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Hello Tammy, Dogs can have black, yucky ears due to a yeast infection - so you might be dealing with yeasty ears and not necessarily ear mites. Both are itchy, and both can cause a dog to scratch their ears raw. And you can certainly 'catch' sarcoptic mange mites from your dog - they can bite you and cause you to get red bumps/rash but they cannot reproduce on you as their host is the dog. Sarcoptic mange is very itchy to your dog, and she would be scratching herself raw, have sores all over and lose all her hair with a bad case of sarcoptic mange. The whitish flatworm things - what do you mean my 'all over'? All over the house? All over your dog's skin? All over the house = your dog may have a tapeworm infestation. All over the skin - it could be fly larvae hatching out on your dog's skin. I am unfamiliar with the odor you describe, nor am I familiar with the reddish orange gel that appears on the skin and around your home, but if I had to hazard a guess it could be fluids seeping from your dog's skin. In your shoes I would: clean everything. Clean and sanitize everywhere in your house. If you have a sarcoptic mange mite infestation you have to clean the whole house and clean the dog's bedding daily and your bedding daily - into hot wash water and hot dryer daily. Ted's Mange Remedy will help with sarcoptic mange on your dog - use as directed. You can also use in your dog's ears - excellent ear cleaner, to see if it helps with the ear gunk. Wendy from OH has posted the Arcane Ear solution - I would not hesitate to make up a batch and use it on your dog's ears after you rinse/clean during the Mange remedy bath. One thing you have not mentioned is your dog's diet. Check out the ingredient list and if you see corn or grain in the first 10 ingredients you should strongly consider upgrading to a better diet as grains in the food can cause ear infections, skin problems and UTI's in dogs. This is actually the first place I would start, a diet up grade. As for you breaking out - are you allergic to dogs? I am, and I live with quite a few. I notice when I bathe them or groom them that I will get hives or a rash on my arms from touching certain ones. I wash with soap and the rash goes no farther than being a slight irritant. Please report back! ~
Home remedies for mange also include dietary supplements that are beneficial to a dog's skin. These supplements can help relieve your dog's itch and improve his skin conditions. Here are some essential supplements that you should give your dog: A very good natural product that I have found is Dr. Harvey's Health and Shine. It contains a good combination of borage oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, and Vitamin E. Check it out here: You will be surprised at the fast improvement in your's dog coat condition.
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I have a 3 year old husky who does have Demondectic mange as well; which is rare for dogs this age. After reading many remedies on this thread I do have to say, NEVER, use motor oil as a few recommended. As a vet tech I myself have seen animals die a terrible, long painful death from motor oil. In regards to the mange the only thing I found that worked, after the vet prescribed meds, was to keep the dog off all commercial dog foods, switch over to raw and just work on her immune system. Great results. I don't know if this treats mange in cats and dogs or not, but anytime my cats or dogs have scabs, I rub pure shea butter liberally right on the spot, fur and all. Scabs heal up beautifully in a few days. And shea butter appears to be safe for pets. Parasites cannot travel thru shea butter. One day we discovered that my female dog had chewed a large patch of fur off of her rump. Her skin was red, itchy and scaly. The fur was falling off in clumps. I rubbed a liberal supply of shea butter on the bare area with several re-applications over several days and her fur grew back beautifully, with no further itching in that area. Perhaps this remedy works for mange. I know it works for scabs.