We just figured out that we have a goat with mange. It is near his eyes. We are using Ted's remedy with borax and peroxide, but I am concerned about getting it in his eyes. It this bad to get in the eyes? Would there be a safer alternative?
I am planning to use garlic internally and also put borax in the water.
I have read that I can use tea tree essential oil (1 T. per cup of water) on mange, but that doesn't sound good around the eye either.
~Mama to Many~
My 8 year old golden has a serious case of demodicosis (adult onset) that we have been treating for about a month with no success. Has the remedy of borax and hydrogen peroxide solution been tried on demodecosis? Any success? If yes, do you follow the say treatment pattern?
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Today is the 2nd wash my pet dog (muttley an American Pit Bull) has had in 3 days. Hydrogen Peroxide has been too expensive to buy in any event I have not been able in isolated rural to purchase larger amounts, and as Hydrogen Perixide or vinegar is the vessle for getting Borax through my dogs skin I have purchased 2 litre bottles of vinegar and if I may make comment for what it is worth from personal observation, the Borax/Vinegar remedy from the outset has been very effective against Demodex mange, Muttley has stopped scratching a complete turnaround , I intend to continue the treatment METHOD: In a metal bowl I empty 1 to 2 litres of vinegar and heat on the stove (this raises the solubility of borax in solution= more potent)and add and stir 250 -300 grams of Borax. After showering Muttley thoroughly with shampoo and scubbed with a soft brush and rinsed, the Borax /vinegar solution is applied thoroughly, and left to dry naturally (No Towels) Note : the small bottle of 3% 100 ml Hydrogen Peroxide is kept in my medical tool kit is used if ever Muttley were to eat poison. Hydrogen Peroxide is used to induce vommitting (apply 1ml to 1 kilo body weight DYOR) Cudos to Ted from Malaysia for sharing his research and remedy
I'm sorry, but I'm not a whiz when it comes to measurements and I'm still confused as to how much to mix the peroxide and borax to make a solution. Please give me in "lamen" terms how to mix the solution. Secondly, how is it applied when it's on my puppy's face and last, did I read correct that after you apply you do not rinse the dog? Oh and also, how long do I need to do this for? Many thanks!
Re: Ted's Dog Mange Cure... I was skeptical but have an old German shepherd with demodectic mange. Could not afford treatments. I used this twice ten days apart and noticing huge difference. Dog was almost completely bald but now growing hair back.
Add another YEA! For Ted's Mange Cure!
I found this site searching for an alternative solution to Amitraz/Mitaban and Ivermectin for Demodetic mange/ canine demodicosis.
I am no stranger to demodex but it had been awhile since I had had to deal with it; while the thinking has changed about it - now its not considered an inherited condition so much but rather mainly a nutritional and stress related condition - the 'cures' remained the same: highly toxic. My puppy had the deep, dark angry red patches on her skin [hence 'red' mange], and the hair in those areas was thinning out and the areas started to look scabby. In a litter of 8, all had been seen by various veterinarians and skin scraped to confirm demodex; my puppy was not scraped but I have seen it before and with 7 pups confirmed I did not feel like I needed my puppy scraped [creating open sores] to confirm what I already knew. When I compared my puppy to the vet scraped puppies who were all being treated with Ivermectin mine was the worst of the lot.
I tried Ted from Bangkok's Mange cure and can't say recommend it enough!
Faithful dipping - once per week for 8-10 weeks - has resulted in a complete resolution of my puppy's demodex.
I first read through all the pages for mange and mange cures and feedback and jotted down the formula and then translated from liters to ounces to arrive at this formula:
1 brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide from the grocery store [its a 16 oz bottle of a 3% solution]
1 box Borax from the laundry aisle [unscented]
I dumped the hydrogen peroxide in a big jug and added 32 ounces [or two of the brown bottle filled up twice] of filtered tap water. This gives you 48 ounces of a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution that is needed for the next step.
Next add 1 cup of borax crystals to the jug and shake. There should be undisolved grains of borax in the mix - this is what you want to see. Now you have a jug of cold solution -I filled my tub with hot water and rested the jug in the tub; when the solution inside the jug was nice and warm, the tub was cool enough to bathe my dog, so I bathed her in doggy shampoo and then rinsed well, and pulled the plug on the tub. When the tub was empty I plugged it up again and poured the grainy solution over my dog. I then used a plastic cup to scoop up the solution and kept pouring the solution over her again and again and again. After about 10 minutes I crated her in an empty crate without bedding and let her sit for another half an hour, and then after that I let her out to romp around and work herself dry.
The first dip resulted in a frisky puppy! Where had that energy gone? It gave me a clue that she had not felt very well even though I thought she had normal energy. And her skin; it was a deep pink before the dip and now it was paler and noticeably calmer. And all it took was dipping her in what basically amounted to skinny dipping in the salty ocean!
I continued treatments on a weekly basis. I understood that a massive mite die-off might result in the condition to temporarily worsen, and so one area did seem to appear a bit angry the next day. But other than that initial die off all I saw was improvment week by week as the dark angry patches turned to pale pink and then faded away to normal skin. In contrast the puppies being treated with Ivermectin got worse before they got better - again, likely as a result of the mites dying off - but it seemed like it took longer for those pups to bounce back; and no wonder, as the Ivermectin supresses the immune system needed to combat the mites.
I treated once per week for 10 weeks - this past the time that I saw what appeared to be a complete resolution to her condition. I did the extra treatments only because the standard veterinary protocol suggested continued treatment after the condition appeared to resolve using Ivermectin and Amitraz.
I have never seen such an effective home remedy. Two thumbs UP to Ted from Bangkok!
NOTE: I understood from the notes that its best to make the 1% solution first rather than dumping the borax and 3% hydrogen peroxide in together and then adding 32 ounces of water to make the needed dilution as this approach will somehow result in a weaker solution. Its in the feedback, but I can't tell you *where*!
I have a 6 month old Boerboel puppy, and when I first got him off of the plane from South Africa, via Texas, his black coat was very shiny, healthy and beautiful. After about three weeks I started to notice red bumps on the skin of his stomach and hair loss around his neck, head, stomach, and ears. I took him to the vet and they gave him a shot that made the red bumps on his stomach go away, but he still had hair loss and red bumps on the aforementioned areas of his body.
I started researching what his problem may be online and found that he may have Demodex. I was pissed that I had just paid $2500. 00 for a breeding male that I possibly could not breed later. I then went back to the vet and after a skin scraping it was found that my pup did indeed have Demodex. The vet wanted to charge me $170.00 per chemical dip to rid him of the mites, and told me it may take three dips as well as that the dips may not work.
Thank God I found Ted's remedy on Earth Clinic. I used the solution for Four Weeks and it cleared up everything. I believe the most important part of the remedy is leaving the Borax solution on the pup/dog after you're done washing them off. My puppy's coat is beautiful and full once again he is 102 pounds at 6 months old and a real head turner when I take him out.
I just want to thank Ted and Earth Clinic for saving me money, time and sanity. I would've been still spinning my wheels if it not for this information.
I never post anything on the Internet. I mostly just read. BUT. I rescued an 8 week old Pit/Mastiff from an abandoned home. When I first got him I noticed some red bumps and hair loss on his head. He was extremely malnourished and covered in fleas. I thought it was from the fleas and such a poor immune system. I took him to my vet of 22 years. She did a skin scraping and diagnosed him with demodex mange. Not knowing any better , I followed her advice and let her dip him in Mitiban. She also vaccinated him on the same day. I took him home and at 10:00 that night he was burning up with fever and lethargic. I called her and met her at the clinic where I was told his temp was 105 and he needed BENADRYL and antibiotics. She took him to the back and an hour later we were on our way home. The next morning his mange was now generalized, covering his entire body!! I noticed on the receipt she had given him a steroid shot the night before!!! Really ??!!! That shot literally FED the mites!! I called and was told to continue the antibiotics and come back in a week, and that the mange had spread because of his poor immune system. I went back the following and they repeated the dip (weakening) it this time. 12:00 that night same thing happened. We went back and were given a different type of antibiotics. I was hesitant to continue them because his immune system was already shot and the antibiotics were only weakening it. I started researching and found out that Mitaban should only be given to puppy's 4 months and older. Next trip to the vet I had already changed his diet to Wellness Core, a powdered multi vitamin, B-12, Omega3 , echinacea, cold pressed coconut oil and AC vinegar!!! Very costly and very time consuming to mix. He was feeling better but still covered in mange. She then suggested and sent me home with Ivermectin to be given daily AND more antibiotics. I have the ivermec and did not give antibiotics. Still NO results. I then tried coconut oil mixed with Neem oil that I applied after daily bathes. This seemed to make redness calm down and hair grow but he was still covered in red bumps and obviously still had mange. My vet at this point suggested putting him to sleep!!!!! What?!!!! Seriously??!!! She had been treating him for 11 weeks already and that was her advice!!!
I came across Teds cure and since I had exhausted all other measures I thought, ok , why not ?!! I bathed him in anti-fungal shampoo , really scrubbing his skin (sounds harsh but he was a trooper) I then poured Hydrogen peroxide over his body and it immediately started foaming. I mixed 3c Hot water 2c peroxide and as much Borax as would dissolve I poured this all over him , then massaged it into his skin and let him air dry The next morning I finally had a new puppy!!!!! He felt great, bumps had gone down 75% , and already had hair growing back!! He was a little dry so I applied the cold pressed coconut oil all over him. Goin to do another treatment tomorrow. I will continue his diet and vitamins to help boost his immune system. He will always get 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil(which he LOVES) I cannot say thank you enough for what you have done for my baby and for me!! This has been such a blessing, I wish I had read it earlier!!! Mitaban Ivermectin antibiotics steroids... They are all poisons that almost killed my puppy. Thank you so much for your help. One more thing, this treatment also works GREAT for fleas!!! Thank you again and God Bless!
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After countless times to vet and hundreds spent on shampoos, medications, and treatments I was ready to pull my OWN hair out. Ted's cure thus far is doing a fantastic job. Even after first bath all four dogs stopped biting and scratching, never had that result with prior treatments. Finally they have some peace. I have been spritzing them with same cure every other day and also try to massage deep into fur/skin. I have found that running the Borax through an electric mini coffee grinder (exclusively reserved for this purpose) keeps the concoction better dissolved - just shake and spray. Many Thanks to you,Ted.
Per Ted's mange remedy, which is excellent for cat mites by the way, what amount of borax is safe to mix in my cats' food for internal pest control? Ted mentioned giving his dog 1/8 th of a tsp. in?a litre of water. Cats do not drink much water relative to dogs so any suggestions re: adding to food? The baths are working great but we are still not eliminating the black specks--not flea dirt or dirt--entirely. Thank you.
Hi Ted, Applied the hydrogen peroxide/borax to each of our 4 cats last night and they actually enjoyed the experience. Thank you so much. One cat was purring in the bath, and their coats never looked better. They air dried, seemed quite content, and slept like lambs:) However--and this is the big issue--we need to combat the mites (black specks, not flea dirt) from the inside. This is an ongoing problem in our house and we need to eradicate it asap. The baths are a quick fix if I understand your information, but not a permanent solution.
How would I administer the borax in catfood? You mentioned your dog takes 1/8 tsp. In a liter of water. That's great for dogs, but not so much for cats who are notorious for not drinking water. Thank you so much for your invaluable help.
I have a dog with d-mites... Yes, I went through the vet first, but it only got worse, and its already been a month. So, now Im taking it into my own hands.
Ted, AND whoever else has done the Borax cure- is it suppose to be pasty? watery (I havent done it yet- finding out everything before doing it to my dog)
Also, do I keep her indoors, or outdoors, I don't mind either way, but just need to know what is better (she is housebroken thank god), is it a good idea to get a cone, so she cant lick herself?
Also, last one, is it safe to put on her face/head... only place she has no D-mites is in her ears... But otherwise she is a walking outbreak (almost $250 later, and vet didnt help)
Please, I definately want to help my poor girl out
Hope, Bc, Canada
My concern is if we stop using the remedy they will come back. Currently we are doing this every other day mostly on her paws, legs, stomach, chest and neck. Her back is not really affected. So I am trying not to use all over if not necessary. is this ok? Can I eventually go down to 1x per week indefinitely?
What dangers, if any, are there in doing this?
What would be another remedy you can recommend to perhaps maintain not having the mites come back.
Neem, ACV< diamtous earth??? thank you?
Sarcoptic mange treatment: Hello, Is the Borax solution safe to use if the dog is being treated with Revolution at the same time?
Hi there, I've been reading the posts and am a bit confused as to the exact process to follow when using Borax to kill Sarcoptic mange.
We rescued a 3 month old pup from the Dominican and what we thought were irritations and scabs from a flea infestation turned out to be Sarcoptic mange. She is being treated with Revolution, as are my other 2 dogs, but I'd like to do the Borax dip on all and find out what to use to clean the areas the dog has been (bed, crate, carpet etc. )
Can you tell me the proportions to use and how frequently... Also anyone know how long she needs to be isolated from the other dogs and us? She is so pitiful all alone in the other room :(
EC: Hi! Please go to the very top of this section: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/dog_mange_cure.html#TEDS and click on the "Treatment" tab (the tab next to Ratings & Reviews). You will find Ted's detailed instructions there.