It is possible to treat mange in dogs at home, but it is advisable to bring the dog to a veterinarian for full diagnosis and advice. Some treatments may not be suitable for individual dogs, and older dogs may never be fully cured of mange.
There are three different types of mange in dogs: demodectic, sarcoptic and cheyletiella. Each type can be identified by differing symptoms or by clinical testing provided by a veterinarian. Recommended treatment depends on the type of mange and the individual animal. Home remedies include store-bought shampoos and dips, homemade shampoos, specialized diets and non-prescription medication. Advice from a veterinarian is recommended before starting any home treatment for mange, as some medications can be toxic to certain dogs or cause allergic reactions.