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!
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Posted by Michael (Carlsbad, San Diego, Ca Usa) on 10/13/2009
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
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?
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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?
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 Misty (San Diego, Ca) on 09/13/2009
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
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
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.
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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!
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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
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??
Posted by Artur (Relleno, Rio Dulce, Guatemala) on 08/24/2009
It works! Our Great Dane had lost parts of her coat, she was itching 24 hours the day, her skin was reddish and she got more and more crusted hot spots. We lost 1 month of time by experimenting with a known pine oil remedy before I found this webside with Ted's remedy.
Now, after 2 Month, all problems are gone: hairs are growing back and she is playfull like before. This was (and is) our strategy:
To start, we gave her a regular dose of Ivamectine in form of pills. The dose had to be repeated after 7 - 10 days.
In the same time, we started to wash her with Teds remedy (borax peroxide) - twice for two weeks, then one time a week for another month. And to support her imune system, we gave her dayly 2 - 4 Tablespoons of Linaza Oil. Itching stopped after 3 days. One week later we had - mentaly - a new dog. 1 Month later hairs started to grow back - not very fast but one could see the progress.
The peroxide turned the black hair into chestnut, temporaly as we figured, but we thought it may be time now to quit with peroxide - the job was done.
Since than, we wash her once a week with a solution of Neem Oil and some drops Soup as emulgator. This is 1 Tablespoon 100% Neem Oil, a few drops of liquid Soup and 1 Liter Water, Shake well and wash the doggie with a sponge until all used. Neem Oil keeps all parasites away and is absolutely harmless to your dog and yourself. Read about Neem Oil in the Internet! We found 1 Liter for aprox. 20 $, for our Lola it is a one year supply, a chiwawa can cover his whole lifespan with this.
Thanks Ted !
Posted by Shirley (Singapore) on 08/21/2009
H202/Borax: Many thanks Ted for sharing your mange cure online. I have tried this on my dog and it has worked wonders! My dog had smelly and itchy ears as well. I poured the mixed solution into his ears / on his body after his bath. I also use this solution on his affected areas daily and in 2 weeks, he is mange free!