Ted's Dog Mange Cure (Most Popular)
DO NOT CONFUSE BORAX WITH BORIC ACID!
DO NOT USE BORIC ACID IN PLACE OF BORAX!
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] 06/15/2007: Jerry from Eclectic, AL: "My dog was spirally downward pretty quickly with demodex and it was pretty scary. The first time I tried the borax treatment it didn't work, probably because I didn't have the borax strong enough. I then took my dog to the vet and got a confirmation of demodex and the mitaban dip and the ivermectin orally. Two weeks after the trip there was virtually no change and she was losing hair in new places. I decided to try Ted's remedy again and mixed it up throughly this time. Within 2 days hair was growing back. It's been about 2 weeks now and almost all of the hair has grown back and she is a happy camper. I also started feeding her raw chicken and I give her a raw egg every day. Thank you so much for this remedy. I know it saved me hundreds of dollars in vet bills. Oh yeah, the mitaban dip made her very sick. When she is healthy she is very hyper and energtic, but after the Mitaban dip she hardly got off of her bed for 3 or 4 days. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."
[YEA] 06/13/2007: Janice from Louisiana: "ted.. i just wanted to thank you for letting the world know about this cure (treatment) for red mange. my chinese pug (solid black) had come down with the red mange. it began when i gave him his monthly heart worm pill (ivermectin) which he must have had an allergic reaction to. within two days this poor pooch was scratching himself raw, to the point of bleeding, his hair was falling out, his tongue and mouth were swollen and he had no energy. i did research on this disorder only to find that vet's would give him the same ivermectin to cure the red mange. i was not a happy camper. so i did my research and came upon the peroxide and borax mixture. i believe in holistic medicines, so i decided to give it a try. the first treatment was on a Thursday. Friday he laid around all day with no energy. his second treatment was on a saturday, and he ran outside to try and get the mixture off of his mouth. it kinda foamed a bit on his lips. i also took the advice on the borax in his drinking water. then i started him on a meat diet. he gets boiled chicken each night with vitamin supplements. within a week of treatments, his sores have healed up, he has quit scratching and when he is bathed, he no longer looses a cup of hair. the most amazing thing was watching his energy level come back to life. his hair is slowly coming back and i am glad to have my dog back again. he has even begun to sleep in the bed with me again. the only difficulty i had was in the measurements of ingredients. so, i figured them out for all us americans. the appropriate measures are: 2 cups of Hydrogen Peroxide + 2 cups of water + 3 heaping Tablespoons of Borax. this is the mixture that is poured over the freshly bathed dog and do NOT dry them off. i let mine outside to run off some of the moisture. thanks so much for giving me back my dog. i will only use the earthclinic from now on for my poor pooch."Replies
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Janice: Thank you for the feedback! You wouldn't believe the things I tried on my poor dog to find that remedy! My vets were absolutely no help.
Even getting a yearly vaccine caused my dog to be sick and lost his hairs so there is something about the dog's immune system getting destroyed with the vaccines. Most stray dogs do not get mange as easily as the ones we take care so well. It is probably the "prepared dog foods" (home cooked food is never a problem), useless vaccination, and doctor's med that seem to initiate the mange a LOT more easier.
As an update, I now use the borax and peroxide remedy as a weekly bath for the dog. It kills the mites and fleas.
My dog seems to love taking a bath with this remedy, whereas, other commercial shampoo he hates it. Also the insecticide component of the commercial dog food seems to modify the dog's hormone and cause the dog and the person who gives it to be sick. Most insecticidal formulas used in many products are pseudoestrogen, which is well known for cancer causing. But what is not known is that it suppresses the immune system and may make the dog's conditions worse. No wonder my dog hated the commercial dog shampoo!"
[YEA] 06/02/2007: Evans : "Ted, I have written to you before because as I had mentioned my dog is 12 years old so I didn't know if I could give him your treatment without hurting him. After reading all the feedback and learning that your dog was 13 I just went right ahead and did it. I have a pure bred fox-terrier wired hair, actually I have three but Charlie is the one with demodectic mange. Two years ago Charlie was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and therefore he has low immune system. The doctor told me he had some type of allergy so a test was conducted in 2004 and therefore he was placed on this allergy program of allergenic extracts for a whole year. I stopped it because I saw no improvement on the contrary between the prednisone and the program he was getting worse. Then he was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis and was given cyclosporine capsules and after four capsules the dog started vomiting, stopped eating was lethargic so I stopped giving him those. This poor dog has continued since 2004 with the itch and has two patches of missing hair on either side because he chews desperately. He has been given prednisone and antibiotics but then this year he got a black spot on his back so the doctor had that scraped to see if it was cancerous. Thank God, it was not cancerous but discovered he had demodectic mange. He put him on a daily dose of ivermectin, antibiotics for ten days and antihistamine. He took it the whole month of April, when I took him in for a test he still had the demodectic mange. He said continue another month (May) of ivermectin etc. after giving him another box I saw he was not improving he was itching like crazy and was wobbling. I thought, if I continue like this I am going to kill this dog. I stopped the treatment I have to take him in this month for another test after having finished with the medication. I stopped the treatment and I looked desperately on line to see if there was any cure. I found you, Ted and I want to tell you I gave him the first treatment yesterday. Today since he is still itchy I said come here and I will cure you. Since I read that you said it was good to blow dry the hair, I went to get the hair dryer and when I came back, he was still waiting next to the sink. That meant that he felt relieved with the first treatment usually I have to go after them because they don't stay when it's bath time, they run even though after the bath they feel great but it's always the same thing. When I saw Charlie waiting next to the sink I couldn't believe it. The first time I left him wet in the garage but the second day I blew dry the hair. I am dying to see him totally well. I already see he is relieved but I want to see him totally well. I haven't dared give him the borax in the water because I am afraid since he has Hypothyroidism. I started the treatment of peroxide with borax on June 2,2007 and I have done it twice on a daily basis until I see that it is totally under control then I will do it once a week. Ted, I want to thank you so very much for your valuable and life saving information. You are so very kind in sharing this so that these poor suffering animals can lead a normal life. Thank you again. P.S. Mil? a lump the size of a pea on his lip and I put some of this with a sponge. I will let you know the results of both my doggies. Thank you."
[YEA] 05/30/2007: Amanda from Wichita, KS: "CURE DEMODECTIC AND SARCOPTIC MANGE: This remedy is GREAT!!!!! Here is my story. My boyfriend brought home a dog that was given to him. She looked funny, she was thin and she had patches of hair gone. I though she was just adjusting to the new environment. I found out she is a picky eater. Well, she is a smart dog and allows me to keep her tied up. When she is ready, she can and will get loose. To make a long story short, she had puppies and by then, all the hair on her head had fallen off and her puppies were beginning to loose hair in spots. She was itching herslef until she had scratches, I was giving her benedryl to stop the itching. I got on line and figured out she had Sarcoptic Mange. I found that you can smother them by putting baby oil on the dog. That only kept it at bay. I found this remedy and tried it. I went to Walmart and bought the supplies. I treated her and the first day her skin started flaking. A few days later, I treated her again and I started seeing peach fuzz on her head. I also put a little in her drinking water for inside out treatment. Now she looks like a completely different dog and the puppies hair grew back also. SO if any dog has puppies and you are worried if the puppies may be harmed, they won't. I did not treat them, I treated her and put some borax in her water. As she was being treated, the left over residue from her treatment and the borax in her treated the puppies also, they were still feeding. I also found that giving her green tea boosts her immune system.My boyfriend wants to take the credit, but I really have to give the credit to Ted."
[YEA] 05/03/2007: Betty from Rector, AR: "I tried Ted's proxide and borax remedy . I am very proud that i ran across this sight when looking for a cure on the net. I had Doxie puppies that caught it from mother, she was so malnourished " my fault i have to say bought a different brand of food , didn't check the label good. " That is all it could have been, have done nothing different . anyway she quit feeding the pups at three weeks and with the mange thought sure i would loose them . went and got the fixings and bathed them as directed and could tell a difference with the first treatment. have had three baths now and all three are getting their hair back one has got all of his. mother and her mate have recovered almost as quickley. thank you so much . I advise anyone to try it first works better than most vet remedies i have tried."
[YEA] 03/29/2007: Yoanna from Middlebury, VT: "My dog (only one of the two I have) got mange. I didn't have the money to take her to vet so I was pushed to searching for some home remedies. When I found this site and Ted's recipe with boraz and peroxide, I was determined to try it. It only cost under $5 and with the second day of treatment her hair started growing! I used water and peroxide 1 to 1 and put in more borax than what got dissolved in the water. After giving her a bath I would take a handful of the solution plus some borax that settled on the bottom of the solution and smear it onto her skin. She was white with the boraz powder which would stick to her hair. I would make her stand with this on in the bathroom up to 10 minutes and then let her quickly outside so she would not start licking it off, but sort of - get the frustration of it out of her system in the running around. I repeated it for three days and then once a week for two months. Her hair is all back now but a few small spots and that is going too. Now that the pet food recall has been on the newa, I think her problem may have been due to a lowered immune system due to eathng some of the recalled canned food. My other dog may hve not eaten it -- I buy them different kinds of dog caans and mix it with their dry food. Between the first three months of this year they most probably had a few cans of the poisoned food... I am now thinking of switching to dry food plus some meat from the store, will see how this goes. I have a question about the (home) environment around her that I had to treat -- I could not find tannic acid anywhere, I tried farm food stores, pet stores, home improvement stores etc. Finally I settled for a Lysol spray and some 'killer' spray that I got at the pet store with which they spray all the store at the end of the day. Can you recommend where to get tannic acid or another product that would be avaiable to buy just like borax and peroxide? Sincerely,"Replies
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Yoanna: It is interesting to know what goes into those food that is causing lowered immune system, because we humans are experiencing the same thing. What I do know is the chlorine and fluoride in UK drinking water for example is of no help.
Tannic acid is used by tanners, people who make leathers, shoes, for example are likely to be the one who have tannic acid. Now in event tannic acid is not available a borax solution can be sprayed for the home environment instead. This will prevent fungus too, which also tends to lower the immunity. My experience has been if the fungus count is high in the food, they tend to initiate h. pylori or even lowered immunity, besides the obvious sinus problems, breathing, and chronic fatigue."
[YEA] 03/08/2007: Vicki from Hartford City, IN: "I just wanted to let you folks know that I have 2 grown daughters who in the last few years have been having boil problems. They have had to go to the doctor and have them lanced. I have a problem with my right leg that turned into a staph infection. I have an awful scar left there now. My oldest daughter swears there is something wrong with our water here. Cancer is like an epidemic here, my Grandfather died from cancer, my Dad has bladder cancer, my Mom has outbreaks of facial skin cancer and was diagnosed with Lupus last summer. My oldest daughter has had breast cancer twice (first time at age 26), she is now 31. My son-in-law moved here from New Mexico 5 years ago and he just had surgery for testicular cancer. There are many people in this town I know of who have died from cancer here. I am so glad I came across this website. I have already tried Ted's Borax remedy on my dogs and am amazed!! 2 days and the itching is almost completely stopped!"
[NAY] 02/27/2007: Mich from Virginia Beach, VA: "I used the Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax cure for mange on my pup for 3 months. For about a week I thought she had been cured but, she started to lose hair in other places and she just wasn't getting better. We had to take her in today for a Mitaban dip which I was highly against initially, I wanted to go natural but after battling this mange and her skin was just getting drier and drier from the borax and peroxide treatment. I let her skin rest for a week and today she is at the vet for her 1st dip. I really wished the borax and hydrogen peroxide had worked but it seems the mange had a mind of its own and took its toll on her."
[YEA] 02/05/2007: Jason from Bundaberg, Australia: "I have used the Mange cure as per the Instructions. I used Harpers brand Borax and 3% peroxide diluted to 1% both available at woolworths in Australia and found it to work great. Thanx for the cure Ted. Cheers Jason"
[YEA] 01/26/2007: Terri from Ft. Lauderdale: "I want to Thank Ted for his Dermodex Mange home remedy. My 8 month old Rotti puppy was diagnosed with dermodex mange around her eye. The vet recommended Mitaban. after reading up on side effects, I decided to try a more holistic treatment when I came across Ted's treatment. I have to say I was a little skeptical. But after only one treatment my puppy's eye looks so much better.(one week ago) I am going to give her a few more treatments. I have since had her spayed since we received the diagnosis and she was also going to one vet that she was always very upset going to. I think it was caused by stress. I have taken before and after pics and what a difference. In just one week. Thanks! Ted."
[YEA] 01/24/2007: David from Cebu, Philippines: "We moved to the PHilippines Sept2004. I had shipped the dogs via NWA 3 months earlier. When I got here the dogs had sores. The cockapoo's skin around its leg could have been pulled off to the bone. We brought the dog to 3 vets. They gave the dog shots for dry skin. After several shots nothing happened but the dogs right eye was cloudy and still is. The vet referred me to another vet and they gave it shots to counteract the shots originally given to no avail. So, now the dog can see, but its right eye is looks like the moon and tho it focuses, and can see aroudn the house, it can't see scraps of food. So, I read this article about borax and peroxide.
I had someone fly a box of borax from the states to the PHilippines as they don't carry borax in this country. I took a pinch (about a tablespoon) to about an 8oz bottle of water and added peroxide. The borax works in a spray bottle cause the fine grains of borax dissolve completely. On day 2, I was amazed that the dogs hair started growing back after no hair since late 2004. Then there's these white flakes coming off the dog. This is really amazing. Asia dogs are commonly full of mites, I guess that's what they are turning the skin red in a patch around an inch in diameter. Now I'm wondering if this will stop the ticks. The ticks in Asia lay a350 eggs that are transparent, so mopping the floor with borax and peroxide might stop them from hatching. In the Philippines the baby ticks climb the walls once they are big enough to see visually. So, yesterday someone flew in with a box and borax and less than 24 hours later, I'm seeing hair grow back on the dog and hoping it also kills the baby ticks. This is better than any vet's poisons. A cockapoo is a cross between two thorough breeds and I've thought it poor to have brouhgt the dog to Asia, but now I'm wondering if borax and peroxide will solve that too. Thanks a lot for the solution. It really is amazing after all the poisons and shots I've paid vet's for."Replies
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Mange and ticks are quite common in Asia. They lay eggs by the hundreds and dogs get reinfected all the time. In rare cases, they can be carriers of leprosy and humans get it and loose their fingers and toes. But this only occurs for people who sleep on floors, dirt and streets. Borax should be sprayed on the ground, streets and floor so they don't reinfect dogs and humans alike. Borax causes dehydration in eggs and ringworms and parasites alike won't reinfect the dogs if a small amount of borax is sprayed on the ground at least once a month. Of course, the borax formula needs work but I think keeping it simple will at least help people to start doing something about this instead of not doing it at all. The most common times where they do reinfect the dogs is after a rainy season, at least in Thailand anyway. Therefore after a rain, spraying borax will prevent such reinfection and reduce a great deal of suffering of dogs and humans alike."
[YEA] 01/24/2007: Mich from Virgina Beach, VA: "Hi Ted thank you so much for saving my puppy. A quick review, we lost one puppy to full body demodectic mange by treating it with ivermectin. We found your site and used the borax and hydrogen peroxide treatment. It was a long road but finally after treating her with this she is finally growing hair! No more itching! She is due for a scraping on Friday and we will let you know how it goes. Thanks again."Replies
10/25/2010: Sherryl from Athens, Ohio replies: "I would like to know the remedy and amounts for what appears to be mange around my pups eye. I really can find it on the site?? Her eye is very raw looking. I would like to bath her all over in this solution. Please help"
[YEA] 01/08/2007: Garry from RI: "Hi, Just wanted to thank you for listing that mange treatment. My dog had mange bad enough that he would chew out large patches of fur and several times chewed his tail bloody and bare when I was away at work. I tried Lindane, which marginally worked, and a product by Zodiac as well as a lime sulpher dip. The Zodiac product worked the best but it was an old dusty bottle on the petstore shelf and I could not find it again to buy more once it was gone. He has had the mange a number of years. Caught it from a visit to the vet!! Saw the responses to your treatments and I gave him two dips with the peroxide / borax the first couple of weeks and then switched to a 50 / 50 water / white vinegar / borax dip ever since. I used white instead of ACV because it's cheaper and it seems that it's the acetic acid that is the carrier into the skin. ALL of his hair is back and he hardly scratches anymore. He gets the recommended borax in the the drinking water too. I intend to give him maintenance dips once every month or so and may continue with the Borax in the drinking water as an ongoing thing. Great advice! Thanks again!"Replies
01/05/2009: Vivian from Edmond, WA replies: "So it is ok to use the vinegar instead of the peroxide? I have a black haired dog and would rather him NOT turn orange by using the peroxide! LOL"
EC: This may not be an issue in the winter, only in the summer with strong sun!
[YEA] 01/01/2007: Sharon from UK: "Absolutely amazed by the results achieved in just one soaking of the solution.....my great dane is 12 month old & ( without me realising) ) has had this problem for around 6 /7months...now i know what he has its very easy to see the symptoms he had ( which i didnt notice )...tha severe hairloss i thought was malting...the bad smell i thought was because he's outdoors a lot...the reddening of the skin i thought was because he has white fur...the poor thing has been suffering all this time!!!!! after taking him to 2 different vets at a cost of over Â£200 he was first treated for ringworm - with absolutely no affect...i took him to another for a second opinion...he gave him 500mg anti-biotics, malaseb & advocate..i am on low income with 5 children & so could not afford to keep paying for treatment that is not working...the second vets did do a scrape which then resulted in the diagnosis...i came home almost crying at the cost....i was told this treatment could last several months....i came accross this site & i was very impressed with what other users had experienced using 'Ted's Cure'...so off i went to my local pharmacy to get the h/p & borax....within 24hrs of applying the solution his redness has totally gone & his baldness is dissapearing...he does however still have the awful smell so i am going to soak him again today with acv & borax...(they only had 1 bottle of h/p so have to wait for the order to come in wed )...i am so thankfull for this site & to Ted - from Bangkok!!!!! A massive Massive big thank you from the bottom of my heart."
[YEA] 12/20/2006: Sheila from UK: "I used apple cider vinegr and borax to cure mange. I soaked dog with mix of ACV and borax, every day. After 4 days skin had cleared, couldn`t believe how effective this was, would certainly use again."