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Natural Mange Treatment Ingredients

 

What's in the products you're using to treat your pet's mange?

Buyer beware! We read somewhere that an "informed customer is a good customer". We agree! In the spirit of keeping our visitors and customers informed, here is a list of the ingredients and some of their known side effects found in common mange treatments on the web, including our own.

Some of the ingredients we've found in products advertised as "natural" and "non-toxic" read like a chemical plant shopping list!

Deionized Water


Mineral Oil

Excessive use of mineral oil (a petroleum distillate?!) based lotions on the skin of infants and old people can cause a pneumonia-like condition. It is strongly recommended that pregnant women stop the use of mineral oil based cosmetics and home appliances, as even the tiny droplets that are inhaled can be dangerous. There is a chance of allergic reactions. Coats the skin with a plastic-type layer, and according to the Mayo Clinic, mineral oil can interfere in the absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K. Most common side effects of using mineral oil are cramping, bloating and nausea. Additional side effects include vomiting, continuous sneezing, digestive system malfunction and restricted bowel movement. Long term use of mineral oil while pregnant can lead to fetal bleeding. Rare reactions include hives, rashes, difficulty in breathing and tightening of the chest, bleeding from the cracks in the rectum skin, swelling of the mouth, face, lips and tongue.

References:

Side Effects Of Mineral Oil - eHow
American Cancer Society: Uses of Mineral Oil
Mayo Clinic: Mineral Oil Warnings
Mayo Clinic: Effects of Mineral Oil


Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM - we won't use this chemical in our products

"An organosulfur compound also known by several other names: DMSO2, MSM, methylsulfonylmethane, methyl sulfone, and dimethyl sulfone. This colourless solid features the sulfone functional group and is considered relatively inert chemically. It occurs naturally in some primitive plants and is present in small amounts in many foods and beverages and it is marketed as a dietary supplement, although its benefits are disputed. MSM is sold as a dietary supplement that is marketed with a variety of claims and is commonly used (often in combination with glucosamine and/or chondroitin) for helping to treat or prevent osteoarthritis. The biochemical effects of supplemental methylsulfonylmethane are poorly understood. Some researchers have suggested that MSM has anti-inflammatory effects."

There is nothing to suggest that MSM (or White Sulfur), has any miticidal effect on mange mites, whereas both Lime Sulfur and Wettable Miticidal Sulfur do.

References:

Wikipedia on Methylsulfonylmethane
Quackwatch opinion about Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
Earthclinic on MSM


Polysorbate 20 - we won't use this chemical in our products

Polysorbate 20 (commercially also known as Tween 20) is a polysorbate surfactant whose stability and relative non-toxicity allows it to be used as a detergent and emulsifier in a number of domestic, scientific, and pharmacological applications. It is a polyoxyethylene derivative of sorbitan monolaurate. Tween is used as a wetting agent in flavored mouth drops such as Ice Drops, helping to provide the spreading feeling of the other ingredients like SD alcohol and mint flavor. The World Health Organization has suggested acceptable daily intake limits of 0-25 mg of polyoxyethylene sorbitan esters per kg body weight.Tween is used as a wetting agent in flavored mouth drops such as Ice Drops, helping to provide the spreading feeling of the other ingredients like SD alcohol and mint flavor. The World Health Organization has suggested acceptable daily intake limits of 0-25 mg of polyoxyethylene sorbitan esters per kg body weight.

References:

Wikipedia on Polysorbate 20 
 


Acrylates/ Acrylamide Copolymer  - we won't use this chemical in our products

At high doses, acrylamide has been found to cause cancer in some laboratory animals. Currently, the FDA, the World Health Organization and most other health regulatory bodies have not determined if the presence of acrylamide in food presents a health risk to humans and do not recommend that consumers change their diets for the purpose of avoiding acrylamide. Studies are ongoing on this subject. Health Canada has recommended that acrylamide be included on the nationís list of toxic substances. However, research into a possible carcinogenic link for humans has so far been inconclusive.

References:

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/content/view/print/238015


Polysorbate-85 - we won't use this chemical in our products

See Polysorbate 20 above. No known toxicity.


Pine Oil - we don't use this in our products

Pine oil is a phenolic disinfectant that is mildly antiseptic. Pine oil disinfectants are relatively inexpensive and widely available. They are effective against Brevibacterium ammoniagenes, candida albicans, enterobacteraerogenes, escherichia coli, gram-negative enteric bacteria, household germs, gram-negative household germs such as those causing salmonellosis, herpes simplex types 1 and 2, influenza type A, influenza virus type A/Brazil, influenza virus type A2/Japan, intestinal bacteria, klebsiella pneumoniae, odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, pseudomonas aeruginosa, salmonella choleraesuis, salmonella typhi, salmonella typhosa, serratia marcescens, shigella sonnei, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus faecalis, streptococcus pyogenes, trichophyton mentagrophytes. It will kill the causative agents of typhoid, gastroenteritis (some agents), rabies, enteric fever, cholera, several forms of meningitis, whooping cough, gonorrhea and several types of dysentery. It is also effective against several of the leading causes of food poisoning.It is not effective against spore related illneses such as tetanus or anthrax or against non-enveloped viruses such as poliovirus, rhinovirus, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

Pine oil has a relatively low human toxicity level, a low corrosion level and limited persistence; however, it irritates the skin and mucous membranes and has been known to cause breathing problems. Large doses may cause central nervous system depression. No known miticidal properties, but helps with secondary infections.

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Sorbitan Laurate - we won't use this chemical in our products

May contain harmful impurities or form toxic breakdown products linked to cancer or other significant health problems, gastrointestinal or liver toxicity hazards. Found in cosmetics, creams, lotions and foods.

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Dilauryl Citrate - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


C-14 - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


C16 - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Linear Alcohol Ethoxylate - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Cocamidopropyl Betaine - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Coconut

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Diethanolamine - we won't use this chemical in our products

COCOAMIDE DEA (diethylalomine) TEA, MEA,-- detergent in most shampoos, moisturizers and more. Studies also show that DEAs (including cocamide DEA) directly inhibits fetal brain development in laboratory studies by blocking the absorption of choline, a nutrient required for brain development and maintenance.

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Complex Alkyl Phosphate - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Ester - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Monoethanolamine - we won't use this chemical in our products

References:

Microvet on disinfectants
EPA on Pine Oil - pdf


Compare Active Ingredients:

Key: products in red have known negative side effects. The science, research and references are cited at the bottom of this page for your convenience.

Dermisil: PetsBestRx 1800PetMeds: EverydaySolutionsRx
2 Products - 1 product to be mixed with the other. 2 Products - 1 to treat mange mites and 1 to heal the skin Product: 1
 
1 Product - kills the mange mites AND heals the skin
Size: 60 ml Size: 2 oz each (4 oz total) Size: 50 ml
 
Size: 12 oz
Price: $ 49.95 Cost: $ 39.95 Price: 74.99 Cost: $ 34.95
Active Ingredients: lime-sulfur

Reference material for  from ForTheAnimals
Active ingredients: (taken from their website)
 
They offer Ivomec (Poison and Insecticide) Active ingredients: Active Ingredients: Natural products: Wettable Miticidal Sulfur, Neem & Karanja Oils, Carrier Oils and Essential Oils of Lavender, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus (except in Cat formula - NO essential oils are used)

Who is using what?

  Dermisil Petsbestrx 1800PetMeds EverydaySolutionsRx
Deionized Water        
White Sulfur - MSM        
Monoethanolamine        
Sulfonic Acid        
Dodecylbenzene        
Ester        
Complex Alkyl Phosphate        
Diethanolamine        
Coconut        
Betaine        
Dilauryl Citrate        
Cocamidopropyl        
Linear Alcohol Ethoxylate        
C-14 - C16        
Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate        
Sorbitan Laurate        
Pine Oil        
Polysorbate-85        
Mineral Oil        
Acrylamide Copolymer        
Polysorbate 20        
Lime Sulfur        
Ivermectin        
Wettable Miticidal Sulfur (NOT Yellow)        
Neem Oil        
Karanja Oil        
Carrier Oil        
Lavender Oil        
Lemongrass Oil        
Cedarwood Oil        
Eucalyptus Oil        


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No Muss, No Fuss, Non Toxic Natural Mange Treatments

 

Demodectic Mange
Treatment Kit


Sarcoptic Mange
Treatment Kit with Neem

16oz disinfectant
32oz DE
8oz Organic Neem Shampoo
8oz Organic Neem Oil
2oz Organic Neem Powder to boost the immune system. Will treat 1-3 animals with mild to medium Mange.
Safe for people but NOT FOR CATS!


Sarcoptic Mange
Kit with Mange Cream

Same ingredients in the kit above, except you get Mange Cream instead of  Neem oil and Neem powder. Everything you need to treat the environment and your pet...even yourself.


Notoedric Mange
Treatment Kit

This one is for CATS!

 

Mange Mud Mange Cream


 

Hot Spot Spray
 


 


EMU Skin Care Cream

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