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

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Posted by Lynn (North Carolina, USA) on 09/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My dog has had a skin conditions for over 4 years. I have tried everything the vet gave me, plus anything else I could think of. She has to have predisone every day, or she would itch so bad and get hot red skin. Another vet recently told me she had red mange, and that he wanted to use Ivemetin. I did not want to subject her to that so I looked on line and found this site. I used the peroxide and 20 mule team borax powder, I used one coffee cup of peroxide, and a scoop, which is 3 tablesopoons of the powder, and let that disolve. It has worked wonders. Her redness, sores, bumps, itching, and so on is gone, almost over night. She also had a scaly black condition inside her ear leather, going into her ear canal. I put the peroxide solution on her ears and it has been a week now and that is almost gone too. Thank you so much for this tip, I am very happy and I know my dog is much happier. I have used it twice and plan on using it about once a week for a month or so, and then waiting to see if any new problems come back. So far it looks very promising. She did not mind it at all. I have put so much medicine on her that she just hates it all, but this solution did not bother or upset her at all. She seemed to almost enjoy it. I don't know that for sure, just my observation. Again, thank you very much. I would tell everyone to try it, it just might work for you too!

Posted by RIKARDO (LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) on 09/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars

ted, just like everyone else, here to thank you for your remedy - dude i'm so freaking excited that i don't know what to write - well first of all after reading all or most of the messages about mange - i believed i'm the first one who tried the borax remedy on myself - i love my dogs like if i didn't have them i wouldn't want to live anymore but anyway i was diagnose with lymphoma a couple of years ago so my immune system its weak so i pick up those disgusting bugs and haven't been able to sleep or focus to do anything for a few days my dogs depressed and i'm depressed. though it was the end so finally i decided to try your remedy and as i was mixing it my boys (doggies) are trying to figure out what am doing so i told them that it was for myself and i tried it and i tried and more and all of the bites all over my body stop itching they are getting dry. my dogs are happy am happy i'll be able to walk them and won't have to hide my arms. god bless you

Posted by Katy (Athens, TX) on 09/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Two weeks ago a 6-7 month old shepherd-mix puppy showed up on our ranch. He had a horrible, mange-like, skin infection. Multiple, multiple bare skin areas, some bleeding, some with so much inflammation that the skin was thick and hard. His ears, legs, lower back, abdomen, and areas around and on the tail were grossly affected. Anywhere he could reach with his teeth or claws was raw and bleeding. (This puppy had marks where he had a worn a collar that had been removed. I'm sure that some person didn't want to spend money on him--so the collar came off and he got to go for a "ride in the country".) I quickly called the vet and made an appointment for him later that afternoon. I've never had experience with mange and decided to research it online. I had no idea that mange was so hard to manage taking months of veterinary care and payments. I quickly came across Ted's Remedy for mange and instead of making the vet visit decided to purchase the "cure". We are two weeks into the treatment and much improved. This little guy had it so bad that I was sure that he would never grow hair again but I'm now seeing that he will. He is not 100% yet but sooooo much improved. Hair is growing back on those leathered ears and heels, and the elbows and rear end continue to improve. I will say that I think it does look worse a day or so after the bath with the itching continuing. But then more of the redness goes away and the scratching gets less. I've been mixing 32 ounces of 3% peroxide with 64 ounces of water. I add about a 1 1/2 cups of borax powder (laundry area at Wal-mart). I've been bathing him with an oatmeal shampoo (really necessary at first because he was covered in mud), rinsing and then sponging on the borax solution. I bathed him two days in a row, skipped three days, and now I'm doing it once a week. I'm not sure if more frequent bathing would help but because of the fact that it seems to increase the redness and itching for a while I thought I'd let him have a few days between bathing to cool down. He still scratches occasionally but is so much more comfortable than the first few days. He is beginning to play like the pup that he is and certainly feels much better. I am confident that it IS going to work so "THANK YOU, TED!"

Posted by Greg (Dallas, TX) on 09/01/2008

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I recently found out my dog has demodectic mange. In an attempt to avoid the costly and time-consuming vet visits, I looked for at-home remedies. I found yours. Today, I bathed him, then washed him with the Borax/Hydrogen Peroxide solution (1% H2O2, 1.5 TBP per liter). I also made extra solution and immersed a cloth in it and rubbed my dog with it whenever and wherever he scratched. He's now scratching more than ever, to the point where he'll start bleeding. Is an increase in scratching and hair loss immediately following the commencement of treatment normal, or is it not working? Did I do something wrong?

Replied by Lisa
Coquille, Oregon
If your pooch was scratching, it was not demodex mange it was sarcoptic mange and the difference is huge. This remedy will most likely NOT cure the later, but will make it worse. If you vet gave you the demodex dx, and your pooch was scratching them, they diagnosed him/her wrong.
Replied by Katie
Seattle, Wa
To Lisa from Coquille, Oregon: You stated that Ted's borax/hydrogen peroxide rememdy won't work on Sarcoptic mange. Then do you know what will? My 2-year old yellow lab has sarcoptic mange. Thanks!
Replied by Peggy
Delbarton, WV/USA
This is to Katie concerning sarcoptic mange. Ruff has had that too and we started him on Revolution when we first found him. Within two months he was clear of that. Now we are struggling with demodex mange.

Posted by Koji (Clearwater, FL) on 08/29/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Ok I was very skeptical about using this on my 1 year old shih-tzu, considering that borax is a detergent & something just didn't seem right about putting this on my dog. Well after just the first time (I sponged it on the bald spots on her face & body - 3 spots total), I saw a huge difference. The spots weren't bright red anymore & she wasn't scratching them. After only 5 days I see little hairs sprouting in the bald spots. I used only 1/4 of the ingredients Ted listed, since her spots were very focal, not her whole body, & sponged them twice so far in 5 days. Huge difference. Thanks so much for all your help!

Posted by Linda Coring (Welland, Ontario) on 08/28/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I have a purebred pug 2 years old who has had Demodex for 18 months many Vet appointments which he was given Ivermectin antibiotics and spot on treatments,dips as well, nothing worked and he continued to get worse his feet are swollen and bleeding, I was desperate to find a cure,when I found Ted's remedy for Demodex mange, I followed the instructions for mixing 1000ml 3%peroxide 2000ml water and 3 tabsp. Borax, I keep rinsing him with it for 15 min and let him drip dry, the first bath I could not believe how much dander?(eggs/mites? he shed I was sweeping it up, I washed all the floors and bedding with Borax too, it has been a week now and 2 baths with Borax, he is looking so much better I'm so pleased and hopeful he is still not well only eats and sleeps goes out to do his business 2x a day, he is a pitifull site I pray this will work as I can not continue much longer to watch him suffer, I feel if I could get him well enough to get him nutered this would help I have taken pictures of him as I hope to have before and after of his cure from the nightmare of Demodex. I remain extremely hopeful and I will continue to use this remedy and let you know how it goes.

Posted by Christan (Bloomingrose, West Virginia) on 08/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars


Posted by Kathy (Yuma, AZ) on 08/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I was at my wits end when I came to the site and learned about Ted's Cure for Mange! We had just gotten our baby Daisy, she's a pure bred pitbull, and 9 weeks in and a few weeks after her vaccinations she started to get these red pimple like bumps an the next day hair loss. i was freaking out since i had never seen anything like it before.I'm glad we caught it right away. My husband and I began the treatment once a day and sprayed her with the solution throughout the day on the really infected spots. We also kept her in a very clean "solitary confinement"-which she absolutely hated- We put 1/8 of borax in her water every day, gave her liquid doggy vitamins and kept her on an all raw meat-chicken/beef-diet. Within a week she was going crazy as happy as can be. She has just two small spots left and her black coat is dyed quite orange lol but if thats all the side effects are then thats quite alright. I just want to thank Ted soooooo much and i will continue to keep her on the meat diet and once the spots clear up I will do weekly washes on her.
I USED (1)- 32 ounce bottle of peroxide,
(2)-32 ounce bottles of water ( i just filled up the already used bottle of peroxide filled w/ water),
1 cup of borax and I also found that using 1 cup of white vinegar with it really made it work.
By the 3rd day I had perfected the concoction and by the end of that day i could really tell the difference. thanks again!-kathy

Posted by Jean (Cerritos, CA) on 07/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I can't thank you all of you enough for your wonderful help. I have learned so much for humans and our furry friends. With Ted's mange recipe, I added the aloe vera to it and it helped it stay on our dog's skin longer and I could really tell the difference. Our 4 pound Yorkie has so many health challenges, last trip to the vet she got a shot and I left with 5 perscriptions. God bless you for your time, effort, love and help.

Posted by Selena, Ontario, Canada (Drayton, Ontario) on 06/25/2008

Today June 25th 2008, trying the (TED's) borax and hydrogen peroxide remedy on my old cat and myself against mange. My poor old grey cat looks like a funny poodle, because he seems shaven in his neck and tail, but it's mange and hairloss, also on part of his back and his poor feet are soooo infected. The cat is 16. There are three more cats here, who had it too, but not as bad and are now free after a two month every two weeks revolution treatment that is of course very expensive. My old cat however doesn't seem to get free of it, instead it's only worse. And so with me. I got it right away, my family too, but they're almost rid of it. I think low immune systems of the cat and myself are playing a role. I am diabetic and my immune system is not the greatest. I cannot by the life of me, separate the cat, that is just not possible because he is so affectionate and loves company. This is the first time in 55 years of having cats I contracted something from them. I wash wash wash, our bedding, his bedding. Clothes, bedding, and did I say bedding? Put it outside on the line in the sun to dry. Now I see it should go into the dryer on highest/hottest setting. I guess, the sun won't kill those critters either. The dryer does get hot alright, so it probably is good if I use that. I just got the borax and peroxide at the supermarket, after reading this website and mixed it up and rubbed down the cat who now looks like a drowned poodle and I rubbed myself down with it too. I wonder if this will help and I threw half a cup of borax in the load of laundry (bedding).. It's now almost getting to be three months of dealing with this. I am almost at the end of my rope, and I also notice the cat sleeps lots, lost weight, is still perky when awake, but doesn't eat much, drinks much and I am very tired myself, no energy etc, but no weight loss (that is too bad, I need some)...will keep you all posted. If this helps, I am sure going to tell everyone about it!

Posted by Rowxy (Fontana, California, U.S.A.) on 06/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

TED'S REMEDY OF BORAX AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE WORKS!! My rottweiler puppy was losing hair all over.....I tried this remedy and his coat is thick and shiny again. After 3 treatments. ( I mixed the suggested amounts in the bathtub, my dog jumped in... and i continuously poured the mixture over his entire body, for 10 minutes, let him air dry, DID NOT RINSE HIM OFF. No more scratching!! My dog is as happy as can be. THANK YOU, from both of us!!!!

Posted by James (Houston, Texas) on 06/11/2008
1 out of 5 stars

I tried everything on this site for the cure and control of Mange on my poor dog. Nothing worked and after three months of trying we had to put her down.

What we tried:
1)put ACV in her water
2)put sesame seed oil and olive oil mixed in with her food
3)Borax and H Peroxide w/H2O mixture as perscribed on site

Replied by KC
Austin, Texas
Put her down? Demodex is expensive but can be controlled. You can go natural, yet if that did not work then go chemical.
Replied by Stephanie
Spring, Texas
We purchased two white Greman shepherds from a breeder in Dickinnson. She CLAIMS she has never had a problem with her puppies having demodex. She further claims it is not a breeding issue and that she has never heard of demodex much less it being a breeding issue and she continues to produce pups. Feel free to email me if you purchased a pup from her.

Our Zeus and Shiloh are really bad, Zeus more than Shiloh. We thought we were going to have to put him down because he was so bad off. He got better with some medication but he is still getting worse after getting him neutered. He broke out before her so we were able to get her fixed then give him antibiotics and we were able to get him fixed 2 weeks later. We have no idea what to do, the breder told us we needed to keep them on royal canin babydog 30. We did and then we switched, for a week to different food, back to royal canin baby dog 32 at 8 weeks. They continued to get worse. We switched them finally to Orijen that has no gluten in it and high quantity of fish such as salmon. It is made in Canada. We have seen them improve as far as mood and temperment but now Zeus and Shiloh are both getting worse, Zeus gets progressively worse by the day. At this point I am trying to find people who have dogs form the same litter or prior litters to see if they may have had this problem and have found a solution. They do in fact have Demdetic mange, the vet did scrapings on both of them.

Posted by Dewain (Randolph, NJ) on 05/28/2008
1 out of 5 stars

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
5 out of 5 stars

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
5 out of 5 stars

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!