Q. How to cure mange at home I do not have money right now I need to find out what I can do to help her I cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide and washed it
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. Contact your local humane society and animal charities to get him the investigations and treatment he needs. There are many causes for itching and each require specific, individual treatment and it is often more costly to keep trying empirical remedies with accurate investigation. If it is mange ot could be contagious to people but is often one of the cheaper conditions to treat and can be successfully cured
A. Without knowing what kind of mange it is, or if is indeed mange, and not some other kind of skin condition, it's difficult to advise you on any kind of cure. Keeping the area clean and dry will help, and spaying your dog can help as the hormonal changes associated with coming into and out of heat can trigger episodes on some forms of mange. If there is an Operation Petsnip program in your area, you may qualify for a low or no cost spay surgery, but even if you do, they won't do surgery until her skn is under control.
If you are in financial difficulty, there are ways of still getting your pet treated by a veterinarian. Ask if they take Care Credit and apply online. This is a credit card specifically for medical, dental, and veterinary expenses.
Call a local animal shelter or college of veterinary medicine in your area and ask if they have a low- or no-cost veterinary care program.
GiveForward and Youcaring.com are crowd funding websites that help you raise money to help take care of your pets
Harleyâ€™s Hope Foundation is an organization that ensures low income pet parents and their companion or service animals remain together when issues arise.
Many breed rescues and groups have specials funds available for owners who need financial assistance, such as the Special Needs Dobermans, Labrador Lifeline, and Pitbull Rescue Central.
Banfield Pet Hospital has its own programs for owners that canâ€™t afford their petâ€™s care.
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP) works with seniors, people with disabilities, people who
have lost their job, good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten who may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion.
The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.
God's Creatures Ministry helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help.
IMOM is dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker
is financially challenged.
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation has many programs including helping people with medical bills. They are a good resource for information.
Brown Dog Foundation provides funding to families with a sick pet that would likely respond to treatment, but due to circumstances, there is not enough money immediately available to pay.
Some groups help with specific disease, such as Canine Cancer Awareness, The Magic Bullet Fund, Helping Harley Fund, and Muffin Diabetes Fund.
The Pet Fund and Redrover.org are great sources for help to care for your pet.
The Humane Society website has many links to other organizations that help with veterinary expenses.