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

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Borax and Peroxide User Reviews   161  12   

Posted by Jeldridge6 (Hankamer, Texas) on 08/14/2009

[YEA]  YEA, I've been frustrated from trying treatments for the scabies-mange mites. We had it really bad when we lived in Florida, I also caught it. We moved to Texas and I used Revolution for 2 wks, and it didn't get rid of it (also very, very expensive). I've been using the peroxide, borax, water, treatment now for 5 days and I've seen the disease stopped the doggie has been looking better. I put the borax in a grated cheese container and sprinkled it on the carpet. I've run out of peroxide so I'm going to try the vinegar treatment with the borax with my other dogs they also have it but not as bad as the one.

Posted by Mandy (Dorset, Uk) on 08/12/2009

You cannot buy borax in England anymore - any other possiblities for horse mange?

Replied by Cara
Birmingham, England
People say you can't buy borax in England. I bought some today in Boots, in the household cleaning aisle. Also available in tesco and ebay.

Posted by Mandy (Dorset, Uk) on 08/11/2009

Is it safe and advisable to use Ted's mange cure on a 3 year old horse... would welcome advice thank you...

Replied by Darlene
Otto, Nc, Usa
Dear Mandy, I'm sure by now you have found a successful treatment for your horse; but I thought I would write this... in case someone else should need a cure for mange on their horses.

I had two horses that were on open pasture that somehow caught mange. My mother had a friend who was a retired veterinarian; she asked him what we could do? He told us to get some Ivory Snow laundry detergent and put some in a bucket of warm water, make it nice and strong, and bathe the horses in it, do not rinse or dry it off. I had my doubts if this would work, because it seemed too simple; but I went ahead and gave it a try. I only did this once, as the horses were in open pasture and hard to catch. A couple of weeks later, I could not believe the mange was gone, and new hair was growing in.

Posted by Emily (Timber Lake, Sd) on 08/08/2009

To everybody out there, I have seen many "home remedies" used for the treatment of mange, and let me tell you they are dangerous. Ivermectin is a cow, swine, or horse drug but is safe for dogs and cats as well under the right dosing (The exception would be and collie-type breed dog, in which case injectable Dectomax works well!) Another safe solution would be the product Revolution. And most treatments take approximately 1 month to treat and break the cycle of mange. Keep in mind Demodectic mange is a natural occurring mite on the skin and if you dog has that type it might mean that his/her immune system is compromised. And if your vet has treated your dog with prednisone and Cephalexin he is not treating for mange and your dog probable has allergies. Again, PLEASE be careful with what you put your dogs through, I have seen many animals suffer from "cheap" remedies. Thanks

Posted by Pitprince215 (Jersey City, Nj) on 08/03/2009

I put the Borax and Peroxide on my puppy, well, dog Prince for the first time tonight... Took the exact steps...and he's here shivering..Could this be burning/hurting him because of the bites? or could he just be nervous? he usually acts like this when he's scared..Im not sure...and how long down this treatment take to actually work?

Replied by Charlotte
Cambridge, Ma
It could be that he is shivering from the cold. My elderly dog shivers for hours after I give him a bath. I imagine it would be the same or worse for a puppy. Put him in a warm room!

Posted by Cynder (Austin, Tx) on 07/31/2009

Hi...I have been reading through Ted's Mange remedy and am anxious to try it. I have a 1 yr old english mastiff that has horrible scratching. He hindquarters are almost bald and the skin underneather is black and leathery/crusty looking. I was interested in a post I read on your site, to make sure this is correct. He is a big baby, he is 120 lbs.Thanks in advance and here is what I copied and pasted, if you can answer.

One cup hydrogen peroxide to 9 teaspoons of Borax powder (didn't have a tablespoon, so assuming 9 teaspoons is 3 table spoons. After settling I add 4 cups of warm water. Pour on the dog and let her drip dry. .... this twice a day

Replied by Careana
Malone, New York
Cynder you have to mix the water and peroxide together first and then the borax other wise the solution is to weak. so that's one cup hydrogen peroxide and two cups water first and then the 9 teaspoons of borax put in last. let the borax dissolve and then pour it on and let air dry.GOOD LUCK =)
Replied by Peggy
Delbarton, Wv Usa
No, mix the borax with the straight peroxide first or the borax will not dissolve..then add the warm water. Some may still be there but not as much as if you do it the other way. I have pictures posted of Ruff before and after using this solution. It is harmless, they do not inject enough to harm them..and do not towel dry or rinse off the solution after wards. Just let them drain in the tub some and keep them warm.

Posted by Robyn (Landsborough, Queensland) on 07/26/2009

Hi, I found the info on Red's treatment of Mange in Dogs. Can you please advise what the exact receipe is? I mixed up a dose yesterday but obviously had too much peroxide in as my dog cried when I put it on. If you can let me know how much peroxide & borax to add to approx 1 litre of water that would save us both a lot of stress. Your assistance is appreciated.

Kind Regards
Robyn Mahoney

EC: A # of readers have already given exact dosages in their feedback!

Posted by Alicia (Trieste, Italy) on 07/23/2009

Ted, my dog has been having Ivermectin injections over the course of a few months with no results! I'm trying the hydrogen peroxide and borax, but you mentioned in one place soaking the dog each day and in another place, only once a week - can you please tell me which is correct? Is vinegar as good as the hydrogen peroxide?

Also, you mention that the mites ususally establish a "beehive" somewhere - would that be somewhere in the house, or on the dog? I have been trying to disinfect the house, - not easy as it's large, and I have lots of carpets too. Will a hot steam spray kill the mites? I have a hot steam cleaner which I 'm thinking of using.

Thanks for this site and your invaluable help to everyone!

Posted by Ella (Madison, Wisconsin) on 07/22/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  My dog is a chowchow/golden retriever mix and has had mange since october 2008. His age is about 7 years old. We found this site in January 2009 we started the peroxide and borox treatment once a week for only one month and he started to grow his fur back on his belly and back. But now he has severe dandruff and is acting differently. He doesn't seem interested in anything anymore. All he wan't to do is sleep and does not want to play or walk. Is this a common side affect after mange? About one week ago like on july 15 or 16, his fur started to come our quite a bit. We don't know if the mange has returned or not. How do we get him playful and excited like he used to be? Please help because I feel so sorry for him.

Replied by Josh
Beaumont, California
Hi, not sure if you have figured out your mange problem. I was reading on Dermodex and found there are 4 types of mange. One of them was described as dandruff looking and very hard to control and also causes loss of appitite, lethargic attitudes and sleepyness. It recomends vet treatment for that type. I forget what it is called tho. Good luck hope all is well.

Posted by Jackie (Chicago, IL) on 07/15/2009

My son brought home (2008) Butters a Bulldog/Pit bull mix which has mange. I brought him in for shot every 2 weeks which the Vet used Ivermectin costing $60 every shot. This worked for a while but when it did not the vet wanted me to give him the same amount orally daily for a year. I was very afraid because the label on the box says it is for swine and cattle not dogs. Butters was very drugged so I stopped. I was to the point I was afraid to use anything until I saw this site and I tried it today. I hope it works; I will keep you up to date. 7/15/09

Replied by Stephan Toth
London, United Kingdom
Hi, the mange cure system I presented previously is really good, however,observing my long haired GSD Jaimie has caused me to do a very slight revision to the original system.

Everything should be done exactly as described in my previous feedback except for the treatment frequency. I believe that the mites are maturing every day and therefore laying new eggs every day and it follows that in this case the treatment on the animal would be best done every day. Obviously for heavily encrusted areas of mange (which in humans would be termed Norwegen Scabies) I think it would be better to do an aditional localised application every 12 hours.

So that will be a full treatment every day and a localised treatment twelve hours later.

You can look at mange in this way. your animal is like a country and mites happily lives sparcely over it with no problems to the animal. The crusted mange is similar to the mites deciding to build cities and party on your animal. This is when it becomes a big problem and very sore. Breaking down these cities is a big job and going to take time and patience and of course a lot of effort.

In really bad cases the crusted mange must be very gently scraped away to reveal the sore skin before treatment. Make sure you catch the scrapings in a piece of tisue and dispose of it carefully as it is highly contagious. (I think ted referes to these crust as beehives.)

Kind regards
Stephan Toth

Posted by Pamela (Dayton, Ohio) on 07/13/2009

I have a Scottie who was rescued from a puppy mill. She has lost all of her fur and scratches like crazy. I took her to the vet and they put her on Prednisone and Cephalexin. It seemed to work for a short time, her skin seemed less itchy and there were black stubbles of hair but then when the medication was gone it started all over again. So today I tried the Borax and peroxide mixture and I sure hope it works. I'm also going to put her on high protein food to boost her imune system. I'm willing to try almost anything to help her, since I can't afford vet bills. I'll let you know how she progresses!

Posted by nofunhun (Avondale, AZ, USA) on 07/06/2009

[YEA]  My dog had parvo so we took him to the vet, and due to cost decided to treat him at home per the vets instructions as I couldn't find any treatment that was a sure thing online. He SURVIVED, only to get mange. I had already maxed my charge card out, and am unemployed and extremely frustrated. I called the vet to see if there was anything I could use at home to treat it and was told NO, I would have to bring him in. So got online again and found Ted's borax and peroxide treatment. IT WORKED! My dog has grown back all of his hair. I used about 2 tablespoons of peroxide to 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of the borax every 3 days (when he'd start smelling bad) for 3 washes, meaning he got 3 baths in 9 days. Now, he still gets smelly within about a day using regular deodorizing doggy shampoo, so I think I'll go back to a borax solution! THANK YOU TED, so much for helping me keep my dogs and my kids happy during a very rough time.

Posted by Cheech (Elyria, Ohio) on 07/05/2009

My dog a welsh corgi had mange after many different treatments and shots, prednoise that nearly killed her (it made the mites go nuts, lowered her imunity even more so she could not fight them at all) got severe loose stools that became bloody. Finally my vet scrapped her and mites! Was on Ivermectin for 4 months and was gone, a beautiful hairy coat again. They returned one year later when we went to stay in the same house again, this time I cought them, back on the ivermectin again. This drug is toxic to her but had no choice or so I thought. Now after over another year we had her cared for by my son in the same house and she came home with red large bite areas on her belly scratching and the same smell. I used the borax/peroxide treatment descrided here and we will see how it works. Already she is not scratching and the red bites are less red today after a late night bath in borax and got 5 ml of apple cider vinger as well. She hates the acv but I will try anything to keep her off the ivermictin to protect her liver. I will give an update later on. I hear alot of vets say give flea treatments like once a month programs to build up they fight. They have never worked for me or any of my sisters dogs. Heres hoping!!

Posted by Michelle (Elverson, Pennsylvania) on 07/04/2009

Hi, I have a 5 1/2 month old shep/rottie mix who at 4 months developed a severe case of demodectic mange. Jake had severe hair loss on the top of this head and legs. I took him to the vet , who prescribed an antibiotic and liquid ivermectin. She said he would have to be on it for a year! After a week there was no improvment and I came across this web site. I began to bathe Jake with the borax solution/treatment and I saw hair growth and improvement after the second treatment. I now bathe him weekly. I cant wait to bring him to the vet for his next set of vaccinations to let them know/see the sucess of this treatment. Thankyou! ( I used 4 cups of warm water, 2 cups of H202 and 4 tbsp of borax. He is approximately 45 pounds.)

Posted by Judy (Roby, Texas) on 07/02/2009

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  How long does Mange live in the yard?

I have been using the Hydrogen Peroxide/Borax cure for a month now. My dog initially began to improve. But it is beginning to seem like a losing battle. He looks almost as bad as he did before. I sprayed the whole yard with the solution, especially his sleeping places. He must be getting reinfected from the yard. Will Malathion 55% applied at 1 or 2 tsp. per gallon sprayed in the yard, be able to kill the mites? I know I should keep my dog out of the yard for at least 3 days after spraying. He originally got the mites when we put him in the yard. My neighbor informed me that the people who lived here before us had 2 dogs who died from Mange. I am assuming it is in the dirt. We cut down the weeds, but my dog actually got worse after cutting them down. How long do these mites live in the dirt? How can I kill them? Do the mites live longer in dry dirt rather than wet (or grass)? I can't bring the dog into the house, my landlord insisted that the dog not be allowed inside the house. I am wishing I could give my dog away - to save his life.

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