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

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Posted by Bambifox (Richmond, Va, USA) on 01/01/2010

[YEA]  My German Shepherd puppy was diagnosed with Demodex Mange when he was only 2-3 months old. It started with just a small missing patch of hair around his eyes. I took him to the vet and they gave him a Mitaban dip. That's when the mange really started to spread. It spread to his nose and other side of face, his belly and hind legs. Fortunately, I found this site. Made Ted's remedy (1 part peroxide to 2 parts water and added borax until it started settling at the bottom). Immediately the itching stopped. Within the first day, I could see improvement. In one month, it was completely gone. "Smokey" is now almost 6 months old with a full beautful coat and no more MANGE!

Just as a side note. I washed him with benzoyle peroxide shampoo from vet first and then applied Ted's remedy and let air dry twice a week for the first 3 weeks. After that, I just applied Ted's remedy as needed and where I saw him itching without bathing him first. I used a sponge at first, but found that a good paper towel works best on linoleum (stained my carpet...oops!)

Lastly, since my dog is a pup, I started him a puppy vitamins designed to boost immune system. Can't give brand name here, but I can say the main ingredients were spirulina and chlorella. I absolutely believe this has contributed towards building his undeveloped immune system substantially and has kept the demodex from reoccuring. Having taken both spirulina and chlorella (blue-green algies) myself, I can also vouch for it's immune building qualities and health benefits.

Again, Thanks Ted...and Thanks Earth Clinic...I LOVE THIS SITE!

Posted by Amandac (Pulaski, Virginia) on 12/16/2009

I am interested in trying this solution, my dog has mange under her arms, on her face somewhat, and mainly around her left eye. Should I apply this mixture around her eyes, I've never used Borax so I don't know how harmful it could be to her eyes or her face?? Thanks so much for the help.

Posted by Rtomazon (Redsprings, North Carolina) on 12/16/2009

[YEA]  Teds Mange Treatment

I had a female who was whelping a litter of puppys and had an outbreak of mange. I could not find any thing to use on her and the puppys so I tried the 3 percent proroxide, nine parts water ( filled the peroxide bottle up nine times) and borax until it did not dissolve in the mixture (approx. 3 tablespoons) and i noticed improvement right away. I also used it on the 4 week old puppies with no side effects and they were still nurseing her. I did this dip for 6 days and now mom and pups are fine with no mange!! Thanks Ted!!

Posted by Mateo (Cartago, Costa Rica) on 12/09/2009

hi, I have a dog with mange and i'm ready to try ted's mange cure. I'm just wondering if all borax is the same , because I bought a bag of borax in a general/hardware store. It's just a regular plastic bag with no label. So my question is, does it make any difference what kind of borax it is. i Assume it's all the same stuff or is some Borax stronger than other.



Posted by Mary (Saluda, Sc, 29138) on 12/08/2009

I was wondering if the Borax in the solution is the Borax laundry detergent or the Borax pesticide...and I was curious if it would make a difference

EC: People are using the borax found in the laundry aisle for Ted's remedy.

Posted by Geri (Shasta, Ca) on 12/08/2009

[YEA]  Borax cured my dog

Like many others my dog suffered from itching, she would tear the hair off her back above the tail, I tried the vet, they kept say put frontline on her, this did not work. After reading your site, I thought what do I have to lose so I mixed 5 gallons of warm water, 6 2/3 ounces of hydrogen peroxide 3%, and dumped Mule Team Borax straight into the bucket about 1 cup. As soon as I started dumping it on her I noticed she stretched out like it felt good and I continued to soak her with it. As soon as I was done she took off running and playing for an hour or so straight. I would not have believed if I had not seen it for myself, this was 2 days ago, Borax changed my dog life and mine. She now is so calm, sleeps, and has a huge smile on her face. Thanks so much for giving her back to me. For everyone out there reading this just try it, why not, my dog suffered for 2 years.

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


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

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
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
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!