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

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Posted by Reg (Hardy, Va) on 10/02/2010

Hello, I'm unclear about the use of sodium perborate. Do I still use the 1% peroxide solution or just dissolve sodium perborate in water untill the solution is saturated? I have read that Oxiclean nonclorine bleach contains sodium perborate. Can I just use this by itself? Also when it comes to treating the outside possibly infected areas can I just spread the sodium perborate around suspected areas or must it be in solution form whether I'm using Boraxo or Oxiclean? One final thing, I found a shampoo called Lice R Gone that contains sodium borate. I don't know what the concentration is of sodium borate is but what is the approx concentration requried to be effective?

Thank you,

Posted by Ambercatz (Cornwall, Uk) on 09/24/2010

just need to check-i can buy sodium perborate online. do i just use this on its own? does it work the same as a mix of borax and peroxide? sorry, i am just finding this a little confusing. thank you

EC: Hi Amerbcatz,

Best to try and locate borax (also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate)... Please see the Where to Buy: UK section on our borax page for more information about locating it in the UK as it's become a bit tricky to find since they removed it from stores a couple of years ago. Borax must be mixed with hydrogen peroxide, per Ted's instructions.

Posted by Josie (Arlington, Tx, Usa) on 09/23/2010

My 6 mo. Old dog has demodetic mange and we have started using Ted's remedy. We have recently installed Pergo laminate flooring and rugs. How can I disinfect both of them without ruining the finish and fibers? I have sprinkled Borax on the rugs twice then vacuumed the next morning. Do I need to put Borax on again and put plastic over them, tapeing them in it? If so, for how long? What is safe to use on the laminate?

Posted by Yolanda (Anytown, New Mexico) on 09/22/2010

[NAY]  We tried Ted's cure exactly as instructed here. It did not work and the localized mange became generalized with secondary skin infections. Our little dachshund is now at the vet's office having been dipped in the toxic solution that we were trying to avoid. This cure did not work for us.

Posted by James (Corona, Ca) on 09/08/2010

[YEA]  I've recently discovered your website, and it is a very helpful. Thank you. "Zero", our 11 month adopted Ori-Pei is the new member to our household and has some form of mange.

I have began the treatment with h2o2 and Borax 09/07/2010. So far, working well. Before I discovered this site, I tried a Sulfur bar of soap and Aveeno Baby bath wash soap. That seemed to sooth the redness and swelling. Our dog really enjoyed the bath and rub down. -James

Posted by Mylene (Manila, Philippines) on 08/27/2010

Hi! I've recently discovered your website and it seems like you do help a lot of people in their quest to save money (and the environment)for treatments. I found a supplier in my city that sells Borax. I'm interested in buying it for my Golden Retriver who has mange. However, I was informed by the supplier that what they carry is the industrial type of Borax. Is this the one I should use to treat mange or do you have another instruction for this?

Thanks and keep up the good work :)

Posted by Linus
Cuenca, Batangas, Philippines
You can use the "industrial" or "welder's" borax sold in the hardware stores as I have (as borax isn't popular in our country as a laundry additive.) I also used vinegar at 2% (4% regular vinegar diluted in half with water) instead of peroxide as not to change the color of my 5 mo. Black lab-pit mix. May I also take this opportunity to thank Ted for this remedy - my Pepper's mange was just starting, I saw this site, used the remedy and you could see the immediate relief the cure gave my doggie!

Posted by Sparky's Dad (Hurleyville, Ny, Usa) on 08/16/2010

I want to try Ted's remedy for scabies in dogs. I need to know if I should be putting the remedy in her ears, as they are also affected. Also, the article by Ted doesn't address treating the home with borax, diatomaceous earth, etc. I have a lot of rugs in the house. What about her beds? just wash?

Posted by Pdidit (Alexandria, Va) on 08/02/2010

Hi Ted and all,

Thanks for the great suggestions here--I have a few questions for you Ted, since you mentioned the environmental infestation. I no longer have the luxury of spraying whatever I want, since I am temporarily living in a rental condo. I was wondering if you had a solution for using within the environment, since using borax and h202 tends to crust over everything and leaves a residue. Is there any other spray that you have had good luck with that one can leave on the floors etc that won't be visible and/or clean up easier?

The other question I had was the ratio of DMSO with the borax/h202. I am not sure how to add 10% DMSO to the pint of borax solution you suggested. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Pdidit

Posted by Zal (Satara, Maharashtra, India) on 07/20/2010

Is there any danger if the dog licks his body after the treatment with borax?

Posted by Ladymom59 (Miami, Fl Usa) on 07/19/2010

[YEA]  Thank you Ted for the cure method you advised to cure mange in dogs. Our dog used to have alopecy spots in her skin, and she was scratching herself all the time. Thanks to your remedy, the mange is gone! Thanks a lot. Margaret

Posted by Blair (Birmingham, Al) on 06/30/2010

[YEA]  My boston terrier, Winston, was diagnosed with Demodex mange February of 2010. Every week until June he had a medicated bath for the mange. They were not helping and actually got worse and I started seeing side effects in Winston after the baths. I stopped the vet baths because of cost and simply not a cure. One day I said I have got to cure my puppy. So I searched for home remedies and came across Ted's remedy for mange. I was very sceptic about it actually working, but I figured I had nothing to lose. I started using the remedy June 1st and now on June 30, Winston's hair is all grown in on his face, back and still growing on his side. I used exactly 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to 2 cups of warm water. I poured in Borax laundry detergent until it no longer dissolved into the mix. I put Winston in the bathtub and just poured the mix on him. I dabbed some gauze in the mix and went around his face and on his feet. The remedy really does work and I highly recommend to anyone!!! Thank you Ted's remedy.

Posted by Maximus
No. Babylon, Ny/ Usa
If you can get sodium perborate (I see it available online), is that simply mixed with wter? And in what proportions?
Posted by Ac
Philly, Pa Usa
Hi, Does anybody know have any idea if this would work for chickens & ducks? Or Perhaps Ted may have some ideas? I was thinking perhaps a sulpher/lime dip might be more their speed...

At the moment I am trying out the borax "juice" solution on my dog. Not sure what he has but it seems he has something on his legs, looks to be about where he sits down. Kind of looks like scabies although I have not confirmed this, tried blacklight etc. And did not see anything. I do not have a personal magnifier to further verify. Also I am feeling like I am crawling with stuff.. I don't seem to have any rashes or major indicators of scabies or any mite/lice stuff but perhaps it is too early to tell.

So I will just cover myself in the borax solution with peroxide? from shower to shower? lol.. This should be fun. I was hoping to take a neem/tea tree oil bath instead but I do not have any at the moment and really want to stamp this out before it becomes something big. Today is Saturday, on this past Tuesday I had a chicken die, which I thought was recovering from a leg injury. I picked her up to look under her wing for mites, etc. I saw little silverish bugs crawling and ants, etc. Did not expect her to die, not sure what she died of or if parasites played a part, she did not appear to have that. It was possibly Mareks. Anyway, since then, I have felt "creepy crawlies" running around on me. No stinging, no bites, but annoying little feelings, almost like ants give you. Of the first annoying crawlings I had, everal of them were in fact ants. But now since that time, my dog has been chewing his rear. I'm thinking its possible I gave him some kind of bug I picked up from the chicken? Or perhaps he got too close to it. Or there is always the chance he caught whatever he has from another source, we can't be certain but it sure looks like this chicken has something to do with it. I have many other chickens and did a check the other day, I am now thinking that they are heavily infested with mites, etc. One chicken I inspected had lil bugs with a translucent looking body and red middle.

And my ducks are not looking good. I plan to move everybody right away and I want to treat each animal but the question is... What could I treat my birds with? Should I try the borax-peroxide solution--it would be extremely difficult to apply to each bird--I have nearly 100. I also have diatomaceous earth. I was planning to put garlic in their water but I would put borax if it won't hurt them. The bottom line is I do not want this to be an ongoing problem and I want to put a serious knockout to these bugs. If anyone has any knowledge or experience please let me know! This is an urgent situation. Thanks! big buzi at yahoo dot com.

Posted by Pam (San Antonio, Texas) on 06/26/2010

[YEA]  I, and my friends, neighbors, family that I've shared it with, have used Ted's Mange remedy and have had outstanding results and now have happy, healthy dogs. One of the posts recommended using sodium perborate in the form of oxy... clean, a laundry additive. After reading the label, I decided to try that method and it worked. It does lighten the coats, but only temporarily. My black lab's shiny black coat came back in within a few months. Believe me, the wait was worth it. I used three scoops (which equals 4 tablespoons) of the oxy...clean powder to two gallons warm (not hot) water, and poured the mixture over my dog. Then I let it air-dry. (DO NOT RINSE IT OFF!) Be sure you dissolve the oxy...clean powder in the water before pouring over the dog. I also want to mention that I use the generic version of oxy...clean found in the laundry soap section of my grocery store. I've noticed that it also cured other itchy skin problems that were not diagnosed as mange, like flea dermatitis.

Posted by Mary (Woodbridge, Va) on 06/13/2010

My daughters dog has had mange for over a year now. She has spent over $1000 in vet bills and meds. And the dog still looks horrible. She is so worried and feels so bad for the dog that she is thinking of putting her down. Please help me with thes measurements. Can you tell me how much to add by cup or gallon, quarts, I am not a cc or liter person.



EC: Fastest way to do conversions is to simply type into a google search box: "__ liters to cups" or "___ cc to cups".

Ted's recipe is as follows:

500 cc = 2.11337642 US cups of Hydrogen Peroxide
1000 cc = 4.22675284 US cups of Water
3 Heaping Tablespoons of Borax

Posted by Mona L (Tidioute, Pa) on 05/21/2010

My 6 week old Jack Russell has mange (the kind he got from his mother, not catchy kind) does this borax and peroxide work for her kind of mange?

Posted by Lisa
Wichita Falls, Texas
24 Posts
Mona, if you want something that will not hurt your pet if he licks it, just use cotton balls and regular old cooking oil! You just put the oil on the cotton balls and rub it where ever he has the hair thinning. Do this for about a week or so depending on how bad the case is. Do it twice a day and if he has any scabby places, just use peroxide on those until they are well. If your pet licks the oil, he will not be hurt.

Posted by W (Houston, Texas) on 05/12/2010

[YEA]  We have two small dogs. One came to us with mange and, of course, gave it to the other. I used one 32oz bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide diluted, using the same bottle for measure, with two bottles of water. I added about one quarter of a 76oz box of borax to be sure of saturation. This didn't makea lot but I was able to first shampoo the dogs in regular dog shampoo and then dip them in the borax solution. I did rinse after the shampoo but I did NOT rinse after the borax dip. The dogs immediately improved. I also washed the dog bedding in borax in the cloths washer. I repeated the dip sequence one week later and at this point I can see no mange damage on the dogs coat. I see new fur growing and proper skin tone under the damaged areas.

Thank you Ted for this remarkably cheap and remarkably wonderful cure for mange contamination.

Posted by Susan B
Greenville, Sc
First, there is a difference between demodex and sarcoptic mange. They are not one in the same thing. Demodex is caused by the mites that live on all dogs. They live in the hair shaft. They are kept under control by the dog's immune system. It is not contageous to people and is an immune problem. There is no hive of mites to hunt and kill. The dog will never really itch or scratch. It doesn't affect them in anyway. The dog gets stressed, the mites get out of control and they start to take over. They kill the hair shaft. Since this is an immune system problem, the best thing for the dog is to build up the immune system. Plain ole' Ivermectin the stuff of heart worm pills, taken orally for about 4 weeks will kill the mites. Thus the mites die and the hair grows back. Sarcoptic mange is a mite that can be transfered to people and other dogs. It's harder to treat, and a vet is recommended. If you dog smells of infection of the skin, which does happen from itching. The dog needs oral antibiotics and a vet not borax acid and peroxide. If your dog is diagnoised with sarcoptic mange it probably got the mite from another source. I would recommend that you becareful, as you can also get the mite, and it itches like crazy.

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