German Shorthaired Pointer Q&A
Look at your dogs back...is he making his skin bloody? Removing hair? Does it seem to be so itchy that it is driving him mad? Consider Mange (Scabies for Humans). My dog had such an extreme case of it that I too eventually contracted it! The medicine from the doctor helped but not fast enough and it didn't get rid of it all together. I found a home remedy and tried it and it worked. MIXTURE: 2 cups of hydrogyen peroxide 1/4 cup of Borax Laundry Booster (*NOT BORIC ACID!) 4 cupss of water DIRECTIONS: First begin my washing your dog with a mild shampoo. Rinse thoroughly Use a sponge that is highly absorbent and fill the sponge with the mixture and begin at the head of the dog and work your way to the the end of the tail. Scrubbing it into the skin, not the fur is the goal. Pay close attention to fold in the skin such as behind the ears, underarms(all 4), under the tail on the top at teh base of the tail and anywheres you see broken skin or places where the dog has been biting. DO NOT RINSE THE MIXTURE OFF; leave on for an entire week and repeat again. Make a spray bottle of the mixture and for the next 3 days apply to any open sores that exist. If more bumps, red spots or sores appear begin to use the solution on those as well. DO NOT USE FOR MORE THAN ONE TIME A WEEK AND FOR NO MORE THAN 6 WEEKS. *From my own personal use, this solution also works for human beings, if you thing you have mange(scabies) the symptoms can be mosquitoe like bumps that constantly itch and appear and reappear. This same solution was sprayed all over furniture and rugs and I washed all clothing, rugs, curtains, blankets and towels.Indeed a task but it was a relief to get rid of them finally. I hope this helps!!!! Good Luck!