Ted's Dog Mange Cure - Treatment for Demodectic and Sarcoptic Mange

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Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes, "The best cure for dog mange is to mix a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution with water and add borax. Dissolve thoroughly. Wash the dog with it once a week. Do NOT WASH THE solution left on the dog with ANY WATER. Do not wipe the dog dry. The solution will take effect on mange. The treatment period should not be longer than a month or two. The dog will probably not be resistant as the treatment is painless. This has worked well for me."

More Exact Measurements (excerpted from various emails on our Reader Question & Answer Section)

Ted replies, "A definitive recipe is add 1-2 tablespoon of borax per 500 cc of 1% hydrogen peroxide solution. To make a 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1%, roughly get one part of 3% H2O2 plus two parts of water. Then apply them on the dog. Wash with this solution daily, no rinsing. If it doesn't go away, I have found mites, or mange to have a large "beehive" hidden somewhere. In which case, quarantine the dog in a small area that is 100% sterile."

"Approximate measurements are 1 bottle of 500 of 3% H2O2, plus 1000 of the cc of water, plus heaping 3 tablespoons of borax. Stir until most of borax is dissolved. The borax is past the point of saturation here so you will see some borax around. Technically the concentration is around 1.5% H2O2, and this is a bit stronger because by the time we finish with it, the H2O2 gets reacted with other things, and by the time we used it is is usually ends up near a 1% solution anyway."

"You need to get put as much borax until it no longer dissolves in a pail of water and forms a precipitate. This is a saturated solution of borax. Add H2O2 to about 1% concentration to a pail of water. Soak the entire dog, several times. Keep the dog wet for some time. The borax will destroy the eggs from laying under the skin which causes the mange. Get some solution and spray or use this to wipe all floors so the dog will not get re infected. Repeat this every week when bathing. This is not a perfect cure, but it my dog now no longer have mange. My dog was completely cured. You can try other chemicals such as sodium perborate, which is more convenient since you don't need to add the hydrogen peroxide."

"The solution (borax or preferably sodium perborate) is to be applied AFTER the shampooing and rinsing. The sodium perborate should remain on the dog after the bath. You will not rinse this at all. It must remain on the dog throughout the day so that it will act continuously on the bugs."

"However, I do recommend a less toxic form of borax, which is sodium perborate if you can find one. The secret is that borax (plus hydrogen peroxide) will work better then most other remedies I have tried, this includes mineral oil, neem oil (no, neem oil does not kill the mange as effectively as sodium perborate) I have tried it. In my "mange colonies" and commercial brands to kill insects don't work. Hydrogen peroxide DOES NOT KILL mange, I USED IT SIMPLY USED IT AS A CATALYST for ordinary borax in case you cannot obtain sodium perborate. Mineral oils simply prevent oxygen from reaching mange, but that didn't stop it. I have tried naphta, bentonite clays, DMSO, potassium permanganate, light fluid, etc. They all worked temporarily, and it just came back. I must make a strong statement that the formula (borax+h2o2 or sodium perborate) works bests and it is broad spectrum. You can use it to control mange, mites, fleas, and lyme disease (initiated by those crawly insects). I have actually compared side to side with neem oil, mineral oil, apple cider vinegar and others here in Bangkok and this is the most wide spectrum cure I have found. Borax prevents denaturation of DNA/RNA in dogs and I currently use this as life extension for dogs. For example a ribose sugar, deoxyribose sugar, and various sugar that causes accelerated aging in dogs can be slowed down with supplementation of dogs indirectly when you do the borax wash. "

"Prepare peroxide 1% solution, add 2-3 tablespoon of borax to that cup. Stir and wait for a couple of minutes for the borax to dissolve. The formula doesn't require an exact science. The importance is to add enough borax until the solution is no longer soluble and well past saturation."

"...The reason why it is not working is YOU CANNOT RINSE THE DOG OF borax and peroxide solution with any shampoo or water. After bathing the dog, keep the dog that way, no drying no rinsing. This is why the dog has not improved. Also BORAX is added DIRECTLY to the 1% hydrogen peroxide solution and no water is added separately, otherwise the solution is too weak."

7/12/2006: "I have reviewed all the dog's mange treatments both by my own tests and by many contributors. It appears that many people have trouble obtaining materials, such as sodium perborate hydrate, so I revised the remedy to hydrogen peroxide plus borax solution applied only once or so every week. The solution of sodium perborate hydrate is very much similar when borax and hydrogen peroxide is added. Some have either substituted hydrogen peroxide with benzoyl peroxide.

The problem about benzoyl peroxide is the upper limit by which you can use it without effect the dog as it is somewhat more toxic if given beyond a 10% concentration. 5% is usually a safe concentration. Benzoyl peroxide because of its toxicity is somewhat of an insecticide, while hydrogen peroxide is not, what it is in the original formulation is that it is a penetrant allowing the borax to go through the skin. Now some did not like hydrogen peroxide due to its limited supplies, so they make use of apple cider vinegar. For me a regular vinegar will do. Both a vinegar and hydrogen peroxide has two similarities. It is both a penetrant and when added with a safe insecticidal material such as borax, which has an toxicity on LD 50 equivalent to that of salt, this is the preferred method. However, one should not use boric acid since there are reported deaths associated with boric acid but not borax.

Boric acid is not recommended for use as it is much more toxic than borax. Borax's toxicity is about 3000 mg/kg, which is the equivalent toxicity to about that of salt. (check wikipedia). The idea is to make a solution of borax so that the solution can cover the entire body and penetrate through the skin of the dog to kill the demodex mites, for example. To use a spot treatment by pure powder will take an infinitely long time as it does not get to it through the dog's skin.

In some cases, people have tried neem oil, mineral oil. Both of these have similar effectiveness, but in different ways. Neem oil prevents the Demodex fleas from laying eggs by modifying their hormones, while mineral oils are moderately toxic only to the demodex eggs, not necessarily killing them. However, both are very limited based on my tests in really killing the insect. You see borax will both kill the eggs, modifying the hormones and their eggs by drying them all at once. The weakness of borax is limited solubility and limited penetration of the skin which you need either vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, benzoyl peroxide (toxic), MSM or DMSO solution. Ideally 10% DMSO should be preferred.

Pine Sol has limited insecticidal effectiveness, being a contact insecticidal, and does not provide lasting killing power once it has evaporated and does not kill living fleas, but it does kill their eggs somewhat. Only a fairly concentrated solution works and it does not prevent re-laying of stray eggs by the dog. In other words, the use of neem oil, mineral oil, benzoyl peroxide, and vaseline will not prevent the recurring of mange since eggs are not just on the dog, but can be anywhere in the house. Therefore re-infection is at issue. The one magic that borax has over its neighbors is that the borax powder that the dogs leaves in the house will kill the eggs even after the dogs no longer has mange and re-infection is therefore next to impossible. However, borax has limited effect on killing the larger mites and fleas, but not mange.

I found that adding 1/8 teaspoon per liter of water of borax added to the dog's water will cause the larger fleas to dry up and die at the same time. My dog for some reason likes to eat something like more than 1 gram of the sodium perborate crystals whenever he feels sick and the fleas just die off. The borax modifies the dog's blood and kills the mange inside out. This is why borax, i.e., sodium perborate, is required for mange, but not anything else due to preventive re-infection of the mange by the powder of the borax that destroys the eggs where the dog sleeps and where it walks around throughout the house.

VASELINE: The problem about using vaseline as an insecticide is that it has limited killing of eggs, but its weakness is that it is not a penetrant, and therefore the frequency of applications will take at least once every other day. Additionally, the hair of the dog will prevent proper application.

Some have went so far as to not use a solution of borax with hydrogen peroxide as a rinse then followed likely, perhaps a borax powder after bath. On the argument of being effective only as a spot treatment. Since dogs do not have sweat glands, not using a rinse will prevent the borax from absorbing into the skin to kill the mange under its skin. So this is not going to work. You need both borax as an insecticide, the water as the solution which to spread it to the skin surface, and a reliable penetrant to get it through the skin, such as vinegar, msm, DMSO, or even hydrogen peroxide. A benzoyl peroxide is both a penetrant and insecticide, but at higher concentration is somewhat toxic for dogs and as a result you are pretty much limited by the maximum concentration not to exceed beyond 5% being a preferred safety. I would prefer to limit myself at 3%.

I therefore suggest, not to get you lost in the woods, is that whatever formulation you use, always stick with borax and borax derivatives, such as sodium perborate monohydrate being the main insecticidal chemicals for the dog.

Pyrethrum is o.k. but in very low concentration of about 0.1% - 0.2% to prevent skin irritation for the dogs near the skin infection areas. The second mix you need is always the penetrant and the third formulation is appropriate dilutions in water. To provide lasting killing effect, non of these chemicals should generally be non-volatile insecticidal mixtures, which unfortunately most recommended are, with exception of perhaps borax and bentonite. Bentonite causes eggs to dry, so they can be used also, but they have no insecticidal mixture as borax and borax can performs both killing the insect, modifying the hormones to prevent egg laying, becomes a stomach poison for the insect, and at the same time causes their eggs to dry up.

I therefore will remain very flexible about what penetrants you use including hydrogen peroxide, benzoyl peroxide (limited concentration), and vinegar. It must be noted that when formulating any mange it must be noted that they must be non-volatile and the chemicals should cause microscopic residues around the house so that re infection of mange is prevented, including mites and fleas.

I think this wraps up the basic theory and application of mange treatment, and hopefully other people will make a more effective formulations in the future at least equal or better than the original formula I have proposed. Just want to tell you that there are many ways you can treat mange, but the issue is one of toxicity, re infection, toxic levels, which portion kills it and how, and which is the penetrant which is the key to it all. Penetrant is important, the chemical must reach the target demodex under the skin. Usually hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, DMSO, and MSM will do that. It must be reminded again that borax, to work most effectively, is to prepare a solution without washing it off, followed by a small amount of borax powder to be applied if you wish. Any other application other than this such as using as purely powder form is NOT going to work.

[YEA]  09/22/2008: Rikki from Pittsfield, MASS USA: "Hi, my 10 year old Shitzu was diagnosed with generalized Demodectic Mange. I went the Veterinary recommended way and tried Antibiotics for many months along with Advantage multi, antihistimines, Ivermectin and nothing helped. My dog was in serious condition. His feet, legs and face were all scabbed over. He was so depressed and he was no doubt suffering terribly. It was very painful for him to even walk. Putting him to sleep was seriously considered. I found this site, and went for it. I started him on daily baths this solution. In a bucket I mixed: ONE 16 ounce bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide. I refilled this 16 ounce bottle TWICE with hot water. I then dumped in 1/2 cup to 1 Cup of Borax. Mixed it for about 30 seconds. Lots of Borax remained undissolved at the bottom of the bucket, but that was my indication that the solution was fully saturated with the Borax. Then I it sponged on him while he stood in the bathtub with the drain plugged. I just sponged it on, it took about 5 minutes. I did not rince him. I just let him out...all wet, and let him dry on his own. After 1 week, there was a noticeable improvement in his spirits and his appearance. Then I bathed him every 3 days, now about every two weeks. He just had a skin scrapping and the mites are at a very low count. My Vet was very impressed. This took about 2 mounths to see these results. But after every bath there was an improvement. When he started to smell again was my indication to bathe him again. This worked for my dog when nothing else did. I then worked on clipping off all the old scabs and skin excreations. He is a happy, healthy dog again. I cannot thank this site enough for this valuable information."

[YEA]  09/21/2008: Lynn from North Carolina, USA: "My dog has had a skin conditions for over 4 years. I have tried everything the vet gave me, plus anything else I could think of. She has to have predisone every day, or she would itch so bad and get hot red skin. Another vet recently told me she had red mange, and that he wanted to use Ivemetin. I did not want to subject her to that so I looked on line and found this site. I used the peroxide and 20 mule team borax powder, I used one coffee cup of peroxide, and a scoop, which is 3 tablesopoons of the powder, and let that disolve. It has worked wonders. Her redness, sores, bumps, itching, and so on is gone, almost over night. She also had a scaly black condition inside her ear leather, going into her ear canal. I put the peroxide solution on her ears and it has been a week now and that is almost gone too. Thank you so much for this tip, I am very happy and I know my dog is much happier. I have used it twice and plan on using it about once a week for a month or so, and then waiting to see if any new problems come back. So far it looks very promising. She did not mind it at all. I have put so much medicine on her that she just hates it all, but this solution did not bother or upset her at all. She seemed to almost enjoy it. I don't know that for sure, just my observation. Again, thank you very much. I would tell everyone to try it, it just might work for you too!"

[YEA]  09/19/2008: RIKARDO from LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: "ted, just like everyone else, here to thank you for your remedy - dude i'm so freaking excited that i don't know what to write - well first of all after reading all or most of the messages about mange - i believed i'm the first one who tried the borax remedy on myself - i love my dogs like if i didn't have them i wouldn't want to live anymore but anyway i was diagnose with lymphoma a couple of years ago so my immune system its weak so i pick up those disgusting bugs and haven't been able to sleep or focus to do anything for a few days my dogs depressed and i'm depressed. though it was the end so finally i decided to try your remedy and as i was mixing it my boys (doggies) are trying to figure out what am doing so i told them that it was for myself and i tried it and i tried and more and all of the bites all over my body stop itching they are getting dry. my dogs are happy am happy i'll be able to walk them and won't have to hide my arms. god bless you"

[YEA]  09/08/2008: Katy from Athens, TX: "Two weeks ago a 6-7 month old shepherd-mix puppy showed up on our ranch. He had a horrible, mange-like, skin infection. Multiple, multiple bare skin areas, some bleeding, some with so much inflammation that the skin was thick and hard. His ears, legs, lower back, abdomen, and areas around and on the tail were grossly affected. Anywhere he could reach with his teeth or claws was raw and bleeding. (This puppy had marks where he had a worn a collar that had been removed. I'm sure that some person didn't want to spend money on him--so the collar came off and he got to go for a "ride in the country".) I quickly called the vet and made an appointment for him later that afternoon. I've never had experience with mange and decided to research it online. I had no idea that mange was so hard to manage taking months of veterinary care and payments. I quickly came across Ted's Remedy for mange and instead of making the vet visit decided to purchase the "cure". We are two weeks into the treatment and much improved. This little guy had it so bad that I was sure that he would never grow hair again but I'm now seeing that he will. He is not 100% yet but sooooo much improved. Hair is growing back on those leathered ears and heels, and the elbows and rear end continue to improve. I will say that I think it does look worse a day or so after the bath with the itching continuing. But then more of the redness goes away and the scratching gets less. I've been mixing 32 ounces of 3% peroxide with 64 ounces of water. I add about a 1 1/2 cups of borax powder (laundry area at Wal-mart). I've been bathing him with an oatmeal shampoo (really necessary at first because he was covered in mud), rinsing and then sponging on the borax solution. I bathed him two days in a row, skipped three days, and now I'm doing it once a week. I'm not sure if more frequent bathing would help but because of the fact that it seems to increase the redness and itching for a while I thought I'd let him have a few days between bathing to cool down. He still scratches occasionally but is so much more comfortable than the first few days. He is beginning to play like the pup that he is and certainly feels much better. I am confident that it IS going to work so "THANK YOU, TED!""

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  09/03/2008: Caren from Wilmington, DE: "I wrote in months ago about the great results we had using borax perox baths. A few months after using the baths, I noticed Rockys condition getting bad again. I continued bathing him every 3 days in the bath, Vit E oil orally and topically. Pinch of borax in his wather... Diluted Tea tree oil on mange 'pimples'...I have been diligently keeping up with Rocky. Sometimes he looked like he was growing hair like crazy.. and next thing he looked like he was losing it again... I have been frustrated, but tried not to give up hope....in the end, I am sad to report, that this morning, after dropping him off to have him neutered, I recieved a phone call a little later in the day. The mange was getting worse and I was informed that I could possibly have abuse/neglect charges brought against me for not treating his mange medically. I had to leave my work because I almost got sick all over. Never in a million years would I expect to hear these words directed towards me. I love this dog and am sick to my stomach. I followed the instructions completely and carefully and religiously. I am now forced to go back to mitaban and start him on ivermectin. I have purchased antifungal shampoo to help heal the "secondary skin infection" that Rocky has now developed and have him on antibiotics, and heart worm med (starting in a few weeks) The doc actually told me that it was close to turning into "Red Mange". I was so hopeful. Now I am just scared. This poor dog has been suffering and I am beyond feeling guilty... I can't bathe him for 7 days but am feeling desperate to start him on the chemicals that I was so against. I cannot let this dog get any worse and risk his life....

Any suggestions or advice Ted?
Sincerly Caren"

09/11/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Caren:

Usually if mange is aggressive, the dog is bathed everyday and is quarantined from a dirty areas. The hydrogen peroxide maximum concentration of a aggressive condition is 1%. If conditions persist then , a 5% solution of benzoyl peroxide is applied to the dog. Usually the reason why it didn't work was the the reinfection from the red mange conditions. Vitamin E is not helpful for conditions such as this an makes bleeding and mange much more worse. A vitamin E is not used in such conditions as mange because it prevents normal blood clotting.


P.S. One additional tip: borax powder after rinse is applied on the dog, thinly over the skin area."

[SIDE EFFECTS]  09/01/2008: Greg from Dallas, TX: "I recently found out my dog has demodectic mange. In an attempt to avoid the costly and time-consuming vet visits, I looked for at-home remedies. I found yours. Today, I bathed him, then washed him with the Borax/Hydrogen Peroxide solution (1% H2O2, 1.5 TBP per liter). I also made extra solution and immersed a cloth in it and rubbed my dog with it whenever and wherever he scratched. He's now scratching more than ever, to the point where he'll start bleeding. Is an increase in scratching and hair loss immediately following the commencement of treatment normal, or is it not working? Did I do something wrong?"

12/14/2008: Lisa from Coquille, Oregon replies: "If your pooch was scratching, it was not demodex mange it was sarcoptic mange and the difference is huge. This remedy will most likely NOT cure the later, but will make it worse. If you vet gave you the demodex dx, and your pooch was scratching them, they diagnosed him/her wrong."
01/10/2009: Katie from Seattle, Wa replies: "To Lisa from Coquille, Oregon: You stated that Ted's borax/hydrogen peroxide rememdy won't work on Sarcoptic mange. Then do you know what will? My 2-year old yellow lab has sarcoptic mange. Thanks!"
01/18/2009: Peggy from Delbarton, WV/USA replies: "This is to Katie concerning sarcoptic mange. Ruff has had that too and we started him on Revolution when we first found him. Within two months he was clear of that. Now we are struggling with demodex mange."

[YEA]  08/29/2008: Koji from Clearwater, FL: "Ok I was very skeptical about using this on my 1 year old shih-tzu, considering that borax is a detergent & something just didn't seem right about putting this on my dog. Well after just the first time (I sponged it on the bald spots on her face & body - 3 spots total), I saw a huge difference. The spots weren't bright red anymore & she wasn't scratching them. After only 5 days I see little hairs sprouting in the bald spots. I used only 1/4 of the ingredients Ted listed, since her spots were very focal, not her whole body, & sponged them twice so far in 5 days. Huge difference. Thanks so much for all your help!"

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  08/28/2008: Linda Coring from Welland, Ontario: "I have a purebred pug 2 years old who has had Demodex for 18 months many Vet appointments which he was given Ivermectin antibiotics and spot on treatments,dips as well, nothing worked and he continued to get worse his feet are swollen and bleeding, I was desperate to find a cure,when I found Ted's remedy for Demodex mange, I followed the instructions for mixing 1000ml 3%peroxide 2000ml water and 3 tabsp. Borax, I keep rinsing him with it for 15 min and let him drip dry, the first bath I could not believe how much dander?(eggs/mites? he shed I was sweeping it up, I washed all the floors and bedding with Borax too, it has been a week now and 2 baths with Borax, he is looking so much better I'm so pleased and hopeful he is still not well only eats and sleeps goes out to do his business 2x a day, he is a pitifull site I pray this will work as I can not continue much longer to watch him suffer, I feel if I could get him well enough to get him nutered this would help I have taken pictures of him as I hope to have before and after of his cure from the nightmare of Demodex. I remain extremely hopeful and I will continue to use this remedy and let you know how it goes.


[YEA]  08/13/2008: Kathy from Yuma, AZ: "I was at my wits end when I came to the site and learned about Ted's Cure for Mange! We had just gotten our baby Daisy, she's a pure bred pitbull, and 9 weeks in and a few weeks after her vaccinations she started to get these red pimple like bumps an the next day hair loss. i was freaking out since i had never seen anything like it before.I'm glad we caught it right away. My husband and I began the treatment once a day and sprayed her with the solution throughout the day on the really infected spots. We also kept her in a very clean "solitary confinement"-which she absolutely hated- We put 1/8 of borax in her water every day, gave her liquid doggy vitamins and kept her on an all raw meat-chicken/beef-diet. Within a week she was going crazy as happy as can be. She has just two small spots left and her black coat is dyed quite orange lol but if thats all the side effects are then thats quite alright. I just want to thank Ted soooooo much and i will continue to keep her on the meat diet and once the spots clear up I will do weekly washes on her.
I USED (1)- 32 ounce bottle of peroxide,
(2)-32 ounce bottles of water ( i just filled up the already used bottle of peroxide filled w/ water),
1 cup of borax and I also found that using 1 cup of white vinegar with it really made it work.
By the 3rd day I had perfected the concoction and by the end of that day i could really tell the difference. thanks again!-kathy"

[YEA]  07/04/2008: Jean from Cerritos, CA: "I can't thank you all of you enough for your wonderful help. I have learned so much for humans and our furry friends. With Ted's mange recipe, I added the aloe vera to it and it helped it stay on our dog's skin longer and I could really tell the difference. Our 4 pound Yorkie has so many health challenges, last trip to the vet she got a shot and I left with 5 perscriptions. God bless you for your time, effort, love and help."

06/25/2008: Selena, Ontario, Canada from Drayton, Ontario: "Today June 25th 2008, trying the (TED's) borax and hydrogen peroxide remedy on my old cat and myself against mange. My poor old grey cat looks like a funny poodle, because he seems shaven in his neck and tail, but it's mange and hairloss, also on part of his back and his poor feet are soooo infected. The cat is 16. There are three more cats here, who had it too, but not as bad and are now free after a two month every two weeks revolution treatment that is of course very expensive. My old cat however doesn't seem to get free of it, instead it's only worse. And so with me. I got it right away, my family too, but they're almost rid of it. I think low immune systems of the cat and myself are playing a role. I am diabetic and my immune system is not the greatest. I cannot by the life of me, separate the cat, that is just not possible because he is so affectionate and loves company. This is the first time in 55 years of having cats I contracted something from them. I wash wash wash, our bedding, his bedding. Clothes, bedding, and did I say bedding? Put it outside on the line in the sun to dry. Now I see it should go into the dryer on highest/hottest setting. I guess, the sun won't kill those critters either. The dryer does get hot alright, so it probably is good if I use that. I just got the borax and peroxide at the supermarket, after reading this website and mixed it up and rubbed down the cat who now looks like a drowned poodle and I rubbed myself down with it too. I wonder if this will help and I threw half a cup of borax in the load of laundry (bedding).. It's now almost getting to be three months of dealing with this. I am almost at the end of my rope, and I also notice the cat sleeps lots, lost weight, is still perky when awake, but doesn't eat much, drinks much and I am very tired myself, no energy etc, but no weight loss (that is too bad, I need some)...will keep you all posted. If this helps, I am sure going to tell everyone about it!"

[YEA]  06/20/2008: Rowxy from Fontana, California, U.S.A.: "TED'S REMEDY OF BORAX AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE WORKS!! My rottweiler puppy was losing hair all over.....I tried this remedy and his coat is thick and shiny again. After 3 treatments. ( I mixed the suggested amounts in the bathtub, my dog jumped in... and i continuously poured the mixture over his entire body, for 10 minutes, let him air dry, DID NOT RINSE HIM OFF. No more scratching!! My dog is as happy as can be. THANK YOU, from both of us!!!!"

[NAY]  06/11/2008: James from Houston, Texas: "I tried everything on this site for the cure and control of Mange on my poor dog. Nothing worked and after three months of trying we had to put her down.

What we tried:
1)put ACV in her water
2)put sesame seed oil and olive oil mixed in with her food
3)Borax and H Peroxide w/H2O mixture as perscribed on site"

11/18/2008: KC from Austin, Texas replies: "Put her down? Demodex is expensive but can be controlled. You can go natural, yet if that did not work then go chemical."
12/19/2010: Stephanie from Spring, Texas replies: "We purchased two white Greman shepherds from a breeder in Dickinnson. She CLAIMS she has never had a problem with her puppies having demodex. She further claims it is not a breeding issue and that she has never heard of demodex much less it being a breeding issue and she continues to produce pups. Feel free to email me if you purchased a pup from her.

Our Zeus and Shiloh are really bad, Zeus more than Shiloh. We thought we were going to have to put him down because he was so bad off. He got better with some medication but he is still getting worse after getting him neutered. He broke out before her so we were able to get her fixed then give him antibiotics and we were able to get him fixed 2 weeks later. We have no idea what to do, the breder told us we needed to keep them on royal canin babydog 30. We did and then we switched, for a week to different food, back to royal canin baby dog 32 at 8 weeks. They continued to get worse. We switched them finally to Orijen that has no gluten in it and high quantity of fish such as salmon. It is made in Canada. We have seen them improve as far as mood and temperment but now Zeus and Shiloh are both getting worse, Zeus gets progressively worse by the day. At this point I am trying to find people who have dogs form the same litter or prior litters to see if they may have had this problem and have found a solution. They do in fact have Demdetic mange, the vet did scrapings on both of them."

[NAY]  05/28/2008: Dewain from Randolph, NJ: "Ted,
We have a 4 month old 25 lb. Lab mix. At 8 weeks she was diagnosed with scabies and demodectic mange. She completed a 3 dose regiment of 'Revolution' and is now on a daily 1 ml dosage of Ivermectin. We initially tried your (16 oz. diluted to 1% peroxide w/ 3 TB. borax solution) and was unsure of the results so we stopped it and went with the vet suggestions. The hair loss and itching continues. The vet has her on antihistimines, and after the vet's medicines, and no positive results, we went back to your borax solution. The vet recommended a shampoo that makes her brake out in lesions even worse. Seems like every time we do what's recommended, (your solution included) she breaks out in lesions, and itches and scrathes even worse. This was a shelter rescue, trucked up from Georgia to NJ. Please....Wit's End in NJ

EC: Sent to Ted for response..

03/24/2009: Casey from San Diego, CA replies: "Hi Wit's End in NJ

My uncle had a problem with his dogs some years ago. After hundreds of dollars and tests it turnes out his pup had lupus (unsure of the spelling) at first look it could have been mange, itching and balding which is what she was being treated for. Sadly because of the real problem she had to be put down. I dont know your situation in full but it might be something to have you pup tested for.


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