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.
08/27/2010: Mylene from Manila, Philippines: "Hi! I've recently discovered your website and it seems like you do help a lot of people in their quest to save money (and the environment)for treatments. I found a supplier in my city that sells Borax. I'm interested in buying it for my Golden Retriver who has mange. However, I was informed by the supplier that what they carry is the industrial type of Borax. Is this the one I should use to treat mange or do you have another instruction for this?
Thanks and keep up the good work :)"
07/07/2011: Linus from Cuenca, Batangas, Philippines replies: "You can use the "industrial" or "welder's" borax sold in the hardware stores as I have (as borax isn't popular in our country as a laundry additive.) I also used vinegar at 2% (4% regular vinegar diluted in half with water) instead of peroxide as not to change the color of my 5 mo. Black lab-pit mix. May I also take this opportunity to thank Ted for this remedy - my Pepper's mange was just starting, I saw this site, used the remedy and you could see the immediate relief the cure gave my doggie!"
08/16/2010: Sparky's Dad from Hurleyville, Ny, Usa: "I want to try Ted's remedy for scabies in dogs. I need to know if I should be putting the remedy in her ears, as they are also affected. Also, the article by Ted doesn't address treating the home with borax, diatomaceous earth, etc. I have a lot of rugs in the house. What about her beds? just wash?"
08/02/2010: Pdidit from Alexandria, Va: "Hi Ted and all,
Thanks for the great suggestions here--I have a few questions for you Ted, since you mentioned the environmental infestation. I no longer have the luxury of spraying whatever I want, since I am temporarily living in a rental condo. I was wondering if you had a solution for using within the environment, since using borax and h202 tends to crust over everything and leaves a residue. Is there any other spray that you have had good luck with that one can leave on the floors etc that won't be visible and/or clean up easier?
The other question I had was the ratio of DMSO with the borax/h202. I am not sure how to add 10% DMSO to the pint of borax solution you suggested. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Pdidit"
07/20/2010: Zal from Satara, Maharashtra, India: "Is there any danger if the dog licks his body after the treatment with borax?"
[YEA] 07/19/2010: Ladymom59 from Miami, Fl Usa: "Thank you Ted for the cure method you advised to cure mange in dogs. Our dog used to have alopecy spots in her skin, and she was scratching herself all the time. Thanks to your remedy, the mange is gone! Thanks a lot. Margaret"
[YEA] 06/30/2010: Blair from Birmingham, Al: "My boston terrier, Winston, was diagnosed with Demodex mange February of 2010. Every week until June he had a medicated bath for the mange. They were not helping and actually got worse and I started seeing side effects in Winston after the baths. I stopped the vet baths because of cost and simply not a cure. One day I said I have got to cure my puppy. So I searched for home remedies and came across Ted's remedy for mange. I was very sceptic about it actually working, but I figured I had nothing to lose. I started using the remedy June 1st and now on June 30, Winston's hair is all grown in on his face, back and still growing on his side. I used exactly 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to 2 cups of warm water. I poured in Borax laundry detergent until it no longer dissolved into the mix. I put Winston in the bathtub and just poured the mix on him. I dabbed some gauze in the mix and went around his face and on his feet. The remedy really does work and I highly recommend to anyone!!! Thank you Ted's remedy."Replies
05/15/2011: Maximus from No. Babylon, Ny/ Usa replies: "If you can get sodium perborate (I see it available online), is that simply mixed with wter? And in what proportions?"
06/25/2011: Ac from Philly, Pa Usa replies: "Hi, Does anybody know have any idea if this would work for chickens & ducks? Or Perhaps Ted may have some ideas? I was thinking perhaps a sulpher/lime dip might be more their speed...
At the moment I am trying out the borax "juice" solution on my dog. Not sure what he has but it seems he has something on his legs, looks to be about where he sits down. Kind of looks like scabies although I have not confirmed this, tried blacklight etc. And did not see anything. I do not have a personal magnifier to further verify. Also I am feeling like I am crawling with stuff.. I don't seem to have any rashes or major indicators of scabies or any mite/lice stuff but perhaps it is too early to tell.
So I will just cover myself in the borax solution with peroxide? from shower to shower? lol.. This should be fun. I was hoping to take a neem/tea tree oil bath instead but I do not have any at the moment and really want to stamp this out before it becomes something big. Today is Saturday, on this past Tuesday I had a chicken die, which I thought was recovering from a leg injury. I picked her up to look under her wing for mites, etc. I saw little silverish bugs crawling and ants, etc. Did not expect her to die, not sure what she died of or if parasites played a part, she did not appear to have that. It was possibly Mareks. Anyway, since then, I have felt "creepy crawlies" running around on me. No stinging, no bites, but annoying little feelings, almost like ants give you. Of the first annoying crawlings I had, everal of them were in fact ants. But now since that time, my dog has been chewing his rear. I'm thinking its possible I gave him some kind of bug I picked up from the chicken? Or perhaps he got too close to it. Or there is always the chance he caught whatever he has from another source, we can't be certain but it sure looks like this chicken has something to do with it. I have many other chickens and did a check the other day, I am now thinking that they are heavily infested with mites, etc. One chicken I inspected had lil bugs with a translucent looking body and red middle.
And my ducks are not looking good. I plan to move everybody right away and I want to treat each animal but the question is... What could I treat my birds with? Should I try the borax-peroxide solution--it would be extremely difficult to apply to each bird--I have nearly 100. I also have diatomaceous earth. I was planning to put garlic in their water but I would put borax if it won't hurt them. The bottom line is I do not want this to be an ongoing problem and I want to put a serious knockout to these bugs. If anyone has any knowledge or experience please let me know! This is an urgent situation. Thanks! big buzi at yahoo dot com."
[YEA] 06/26/2010: Pam from San Antonio, Texas: "I, and my friends, neighbors, family that I've shared it with, have used Ted's Mange remedy and have had outstanding results and now have happy, healthy dogs. One of the posts recommended using sodium perborate in the form of oxy... clean, a laundry additive. After reading the label, I decided to try that method and it worked. It does lighten the coats, but only temporarily. My black lab's shiny black coat came back in within a few months. Believe me, the wait was worth it. I used three scoops (which equals 4 tablespoons) of the oxy...clean powder to two gallons warm (not hot) water, and poured the mixture over my dog. Then I let it air-dry. (DO NOT RINSE IT OFF!) Be sure you dissolve the oxy...clean powder in the water before pouring over the dog. I also want to mention that I use the generic version of oxy...clean found in the laundry soap section of my grocery store. I've noticed that it also cured other itchy skin problems that were not diagnosed as mange, like flea dermatitis."
06/13/2010: Mary from Woodbridge, Va: "My daughters dog has had mange for over a year now. She has spent over $1000 in vet bills and meds. And the dog still looks horrible. She is so worried and feels so bad for the dog that she is thinking of putting her down. Please help me with thes measurements. Can you tell me how much to add by cup or gallon, quarts, I am not a cc or liter person.
EC: Fastest way to do conversions is to simply type into a google search box: "__ liters to cups" or "___ cc to cups".
Ted's recipe is as follows:500 cc = 2.11337642 US cups of Hydrogen Peroxide
1000 cc = 4.22675284 US cups of Water
3 Heaping Tablespoons of Borax
05/21/2010: Mona L from Tidioute, Pa: "My 6 week old Jack Russell has mange (the kind he got from his mother, not catchy kind) does this borax and peroxide work for her kind of mange?"Replies
06/01/2010: Lisa from Wichita Falls, Texas replies: "Mona, if you want something that will not hurt your pet if he licks it, just use cotton balls and regular old cooking oil! You just put the oil on the cotton balls and rub it where ever he has the hair thinning. Do this for about a week or so depending on how bad the case is. Do it twice a day and if he has any scabby places, just use peroxide on those until they are well. If your pet licks the oil, he will not be hurt."
[YEA] 05/12/2010: W from Houston, Texas: "We have two small dogs. One came to us with mange and, of course, gave it to the other. I used one 32oz bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide diluted, using the same bottle for measure, with two bottles of water. I added about one quarter of a 76oz box of borax to be sure of saturation. This didn't makea lot but I was able to first shampoo the dogs in regular dog shampoo and then dip them in the borax solution. I did rinse after the shampoo but I did NOT rinse after the borax dip. The dogs immediately improved. I also washed the dog bedding in borax in the cloths washer. I repeated the dip sequence one week later and at this point I can see no mange damage on the dogs coat. I see new fur growing and proper skin tone under the damaged areas.
Thank you Ted for this remarkably cheap and remarkably wonderful cure for mange contamination."Replies
02/21/2011: Susan B from Greenville, Sc replies: "First, there is a difference between demodex and sarcoptic mange. They are not one in the same thing. Demodex is caused by the mites that live on all dogs. They live in the hair shaft. They are kept under control by the dog's immune system. It is not contageous to people and is an immune problem. There is no hive of mites to hunt and kill. The dog will never really itch or scratch. It doesn't affect them in anyway. The dog gets stressed, the mites get out of control and they start to take over. They kill the hair shaft. Since this is an immune system problem, the best thing for the dog is to build up the immune system. Plain ole' Ivermectin the stuff of heart worm pills, taken orally for about 4 weeks will kill the mites. Thus the mites die and the hair grows back. Sarcoptic mange is a mite that can be transfered to people and other dogs. It's harder to treat, and a vet is recommended. If you dog smells of infection of the skin, which does happen from itching. The dog needs oral antibiotics and a vet not borax acid and peroxide. If your dog is diagnoised with sarcoptic mange it probably got the mite from another source. I would recommend that you becareful, as you can also get the mite, and it itches like crazy."
[YEA] 04/05/2010: Kc from Newtown, Ct: "It worked!!! Thank you Ted! I was so stressed out when my dog started to show signs of mange. I made this remedy using 1 part Apple cider vinager (AC vinager instead of peroxide because I didnt want to "highlight" her black fur) to 2 parts water, and added borax laundry detergent until it wouldnt dissolve anymore. I put her in the tub and splashed on the solution until she was soaked, no gloves needed. I used a cottonball for around her eyes. I then washed every pillowcase, blanket, and rug that I could and sprinkled the borax powder all over the rest including the couch. Left that overnight and vacumed it up the next day. It was winter outside and I admit it wasnt fun for anyone to have a soaking wet dog running around, but it was worth it. Immediately the itching stopped. Within the first few day, I could see improvement. I did this intense house cleaning and borax soak with her once a week for 4 weeks and In 5 WEEKS it was completely gone! Thank you thank you thank you. Super easy, SO MUCH HEALTHIER, and wicked cheap!
Also, we use an old fashioned vet (He has to be in his late 80's) and he had also recommended sprinkling borax on the carpets (near doors?) to control fleas"Replies
04/13/2010: Ben from Reading, Uk replies: "Hello, Due to reclassification by the EU, borax is no longer available in UK.
Is there an alternative?
(Dri-Pak make a substitute from Sodium Sesquicarbonate)
EC: Hi Ben,
Check out the thread on this page: Where to Buy: UK
01/07/2011: Fred from Columbus, Ohio, Usa replies: "Just wanted to add to this page. Rescued a 1-year old Black Lab that was a "bag of bones" and had been very much abused. She has demodetic mange (per a scraping done by the vet when we had her spayed). The cost of treatment is outrageous, so I looked for alternatives and found this site. After reading everything, I did declare WAR on the mange - Washed all the dogs bedding with OXI-CLEAN and TIDE. Then gave the dog a good bath in the tub (Labs like water but not in a tub! ) and then a RINSE using 3-4 Scoops of OXI-CLEAN to about 2 Gallons of warm water. I Let her "Air-Dry" with my hair-dryer-gun (from a distance) and then I used cotton balls with simple vegetable oil on the bad spots (Nests??).
It's been one week and I have repeated this procedure 3 times. She isn't doing any scratching now, and her skin has cleared.... Though I did note a bit of "color" gone from her coat due to the OXI-CLEAN. She is happy, and it appears that we are winning the Mange War! "
[WARNING!] 01/27/2011: Doggs from Newport, Ca replies: "WARNING! PLEASE Do not use Oxi-Clean or other cleaning products that simply contain sodium perborate, the other ingredients could be toxic to your pet, esp. If leaving it on the skin all day. (Remember, the skin is an organ that absorbs toxins into the bloodstream/organs.)
Just buy plain 100% borax (as Ted says if you can't find the sodium perborate)-- you can find it at groceries/Target which usually carries the 20 Mule Team brand.
Don't forget to treat the household/floors/bedding/
socks/feet etc., or the cycle of recontamination will continue.
Virgin coconut oil given to eat by the tsp. And applied on skin is an excellent antiseptic balm. ($6~$12 jar at health food stores, lasts over a year, great value).
[YEA] 06/25/2011: Nancy from Knoxville, Maryland, Usa replies: "My old coon hound came down with mange last year. I found this remedy and used it faithfully. His skin cleared and when I took him to the vet he could not find any sign of mange or other skin maladies. Now my other two dogs are itching themselves terribly. My son claims it's fleas but I have not seen any sign. I am glad to see the measurements for the ac vinegar since both of these dogs are black and when I used it on the hound he turn orange.
I am also putting 1/8 tsp in their water bucket as suggested.
Thank you Ted and thank you all for your suggestions."
03/21/2010: Freebornacd from Nescopeck, Pa.: "Hi, I am wondering if the Borax, 20 Mule Team detergent is the Borax Ted is talking about. I am only able to find that brand. Will that work? I need to treat a 30x50' outside pen as well. Is there a formula I can use to place in a sprayer and treat the outside w/ the solution? Please, let me know. Thanks! I can't wait to try it."
EC: Yes, that is what people report using for Ted's mange cure!
03/25/2010: Freebornacd from Nescopeck, Pa. replies: "Thank you for the Mule Team response! Now one more question, in reading the bulk solution receipe that is posted, 5 gallon bucket of warm water, 1 200 ml bottle of 3% peroxide, what is the measurable amount of Borax Mule Team powder? I have 7 affected dogs and I need to treat the dog pens as quickly as possible. But, I need to mix this in 5 gallon bucket to get it treated effectivly. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/20/2010: Anne from Paranaqu, Luzon: "Hello. I have been treating my dog with this borax peroxide solution for three weeks. i have seen a huge improvement. She does not wake up to scartch and she sleeps soundly already. The thing I want to know is, due to the mange, she developed the black skin.. black spots on her body and its getting lighter.. good thing. :-) My dog sleeps on my bed and she keeps on shedding black dandruff like particles. Is that the black skin peeling off her body? everytime she shakes her body, you can actually see the black particles come off. eveytime she walks or move.. the dandruff falls off. Is that the black skin getting better and going back to regular skin? has anyone experienced this? Hope to hear from anyone... thank you"Replies
05/02/2010: Amanda from College Station, Texas replies: "I have been using the Borax solution for about a week now, and it seems that black spots are appearing on my white pitbull also, and it seems that everytime I use the solution then my puppy's black spots gets a little lighter. Has your dog got any better, have the spots gone away?? Someone please respond.
03/14/2010: Lydia from Senatobia, Ms.: "Ted,
Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate: Is this the borax you are talking about? My dog has hairless raw spots that have turned her skin black. Two months of antibiotics and no results. Vet says it is staph and or fungus. She stinks, but I love her so it don't really matter to me. Please help me. Lydia"
EC: Please see the borax page for more information: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/borax.html
11/27/2010: John from Qc, Quezon City ,philippines replies: "How can 6% hydrogen peroxide to 1%? how long is the shelf life of the mixture? thanks."
09/10/2011: Hoodah Thunkit from Chula Vista, Ca, Usa replies: "pour 6% container into a much larger containter - refill 6% container 5 times with water - pour each one into that much larger container - Presto! - 1 % solution in that larger container."
03/06/2010: Natasha from Honolulu, Hawaii, Us: "Aloha,
Is there a safe oil to use during this treatment. My dog's skin has become dry and irritated and I'd love to put some emu oil or coconut oil on her neck to soothe the dry itch. I read somewhere in these 9 pages that vit. e oil stimulates the mange, so I wanted to know which oils won't. I've seen this question posted several times but none (that I can find) have been answered.
Thanks in advance!"
04/14/2010: Mitzipars from Port Richey, Fl replies: "Try using the Lavender Oil on spots or red spots where the mites start releasing off of her AFTER doing the borax, water and H202 bath.
It soothes the areas they are showing signs of being bitten or is itching badly.
I put in on cotton balls and lightly swab the area. You'll see her smile again. :)"