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

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Borax and Peroxide User Reviews  

Posted by Sheila (Ocala, Fl, USA) on 01/20/2010

[WARNING!]  I tried Ted's peroxide and Borax remedy for mange. Followed directions to the tea. Well, my lab is 9 years old and her hair doesn't grow as fast as it used to. The remedy turned her black hair red. It hasn't grown out yet and looks awful. Please, anyone with a black dog, beware. There should be a warning about hair color change. Now my dog does look sick!!

Replied by Jonathan
Orlando, Fl
If you don't blend down the Hydrogen Peroxide, and leave your dark animal in the sun, it will have the same effect as it does on you - this has been a hair-lightening trick for years in Florida. In fact, Hydrogen Peroxide is the main ingredient in all hair-lightening products sold. Make sure you are taking 3% Hydrogen Peroxide down to 1% by blending 1 part to 2 parts water, and that will lessen the effects.

Posted by Budsmom (Bandon, Oregon, Usa) on 01/18/2010

Hi I was wondering if you could tell Ted's mange recipe according to a measuring cup recipe? I dont know how to measure cc's. Thank you.

EC: A very easy way to convert is to type into Google's search engine (for example) "500 cc to cups" and you will get the answer. You can also convert to ounces instead. It's fantastic!

Answers looks like this:
500 cc = 2.11337642 US cups
1000 cc = 4.22675284 US cups

Posted by Pug Owner (Alberta, Canada) on 01/14/2010

Treatment of demodectic mange

I am just wondering as I am dealing with this now, as I can't find info anywhere, do the mites stay on the dog or are they like lice and go onto bedding and couches etc.? What is the best way to make sure he doesn't get reinfested?


Replied by Martina
Burnaby, Bc, Canada
I tried to use Ted's Remedy on my cat but it was just too stressful to bathe her. I found an alternate route by upping her diet to the best organic cat food i could find (to up her immune system) and then I stirred in 1/4 tsp of brewer's yeast to every meal. She ate it no problems. I kept her bed washed and sprayed with a tea tree oil concoction I make. It's a travel size spritzer bottle of water with 8 drops or so of tea tree oil in it. The mites hate tea tree oil, as do ear mites (cured her of ear mites a few years previous with this after only one spray in each). After a couple of days, I noticed she was itching less and less and it finally stopped.

Posted by Strawberrie51 (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) on 01/14/2010

[YEA]  I tried the Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide treatment for Demodectic Mange as indicated and my pitbull is on his way to being100% cured. The key to using this treatment is persistent and consistent attention to ensuring your animal is treated. The stricter you are with doing this, the faster your pet will recover.

My pup had a bad habit of licking himself off. The earlier you catch this problem the better. This mange was spread over his entire body; almost 99% coverage where his skin was tender and raw. Now his hair has grown back and there are still little areas that he continues to lick but those areas are slowly healing.

Education is also another issue. I was told by the vets that he had demodectic mites. I didn't know that that was another name for mange. So after finding this information online I was able to take the necessary precautions and treat him myself because the vet meds weren't working.

Posted by Pamela (Tacoma, Wa) on 01/13/2010

[YEA]  TED'S MANGE CURE: We have a beautiful sweet cocker spaniel golden retriever mix doggie aged 7yrs old. She has always been a very loving quiet dog and had the best of manners until we moved into an older rental home and she was suddenly infected by mange. We tried all manners of cures for dry skin and allergies before settling with the fact that she was affected by mange and thankfully we found Ted's cure!

We translated Ted's cure of 500cc Peroxide, 1000cc Water and 3 Tablespoons Borax to 17 ounces Peroxide, 34 ounces Water and 3 Tablespoons Borax. To make the application easiest, we used an empty spray bottle and sprayed doggie thoroughly while rubbing the application through the hair. We applied it after her bath while her fur was mildly towel dried damp. We additionally applied the spray two- three times a week without additional bathing.

This was truely a miracle cure for our sweet doggie girl. She felt much more calm and stopped biting and scratching pretty quickly after each application when the fur was dry. We thoroughly vacumed our home and followed that by using the Borax in the wash of all the family bedding and dog bedding as well, (following box directions). The Borax is a normal laundry additive that was easily found in our grocery store and I also found it in the neighborhood Target department store in the laundry detergent section.

Definitely a YEA! from our home--- We can't be more thankful for Ted's post!

Posted by Michael (Joplin, Missouri Usa) on 01/01/2010

[YEA]  After watching our large lab/schnauzer mix slowly develop scarcoptic mange we tried several over-the-counter remedies that did nothing. His hair from the neck back began to fall out and he would bite himself raw in several places. Happening across Ted's remedy on an internet search we tried the borax/peroxide dip treatment. Amazing! The first night, he slept through with no scratching. We treated him (this is the fifth week) once a week for two weeks, then a 10-day interval, 2-week interval and now we plan to once a month. After two weeks he totally stopped biting himself and after three weeks, his hair has begun to come back. 1/2 box of borax in only 3 gallons of warm water and 2 ounces of hydrogen peroxide in the solution.We dipped the solution over him in the bathtub and let him air dry and what a transformation! Thank you so much for your treatment plan...(make sure the borax is totally dissolved. The first time I left borax grains all over him and when he shook himself...well, the entire bathroom needed scrubbing along with various furniture pieces all over the get the picture)

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.