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

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Posted by Frida the Chihuahua (Progreso de Obregon, Hidalgo, Mexico) on 05/16/2009

i am going to try the hydrogen peroxide 11 volumes on my chihuahua's mange. here are before pictures! she has 3 pups too which is why i can't treat her with borax or other mixes

Posted by Rachel (Harrisburg, PA) on 05/15/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I used this remedy last week and after a day my dogs red scaly skin went completely away. I also disinfected the whole house and am on the second round this week to ensure the mange is completely gone. I would definately recommend this remedy to anyone. Thanks!!!

Posted by Cathy (Muntinlupa, Philippines) on 05/12/2009

Is it okay to use Ted's solution for mites on a puppy that is almost 2 months old. The vet has verified that my puppy has sarcoptic mites and applied medicine for the mites at my puppy's back more than a week ago but my puppy seems to be getting worse as he is scratching constantly and crying too (i guess from the itch). Thank you.

Posted by Melanie (Fort Lauderdale, Fl) on 05/11/2009
5 out of 5 stars

We got our yorkie from Pets in distress...little did we know she had mange. We took her to the vet who said they would use Mitaban(sp?) dip in 3 sessions each costing $70. I wanted to research first and found that Mitaban was very toxic. So I came across Ted's cure. First I was skeptical because I don't trust "home remedies" but when you're talking spending over $200 for treatment then I decided to "open my mind" and give his "cure" a try. AM I GLAD I DID!!! IT REALLY FREAKIN WORKED!! We first washed her with some Selsum Blue dandruff shampoo then rinsed her, squeezed excess water from her fur and applied the solution. I made the solution taking 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide 3% and adding it to 2 cups of warm water, then I added 3 tablespoons of Borax and stirred to dissolve. Poured the bowl of solution all over her body then carried her straight outside for a long walk til she dried. I have done this 3 times and her mange is almost completely gone, not to mention her coat is super shiny! Thank you for this, I was not to keen on the dangerous dip the vet wanted to do so HURRAY for this remedy!!! THANK YOU for sharing this cure!

Posted by Wednezday (Las Pinas, Philippines) on 05/07/2009

Hi ted, I've Tried the Hydrogen Peroxide, Borax and water solution on my dog. It seemed to work because after a day the red spots disappeared. now on its 2nd day, i was eager remove the mange a soon as possible so i apply these solution to him like every hour. would that be harmful to him? and thanks again for the help. i loved him my dog soo much. btw he had parvo when he was 5months old, now he is 1 1/2 year old

Replied by DogLover
Minneapolis, MN

Every hour seems very excessive! If the remedy is working well after 1 day there is no need to alter the instructions.

Posted by Jeana (Attalla, Al) on 04/26/2009

OK... So i want to try this home remedy for mange, but i have one question. My dog LOVES to drink the water when she takes a bath. Is this going to make her sick if she ingests it? I will try to keep her from drinking it but she will still probabally take in a little bit.... Will she be ok?????

Posted by Erma (San Diego, California, USA) on 04/22/2009

Hi Ted,

Thank you for your time and wisdom.
I have a cat that obviously has mange, I have other cats in the house as well and they seem to be scratching on their ears and chin and head but not as badly as the first who has lost patches of fur and had deep cuts from scratching, I put a cone around her neck and the cuts have healed but the skin problem is the same, I used sulfur lym dip on all of them but it made one cat sick and the smell is so bad.
I was wondering if your treatment can be used on Cats and if so how would you recommend the measurement and how often should I treat them?
Thank you kindly for your time.


EC: Question already answered in the Q&A section: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/dog_mange_cure_questions.html#Question_1597

Posted by Janice (Mcdonough, Ga.) on 04/22/2009

i have a 14 yr old cockerspaniel with red mange. i read the many testimonials and would love to try the peroxide and borax. i am afraid of all the toxic in the dip from the vet."cookie" also has chronic yeast infections in both ears. would the borax solution help this? i got confused about how much to use with what from the post i read about the solution. seems every one had different answers to the amounts to use and how often to use it. can someone clear this up for me? i would like to get started right away. thank you.

Replied by Tina
Garden Grove, Ca

I have used Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth with the Peroxide instead of the Borax and it worked great. I even put just it in their food to kill all parasites including worms.

Replied by Mary
Regina, Saskachewan

Hi: Where did you get your food grade Diatomaceous Earth? Do you trust it? Thanks

Replied by Lisa
Wichita Falls, Texas

Hi Mary, I got my DE from Wolf Creek Ranch online.

Replied by Mary
Regina, Saskchewan

Hi Lisa:

Obviously you trust this company. could you go over how you used it for me. I believe my little dog may have worms. Have you ever taken it?


Replied by J.s.
Portland, Oregon

For Mary of Regina, Saskchewan: I personally have taken Food Grade Diatomacous Earth internally for 2 years. My husband, children, and parents also have been taking it. We use it twice a year (spring/fall) to eliminate any bad bugs that may be hiding in our bodies. All of my pets (cats,dogs,guinea pigs)are given it in their food once a month. I buy mine at a ware house here in portland, but have bought products from wolf creek ranch and was happy with them. We have never had side effects. There is a cleansing period when first starting so start with small doses and get larger with each day.

Replied by Lisa
Wichita Falls, Texas

Hi Mary! I just put a heaping teaspoon in some wet food. If you will go to their website, they have all kinds of info on the DE. How much to give(you can't give too much, it will not hurt the pet), what uses DE has. Good luck!!

Replied by Mary
Regina, Saskchewan

Hi JS: Thanks for telling me this it makes me feel safer. Is the bag labelled food grade? do all the same precautions exist? Like dont breath it in? Etc lung damage. Also how much do you take 2x per year and for how long? and about your dogs, how much and when do you give it to them. Mine are 10 lbs each.

Any more info would be greatly appreciated.


Replied by J.S.
Portland, Oregon

Reply to Mary from Regina, Saskatchewan: sorry it took so long to reply, been on month long vacation. All precautions should be taken with DE even food grade. My animal get one teaspoon per 10 pounds daily for one week to ensure all parasites are dead. I make sure to clean up any fecal matter daily so not to reinfect them. When I first started giving them DE, I gave each 1/2 a teaspoon for 3 days then went to a whole teaspoon. I gave this everyday for the first month, after that I just give them a teaspoon for one week each month as a preventive. My parents only give it to their dog every three months for a week, however he never leaves their property and ours tours with us. My family takes 1 tablespoon with yogurt in morning for one week in February and another week in September. Sometimes if someone is feeling ill (stomach stuff) I will have them take a weeks dose. Any time something is ingesting it I make sure it is with wet food so it won't be breathed in. Hope this helps!

Posted by Tracey D (Clinton, MS) on 04/20/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have read just about all the posts here. I too, was much like many of you in that I wanted to help my animal. Max, our mixed shepard/rottie was an animal rescue. We have had him for 4 years and he had been an inside dog for the most part(except to go outside to potty). Recently we moved to a much smaller place. He started displaying behaviors that were not good. I thought that maybe he was unhappy with the new place and would be much happier out in the country where he could run. My parents live on 10 acres and were willing to take him in, but he would be an outside dog.He had been out there at least two week when I noticed his head. At first I thought that he had simply scraped the top of his head. I could smell that it was some sort of infection. So I started putting Ivarest on it. Well the next day my mother called me and told me that it was looking worse. So I went back out there the following day (2 hours round trip)to look at it again. I took good notes as to the way it looked. So I did some research and came up with the diagnosis that it was sarcoptic mange and that stress does not make it better. So I did a search on treatments and found this site. I have heard about the burned oil treatment but I also thought about the damage it could to to my pooches internal organs too.(it sounded so wives taleish) It wasn't an option. I gathered up all the materials I needed(the lady at the store looked at me like I had the some infectious disease, because I bought all the Hydrogen Peroxide that they had on the shelf). I have to mix at least a 1/2 gallon to make sure he is throughly soaked. The first week it looked awful,the top of his head and his snout and a couple of spots on his check were raw and crusty. (I have only been treating him once a week)Not that I recommend anyone do this but I did and it helped him. I gave him one prednisone for 5 days (my dad gave it to him in a piece of ice cream sandwich, that way he doesn't stop to smell the meds.He just inhales the ice cream, meds and all. If he had stopped to chew it, he would find the pill and spit it out). After that week was up, I went back out for the second treatment. Same mixture that the Doc prescribes(1-3-2), except now he gets a benadryl every other day to keep him from knawing. I am now on about the 4th week of treatment, once a week, and there are no new raw spots and his hair is trying to sprout back out in some places. He never went completely bald in any of his spots. I took before pictures and I will take after pictures when he is completely cured. "We" plan on bringing him back home when I know he is free and clear. (We have a cat at home and I do not want to go through this again)But once Max is better I will email pictures.)It just isn't worth it to me to leave him in the country anymore. He doesn't seem happy around other dogs, he is a people person kind of dog.I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this site. Otherwise I would not have known what to do because currently we do not have the money for those expensive vet visits. It is reasonably priced and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to get them better.

Replied by Tracey
Clinton, MS USA

I have been treating Max for 6 weeks @ once a week and he is completely healed but as a precaution I will continue the treatment for a few more weeks. I have photos of before and after but I do not see where I can email these or post them. Please advise. Thanks again for being a life saver. I am a true believer in this method of treatment and would recommend this to anyone who has a pet that is going through the mange!

Posted by Michelle (Smithfield, Queensland, Australia) on 04/19/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My 5 month old blue heelerXlabXborder collie pup recently developed demodectic mange (diagnosed from this site). She was losing fur from around her eyes, then her muzzle over a time frame of several weeks. Then I started to find lumpy, crusty sores along her body, and her balding areas were starting to become quite wrinkled. I came upon this site looking for an answer to what it may have been, and also a natural cure, and started using Ted's mange cure. My solution was made of 3% hydrogen peroxide, mixed 1:3 parts water, with borax mixed in until it no longer dissolved. Applied solution every week for 4 weeks, and the mange is now completely cured. The first time I applied it to her, I was concerned as it was around her face that the worst of the mange was. I was sure that she would put up a fuss about it, however, it was as if she seemed to know that it was going to help her, as she stood quietly while I sponged the solution all around her eyes, mouth & body. Now, 8 weeks later, her fur is back to being sleek & smooth, and it was as if she never had anything wrong with her. I am a complete convert!!! As per Ted's instructions, I never washed her, and made sure the solution dried on her coat. Also, as I learnt that mange can be more prevalent with a stressed immune system, I looked at ways to improve her diet. I've been making my own dog stew, (which she absolutely loves!!), and this includes plenty of veggies, sesame seeds, and wheatgerm. I also give her a heaped tablespoon of natural yoghurt on top of it, and she loves the yoghurt so much, she eats this first before anything else. For the first 4 weeks, I also added between 1-3 tablespoons of Olive Leaf Extract as an added boost. Ted, your cure is amazing. You saved me a fortune in vet bills, and my dog is cured without any nasty, harmful chemicals. Thank goodness for this website, what a wonderful service you provide. Keep up the fantastic work!

Posted by Angel (Austin, Tx) on 04/18/2009

I used the ted's 1 cup of hp and 3 tbp of borax 2 cups of h2o just today on my chi but I have kids and other dog. do we all need to be treated? he was not that bad. his name is charlie and he's a chihuahua. I got him from a ad in the paper and he look sick right off the bat and he smelled bad and had a lil rash on he's ears. the lady who sold him to me said he had he's shots and he was just sleepy and scared when she handed him to me but I knew somthing was wrong but I just took him so he could have a better home and a chance in life I'm so happy there are people like you that have a heart to help others I hope he gets better but if you can let me know if I have to treat my kids and myself and well it work on us as well thank you so much ur the best!

Posted by Kelly (Chehalis, WA, USA) on 04/15/2009

Hi, I'm anxious to try the peroxide and borax dip because after reading this site I'm convinced our lab's problem must be mange. Every day last year, I could sweep a large pile of dander and hair in the room where she sleeps. She'd lost most of her fur, but since there are other animals i just assumed it was allergic reaction to fleas. We put flea meds on them all at about the same time that summer weather finally arrived here. Also we moved to the countryside, where she likes to be outside rolling in the grass when it's sunny and dry.- Which is only a short time of the year around this part of the world. She grew back a nice shiny black coat a hadn't seen in years, looked like she'd gained weight back even. So naturally i assumed it was because the flea medicine had worked and she had nothing to make her so itchy anymore.

But, then came ol' neverending rainy season, with her spending most of her time indoors. Now, once again since last fall, she has gone right back to being the most pathetic looking animal ever. Constant scratching. Now, I've come to a conclusion that it may be mange afterall. When I did an online search for human head lice cures, I came across sites selling ultra-violet light wands for sanitizing and killing lice and flea eggs, it said. NOW it makes perfect sense why she improved so much in the summer, if u.v. light is really effective in killing germs and parasite eggs!!! So maybe some of your readers out there who are wondering how to sanitize their dog's sleeping quarters can try the lites and tell us if it is effective. And I highly suspect it will be.

thank you.

Posted by Vanessa (Woodbridge, NJ) on 04/07/2009

my three year od yorkshire terrier (bella) has had mange for about a year. I've been seaching for home remedies because the dips and baths don't seem to be helping. Most of them say to do the borax-hydrogen peroxide-and water mix but i cant find borax any where. I just wanted to know where i can buy it?

EC: More information here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax.html

Replied by Peggy
Delbarton, WV/USA

It's in the detergent isle at wally world aka wal-mart. It's usually on the top shelf opposite the detergents. It's popular and they go out of it quick..so if you find it..buy two or more..won't be there when you go back.

Posted by Margaret Swank (Houston, TX) on 04/06/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Just wanted to tell Ted his remedy for dog mange is a lifesaver. To date I have spent over $139.00 on various creams/lotions/etc. None of them worked except the tar shampoo bought at a local pet store. However, when I used Ted's mange cure he recommended , "mix a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution with water and add borax", for the first time in weeks, my dog is playful, and not constantly biting and scratching himself. I have only used this one time too. I plan to use it every week, till his hair grows back, and has his beautiful coat once again. thank you again Ted, and Earth clinic.

Posted by Leah (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) on 04/06/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have a 10 month shar pei, named penny and I just started using ted's solution. Shar pei's are known to have skin problems, and I was wondering what you can use in conjunction with ted's solution to sooth her skin so she won't be so itchy? I think the solution is working, but I can tell that from the treatment, her skin is completely dried out. Any suggestions?