How To Starve Demodectic Mange

Demodectic Mange is one of the most dreaded conditions a dog lover could face with their canine companions. The itchy, flaky skin, hair loss, and open sores speak for themselves in just how much this parasite adversely affects your pet.

The condition leaves your dog open to secondary infections and the disease, in time, can become life-threatening without adequate treatment. In many cases, the typical commercially available treatments prescribed by veterinary professionals simply don’t cut it. In other cases, a dog may be too sensitive or weak to handle the harsh chemicals typically prescribed to combat the parasites. There is hope, however, through the use of Mite Avenge and proper diet. Both are proven to be extremely effective at waging war on the misery makers.

Start at the root

Demodex mites, the culprit of Demodectic mange, feast upon yeast — particularly the yeast in your dog’s follicles pores and skin. When this naturally occurring microorganism is too plentiful, it makes it easy for the parasites to rapidly overpopulate your pet’s body, making him miserable sometimes to the point of driving him mad with itching and skin pain. You can help rid your dog of this unbearable condition faster by eliminating his body’s ability to create excess yeast. In short, don’t feed the beast —  start with his diet.

All health begins with what goes into the body, both yours and your dog’s. Experts agree that the large spike in pet health problems in the last few decades parallels with the rapid growth of mainstream commercial pet food. Devastating health issues such as cancer, diabetes, and renal failure have steadily been on the rise in veterinary practices as more and more animals eat overly processed poor quality food marketed as wholesome and complete. Many are loaded with junk ingredients and carbohydrates, making them the doggie equivalent of fast food.

When your dog consumes carbohydrates her body cannot process them and immediately converts them into sugar. This sugar is the main staple of the yeast that your dog grows in his gut. When an overgrowth of this yeast occurs in the dog’s gut, it spreads out and begins to attack other organs, such as his skin. This is where the Demodex mites come in, eating this bounty of yeast, which allows them to proliferate even faster and cause your dog to suffer all the more.

Fight back!

One way to enhance your fight against Demodectic mange mites is to remove their food source. Provide the best diet you possibly can. Cut out sugars entirely and drastically reduce carbohydrates. Yeast thrives in unhealthy proportions if there is an abundance of sugar as an energy source. The ideal way to avoid sugar and carbohydrates is to feed a raw or homemade sugar-free, low glycemic diet. However, if that’s not realistic, this blog post provides guidance and tips for choosing a healthy commercial dog food. Your dog will also benefit from small amounts of fresh oregano, freshly chopped garlic, apple cider vinegar or baking soda in the water, oregano oil, and coconut oil as well as anti-yeast and detox supplements like grapefruit seed extract, oil of oregano, pau d’arco, and echinacea to name a few.

In addition to limiting the production of yeast overgrowth, a healthy balanced diet is one of the best ways to improve your dog’s overall health and improve immune function. And a good diet will ensure optimal conditions for recovery.

4 thoughts on “How To Starve Demodectic Mange

  1. Diana Wright says:

    My vet say coconut oil does nothing. You say it’s a good thing. I was giving it to my furry kid, but vet says it does nothing so I quit. My baby has allergies and we are trying to figure out what they are. I think she’s got mange, but vet doesn’t. When I rescued her she had big bald patches and nobody at the shelter knew why.

    • Happy Dog Staff says:

      Coconut oil contains caprylic acid, which is hard on the yeast that accompanies Demodectic mange. It is also a great moisturizer. Vets typically don’t support natural, holistic, or alternative treatments, so, understandably, your vet would say that. Please get in touch if you’d like to troubleshoot your dog’s symptoms.

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