Mange is a skin disorder in dogs, and other animals including humans, that is caused by mites. One of the recommended treatments for dogs with mange is to give them frequent baths, using special shampoo, to aid in the healing and help soften the skin. We looked at the best shampoos that you can get to help your dog on the road to recovery.
Dog Shampoo for Mange
Here are our Dog Shampoo for Mange reviews.
RenuPlex Medicated Healing Shampoo in Extra Strength by Evolution Pets is touted as the best dog shampoo for mange. They are so confident that they offer a 100% 60-day guarantee! Using Zinc-PCA and healing essential oils, this shampoo will kill mites on contact.
- Works on all stages of mange
- All-natural ingredients
- Made in USA
Veterinary Formula Clinical Care has veterinary-grade ingredients in it to help relieve symptoms of mange quickly and affordably. It is formulated with benzethonium chloride and ketoconazole to help with the bacteria and fungus, and aloe vera and lanolin to help soothe and soften the skin. Using this shampoo will not interfere with topical flea and tick treatments.
- Paraben and soap free
- Not tested on animals
- Gentle enough to use on dogs with sensitive skin
Curaseb Chlorhexidine Medicated Shampoo treats a broad spectrum of skin related problems with veterinary strength. All Curaseb products are made in the U.S. and are federally regulated and inspected, so you can feel good knowing you are using a safe product. They offer a full refund if you are not happy, even if the bottle is empty!
- Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal and Anti-Yeast
- Veterinary recommended
DechraMiconahex + Triz is an antimicrobial and antibiotic shampoo so it will get rid of the infection while also healing. In addition, it contains ceramides to help moisturize, repair and restore dry and damaged skin while treating fungal and bacterial infections. The benefits of the shampoo continue to work on your pooch, even after rinsing off, helping to bring comfort sooner.
- Made in USA
- Formulated for dogs, cats and horses
- Bacteria and fungus do not develop resistance to shampoo
PetHonesty’s shampoo is a multi-acting shampoo that your dog will love. It will clean your pup while getting rid of odors. It also helps heal wounds, infections and hot spots, reduces itchiness and skin inflammation and soothes with aloe. The veterinary-strength formula will leave you dog with a light cucumber melon scent.
- FDA approved
- Easy to use pump bottle
- 100% natural ingredients
Dog Shampoo for Mange Buyer’s Guide
There are several shampoos on the market for dogs with mange so sometimes it can be confusing when trying to decide what is best for your dog. There are a few specific things you will want to look for when considering a shampoo. Mange can be very contagious, so we suggest using these in addition to seeing your veterinarian, and not instead of.
In many cases the active ingredients are usually 2% Chlorohexidine and 1-2% Ketoconazole. While these words sound like harmful chemicals, they are in fact 100% natural. Both are powerful and have their own jobs when it comes to healing your beloved pets. Chlorohexidine is medicated and used to relieve skin infections and reduce inflammation. Ketoconazole on the other hand manages bacteria and yeast and will promote healthier skin and coats.
Depending on the shampoo you choose, some of the other ingredients you may find are things like aloe, oatmeal, essential oils, lanolin, etc. Generally, these ingredients are used to aid in soothing the itch and pain associated with mange, and other disorders. While killing the bacteria is what gets rid of the odor overall, these also help with keeping your dog smelling good while undergoing treatment.
It is not recommended to use these shampoos on dogs under 12 weeks of age. There are two types of mange, sarcoptic mange and demodectic mange. Sarcoptic mange is the one that most people are familiar with and is contagious. Demodectic mange is not contagious, nor harmful in most cases, and is passed from mom to pup in the first few days after birth and then are generally always present. Only if the numbers get out of hand does it become a problem. By using medicated shampoos, you can interfere with the normal flora of puppies if used to soon.
Once a dog is 12 weeks of age, these shampoos can be used on any size dog. The larger your dog obviously the quicker you will go through the shampoo, so if you have a larger breed dog, we suggest getting 2 bottles.