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Questioning if Borax is Toxic for Dogs

Posted By Lisa (Windsor, Canada) on 03/11/2015

"You say borax is safe for dogs but everything I am reading on the internet says it very toxic and should seek a vet if ingested. I need a cure for yeast in a 4 year old chocolate lab but I'm afraid to use your suggested rinses of borax. Borax in the drinking water???? Am I missing something or is there a different borax than what is at the grocery store used for cleaning?"
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Posted By Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 03/11/2015

"Hello Lisa --- google Walter Last

I needed education years ago. That was when I visited EC for the first time. This link has a few more pages of valuable info. Not what is in the media or gov't or what doctors tell you. You are lucky to get to know the truth.

Namaste, Om"

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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 03/12/2015

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

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If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

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"Hey Lisa!

You are definitely missing something :-)

Borax has the same toxicity as table salt; take in too much table salt and you will get very sick. Same with water; drinking too much water *will* kill you.

If your dog ingests borax by licking it off it's coat, if it gets *too much* it might get diarrhea. 1/4 teaspoon borax in the drinking water - a common dose for humans and pets alike - may cause stomach upset if you take it all in one go in 8 ounces of water, but in a liter of water taken by a sip here or there throughout the day generally poses no upset.

I use borax both in my laundry - and orally and externally for me and my pets and all with good result."

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Posted By Lac806 (Branford, Ct.) on 05/04/2015

"I just want to make sure the borax is safe for a 5 month old yorkie pup that weighs 4lbs. before I put it in her drinking water or try on her skin with the peroxide to treat demodex?"
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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 05/05/2015

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

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How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

"Hey Lac806!

Borax is 100% safe to use on the skin of your puppy. If this were my puppy I would wait on adding borax to the *drinking water* until the mange was cleared to avoid over stressing her - just me."

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Posted By Jb (Atlanta) on 05/31/2015

"Be careful of dosage. Dosing a German Shepherd vs a Yorkie is different. Start at lower dosage.

Also, NEVER confuse or use Boric Acid instead of Borax. Two completely different products. Boric acid is toxic.

Do your research!"

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Posted By Shari (Texas) on 10/23/2015

"My pug, Dottie, gets a "good rinse" with Warm Borax solution before she's done with her bath. No one fleas, no itching, And she smells good."
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Posted By Redfeather54 (Springtown, Tx) on 06/20/2016

"Do not confuse Boric Acid (which is very toxic) to Borax (find on laundry soap isles in Walmart)"
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Posted By Victoria (Seminole, Fl) on 06/28/2016

"Yes it is 20 Mule Team Borax, and is safely used internally when properly diluted. We take 2 tsp. of the following solution daily:

mix 1 teaspoon borax with a quart of water. It's about as toxic as table salt, just use responsibly."

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Posted By Diamond (Ma.) on 07/06/2016

"http://www.three-little-pitties.com/dog-mucus.html... Here is a web site I use and is very safe all around, I have healed a very sick dog almost close to death is now running an playing. This site is trust worthy."
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Posted By Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 07/07/2016

"Thanks, Diamond lots of good info there you can never know enough."
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Posted By Jennette (Beaufort Sc) on 07/06/2017

"Hi Mike..

I'm learning about Borax and I want to treat my yard with it.. I sprinkle it all over my dog's bed, can he lay in it? Thank you!"

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Posted By Candice (Il) on 09/04/2017

"Hi My cats and dogs drink out of the same bowl. Can I use the teaspoon of borax for both pets?"
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Posted By TheresaDonate (Mpls., Mn) on 09/06/2017

Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

About Theresa

Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away; she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients; Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and  fueled  her quest for the knowledge held in lore,  and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

-----------------------------

How To Show Theresa Your Appreciation

If you would like to thank Theresa for her helpful posts, she asks if you would please consider making a donation to one of her favorite local rescue organizations, or by making a donation to help the genius contributor, Ted from Bangkok, recover from his stroke.  

http://www.piperslegacy.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Bobo-home/1409993732632080?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

http://ted.earthclinic.com

"Hey Candice,

I use 1 tsp per liter of water [this is a high dose IMHO] for both my cats and dogs at certain times of the year."

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Posted By Bj (Michigan) on 09/21/2017

"Borax is the only safe element which a very small amount will interact with Fluoride and NEUTRALIZE IT. Why Fluoride is in are drinking water, who knows. Fluoride was NEVER SAFE for human consumption ever..... Read the warning on YOUR tube of fluoride toothpaste. "swallow ONE drop" "call poison control" I use Borax as part of water filtering process. They are adding chemicals in bottled water now. I couldn't find Absopure. and decided I'll just do my own.. and Fluoride free. Recipe on you tube"
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Posted By Irene (Ontario) on 11/08/2017

"Small amounts are required in dogs and humans.. many people supplement this daily.. and the laundry borax is very commonly used.. it is a naturally mined mineral.. in large amounts it's an ant killer..huge amount of information online.. very beneficial to arthritis.. very popular"
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Posted By Lynlee (Brownsville, Or) on 02/24/2018

"I add water to my dog's food - could I add the borax to this rather than the water bowl? She has several water sources but in her food I know how much she is ingesting each day."
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Posted By Lydia (Florida) on 09/07/2020

"I've noticed everyone on the internet who says Borax is dangerous is trying to sell something. Also, what could be more dangerous than the poisons in flea and tick control products."
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Posted By Olissima (Md) on 03/10/2021

"Hi! How much Borax do you add when you bathe your dog?"
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Posted By Deb (Columbus, Ohio) on 06/07/2021

"It's actually Boron that is needed in small amounts internally. Boron is in borax but in very small amounts."
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Posted By Beta (Sky) on 10/13/2021

"Boric acid and Borax are the same thing, BUT boric acid is ground into powder, whereas Borax is more coarse. So it can't be measured the same. Both Borax and Boric Acid are used in eye washes and contact solution. So dangerous ha ha. You would get a lot more boric acid if you tried measuring it the same. Just like you get a stronger cup of coffee, if it is ground into powder. Stick with Borax, and you will know the correct measurements."
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