pour this solution in a spray bottle. Then, spray the solution on your pet, especially on the parts where there are lesions. Take note that spraying this directly on the lesions may make your pet cry and go wild but this is just a natural reaction. Leave the solution to dry and when your pet has calmed down a bit, rinse him with water.

Hydrogen peroxide and borax

The hydrogen peroxide and borax combination has been widely used in treating mange. Simply mix two tablespoons of borax with 1% hydrogen peroxide for every 500 cc of water. Make about a gallon of this solution. When you bathe your pet, simply apply this solution around his body and leave it until the solution has been absorbed by his skin. Then, rinse your pet with clean water.

Call a vet

Most mange cases need to be treated by a professional.  So if you want to get rid of mange and mange smell at the same time, you should send your pet to the veterinarian and have him treat your pet.


  1. Debbie Tucker Said,

    Are you crazy recommending vinegar sprayed on lesions?? That is CRUEL, it is animal abuse. There are many other things to help that do not hurt. The sulfur may even hurt; if anything hurts, it does not have to be done for mange. For you to say it is ‘normal’ for the pet to cry and go wild’ at the vinegar spray but it is ‘just a natural reaction’ is insensitive and inhumane. I sincerely hope that no one reading this is so clueless and lacking in compassion for other living creatures that they follow this particular part of your advice.

    In addition to the things that you have mentioned (except for the cruel vinegar), people should know that there are two types of mange. One is contagious, the other is not. The non-contagious type is brought on by stress, lack of health, poor nutrition, etc., so keeping the dog in climate control, feeding more nutritious food, not giving toxins (flea meds, vaccinations, etc.), and keeping the dog clean will help the dog’s own body eliminate the demodex mange mites. (The contagious mange is sarcoptic mange.)

  2. Pauline Montgomery Said,

    I don’t know who wrote this article – but in my opinion, it is baloney. My research and experience as a person who used to do dog rescue has taught me the following.

    1. The only part of this article that is anywhere near correct is the reference to sulfur being effective against mange mites. Yet it is not always effective and can be a slower and messy process.

    2. Demodectic mange is general hereditary – puppies have it, getting it from their mothers. It is not contagious. But it is curable with a vet’s help. It is also referred to as red mange. I have found the internet a valuable source of information on curing mange but this is the most ridiculous article I have ever seen.

    3. Sarcoptic mange is very very contagious – and the mites can get on humans too. It is easily cured on dogs by the application of Revolution between the shoulder blades, which is then reapplied 1 to 2 weeks later. There are a couple other types of mites dogs can contract, but they are not as common as demodectic or sarcoptic mites.

    4. To say that regular washing with a shampoo “that suits your pet” will get rid of mange – any type of mange, is inaccurate/wrong. Water and regular shampoo does not phase these mites. As far as sarcoptic mites, there are dips like Amatraz that you vet will do, injections of Ivermectin, oral ivermectin and a few other treatments. However, Revolution that you apply topically between the shoulder blades, I have found to be the most effective and easiest. I have 5 dogs and used to do dog rescue. Stray dogs frequently have mange so I learned to treat it as easily and cheaply in a way that has been 100% effective for my dogs.

    5. The recommendation to put vinegar (an acid) on a lesion is ridiculous and painful to the dog. As far as I am aware, it also will NOT cure the mange. I have never heard of it curing or even helping control mange. Why intentionally hurt a dog in this way when it will not cure the situation?

    6. See your vet unless you know unequivocally how to identify and treat the mange.

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