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

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Posted by Ramya (Mumbai, India) on 01/11/2013

Hi Ted, Cherry, my 5year old labrador-daschund cross has been sufferring from itchiness, sores & vast hairloss ever since she was 1. Antibiotics, medicated washes gave only temporary relief. The worst part was that vets here could nt diagnose her problem! Can u believe that?! I was almost at my wits end. All traumatized 'cause I couldnt bear to see her suffer like this. It is not untill recently that I figured out through my own research that she was suffering from mange. I have finally begun with your treatment. I've done the first application. I plan to do it once a week. Just to not have her to undergo the torture of these chemicals everyday or do u suggest I do it everyday?? I'm applying a mixture of neem oil & vegetable oil on her skin at night time to moisturize her skin and facilitate hair growth. Let's see how this goes... I'm optimistic 'cause she seems to show improvement. She hasn't been scratching much.. Except for a few times. She's barking, comes out of her hide-out and waggs her tail occasionally. Thankyou Ted... You are a saviour. I have been yearing since years to see her get back to her normal self. I hope that happens soon.. With your treatment. Thankyou.. God Bless. Ramya

Posted by Restrictedspeed (Kingman, Az, Usa) on 09/25/2012

Hi, I found your website very imformative. I first want to thank you for maintaining the site and giving us all great advice and ability to forum.

I have a dog that is about a year old, large mixed breed, looks like a visla lab mix, reddish orange fur and very pink skin. He has mange all over his body from the feet to the belly and sides and legs and around the eyes and mouth. I am using Ted's Treatment Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide and water solution but am concerned with the mouth and the eye areas. My dog only has a couple very small areas where a scab or sore has developed, but the areas around the mouth and eyes seem more inflamed as well as around his genital area. Overall the dog just has hair density loss and some slightly proud red flesh around the genitals and the mouth and underarms. We have been doing the treatment for about 8-10 days. 2 on 1 off due to my work schedule away from home overnight. He seems to be itching less and responding well but we do not see major improvement as of yet.

My questions are is there an additional treatment I can do around the mouth, eyes and genitals where the flesh has less hair that might be more adhesive to the skin or do you think the borax mix will do the trick? Also I saw some posts on giving some borax in the water is this safe or possible as far as you know.

I appreciate any advice or direction you can give me. Mange is new to me and I know red dogs have a more sensitive skin and fur and the coat shows greater irritation. I just want to make sure I am on the right track as not to let it worsen.

Thank You, Richard
Kingman, Az.

Replied by Laura
Bangor, Pa
I wanted to try this cure. I spoke with my vet and they said that if the dog licked the dried residue when cleaning that borax can cause kidney failure. please be cautious. I lost one dog to kidney failure from jerky made in china and its a horrible death.
Replied by Nick Van Rhyn
Port Elizabeth. South Africa
Hi, I have the same problem and I have tried mixing Vaseline, baby oil and flowers of sulphur in a very runny paste and applied it to my small dogs tail area with good result. Mix one part of the 'flowers of sulphur" and two parts vaseline and then add baby oil to thin the whole lot for easy application.

Hope this helps. If it does please repost so others can see it as well and let me know too.

Good luck,


Posted by Dawn (Merseyside, United Kingdom) on 09/24/2012

A little background info - My boxer bitch is a rescue dog who came with little info beyond that she had come from a very good but divorcing home and no health or special care info beyond "she has a bath every saturday night".

I thought this just meant she had been a pampered pooch but as I believe bathing so often would strip her natural oils we didn't keep this up. Within months she was scratching, wriggling on her back, rubbing up against us and the furniture and took the best relief rubbing along some crappy woodchip paper we have in the hall!

I took to brushing her regularly, spraying her with various soothing oils, trying different foods etc. All of which seemed to ease what we thought was just an ongoing sensitive skin issue.

We've had humid weather which encouraged a nasty flea explosion and with having another boxer male and two cats you can imagine the sheer amount of flea treatments we've been through. My boxer male also had ear mites which were treated and cleared up without appearing to spread to the other animals but last week the bitch went downhill dramatically with hair falling out, hot spots and incessant itching and flaking skin.

I hit the internet and found this site. From all the info here - and the fact that none of the other animals are experiencing her particular problems - I've deduced that she definitely has a mite infestion of some kind if not demodectic mange.

Slathering her in mayonnaise resulted in tell-tale bumps and so I decided to try this cure. I got 200ml 6% Hydrogen Peroxide from the local pharmacy (99p) which I've reduced to a 1% solution - as per the pharmacist's instructions - by mixing 1 part peroxide to 3 parts distilled water. The distilled water I obtained from my condenser dryer (of all places) and 200ml of this solution added to 2 tablespoons of Borax - obtained on Ebay. Co.Uk (2kg for around £9 inc. postage) - gives me the right mix.

Mixing up 1 litre of the solutions therefore costs around £1.10 and - applied with a spray bottle to drench and spot treat my medium sized boxer - I reckon there is enough in that for 3 treatments.

I completely soaked her in the solution yesterday, she calmed down immediately and slept most of the day. The relief from the itching must have heavenly.

I've drenched her again today and intend to do this every day for a week then bathe her with Head & Shoulders dandruff shampoo and give a day off.

I've also taken photos to compare "before & after". As she's a brindle her coat makes getting a clear photo nigh on impossible but her belly - once covered with dark downy hair - is bald, sore, flaky and pink so will provide the best example.

I appreciate there are no guarantees but I'm encouraged by the testamonials here and curious to see how she goes. I will post back with an update next week.

Thank you to Ted for "The Cure" and to everyone who has posted with their personal experiences and examples of their own regimens. Your help in helping me to help my very much-loved dog is invaluable and very much appreciated.

Replied by Tariq
Kashmir, Pakistan
hi, I'm trying the borax h2o2 solution for about a week now. I'm doing the head and shoulder wash and rinse and then the borax h2o2 solution via spray not having much success. The only h2o2 available comes in 120ml bottle 20 volume, please could some1 tell me what % this is and how to dilute to 1%. I am using 4 h2o2 bottles + 20 ml to make 500 ml of h2o2 and then adding 2.5 lt of warm water and 10 tablespoons of borax and resting this mix for ten minutes. I leave this on the dog to dry overnight. Please help what am I doing wrong. Thanx
Replied by Gena
Pasadena, California
Hi, have you checked your pharmacy or grocery store for 3% peroxide in the wound section? All stores here in the USA carry 3% so I am surprised to hear that you can only find 20%. What do people in Pakistan sterilize their wounds with? Your measurements sound right to me. Sorry, I do not know why it isn't working. Maybe someone else who has treated mange will know.
Replied by Leannienh
I'm not sure if you've resolved your issues but in reading this I' m afraid when you say 20 volume you may be confused and using peroxide meant for hair color developing and not hydrogen peroxide as the previous poster reminded you and is usually referred to in 20, 30, 40 volume. The hydrogen peroxide antiseptic is typically 3% stabilized solution in a purified water base and is used as a disinfectant. The hair developer is a bleaching agent when mixed with haircolor and isn't what you need.

Posted by Daveyo (Nakhon Sawan, Thailand) on 08/29/2012

Greetings: (This message is URGENT) For Ted.

Ted, I have a serious crisis as I have 35 Doxie dogs over here. One of them has Scabies Mange (ultra critical) and some others also are beginning to experience the same sympthoms. I am an American, who is a retired viral researcher, worked with a Emeritus DVM in Salt Lake Utah, in 2007 and came up with a cure against Canine Distemper etc and so forth. The cure is official.

Anyway I got a problem and need to do dips on all these dogs. 1 cup of 1% of H2O and 2 cups of water, and 3 tablespoons of Borax is not going to do it. I need to submerge the most critical dog into a lot of this such as a tub with enough of your ingredients rising to at least the underbelly and to keep them there for minimum of 30 minutes and soaking this dog with the solution.

Also how long should this treatment persist. Days, weeks and how many times per week days etc.

I am not about to spend thousands of Baht for some VET as the majority of these VETS are clueless and brainless unless they are certified and bonifide Neurosurgeons. I have had the VET Boards tell me, and Dr. Sears that we are voodoo doctors yet they have seen with their own eyes the dogs are fully cured. Me and Dr. Sears and Dr. Mueller are the only people who have extensive experience against Distemper both body and CNS and at present time pushing to use this official cure regarding Multiple Sclerosis. Yes, same viral and vitro trademarks called Measles. Our cure wipes out this disease in 24 hours especially in the CNS and Brain with absolutely no side effects. We have a book out on this already.


I need your help badly on my current problem. Need your script to cure these dogs of the darn Mite problems. Meaning a tub script!! What name brand here in Thailand goes for Borax??? Where to find it, maybe at a pharmacy???

Dog sizes - about 25 inches long, and stand on average 8 inches.

Please write back to me at my e-mail address PurpleWitch2(at)msn.com.

Will wait for your reply. Got a good feeling regarding the war against mighty mites.

Thanks, Daveyo

Posted by Jimbo (Camarillo, Ca) on 08/12/2012

[YEA]  Ok MY DOGS CONDITION HAD ME STRESSED OUT!!!!! Itch, chew, itch, scabs TERRIBLE odor, AND DANG NEAR CHEWED OFF HIS FEET!! His knuckles and pad on one foot was so bad he wouldnt let it touch the ground. So at first I thought this was all due to fleas. So for a couple of weeks his condition did not improve. Then I researched the "TERRIBLE SMELL" and thought it was a shin yeast infection. Nope. Condition worsened!!! Took to the VET and they (A-holes) gave him a steriod which puts mange into OVERDRIVE or it did in our case anyway. So I WAS AT MY END!!

So I decided to use the Borax treatment. Well in two day he was running on all four paws barking and playing and he is almost completly recovered!!! I was doing the treatment EVERY OTHER DAY due to the fact that I could no longer watch him suffer and it paid off one thousand percent!!! I called a pet radio station and talked to "warren" a national pet show to ask about this treatment. He would not answer. Liability I guess, he kept saying go to the Vet go to the Vet go to the Vet. I told him I did and they made it WORSE!!! He never did give me any feedback so thats why I'm Typing my story for the next stressed out folks! THIS HAS BEEN THE REAL DEAL!!! DO NOT DELAY OR WORRY ABOUT THE PEROXIDE! Feel free to email me if your stressin like I was:sperlingjames(at)hotmail.com

Replied by Marlene
Romulus, Michigan
Hi Ted. I have four dogs with the same problem and am at wits end. Vet is no help. please tell me what you did that works.

EC: To find Ted's remedy, please click on the treatment tab at the beginning of this section: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/dog_mange_cure.html#TEDS

Posted by Karen (Paducah, Kentucky) on 08/08/2012

Ted, you are an angel for sharing this information with everyone. Your mange treatment cured my kitten's mange within a few days after I began treating her. Thank you so very much.

Posted by Carolynn (Mi) on 08/01/2012

OMG... I have to tell you.. I used Ted's remedy for mange on my adult golden retriever and once... ONCE only.... And let it dry naturally and he was like a puppy again. It was an unbelievable change.. I thought he was just happy to be outside but he was jumping up and catching toys again and playing tug o war with me.. And HE HAD NOT SCRATCHED except once quickly maybe from being outside.. Now that he is in, NOT ONCE... He has had this skin condition for years and years... I have tried Frontline and shampoos for hot spots and I finally admitted to myself that although he doesn't scratch 24-7, just 20-7 that it was probably a mange of some sort.. And I went looking for a remedy... His ears had gotten 'smelly' and poor puppy, would scratch and sometimes till he was raw and then it would seem to subside... I switched diets, fed him yougurt and thought he might be allergic to my cat or a bug... A vet had treated his ears wiht something that cleared it up.. for a week or so and then I had to go right back and spend MORE money to refill the prescription that never lasted the length of time it was supposed to and then they wanted ot do another examination to get the prescription refilled again. Sigh... I was relieved to see that one of the symptoms of mange is an ear condition and I am hoping hoping hoping that this will clear up with his skin... Even as I write this, he is near my feet and resting, no scratching. I will let you know... I want his pretty yellow fur to grow back in and his bushy tail to come back... He is like Bush's Baked Beans dog, only blonde...

Posted by Jade (Orlando, Florida) on 07/22/2012

Borax is in a big box in the laundry detergent isle at grocery stores. It is a white powder that was/is an old fashioned laundry detergent booster.

Posted by Amber (Beckley, West ) on 06/27/2012

Since everyone seems to be soaking/spraying their dog different amounts how many times a week would actually work? Does it depend on how bad the mange is?

Replied by Marcella
Miami, Fl
Unfortunately I have no other options, I have tried numerous dips and medication. I will be trying this remedy this week. I do have a question my dog is a Great Dane Shepard mix (3 years old he has had mange since he was a puppy from his mom) He sleeps on a couch are bed his bed and a futon it's not possible to wash all of these items ( he has non contagious red mange) is that absolutely nessesary in order to cure? Sounds alot like lice should it be treated as such? One more question the percent to amount ratio is slightly confusing can some one put the measurements in easy to read format like this much poroxide this much water and poor borax until its can no longer dissolve. Thank you for any help you provide. Hoping to cure my miserable friend!!!

Posted by Uswiggies (Clermont, Florida) on 06/20/2012

[YEA]  Ted's peroxide/borax treatment worked on our Shepard mix puppy! I used the mix the first day, used vegetable oil the next day (applied with cotton ball to extremely bare, blackish, sore spots, day three rest. I used Ted's recipe day four and the bare, blackish, sore spots are gone! I am shocked but oh so happy we didn't spend hundreds at the vet. I was very skeptical at first but I know it works! Thanks Ted and all who posted that convinced me to at least try.

Replied by Sharon
Wesley Chapel, Fl
l have found two ways to treat your yard for mites, since treating the animals and surrounding areas is vital. One is to spread "tobacco dust" around the whole yard. It can be bought by the garbage bag for about $20. It took 2 bags to treat my 3/4 of an acre. This can only be purchased at select feed stores, you must call around.

The second way is to introduce a voracious mite-eating beneficial insect bought at organic pest control websites. It is called a green lacewing. It is suggested to buy the eggs, and also a food for them once they become adults to keep them in your yard. The eggs hatch into mite-eating larvae for 2-3 weeks before they mature. The adults eat honey, and nectar on flowers, so keeping food out for the adults keeps them reproducing in your yard. It's not very expensive to let nature do the hard work.

Posted by Melissa (Cleveland, Texas, U.s.a) on 03/17/2012

Dear Ted, I have a litter of 5wk old shiht-zu and them and mom have been affected with mange. Can I use this borax treatment on them and mom which is still nursing them and with her nursing and the pups young age, is it safe to leave it on them??? Thank You, Melissa

Replied by Bam Bam's Mom
Millsboro, De Usa
I gave my 5 month old male chihuahua which only weighed 1lb this after frustrating visits with out vets and costing us lots of money. I have used this 2x in 2 weeks, . What a difference. I used veg oil for his skin because it gets real dry and it doesn't harm him. I also added an extra 1/2 cup of water to the mixture since he is so small. It does work great. Bam Bam's mom.
Replied by Krisandra
Bay Area, California
Hey everyone!!

I was just wondering what you do after the solution dries on the puppy/dog? Do you wash it off or wait until the next time he/she needs a bath. I'm in need of help and no website will answer my questions. Please and thank you! Have a good day.

-Krisandra S.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Krissandra!

You don't wash it off once it dries - you leave it on until the next bath.

I find that mine 'shed' some borax crystals for the first few hours out of crate once they have dried off, after that you don't know they have been dipped in anything.

If you have a problem with the dried borax crystals shedding about the house, you can simply brush your dog and the dried crystals will be brushed out in your grooming area and not be deposited all about the house.

Replied by Hailey

I have a 4 month old teacup chihuahua and at first we just thought she had really dry skin until we noticed she started getting bald spots. We know it is mange and tried the hydrogen peroxide and borax and It is sitting in her right now. I read that they can drink borax too? I'm really scared to give it to her to drink because she is so little. What do you recommend?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Hailey!

Taking borax internally is for internal parasites such as yeasts and fungi. I don't see a reason why you would need to treat your chi with borax internally for external mange mites.

That said, if you wished to dose your chi with borax orally, you would start with 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon into 1 liter of pure water and allow her to drink throughout the day.

Posted by Jan (Austin, Tx) on 03/11/2012

This recipe of mixing the borax saturated water with peroxide worked great on my English bulldog, Dooley. I have three bulldogs and unfortunately am familiar with most canine problems. Decided to try this formula on Dooley before going to the vet. It worked great! I could see results after one application. I bathed Dooley making sure to take the flattened somewhat moist scabs off his back. I have a feeling that Dooley's mange was staph related, from my past experiences... But, regardless of what it was... It is gone now. I have completed three applications now... After the first application, the scabs never came back, and the hair began to grow back. Thanks for the great tip! Hope others also try this and have the success that Dooley had!

Posted by Kimigirl (Makati City, Philippines) on 01/06/2012

Hi Ted! I've done your mange cure on my 1 yr old Chow Chow since nothing worked regarding vet treatments. I mentioned your cure to the vet and said since we've tried everything else, it wouldn't hurt. I followed your instructions to the letter. He didn't mind the dip at all and I think he rather enjoyed it.

What I noticed though was that after he dries, the red bumps seem to get aggravated. They're redder than normal and he's scratching. Although the next day, the red bumps dry up and flake off but he's still scratching. We're on the 4th day of treatment and was wondering if this is a normal reaction and would go away as the mites go? Or should I be adding something else to make the solution more potent to the mites? Do I just continue with the treatment? It looks like the mites try to fight back. Will Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil help his itching?

Thank you in advance.


Replied by Kimigirl
Makati City, Philippines
I've been doing Ted's treatment on Roscoe everyday for a week now (Ted mentioned that it should be done daily). The redness has gone but he scratches like there's no tomorrow! He wears his e-collar 24/7 since I took it off for 10 minutes to clean and when I was putting it back on him I saw that he was licking his hind legs and has made 3 hot spots. His skin became really dry and I decided to soak him in Virgin Coconut Oil which helped with the itching BUT the red spots came back!!!

Please, can someone help me? He's suffering so much. Do I continue?

Replied by Jaki
Fremantle, Western Australia
Ted's remedy is to be done weekly, NOT daily. You are overdoing it!
Replied by Kimigirl
Makati City, Philippines
I am following Teds instructions. It actually worked better everyday, as stated below. I give Roscoe the HP Borax dip 2 days then VCO the next day for 3 weeks. No more black skin, bald spots and red bumps. For the "nest sites" I just spray the HP Borax on the area and it's drying up well and VCO to get rid of the skin flakes. Also the raw diet for his dinner really made a big difference.

[YEA] 02/17/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "It's not working because the remedy I now required is applied everyday, plus no rinsing as the key. A rinsing would have washed off the borax. A solution should be long enough to take effect. Perhaps putting them in bathtub and reapply during bath for about 15 minutes will be more effective, before leaving the dog without rinsing. Because a saturated borax is used, it is likely very little of borax remains on the dog. So should the dog licks, it should not have induce the vomiting. The amount of both the hydrogen peroxide and borax dose is too low to have any effect. Therefore, either borax flakes too large or hydrogen peroxide in large amount was somewhow ingested during the bathing. Henceforth an easy way to get around this problem is to put muzzle on the dog DURING and AFTER bathing for a couple of hours (say 4-5 hours) before rinsing them a way, thus leaving no trace of anything to cause vomiting for the dog.

Replied by Carolynn
Flint, Mi
[YEA]   I have got to tell you.. My pup had a type of mange or redness for years and I tried a lot of things to cure it, plus his ears started leaking and smelling. I can't even tell you disturbed I was to go to the vet and have it not cured and be forced to go back ad pay again and it would not be cured. I used frontline, flea shampoo and on and still his coat and skin were scabbing and itchy. He is a golden retriever mx, like Duke on the baked beans ad only blonde.

I tried Ted's Remedy and I have to tell you.. The relief for my pup was immediate.. IMMEDIATE. He began playing again and looked at me like he was sooo grateful to not itch. I use it qute often now and it kills fleas as well and HIS FUR HAS GROWN BACK AND HIS PRETTY TAIL IS ALMOST FULL AGAIN... One month and a little more. I am very grateful. His ears are cleaning up too so the 'bug' or whatever it was must have been the problem there. He is like a puppy again and wants to play. Thank you... Thank you... from me and Duke....

Posted by Harold (San Diego, Ca) on 09/12/2011

[YEA]  I'm so glad I found this site! I adopted a 3 Yr. Female EBD that had health issues, original owners basically left her in a backyard by herself most of her life. When I began to care for her, she wasn't very active and had a very bad skin condition which I later realized was mange. Long story short, I ran into this site and used Ted's guidelines. I'm 3 weeks into the treatment and couldn't be more thrilled! I now have a very active EBD and the mange is slowly going away, her coat is looking better daily thanks to Ted's solution! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Xoxo Juels

Posted by Theresa1989stan1990 (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) on 09/08/2011

Theresa1989Stan1990 [Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada] = My boyfriend and I have tried every solution in the books (vets -tooooo expesive- , Lemon juice, epson salts... Etc.. ), shes a Austrailian Shepard, Huskey, Collie (rough), Begal mix, only a year old. The previous owner stopped her treatment only a month in and thought she was better (now we know its demodex generalized) and then she gave her to us, and well she got reinfected again and it happened within a span of a week to have loss of hair, red bumps on her belly, little leisions on the back of her neck & head, ears legs and chest and a huge lesion on her neck.

Well, we had a friend who has a family member as a vet and she said that the borax solution works. And well this is day 2 for us the smell has died down, the skin is starting to look better, fur is slightly discoloured and she is probably tramatized by how many times previously with other solutions only because her cuts reopen everytime. Which we are still having the issue.
We have a cone that prevents her from licking herself due to how weak she is at this point we dont want to risk having her digesting it, but the cone is the main reason why the cuts on her neck keep opening again because before we apply the solution, we need to take it off but the cuts are already crusted over the cone, even after the night before we waited for her to dry for hours than put the cone back on. We need to know if its safe to say she can lick herself after the borax solution is done drying, because she likes to lick her paws, and to clean herself, she is a constant licker... We dont know what to do when the cone is opening the cuts over and over again. And our main concern is that, can she get really sick even more with the borax/h202 just by licking herself like a cat(since she grew up with cats)?

What were other peoples techniques to prevent them from licking? (if they did)

Replied by Sharon
Wesley Chapel, Fl
First, have you thought to treat the cone before you put it back on?? It could be infested. Why do you need a cone? Dog saliva helps the spots. If you read the other posts here, no one uses a cone, because the amount of ingested mix does not cause any problems. My suggestion would be to take a little time and reread all the posts. Cheers.

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