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

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Borax and Peroxide User Reviews   163  12   

Posted by Sini (Paris, France) on 12/06/2009

Hard to diagnose, is this mange?- Currently diagnosing what is going on with my black terrier (1 year) and a golden (3 years).

The blacky got itchy skin, and crusts first on back legs, then on shoulders, stomach, a few on the head. No hair loss! No smell. Just itching, dry flaky skin, some redness, and a build up of yellow/brown crust in single spots or clusters, typically size of pea to an inch. The dirt sticks to those wet crusty areas, and with hair, it forms thick hard layers. Once you scratch them and lift them up, below is redish wet skin.

The vet took a lab test of the crusts, and said it was the bacteria - hence we did 10 10 days of treatment, plus the anti-bacterial shampoo. All went well, then ir relapsed, quite fast.

How I got suspicious of mange, is that the golden began scratching meanwhile (has never done that before) and now his elbow is cover in a thick crust with red skin. No hair loss (yet?).

Appetite is good, no other issues. Other than I have weird random itching now too, which makes wonder what is going on.

We live next to a park and the house and yard is under big treas, bush, dirt and mud, and there is lots of rain here.

Also - where one can find this in France or Uk? Tried looking for Borax (Franc) at 10 places from pharmacies to drogueries (house chemicals), general house supplies and builder stors (aka home depot), and nothing.
Got the peroxide at the local pharmacie (3% 500ml).

grateful in advance for suggestions

simo


EC: EC has a couple of posts in the "where to buy borax" section for the UK here.

Posted by Kate (Sparta, Missouri, USA) on 12/03/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I rescued a bulldog that has severe demodectic mange and has had it for over a year. I did the Borax treatment and immediately he had relief, no more itching and the redness was gone. I also gave him Flaxseed oil daily. After 4 weeks he developed pustules full of blood on his body and thick creamy stuff in all wrinkles and toes, I am assuming pyrogerma and yeast? So I discontinued the Borax treatment and started the Borax/Baking Soda yeast treatment. The yeast and pyroderma is gone now but the mange is back, his skin is red and hot again. I have started the Borax mange treatment again and am seeing great results but I am afraid he will get the pyroderma and yeast again if I treat too often so I am only treating once a week but I am also afraid this will not be often enough to cure the mange. I have also put him on a completely raw diet. I don't know if I did the mange treatment too often and irritated the skin or what is going on. Does anybody have any advice on a specific regimine I can use to deal with all these issues? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to directly email me at katedenck1@aol.com
Kate

Posted by Rhandy (Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines) on 11/25/2009

[YEA]  i would like to thank TEDS remedy for my mange on my labrador pup KENJIE. its really working fast. i just started using it nov 22, now i can see some improvement, hairs are growing back, and no more scrathching. i also used it to his mother AIRAH, and it really worked no more fleas and tick, also hairs ang growing back and there is no scratching..

Replied by Irene
Cagayan De Oro City
07/29/2014
Hi, I just would like to ask on where did you bought the borax here in cagayan de oro city? thanks.

Posted by Beverly (Phoenix, Az ) on 11/24/2009

My dog has really bad dry skin and mange, I started with the borax, what do i do about the the dry skin???????

Replied by Frank
Stamford, Connecticut
11/24/2009
For dry skin issues, add one fish oil capsule with highest omega 3 that you can find to her meal every day and the dry skin should be gone in a week. We don't pierce the capsule because our dogs like to eat the capsule, but you may need to and squeeze out all the oil into the food.

Posted by Pierre (Phuket, Thailand) on 11/17/2009

[YEA]  Hi everyone. I tried Ted's remedy Borax Hydrogen Peroxide mixed with water, and I can tell you it made a difference with my 3 dogs.

Suffering with Mange for the last 4/5 years .. just nothing .. paying tons of bills to the Vets ... and miserables dogs at home ..

I find that the apple cider vinegar can help and start to mix couples of spoons with the dogs food with some Virgin Coconut oil, after couple of days I start with Borax/Hydrogen Peroxide -

1/ One Litre of 6% Hydroegn Peroxide mix with 30/40 tablespoons Borax in 10 Lt. water but be careful not so hot the water. I apply to all body and left the dog wet do not dried. Twice a week for one and half mouth, was fine in my case ( now not any more flea or ticks )

2/ Twice a week I was spraying with Hydrogen Peroxide and distribute the Borax to my garden, every where, the colony of ticks and fleas .. impossible to tell you .. they was billions!

3/ I give some Fish oil -1000 mg per dogs/day and after I switch to VCO ACV definitely thats work, now my dogs have a perfect hair and in top health.

4/ For the food once a week I give raw meat, plus some veggies plus the cheapest fish we can find in the market.

5/ Do not forget the Turmeric .. my two Golden they have some Arthritis and that improve so much. 1 TS per dogs and they loved

Hope that help and Thanks to Ted and to this wonderful site.

Good luck Pierre

Posted by Dianne (Houston, Tx) on 11/15/2009

[YEA]  My dog has been constantly itching for months. I have had two different vets look at her, and they each thought it was some sort of food allergy. One thought it was a flea allergy however I use Advantage every month and have not found a flea on her anywhere. Last week I noticed how thin her hair was getting on her rearend, and googled the symptoms. I found your site and now believe she has had mange all this time. I went to the store immediately and put together the concoction. She had INSTANT relief. I waited 3 days and did it again yesterday. She is calm, sleeping well, and not itching at all. Thank you Ted, for your receipe!

Posted by Mimi (Arlington, Tx) on 11/11/2009

[NAY]  I've been following Ted's mange cure instructions on my chihuahua for 4-6 weeks, shampooing him with a benzoyl peroxide shampoo from the vet and then using Ted's dip once a week. I also use just the dip another 1 or 2 times a week. I've had no change in symptoms on my dog. Recently he ran away and ended up at an animal hospital. When I picked him up, they had done a skin scraping and said that his infestation of mites was still very bad. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong since so many others are having good luck with the treatment. I've added a chicken, rice, vegetables home made diet to his menu along with fish oil supplements, echinecea, to build up his immune system. I'm about to try the Mitaban dips but really, really, don't want to due to the chemicals in it and due to the cost of the dips. I need to get my puppy better soon. He's been sick for a couple of months now. Does anyone have suggestions?

Posted by Jack (Tyler, Tx) on 11/04/2009

Mange: Trying to set up measurements correctly and do not understand how much 1000 cc of water is. Can you put that in oz, quarts or gallons for me.

Thank you


EC: We used the google calculator for this:

1000 cc = 4.22675284 US cups
1000 cc = 33.8140227 US fluid ounces
1000 cc = 1.05668821 US quarts
1000 cc = 0.264172052 US gallons

Posted by Mama02girls (Moundsville, Wv) on 11/04/2009

[YEA]  Tried the mange cure when it got bad. Had to do it three times. First time I did not spray the dog's house and it came back. Second time I did not spray the grass where he lays and it came back. After the third time of it coming back I bought a childs swimming pool, mixed one bottle of peroxide with Ted's recommended mix and kept pouring it over the dog, re-using the stuff that poured off of the dog into the pool. When I felt he was doused enough, I used the extra to spray his house and the grass. (it was a bit dirty but I figured it didn't matter.) Well, it's been months and it didn't come back!!! My cat also had a patch (she is the dog's best friend and lays with him in his dog house.) Only one application for her and it was gone. Thanks Ted!

Posted by Fatoba (Rivers/Portharcourt, Nigeria) on 10/31/2009

AFTER CURE

My 6months old Rott has mange, iam still trying some of the remedies found on this page.

My question is :- Can a cured dog from mange be used for breeding purpose.

Thanks i expect your response.

Replied by Skywalker
Denver, Colorado
12/10/2009
Read reasons for getting mange is a suppressed immune system. ie there are other problems so not to say definitly no, but you may be passing on the problem. Talk to a breeder you trust and good luck !!

This was in regards to breeding a dog that had mange.

Posted by Abby (San Marcos, Texas) on 10/29/2009

[YEA]  Hi

I thought my dog just had dry skin from flea shampoos I'd been using and when people saw him they'd say I think he has mange! I found this web site and bought some Borax. I have treated him with the 3% peroxide diluted with water and a Tblsp Borax per cup of solution. I've done it three times and his hair is coming back and it seems to be working!!!!! I have also been putting olive oil on his dry skin and he's just itching like a normal dog now instead of a maniac! Thank you so much ... you've saved me hundreds of dollars in vet bills..

Replied by Rose
Tampa, Fl
11/11/2009
I am a bit confused.... Did you use those measurements for the daily spray??? And how much peroxide did you dilute with how much water??? Thank you my dog is in a lot of pain and I'd like to figure this out asap!

Posted by Doris (Miami, Florida) on 10/29/2009

Hi,

I would love to start Ted's Remedy for mange but I've been to several Home Depots' but I can't seem to find Borax anywhere. Please help any suggestions??

Thank you,
Doris


EC: Try your local grocery store - laundry aisle. Publix sells it, also Walmart!

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!

Replied 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?

Replied 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

Replied 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


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