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

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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.

Posted by Mike (Noveleta., Cavite, Phillipines) on 06/29/2009

[YEA]  After taking my dog to 3 different Vets over a period of 1 and 1/2 years, I found this web site. Looked all over the place for Borax...even SM stores don't have it. Finally founds some in a billiards supply store. P700 for 1/2 kilo.

I mixed 1 cup peroxide 2 cups water 2 tablespoons borax and soaked up my dog and just let her air dry. I do this once a week and on a daily basis make a small amount of paste just using the borax and peroxide to put on her stubborn spots. It's been 3 weeks since I started this and she's almost back to complete recovery. Thank you so much!

Posted by Lisa (Princeton, IL) on 06/24/2009

I have a rott puppy. I recently have found out that the whole litter had mange. My friend is taking her puppy to the vet for a 6 week series of shots. I have started the Borax mixture. My friend talked to the vet and they said the Borax mixture will NOT work. We both said yea it figures they would say that because it is a home remedy. My puppy's sores look as if they are getting worse. Is this normal? I bathed her on Monday and again today (wednesday). How many more times do I have to do this before I see improvement? My husband just says she isn't getting better and that I should take her to the vet. Please offer advice.

Replied by Alicia
Corpus Christi, Texas
Did your dog ever get better? I have a 1 and 4 monts german sheperd mix and he has had demodex mange since he was about 5 months. I have tried several treatments from vet dips, to ivermectin and he gets it back. When I use Teds remedy it seems like the sores get worse, with puss and everything. Could he be having a reaction against the remedy?

Posted by Sooz (Dunlap, Tn) on 06/23/2009

I have used the formula for three days now on what my neighbors tell me is red mange. The stray pup is 13 weeks old, white and had not lost hair, but had tiny red spots all over belly which I thought was a reaction to fleas at first. As the days went on she started scratching like crazy I felt so bad for her but could not afford a vet so I found this page and started it immediately. Also gave her benydrl ever 4 hours to help with the itch. This is the third day, the first day itched still, then day 2 almost a day with out much itching, today she is still quit red all over. Is this normal I wonder. I see people here saying the redness went a way by the second day, so I am worried this might now be working and I might be harming the dog.

I think If I could do something to help with the redness and itching she would heal faster. Is there anything that helps more with the itch itself.

Here is how I use the forumla, hopefully I am doing it right:

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. I am doing this twice a day.

Sadly I made the mistake of allowing this puppy to play with my two chihuhuas for almost 2 weeks after I brought the pup home. I should have known better. I now have them seperated, but the two chihuahuas are now itching, though not consistently like the pup. I have dipped them too, and started dipping all of them 3 days ago.

In summary:

1. Is 2 times a day initially too much? And if not how long should i do this twice a day? It's not clear in the instructions.

2. Is there something that I can put on her to help with the itching. I heard others talk about vegatable oil, but don't want to prevent the formula from working.

3. HOw long should I expect to see the over all redness?

4. I have no access to Organic ACV, will store bought do the same? And how much do I add to the formula. I know that supermarket ACV cures blisters on my own feet, and though it dries them out a bit it works wonders.

I'm very grateful to you fred for sharing your remedy with all of us. i have read every post in this forum, just need some clarification that I am doing it correctly, and a couple of side question..

Thank you in advance.

Replied by Zuzana
Gold Coast, Australia
Just reading your post and according to Ted's orginal instructions for the cure, you must mix the hydrogen peroxide with the water first, THEN add the borax. I am no chemic, but Ted mentions that if you do it the other way around (ie: add the borax and peroxide together, then add water) the solution is too weak to work. Hope that helps

Posted by Danielle DeVoe (Bay Shore, NY, USA) on 06/17/2009

I have an 11 mo old bulldog that has "allergies and yeast" I was at the pet food store and ran into a woman who had a 7 mo old bully. She said hers had mites that were causing bumps and hair loss and red spots...same as mine. I went onto the internet to review what mites were, OMG...I HATE BUGS of any kind. Anyway I wanted a home remedy as opposed to the meds/dips which from everything I read don't work and are toxic. Found this solution and tried it last night. Is it possible for it to start to work immediately? He looks so much better. Can I treat his ears with this solution on a cotton ball? I remembered it wrong though so now I am a little worried I used 1 cup of Peroxide, 2 cups of water and 8 tablespoons of 20 Mule Team Borax. I washed him with Head and Shoulders Shampoo (Breeder recommended) and Sponged the solution on his head and under his tail and underside and poured the remainder on his back. We have him on front line which I thought worked on these creatures but now I am doing this. I also have a ShiTzu and Boston/Frenchie Mix. Do they need to be treated (no signs at all)?

Posted by Annie (Independence, MO, USA) on 06/16/2009

[YEA]  My 5-year old yorkie-pooh (Katy) was a "dead-dog-walking" last October. After rounds of ivermectin and many, many mitaban dips, (as well as a couple of cortisone shots for the itching), to treat her demidectic manage, her poor paws were just covered with thick scabs, which oozed. She was listless, wouldn't hardly eat, and she even hurt to walk outside to just potty. My vet suggested we scrape them to at least let the under coat heal. I tried this.........and they just were not healing. And I hated to see her suffer any longer.

On a Saturday, I made the decision to take her to put her down the next Monday. When I shared this with my college-aged daughter, she cried......and cried. Then she got tough and went searching on the internet. As I was told that Katy didn't have much, if any, immune system, my daughter searched sites to deal with this. Ok.....we were getting somewhere. We were going to feed her HIGH ANTIOXIDANT food, (people food, NOT dog food) with emphasis on HIGH PROTEIN and very little carbs. I decided to give this one more chance. So we began feeding her salmon, steamed ground sirloin, cottage cheese, egg whites, veggies (lower carb).

In addition, I ran across TED's manage cure........and began the procedure, every night. Within 4 days of beginning the borax/perioxide treatment, I noticed a significant improvement in Katy. Not only were her paws beginning to heal, but her personality was changing.....she was showing signs of more energy and pep!!!

Long story short......I still maintain a dip of her paws a couple of times per week and still feed her the high protein diet. But she is a NEW DOG!!! And thanks to this treatment, given a new lease on life!! Thank you so very much!!!

Posted by Frank (Converse, TX) on 06/13/2009

[YEA]  Just wanted to say how happy I am now, a year and one half later, after reading about Ted's cure. I have treated over 75 dogs with 100% cure rate. No side effects and happy hairy dogs that I could have never have done without this forum. Thank You!!! I used the sodium perborate in the form of oxy... clean, a laundry additive. I figured this out by researching on the web, what products are derived from sodium perborate. It does lighten the coats. I used three scoops, or 4 tablespoons powder to two gallons water, and poured this mixture over each dog after bathing. I poured a little at a time over small sections of the dog and massaged in, until all of the solution was used. Letting them air dry. They loved the massage of the solution over their bodies as I made sure the solutions was warm but not hot. I have used this solution on stray dogs with skin problems that were not dianoised, because I didn't go to the vet. I just treated and watched them. Other dogs had scarcoptic mange and they healed and all have beautiful coats..BJ in Texas

Replied by BJ
Converse, TX
I don't remember seeing an answer to this question about the eyes so I'll tell you what I have done. I first put a drop mineral oil in the eyes, then use a cotton wash cloth dipped in the solution and go over the face very gently and very carefully around the eyes. Air dry. Hope this helps everyone with the eye issue. BJ in Converse Tx.
Replied by Galin
Miami, Florida, USA
These products are known to lighten. I assume they'll do the same with fur. I'm concerned about using the mixture on my black lab. I and everyone loves her shiny black coat. Will it lighten her fur? If so, what can I use in place of these products? Please, feel free to answer to my personal email marvin.galin@gmail.com

Posted by Jan (Barstow, CA) on 06/08/2009

My 12 week old puppy was just diagnosed with demodectic mange. The vet gave her several shots and a cream to put on her bumps which cover about a 3rd of her body. I'm going to start her on Ted's treatment today. She is very inflamed around her eyes. What do I do about that? It appears that I should keep the solution out of her eyes. I am praying this will work. The vet didn't say anything about sterilizing her bedding either. So tonight everything gets washed. She's very small, just 4 pounds so far, so I'm nervous about other treatments as well. I will post back how she responds.

Replied by Jan
Barstow, CA
Follow-up to Sandi's first treatment: A marked improvement. I'm going to bathe her again tonite. She's supposed to go back to the vet Saturday but if she's better I probably won't take her. Any ideas about the eyes?

Posted by Karen (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) on 06/07/2009

wow, ted's remedy of peroxide, water and borax is working so far on my dogs sarcoptic mange. we are keeping our fingers crossed. today june 6th, the homemade cure of 1cup peroxide, 2 cups water and 3 heaping teaspoons of the borax went on our dog rocky a mixed breed(sheep dog and sheltie). for 3 months this poor thing has been suffering along with my pocketbook.i want to tell you $$$$. in the beginning of march he began scratching at his ears and i noticed the typical crust along the edges. took him right away to the vet. he is so skittish so he had to be knocked out just to get his ears looked at. well no mites he said but how bout we groom him -give him his shots,nails etc/$255.00 and he came home drugged and constantly scratching. within a week took him back-says allergies-prednisone and antihistimine-$115. 2 weeks losing his hair and bumps all over keeping us all up at night with his scratching and legs hitting the hardwood floors 50 times a minute. omg!1 week no visit for rocky just meds$35. 2weeks visit-allergy meds $90. tues june 1 visit $125 skin scraping reveals mites,shampoo,antibiotic,household spray, dog spray.june 2=vet calls and says after carefull examination of parasite under microscope it is the scabies. ugh! $35 for revolution applied june 2nd-no relief and 2 benadryl at night.

today i mixed up the goods-put on myself to see if it burned(no discomfort at all)poured it all over the back and massaged down to his feet. he was ticked as he hates baths. had his leash on and walked him about a half hour til he dried. surprisingly it made his coat so soft when he dried. my whole family is amazed. just a few bites to his feet and a couple of scratches but no real intense scratching as it has been 24-7. we are all praying he sleeps through the night and he is even less itchy tomorrow. i would hope it cures this horrible nasty problem.i made a fresh batch and cleaned all the floors and have been disinfecting the entire house. i will be sure to check this site for any new remedies. ted-you are an angel!!!!thanks karen

EC: Please let us know if/when he's cured and we'll add a YEA rating!

Replied by Karen
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
hi, as you can see from my previous post i tried the solution on rocky and itching stopped up until today june 8th. can i reapply the solution again or is it too soon? i have to tell you it was great having a good nights sleep for all of us including rocky. he was calm after the mixture was applied and just started scratching again today. i treated everything his toys, bedding etc. the vet said that the revolution would not work right away maybe reapply in 14 days. this poor thing has had enough prednisone and antibiotics, antihistimines etc. i just want to use this treatment of the proxide, water and borax. any other suggestions. thanks again, karen
Replied by Peggy
Delbarton, Wv
Are you doing this on a daily basis? If so, you need to until you see some healing. I try to reapply it now that it's under semi-control with each bath. He hates water so, it's only once every two weeks now. It helps too if you can mix up a small batch and apply when and where you see him scratching. You just have to stay after these lil buggers as they don't seem to want to give up their host. I am like you,, I am determined to win this war.

I have pictures posted on here some where of Ruff before and after. Just look through the pages and you can compare his mange with your dogs. It's always the same spots but if I don't get on it right away they magically appear in the same places on the opposite side of him. He has some now but I'm not stressing like I was. You can get some good vitamins to boost his immune system as well as stress tabs at Wally World or probably any good pet store. Good luck and keep us posted.

Posted by Ashley (Moorpark, CA) on 06/06/2009

I just found your website and remedy for my 1 year old Jack Russells Demodectic Mange. This is the 3rd time her mange has come back after giving her the oral Ivermectin that 2 different vets perscribed and I'm ready to try something new. My question is when I mix up the solution to put on her, you say to leave it on- do not towel dry. If I let it sit on there can I still blow dry her? She is a wimp and will shake for hours if she's cold and the last thing I need now is her getting even more sick! Thank you so much- can't wait to try it.

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