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

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Posted by Jasmine (Stockton, Ca) on 10/29/2009

I have been using Ted's remedy for 1 week on my 5 month old pit for DEMODECTIC MANGE. I mix 4 cups warm water to 2 cups hydrogen peroxide and stir in 6 tablespoon borax. I pour the solution over my dog while she is in my bath tub, paying close attention to the spots that are affected. And using a cotton ball soaked in the solution to get around her mouth and around her eyes. Then I sprinkle a bit more borax over her coat. I let her air dry. I have read this as being a dip. Should I have her completely submerged in this solution for a period of time? Or am I okay with pouring it over her coat until it is completely gone? She is miserable and cold when the whole thing is over and I want to make sure I am doing it effectively. Also how frequently can I use this solution on her? I have done it twice in one week. Can I use it every day? I have also changed her diet to a high protein and low carb diet adding raw meat twice a week.

Posted by Tess Djo (Paranaque, Metromanila, Philippines) on 10/25/2009

Hi. I've just tried the borax-peroxide treatment for my lab, Ezra. His mange is so bad that he's got no more hair on his legs and neck and part of his face. I just hope it will work coz' Ezra have been through a lot-amytrass, ivermectin,anti-biotics, all the works. I bought borax at Alysons Chemicals (they're in Yellow Pages) for only PhPeso 57.50 per kilo (very cheap indeed!) My question is, can I also use the mixture for my other 3 dogs who do not have mange? I was thinking of using them for say, once-a-month, as a preventive treatment.

Thanks and hope to hear from you, guys...Tess djo

Posted by Belle (London, Uk) on 10/23/2009

[YEA]  Hi,

I rescued two 4mth old staffie pups with severe sarcoptic manage, unfortunately one of them had to be euthanised due to the severity of the mange and infection - thankfully one of them is now doing well, but i am using the borax solution every third day at the moment as the mange was so severe (she has no hair whatsoever). Her skin is very dry and i want to help her as much as i can, therefore would it be safe to bathe her in extra soft baby shampoo and maybe apply baby lotion afterwards (inbetween borax dips) to help ease the dryness? If not, what else can i use/apply to increase the condition of her skin. I have also been feeding her multi-vits for dogs as i think she needs all the help she can get.

The mites also seem to favour my arms so i tried Lyclear derma cream but the bites increased, so now i'm using the solution on myself which seems to be working quite well (fingers crossed).

NB: When making the borax solution ensure you follow the directions to a tee or it won't be effective!

Posted by Belle
London, Uk
11/30/2009
For severe cases visit your vet for Advocate, within days my staff's condition improved - the borax solution helped but she needed additional intervention.

Also due to changes in the EU, borax is no longer available, only borax substitute - will this be as effective?

Posted by Tracy
Anaheim, Ca
03/16/2010
Hi,

I've set up a backyard kennel, beneath a weatherguard roof for my dogs during the treatment period. I'm trying to keep it a cloth free environment, so very little inside the 13x7x6 space except a water bowl, their food and toys, and their blanket at night (which I take out after they eat/play/sleep). The weatherguard has plastic panels that roll down and zip to keep them warm from the wind at night. But we're in spring in southern CA so the temperatures are lovely and not extreme.

Just wondering should I also treat the concrete and kennel fence with the borax solution? I only want to go through this experience once. Period! And I was reading they stay alive in moist environments, but wasn't sure if that was moist water on grass/concrete, or moist on the animal? Both

It sounds like a stupid question but just covering all my bases ...

Thanks,

Tracy
tracy.timoteo@gmail.com

Posted by Diamond
Salisbury, Usa
07/08/2011
BELLE FROM LONDON; IT'S SAD THAT YOUR OTHER PUPPY HAD TO BE PUT TO SLEEP; I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR PUPPY IS KEEP TRYING THE PEROXIDE AND BORAX AS RECOMMENDED BY TED'S DIRECTIONS IN SMALLER AMOUNTS; I HAD TO DO MY KITTEN THAT HAD SEVERE MANGE AS WELL AS AN UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION, BUT I FOLLOWED TED'S DIRECTIONS AS BEST AS I COULD, IT IS ROUGH AND STRENUOUS SOME TIMES BUT WELL WORTH IT'S REWARDS. JUST TRY KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR PUPPY SEE IF HE GETS TOO THIRSTY, HIS/HER EYES SHOW DISCOLORATION, URINATION MORE THAN USUAL(I DOUBT WILL HAPPEN), BUT OTHER WISE NOT MUCH TOO WORRY ABOUT, THANKFULLY MY KITTEN HAS SURVIVED IT SO FAR AND NOW AFTER MANY MONTHS I HAVE TO DO THIS ALL OVER AGAIN, BUT SHE IS A STRONG TROOPER AND WORTH ALL HER WEIGHT IN GOLD AND THEN SOME.

I ONLY HAVE TED AND A FEW OTHER'S TO THANK FOR THEIR GREAT AND ACCURATE INPUT. THANK YOU, GOOD LUCK

Posted by Michael (Carlsbad, San Diego, Ca Usa) on 10/13/2009

[YEA]  My 9 year old Weimerainer has had a systemic yeast infection for approximately 10 months. Symptoms include significant body odor, minor hair loss (patches), redness in the paws,ears etc, We have taken him to 3 different vets and have been prescribed several different shampoos, veterinary foods, ketoconazole, antibiotics and antihistamines. None of these remedies have worked and have cost hundreds of dollars. We have been recommended to an allergist which would have cost over a thousand dollars US. Thankfully, I found Ted's Borax and Hydrogen peroxide remedy. I am on my third day of daily treatments of borax/peroxide baths and Omega 3 oils in food and have seen a miraculous transformation. My dog is completely odorless, the redness is clearing up and he is not itching or licking his paws. And the cost of the treatment was about $10 US total. Thank You Ted for the suggestions - they have made a significant difference

Posted by Amber (Montgomery, Tx) on 10/10/2009

my 11 month old puppy has demodectic mites the vet said it is not contagious and he also said it is genetic from her mother would this treatment still work for what she has and i have 3% hydrogen peroxide so for a little rat terrior how much borax how much peroxide and how much water do i mix with it?

Posted by Dennis (Hampton Roads, Va) on 10/02/2009

Demodectic mange

Got the measurments ok, but I have a question about sterilizing the home. If I'm not mistaken I've read that demodectic mange is not contagious. My dog has demo so do i need to go thru all of the steps for the house as if he had sarcoptic?

Posted by Kathy
Manassa, Co
03/15/2010
Yes, you will need to treat your house, or your dog will be re-infected.

Posted by Kelle (Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son Thailand) on 09/30/2009

I've been treating my dog for mange on & off her entire life. I can't wait to try the natural remedy suggested but where does one find Borax in a small Thai town? Any suggestions Ted?

Thanks. Kelle

EC: Hi Kelle: Check the Borax page: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax.html -- at the end of the section there are "Where to Find" posts. None mention Thailand, but might give you a clue where to find it.

On the same page you will see the follow post from Ted:

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "Most borax I buy is a B.P. grade and a U.S.P. grade borax from a chemical supplier. Those are grade are often used that are pharmaceutical grade. However, those that are gotten from natural sources (e.g. borax) and go relatively unprocessed, that is unadded of additives or anything are often labeled 100% Sodium tetraborate or Borax. Without anything else."

Posted by Sana74 (Houston, Tx) on 09/18/2009

Boric Acid/Mange. I use the boric acid treatment on my dog, but when I sprayed him with it, it looked like he this treatment was burning. Is this normal?

EC: Ted's instructions call specifically for borax, not boric acid!

Posted by Bet (Jakarta, Indonesia ) on 09/17/2009

hai ted and earth clinic..

my name is bet...i'm from indonesia.

it's very hard to find borax in indonesia. it was banned by the goverment...it's considered a harmful substance since many people used it for wrong reason.

after looking for almost 2 months, i got a 'black market supplier' for borax.

it is in a form of powder.

this man (the supplier) said that the powder is borax...but how i know if it is not boric acid...or it may not be borax after all.

he said that real borax will make greenish flame if burnt...is that true ? does boric acid also make greenish flame ?

i love my dog very much...you must have listen to that too many times.

he got ivermectin shots for 5 times in almost 3 months, and also i bathed him with amitraz for 3 times.

the demodex almost all gone, hair all grown, except on his face...it might be because i'm hesitate to apply amitraz on her face. i'm afraid it will do him harm than good.

i attached pictures of my dog, his name is borris. it was taken over time during demodex nightmare.

really need your help.

thank you.

Posted by Bet
Jakarta, Indonesia
09/21/2009
After thinking over and over again...and asking a lot...and a lot more question to many different people...and of course to the guy who sold me the product and also to my connector to the guy...and these two guys in two different time and places assured me that the product is borax and not boric acid.

I want to send the product for testing in a lab...but, here in Indonesia, we are having ten days holiday for Idul Fitri.

And, finally, yesterday, I decided to start the treatment.

Happy to say, the result is good.

I tried on Borris' left leg...today, the colour is not so red anymore.

I am very sure this treatment is going to be a success.

Do you think I can apply aloe vera on the skin to promote hair growth ?

Posted by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
09/23/2009
Dear Beatrice:

A boric acid and borax can be identified easily by their pH. The boric acid the pH will be acid, while a borax pH is always alkaline. So if you have the pH litmus paper this will help. You can get around the problem in certain places by getting a detergent made from borax, or purchase if from a chemical supplier that carries borax, for agricultural use for example. If you happen to have friends who travel, other countries also carries borax.

In the event worse comes to worse a boric acidity maybe neutralized with alkaline substances such as potassium carbonate or sodium carbonate, until the pH becomes 8 or above. Then it is mixed with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution. However, form your messenger posting, I see that you finally acquired it and it's working well for you. Frequency of application and no rinsing rule, plus pouring some solution in the places where the dog sleeps is critical to prevent reinfection. These bugs are pretty resilent lately. So it helps to rinse the premises of unused portion to prevent reinfection. Ideally daily application to the dog seems vital to prevent their coming back for at least a few weeks. The best thing about the borax is that it doesn't kill the dog, like the ivermectin. Even a dog shampoo I found that contains pyrethrins maybe toxic with the dog upon multiple application. The borax or boron is a essential mineral for mammals, but they are toxic for the insects and hence is a lot safer than most meds and doesn't kill the dog.

Ted

Posted by Bet
Jakarta, Indonesia
09/29/2009
3 Posts
[YEA]   "Dear Ted,

Actually, I've been applying my dog with borax solution every day for about 10 days.

I make my borax solution in small portion using 1 tbsp of H2O2 3% 2 tbsp of water 1 tsp of borax.

It's been great. All the red area has become black colour. However, I found that the skin become dry and 'thick'. Is it the time to stop applying the solution ?

After the solution...any medication or therapy to promote hair growth ?

I would say Ted's Borax solution is better than mitaban (we call it amitraz in Indonesia)...I saw how amitraz make my dog very sick after bathed.

Or maybe, the best...or simply, smarter way to fight demodex.

It is definitely a YEA.

Thank You Ted and Thank You Deirdre.

Posted by Misty (San Diego, Ca) on 09/13/2009

[NAY]  I used the exact measurements Ted recommended and the problem did not go away at all. So I take my dog to the vet and tell them exactly what I used on her. The vet told me that had I continued any longer than I had, not only could I have given my dog liver damage, but I could have KILLED her. Borax is toxic as most of these other treatments are. It's even caused humans to get sick, although not lethal to us.

Posted by Dockie Marlene (Manila, Philippines) on 09/09/2009

[YEA]  ted's mange remedy: i have a a shih tzu pupppy named baby beyonce, she is now 11 month old. its my first time to have one so i really make sure that we always visit the vet and do the grooming regularly.. everything is well, she completed her vaccines and boosters but when she reaches his 9th month i noticed that she feels itchiness since he have a long hair its hard for me see the skin beneath.. but then i noticed that it was turning darker pink.. i bring her to the vet and the vet injected for anti-mange, give her cefalexin and antihistamines.. after a week beyonce was back to normal without redness and itchiness but after a month again she started to scratch her head and then her head started to have like crust/dundruff like appearance then it started to have wounds in it.. i bring her to the vet,, the vet scraped the woulds and cut her hair very short then put dog collar to prevent her from further scratching her head.. the vet injected anti mange again then give 3 topical creams.. at first it works but after a couple of days the itchiness become worse until my baby face started to be red.. i was so worried cause her appetite is now affected and she doesnt like to play anymore, i was so desperate that i dont trust the vets anymore and look for remedy myself online.. then find this website and read about ted's hydrogen peroxide and borax mixture. i just done it yesterday and im already seeing improvements. she doesnt scratch anymore and she started to gain her appetite again. i love my baby beyonce and hoping that she will recover as soon as possible.. :)

Posted by Patrick (Snellville, Georgia) on 09/07/2009

[YEA]  I have a brown brindle American/English Bulldog Mix. He was diagnosed with mange about 3 months ago June 2009. I used the medicated shampoo and the prescribed medicine from the vet it costs me about $100 or more. I used it as directed for about 6 weeks. The only things that happened were that my dog lost more hair very rapidly. I mean hair was coming off faster than ever. I asked the vet was this supposed to happen. He said yes. Just keep doing it. However, what didn't make sense to me was that if the medicine was supposed to cure the problem why was the problem getting worse?. Maybe there is some medical explanation for it, but I was extremely dissatisfied and concerned. So, I went to Home Depot and bought some 20 Mule Borax Powder ($3). I also went and bought 4 Bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide (3% 32 fluid oz) ($4). I got a pail and poured two of the 32 oz bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide in it and then I poured plenty of the 20 mule borax poweder in it enough that could be reasonably dissolved. I then mixed it with 4 cups of warm water. I took this solution and poured it all over my dog and scrub it in with a small brush. I am not good with measurements so my measurements are not scientific. The key is to just mix the borax, peroxide, and water together to get it to cover as much of the dogs body as possible. Do not wash off let it dry. The next step was that I used the same mixture without the water and created a paste of just borax and peroxide and I rubbed this on the specific hair loss areas. I did this once a week for three weeks. ALL of the hair has grown back. It costs about $15 total. One box of 20 Mule Borax ($3) is enough for all 3 treatments. You will need 12 bottles of hydrogen peroxide 32 oz bottles ($1 each total $12) Water (Free/Nominal Cost). That did it. This worked for me just this year, 2009, in the month of August. I am just sharing this information so that hopefully you can save some money and keep your dog beautiful! IF anyone has any other questions, feel free to email me.

Posted by Rose
Tampa, Fl
11/11/2009
2 Posts
I have a black lab who has been suffering for 2 months and the vet stuff is not working... How often exactly did you bathe the dog with the solution and how often did you apply the paste? If you were to estimate how much solution you used to make the paste could you tell me the estimated measurements?

Posted by Kari (La Quinta, Ca) on 09/03/2009

I just started treating my 6month old Bor with this mixture. I PRAY that it worksr him. He looks awful! Good news is that he doesnt seem miserable. No itching etc. My questions are:

1. Do I shampoo him first then rinse then soak him with the soloution? Tonight I put him in the bathtub dry then soaked him.

2. If I do shampoo him first, what shampoo do you recomend?

3. Can I pour the solution in a spray bottle for quick problem spots between shampoos and also to disinfect the house? If so, will the soloution go "bad" like "inactivate" after a certain amount of time?

4. The mange is really bad around his snout and eyes. What d you suggest for these areas? I dont want to harm him in any way.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Posted by Peggy
Delbarton, Wv Usa
12/09/2009
15 Posts
Kari,

1) yes, shampoo him first and loosen the dead skin while washing out any dead mites and dander that is on him

2) A gentle cleansing shampoo will do if you don't want to pay out for a costly one at the vet

3)I kept a bottle fixed up and put it on areas when I saw him digging them. I also washed his bed and toys with this. You can mix a bottle of apple cider vinegar (ACV) up and spray his play areas, beds etc with this..it also helps.

4) My dog had open sores and the solution never seemed to burn him...but the mitaban dip from the vet did..he cried when I used it, that is why I had to find a natural remedy. Use a cotton ball to apply around his snout and nose. An acne cream seemed to help Ruff's mange pimples. His is demodectic mange and can't be cured. He is now a year and half, we still fight it but it's nothing like the pictures I have posted...around page 4 or 5 on here.

You'll see the difference if you scroll through the comments and look.

I hope I helped answer some of your questions.

Posted by Nathalie ( London, England) on 08/28/2009

Nathalie again. After using Ted remedy a few days I can say that I saw definetely an improvement on the skin but I went to the vet who gave me Stronghold to apply - drops on the coat (which is the equivalent of Revolution in the UK) which kills the mites in 24h. After a few days I could see the dead skins gone and brand new skin again...So I would say yes Ted remedy works but maybe try Stronghold or Advicate first.(that is for sarcoptic mange which is what my dog had).

Posted by Careana (Malone, New York, United States) on 08/28/2009

[YEA]  Hi everyone. i tried ted's remedy of borax and hydrogen peroxide mixed with water, and i can tell you it made a BIG difference in my little pitbulls life already. Her name is Damane(duh-mahn-ee)and she is 4 months old,as soon as i started putting the solution on her she relaxed and u could see a big difference even before i took her out of the tub. i just wanted to say thank you because without this remedy i was going crazy because i couldn't even afford the drive to the vets let alone the actual vet visit. so this really was a life saver because between everyone in my family we all got the stuff together to make the solution. so Ted i really appritiate everything on here.

i do have some questions though. is it ok to mix just the 3% hydrogen peroxide with borax to make a paste to put on the worst spots? and does it hurt them if it gets in their eyes? i read something that said u could put mineral oil drops in their eyes. Is that safe??


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