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

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Borax and Peroxide User Reviews   164  12   

Posted by Dewain (Randolph, NJ) on 05/28/2008

[NAY]  Ted,
We have a 4 month old 25 lb. Lab mix. At 8 weeks she was diagnosed with scabies and demodectic mange. She completed a 3 dose regiment of 'Revolution' and is now on a daily 1 ml dosage of Ivermectin. We initially tried your (16 oz. diluted to 1% peroxide w/ 3 TB. borax solution) and was unsure of the results so we stopped it and went with the vet suggestions. The hair loss and itching continues. The vet has her on antihistimines, and after the vet's medicines, and no positive results, we went back to your borax solution. The vet recommended a shampoo that makes her brake out in lesions even worse. Seems like every time we do what's recommended, (your solution included) she breaks out in lesions, and itches and scrathes even worse. This was a shelter rescue, trucked up from Georgia to NJ. Please....Wit's End in NJ

EC: Sent to Ted for response..

Replied by Casey
San Diego, CA
Hi Wit's End in NJ

My uncle had a problem with his dogs some years ago. After hundreds of dollars and tests it turnes out his pup had lupus (unsure of the spelling) at first look it could have been mange, itching and balding which is what she was being treated for. Sadly because of the real problem she had to be put down. I dont know your situation in full but it might be something to have you pup tested for.


Posted by Jen (Toronto, Canada) on 05/26/2008

[YEA]  Just wanted to say that I tried the borax treatment on my cats tail (he's got what is called a 'stud tail) and it worked wonders. He always had an oily tail and I tried everything even professional grooming and nothing helped before! So at least that problem is out of the way for now. But he has another problem - a hernia. Does anyone know of any treatment methods for a cat hernia? I really don't want to opt for surgery.

Posted by Asha (Houston, TX) on 05/23/2008

[YEA]  Oh my gosh! I read all these posts where it said that the borax/peroxide helped their dogs, but I mean really, I was still skeptical. I just finished soaking my poor dog. He didn't have mange, just a severe case of fleas and he was tearing himself apart biting. I tried a few things and figured this couldn't hurt. I CANNOT believe it! He's already stopped scratching and he's running around all excited right now just like his old self. He was so depressed. Thank you thank you thank poor baby is finally better. I'm gonna keep it up. I'm lucky enough that he won't shake at all when he's in the bathtub, so I made him stand a good long time before I let him out, where he promptly had a good shaking. Its sooo obvious that he feels better, though. May God bless you Ted!

Posted by Barb (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) on 05/01/2008

[YEA]  I, like everyone else, has been thrilled to find Ted's mange remedy. We adopted a "pound puppy" in mid January 08, a shepherd cross who arrived with a skin condition. Just like many who have written before me, Buzzbee got a rabies shot and immediately his skin condition got worse (didn't realize this until reading Ted's info.) so we started the whole vet treatment thing. Different treatments, tests, different diagnoses and of course, lots of cost. Then my collie cross, Rosie, 11 years, started scratching. When the vet mentioned possibly mange, I went looking for a cure and with 2 weeks of baths with Ted's treatment, things are much better for both dogs. WE will continue until they are perfect I did want to make one suggestion. Since dried dog food can be a significant contributor to skin and overall health problems, (Ted has also discussed good nutrition) may I suggest the BARF diet to all readers. This is the Bones And Raw Food diet - getting canines and felines back to the food they were meant to eat. If you google BARF, you will find a wealth of information on TRUE nutrition for dogs and cats. We have been feeding this to our dogs and cats for over 3 years now and not only do they love it, it helps in so many areas. Although it can be more time consuming, it is NO more expensive than "kibble". Check it out. Thanks again Ted for this fabulous and natural remedy and I look forward to reading the Earthclinic site for a long time to come.

Posted by Mark (Little Rock, Arkansas) on 04/15/2008

[YEA]  My 5 month old American Pitbull Terrier had some bad mange due to mites. We had him take a mitaban bath because the vet thought it would be in his best interest. I decided to go along with it, because I didnt know any better until I stumbled across this site. The mitaban bath was bad, it made his coat even worse. His skin was red and some parts of his body was literally hairless. Here is a picture of him I took before we started the Borax treatment:

As you can see, much of his body has patches of hair missing. He also looks sad!

After a few weeks of the borax treatment, we already saw a great improvement not only in the way he acts, but also visually. His coat is shiny, and he rarely scratches. Here is a picture of him now:

As you can see, he still has some healing to do, however there is great improvement. Him and his buddy also made a huge mess because they play rough, ;)

Dont spend money at the vet with mitaban, do this treatment. I cant tell you how happy I am with it and how much money i saved.

Posted by Eric (Evesham, NJ) on 04/09/2008

[YEA]  Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide is working on demodex mange on my dog. Amazing!

I have been fighting demodex mange on my bull terrier for about a year and a half. It started when my dog was about 7 months old (he is now 2 years old) and has been not only frustrating but heart breaking. He has had red itchy paws that he would lick and bite at until they would bleed. Then, secondary infection would set in and at one point he had trouble walking because his paws were so sore. The demodex then spread to his belly, legs, anas area and around his eyes. The affected areas were either bald, thinning or red and irritated or all of the above. His skin under his belly turned thick and looked like elephant skin. And most recent he developed a postule near his tail that grew until it oozed. He has had stereo typical demodex conditions that were on the severe end of the spectrum. I have spent a huge amount of money on vet bills, medicine and potions. You name it I tried it. None of it would even cure my dog temporarily. His most recent regime of medicine he is on is Ivomec and an anti-biotic (has been on same regimine twice before with little improvement). He has been on this treatment for two months with little improvement (again).

So I found this site and desperate I thought I would give the Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide rinses and try. It has been amazing and the very next day we saw an improvement. He has now been on the solution for about a week or so and he has improved to a point which we have not seen on ANY medicine the vet gave us or lotion that was recommended to us. It is really remarkable!

I am using 1 part Hydrogen Peroxide 3% to two parts water and about 4 table spoons of Borax (20 Mule, brand Name). I bathed him with oatmeal shampoo / rinse, then an oatmeal conditioner / rinse and finally the Hydrogen peroxide and Borax solution. I leave the solution on and allow him to air dry. The shampoo and conditoner is just something we have always used to wash him so the improvement has nothing to do with that.

I am optimistically hopefull that my dog will continue to improve and we can finally take control of this demodex. This is what I am doing with the Borax:

1.Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax for bathing my dog.
2. Washing all his bedding in hot water while adding Borax to the laundry detergent.
3.Washing his crate down with Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
4.Vacuuming all the carpet then sprinkle borax over the carpet then broom sweep it in. I will leave it on for 48hrs then vacuum it up.
5. 1 pinch of Borax to drinking water

I should also say that I will contine the ivomec and anti-biotics for another month or so in conjunction with Ted's cure. Mind you however my dog has been on this medicine for two months and twice before with very little improvement. I am hoping that everything in conjunction will eradicate this horrible mange mite.

For anyone out there dealing with this frustrating and costly ailment you should really give this regimine a try. I thought my dog would NEVER get over this condition and in one week I am amazed with the improvement. It is as close to a miracle as they come for me. I am a real person and the results are real.

Replied by Carrie
Columbus, Ohio
I am going to try this. I have a 18 month old female bull terrier that we have tried everything for on her for the same reasons the last 2 months.

Posted by Marsha (Nashville, TN) on 03/23/2008

[YEA]  cat mange cure with hydrogen peroxide, borax, and warm water. My 10 year old lynx/siamese /himalayan cat developed intense itching with loss of hair and redness around the neck recently. I thought it was hair mats at first. I called to schedule a shave for her but the vet said they would have to sedate her and get blood work first to see if it was safe to sedate her. Total price, $300! I said "never mind". I began to feel that her condition was more than hair mats. I thought it resembled the mange in dogs I'd seen. I research the net for cat mange and the symptoms matched perfectly. I found Ted's peroxide,borax,water concoction and immediately fixed up a small amount. About 3TBS borax, 2 cups warm water, and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide. I took a small rag and soaked it and rubbed it around her neck. She was suspcious at first of the wet rag but she was enjoying the rub to much to care for long. Before I started the application her neck was red and hairless. Within 1 hour her skin color on her neck was a light pink. I checked her the next day and the area was flesh colored and she wasn't scratching so much. I did another treatment that day for a added kill of the mites and let it rest the 3rd day. On the 4th day her hair is regrowing about an inch and she has more energy. I treated her again and rewarded her with fresh catnip. My cat never goes outside and there are no more animals around. Although on pretty days I open her window so she can perch there and watch the outside. I was thinking maybe bird mites blew on her if thats possible. Anyway the remedy works on cats too! Thankyou for saving me lots of $$$ and the unknown chemicals and added stress of going to the vet on her. Her name by the way, is Whisper and she says "Meow meow" (thats thankyou Ted)

Replied by LuAnn
Spring Hill, FL
I read this solution was safe for cats: (About 3TBS borax, 2 cups warm water, and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide. I took a small rag and soaked it and rubbed it around her neck.)

My questions:

1. I bought 20 Mule Team Borax. Is this the type of borax safe to use?
2. If my cat licks this off is it dangerous?

My cat is terrified of the vet and I'm hoping to save him the trauma of a visit. Thank you for your help.

Posted by Tracie (Highland, ca) on 03/18/2008

[YEA]  I rescued a 6 month old pitbull puppy from a woman who wasn't taking care of her property. We named her Nola. She was very skinny with a big swollen belly full of worms and mange starting on her face and legs. We gave her first set of shots which made her mange worse. We also dewormed her. I took her to the vet who did skin scrapings and diagnosed her with "red mange" he prescribe Ivermectin which I give her orally everyday along with antibiotics. She's gaining weight and is so sweet and very playful, but the medication doesn't seem to be working, in fact she is looking worse and she is still losing her hair. I bought borax and the peroxide, although I could only find the 3% kind, so I diluted it 2 to 1. then added the borax and the water. I gave her a bath tonight, then applied the solution all over her and made sure she didn't shake so it would have time to soak in. She then curled up in her bed and fell asleep, she looks peaceful, at least she's not chewing or scratching right now. I am praying this works for her. I have taken photos of her of how she looks right now. If this works I'll post pictures of the after. Please everyone pray for Nola!

Posted by jene (boise, usa) on 03/03/2008

[YEA]  mange cure worked miarcle on cat. I can't thank everyone enough for this cure, I used the hydrogen perixode and borax for my kitty buzzy and she is hardly licking at all. She is in good humor and rolling on the floor, i first thought it was over grooming and food allergies and on and on. I did'nt want to hear doom from the vet and tried this instead must be those pesky demorex mites. we had a pet rat and it used to be in the room where my computer and cats are only little buzzy was affected. I am going to bath in borax as a precasuion I have heard it can cause bad acne and roscea i have been only a little miserable, buzzy is smiling at me now from on top the computer desk thanks to a man with vision. She is saved,I am wishing all old chickasaw and chocktaw blessings upon you for your miracle.

Posted by Michelle (Port Orchard, Wa.) on 02/28/2008

[YEA]  I am so relieved that I came across your site!
I have a 6 month old Doberman, and your remedy worked it's magic with her.
During the Christmas holiday, I left my Doberman puppy with a family friend for a couple of weeks, while I was out of town.
When I returned, I noticed a patch of missing hair on her face. At first I thought it was just a puppy battle scar. Within a few days I could see it was getting larger.
I first "assumed" it was ringworm, because of it's circular shape.
So I treated with ACV, and tea tree oil.
The patch did not get worse, but also did not improve.
I stopped the ringworm treatment, and within 48 hrs. it had spread rapidly.
I then found the Borax, hydrogen peroxide treatment.
I only needed one treatment to see, it was working. The circle stopped growing.
I did notice some hair thinning on top of her head, and did another treatment.
Within a couple of weeks, and only 2 treatments, it looks to be all gone.
The only thing I would do different, is clean the Borax of the bathroom mirrors, when it was wet.
It was difficult to clean dried. LOL

I am very Thankful!
I only had a minor case to deal with, but at the rate it was spreading, we could have been in big trouble.
Thankyou again

Posted by Caren (Wilmington, Delaware) on 02/20/2008

[YEA]  Hi there! I wrote about 6 weeks ago and I just wanted send an update on little Rocky's demodex mange. Sometime around the second week of January, (after being diagnosed with mange by our vet) We were given the routine antibiotics and mitaban dip. The dip was horrid! and Rocky was worse the next day! We did keep him on his antibiotics, but I was sick over the thought of dipping him again in two weeks. When it was explained to me that it was "normal" for him to get worse before he got better, I thought I would check for myself on the internet. I found this website and decided to try the perox/borax bath. I tried the bath two days later and noticed he had relief from the "itchies' almost immediately. After about 5 weeks of treatment,(everyday for the first few days and then 3, then 2 times a week the following weeks) Rocky is completely cured! No more red bloody itchy scabby crusty sores. His fur is thick and beautiful! I am so happy with this remedy that I had to share our experience and maybe help others to go with a more natural approach to treating this nasty little bug. I have before and after pictures ready to go, and would love to let others see our wonderful results, but dont know if I can send them in. Please let me know how to send them. What an amazing treatment this is!! Sincerely caren

EC: Caren kindly sent us photos of Rocky's recovery from mange for the website. Posted here.

Posted by Debra (Essex, United Kingdom) on 02/13/2008

[YEA]  Our dog is a rescue Shar Pei who suffered occasional bouts of mange. On reading her history we saw that she had often had antibiotics and sheep dips but we could see that these only worked for a short period and then the mange reappeared. When she came to us we had her spayed and she then suffered the worst attack of mange she has ever had. She lost all the hair on her back legs - huge patches of hair fell out from her back, tail, feet, chest and throat also. The skin was broken, bleeding and began to turn black. She was so distressed and eventually had only a few patches of hair left on her body. She constantly scratched and gnawed at herself and we thought we were going to have to put her to sleep. In desperation we searched the web and found the Earth clinic site and Ted's Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide remedy. We wash her with shampoo then dry her. Then we make up a mixture consisting of: 100mls of 9% peroxide(it is the weakest solution we can get so we have to dilute it to 1% by adding the 800mls of water), 800mls water and 7 heaped tablespoons of Borax. We stir this continually until the Borax is dissolved and then pour over her making sure that all of her is covered. Following Ted's instructions we do not dry her, we leave her to dry off in front of the fire. We have done this once a day plus added one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to her drinking water and am amazed that after doing this for 2 weeks she has nearly all her fur back and is as happy as can be. I really didn't think this would work as I was almost beyond hope for her then, she was in such a terrible state, and my family and I cannot thank Ted enough for this amazing cure. We are so grateful for your help and for all the other people on this site that told their stories. God bless you all, Deb xxx

Posted by Senna (Orange County, USA) on 01/30/2008

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I tried Ted's Mange remedy for my 8 yr old maltese who's been suffering for 7 years of her life. We've tried everything from oral medication, injections and mitaban dips. Nothing seemed to work long term. I came upon this site and tried Ted's remedy out of desperation. For the first few weeks it worked like magic. She was a completely different dog. However, after 1 month she's relapsed and the remedy is no longer giving her relief. I did try it on my other dog (another maltese) as a preventative measure and it seems to be working on him; so far no mange on him and they sleep together. It may be that on my 8 yr old, her immune system is just too weak. I do recommend people try this remedy before they try the dips as they are very toxic. Thanks Ted!!

Posted by Caren (Wilmington, Delaware) on 01/08/2008

[YEA]  Hi all! And Thank you Ted! I am writing in to let you know that I have tried the peroxide and borax solution on my sons 6 month old pitbull. Poor little guy was diagnosed with Dermodex Mites (after a skin scrapping)about a week ago. Initially we put him on antibiotics and dipped him once in Mitaban. His irritated skin seemed to lessen after the immediately after the dip, but was even more inflamed the next day. I was told this was normal due to the fact that we had now sent the mites into a frenzy by dipping him. This made sense, I suppose, and we really had no other choice. Rocky became lethargic and seemed depressed in the next 12 hours or so. We were so worried about him and the effects that this dip would have on him (as he would need another in a couple of weeks) Our hearts were breaking watching him suffer. I am always very interested in natural remedies for myself, so started searching the internet. I found Earth Clinic and was impressed with the results of all who had tried this remedy. After emailing a few of you, I decided to try it. I found the 20 Mule Team Borax easily at the Target Store. I was nervous to bathe little Rocky in borax! but hopeful, but he was so itchy and miserable. His skin was inflamed and bleeding on his head. 'Could it be any worse then the Mitaban chemicals?' So I mixed up the solution.(1)16oz. bottle of 3% peroxide, 2 16oz bottles of water and 4 heaping Tbls. of borax powder. I bathed him in baby shampoo first, towel dried him and started to pour the solution onto him, rubbing it into his fur with my hands and saturating him down to his skin. I 'cotton balled' the solution all around his face (which was the worst area infected) and under his chin. I tried really hard not to let him shake for about 3 minutes or more, talking real calm and telling him how good he was. He wanted to shake bad! After a few minutes I let him jump out of the tub and BOY did he shake. My entire bathroom was soaked. My hallway was soaked, everything was soaked. I did not care one bit. I was so happy to see him being frisky! Within the first minutes of him jumping out of the tub, I noticed his skin had actually turned pink instead of beet red. By the end of the day, His skin was pale pink almost white. I mixed up a spray bottle of solution and sent it home with my son last night. Today Rocky is back with me and his skin is looking great. I will bathe him again this evening after his nap and hope for continued success! I am so thrilled to have found this website and have already recommended it to others with pets. Thanks again everyone for posting your testimonials and emails. I have posted mine and will keep in touch on Rocky's progress!

Replied by Caren
Wilmington, DE
[WORKED TEMPORARILY]   I wrote in months ago about the great results we had using borax perox baths. A few months after using the baths, I noticed Rockys condition getting bad again. I continued bathing him every 3 days in the bath, Vit E oil orally and topically. Pinch of borax in his wather... Diluted Tea tree oil on mange 'pimples'...I have been diligently keeping up with Rocky. Sometimes he looked like he was growing hair like crazy.. and next thing he looked like he was losing it again... I have been frustrated, but tried not to give up the end, I am sad to report, that this morning, after dropping him off to have him neutered, I recieved a phone call a little later in the day. The mange was getting worse and I was informed that I could possibly have abuse/neglect charges brought against me for not treating his mange medically. I had to leave my work because I almost got sick all over. Never in a million years would I expect to hear these words directed towards me. I love this dog and am sick to my stomach. I followed the instructions completely and carefully and religiously. I am now forced to go back to mitaban and start him on ivermectin. I have purchased antifungal shampoo to help heal the "secondary skin infection" that Rocky has now developed and have him on antibiotics, and heart worm med (starting in a few weeks) The doc actually told me that it was close to turning into "Red Mange". I was so hopeful. Now I am just scared. This poor dog has been suffering and I am beyond feeling guilty... I can't bathe him for 7 days but am feeling desperate to start him on the chemicals that I was so against. I cannot let this dog get any worse and risk his life....

Any suggestions or advice Ted?
Sincerly Caren

Posted by Noel's owner (O,boro, KY USA) on 12/22/2007

[YEA]  Ted, I have a lab/chow mix..she had a severe case of dermedectic mange.. Noel's skin was horrible chewed up/losing hair for months/really smelly..chewing her paws raw--this disease went undetected for several months. I did take her regularly to our area vets..(none ever mentioned mange, or skin condition)Lots of $$$$$$$ later I found your site.this was many months ago. Your mange cure worked miraculously! (within 2 weeks) QUESTION: For her ears we were told she was allergic to meat (?not so sure now ..So she eats cat food that is fish-based) Is there any solution i can find on your site that I can gently cure her poor ears with? She shakes her head all the miserable alot/she is always scratching at her /bleeding/smelly /swollen ears . I am referring to the inside of her ears RE: Her mange actually have photos before and after of her new shiny coat. (I kept the borax/hydrogen/water mixture on hand just in case..I warm it up to room temperature before using. Thanks for your remedy and cure.

Replied by Robin Little
Alamogordo, Nm
For the dog with bad ears and shaking the head to relieve the ears... I realize this was posted years ago, but I want to reply for anyone reading this... It sounds like the ear mites, like cats get. Black gobs come out? It's blood.

Put baby oil in there every day for a while. Let them shake all they want. Enough oil will stay in to smother the mites.

They look awful during treatment, but it works. At least it did on my cats.

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