I am at my wit's end! Our 2.5 year old (street) dog has been chronically itchy for 5 months now. I put her on a raw, high protein diet about 4 months ago to try and cure it and she seem's quite healthy other than this incessant self-mutilation. Having been put on antibiotics for most of her young life by our original vet I decided to take her to a holistic vet who has put her on a TCM medicine (she didn't do any skin scrapings and didn't suggest it was mites)
She has now been taking the TCM (cooling medicine) for about a month with no real improvement. I then found Ted's cure and as her symptoms seem to be the same I decided to give it a go. I did the peroxide borax solution first and then as there was little improvement after a few days I used the vinegar borax solution and then again, a few days later, have just done a second peroxide/borax solution - all exactly as directed. Although the worst of it was on her hindquarters which at this stage seem a bit better although she is still chewing them a little when her cone is off, she is now attacking her neck viciously with her back paws (even when she is wearing a cone collar) and now has some awful infected lesions on her neck. IS THIS NORMAL???
I am really despairing and am under severe pressure to take her to a "normal" vet but am worried they will want to give her more antibiotics or even worse the awful chemical dips. Please, can those of you who have done the Ted's cure tell me if this reaction is normal ? thanks you in advance for any input you can give!
Better But With Side Effects
I started treating my 6 year old German Shepherd Dog with Ted's wonderful mange cure two weeks ago. He has had six treatments in total. Immediately after the first treatment I could tell he felt so much better. He ran around the yard chasing his kitties up trees and barking like a young puppy again. Despite his improved attitude he is still going quite bald on his rump and the end of his tail looks as if it belongs on a rat not my baby!!!
He has pretty bad thickening of his skin on his elbows and at the base of his tail. After reading reviews regarding this treatment plan I know already that I'm in for the long haul and will do whatever it takes to get him through this. He is and has been my constant companion and friend for these six years and deserves to be treated as the King he is. So I would like first to tell you how extremely grateful I am for this website and all the love and attention I know you have put into it.
I have a question regarding the flaking he has developed now. On the second morning after the first treatment I was greeted by a dog that was sporting what turned out to be cartoon sized snowflakes of dry skin all over his back and rump area. I was able to remove them with much brushing and no complaints on Kings part. I was wondering if this was normal and will it continue for the duration of his treatment?
My other question is in regard to the thickened skin patches he has developed. Will these go away over time and what should I use to speed their disappearance?
Thank you again for all the knowledge you have shared with us here. You have saved King's life and me a lifetime of feeling guilty. I was losing all hope for finding a cure for him since I had tried everything that I could find and nothing but nothing had even acted like it was going to help. Your website was deemed to be my last search. I had made him suffer for so long and couldn't stand the thought of him being miserable any longer due to my inability to cure him and I have no money for the vet. So I had to find someway to get him help that I could afford. You really deserve so much more than a simple thank you. You saved my best friends life. If ever in anyway I can be of assistance to you please don't hesitate to ask. I am forever in debt to you.
I have been using Ted's method for 2 wks along w/nu-stock and ivomectrin shots and my dog Pokie has improved remarkedly well but his skin is very dry. when I bath him I scrub him w/a mit. I saw on the posts the things you can use to help w/dry skin but I don't have any of those on hand and unfortunately no funds at this time to buy them. is there anything you can recommend that I may have around the house that I can use on him to help w/his dry skin problem..thank you!
II'm just starting Ted's peroxide and borax treatment and I have the dosage. I do see some relief on my Hope's skin after one bath and treatment by just her anxiety level dropping. She has really torn up her skin for what I thought were allergies and I am still not sure, however in looking at some of the pictures on this site, she may have mange because she is losing hair.
I only really posted this because I am:
A) trying this out and saw an improvement in my dogs stress level,
B) I can unfortunately personally attest to the wonders of NEEM and borax (I use the old time laundry soap). I am a nature photographer and have had skin problems my doctor had no actual diagnosis for. Neem is only to soothe and act as an antifungal, Tee tree oil is also good as an anti - bacterial. I HIGHLY recommend Diatomaceous Earth (food grade)in your pets food. I just started my girl on it. I have it because I use it. The benefits for skin and bones is great.
I can tell you this..I dont suffer from skin issues anymore. My dog won't either once I figure out how to balance all of this..its just about your pets balance and using natural remedies to help them.
I have a Yorkie/Pom mix that was scratching all the time and had a scabby balding patch on her back .. I used Ted's mange mix a couple of times, but did not really follow through with it. (She hates baths). finally I had enough, bathed her in the recommended mixture once and left a spray bottle full. I would spray her down every couple of days, mainly on the affected area.. This cured my baby.. thanks so much ..
Hi, Till now I have tried this borax treatment twice with 3 days interval and I see some improvement in my dog. However my dog's itching and biting at his paws and thighs doesn't seem to have stopped (also the red spots on his skin). If anybody could answer my questions as below:
1. What is the duration of the applications I should follow (confused by multiple users having it differently)
2. What can I do additionally to relieve my dog of his skin itchiness while continuing with the borax treatment. Maybe the skin spots are forming by his biting his skin.
Thanks everyone for sharing this treatment info. Like other users I have had to take my dog (1 yr old Pitbull mix) to the vet multiple times for demodectic mange and have tried ivermectin, lime sulphur dips, mitaban dips (mitaban has been effective but seems to come back after 2 weeks) but everything has been a temporary relief for him till now (since the last 8 months). I have also put him on grain free diet just to rule out any allergies.
The borax, h202, and water saved my rescue dog Cleo Marie, after countless trips to the vet and injections of lvermectin that were ineffective! Thanks Ted!!!!! My Rot/black lab is not doing the sit and spin anymore!
Hi everyone. First I want to say: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. GOD BLESS YOU ALL for this website. Ted, you are the man!!! I normally don't write reviews/post, but this is more than deserving. My Scottish Terrier Wallace (2 y/o) has been suffering from skin problems for MONTHS. His pain has been agonizing to him and to me. I suspected a skin parasite a while back after doing some research on line. Two different vets diagnosed Wallace with skin allergies. One sold me a $40 small spray that was supposed to calm things down, but it only delayed the scratching process for 2-3mins. Wallace suffered so much from this... He would scratch CONSTANTLY/NON-STOP at all time even throughout the night unable to sleep. It would break my heart... There would be times I would wake up at 2am and he would be awake scratching himself. It seemed things got worse on his skin after baths (even though we were using "gentle" and medicated shampoos. At first the scratching was just that, but throughout the weeks it escalated into mutilating himself, biting/scratching to the point of severe hot spots with bleeding/hair loss. I started noticing some scabs and redness on his skin particularly his back, neck, head and shoulder area. He also had some (not much) on his belly.
After reading blogs in this God-sent website I realized the symptoms and descriptions from other people pointed at skin parasites like Scabies. We have two other dogs and they seem to be unaffected so I'm not sure what's going on there. All our dogs are inside dogs but only Wallace was affected... People talked about diets so much, but we cook for our dogs and supplement his diet with Professional formula of the Missing Link. Recently we have been giving them plain greek yogurt with penut butter/chia seeds and flax seed oil. (they love it). However, for many months they have been getting vitamin E and Fish oil supplements yet the skin problem in Wallace was still there...
Anyways, I was treating this problem with all kinds of topical oils (avocado, pure vitamin E, coconut oil, jojoba oil), itch-relievers, and nothing worked until last night. I ordered the supplies from amazon after reading several opinions in this forum. This is what I did: I wetted Wallace with warm water, then I applied a Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) shampoo + orange oil. I massaged that into his skin then I rinsed it off with Ted's Fantastic Miracle Borax Solution (1L water: 0.5L hydrogen peroxide: 3 tablespoons of Borax). I made him a total of 3 L of solution. after that I rinsed it off with warm water. I toweled him dry and just observed.... THE ITCHING WAS GONE!!! Even Wallace seemed surprised by it bc I think since this itching has been going on for so long, he turned like he was going to bite his back but then he realized it wasn't itching. He slept like a baby. I'm so grateful.... Our lives are blessed by this miracle remedy<3 <3 I will keep doing this 3 times per week until everything is gone. Thank you all so much.
@ Ted: I can't thank you enough. God bless you for sharing this with the rest of us.!!! Also, I want to share that before I did the Borax/hydrogen peroxide bath, I bathed Wallace with Tea Tree oil shampo and pure tea tree oil on his skin. that seemed to help him quite a bit more than the other stuff I've used before, but it was not until last night that I saw a breakthrough. Thank you all <3
Hi Ted, my dog has been diagnosed with the nasty mange mite and through your remedy is starting to feel much better. My indoor cat has also started to show symptoms of hair loss and weight loss. Please tell me how to dip wash her without a trip to emergency for me. I have been rubbing a cloth over her with the solution and wondering if this is enough.
I have been using Ted's Mange Treatment and I have seen great improvement on several occasions. I have even thought I have had a cure. My poor fur baby is an older dog and it seems to always come back. She does not seem to be in any discomfort, no Pain or Itching. Just bumps and spots of hair loss.
This last time when the bumps returned she had been in fabulous shape for about a month. I was so happy.
I got up one morning and all was fine and that night I could see bumps and lots of them. I thought about all the natural treatments out there and came up with a plan.
I got up the next morning and began the routine that I have been following now for a week and a half.
I bath her with Benzoyl Peroxide on Saturday and after lathering her up I leave it sit on her for 5 minutes. It is pretty strong and drying so, then the next day is an off day. Monday I give her ACV rinse and thoroughly soak her and not use a towel to dry her. Tuesday is the Peroxide/Borax day. Wednesday is an off day. Thursday and Friday she gets ACV soak down.
I have seen this most recent round on her break down and such a vast improvement over prior episodes and this time there is speed to visible improvement. I will continue with this schedule until all is cleared up and then for 30-45 days after I see complete healing.
We rescued a puppy this last summer, aside from the MANY visits to the VET because of kennel cough she then got Mange, fairly localized to neck and chest area. The Vet had me using the standard Ivermectin, but even after 5 months it was not doing anything, I then added Neem oil, which helped but then I found Ted's CURE. IT IS AMAZING!!!!!! . I have only been using it about 1 month and her mange is all but gone.Of course I will continue to use it for a while but I was amazed at the $10 I spent vs the $100's I had spent at the vet on meds that gave horrible side effects and didn't work.
Thank you so much.
Hello, I have a dog ~7 months old. We have been dealing with demodectic mange for a few months. It started out just around his eyes it looked like it was gone and then it exploded all over his body. He now has it everywhere, he has scabs, red bumps and loss of hair everywhere. He is scratching and licking a lot. I have religiously been using the borax/peroxide solution for a week. Can you tell me what to look for if this is working? Do you know how long until I see some improvement? His chin is so raw I'm worried about infection. Thank you
Millstone Twp, NJ
Millstone Township, Nj
Hope, Bc Canada
Millstone Township, NJ
We rescued a Great Dane who was abandoned tied to a lamp post with tick infestation and mange. She was also severely malnourished.The vet gave her an injection at the humane society to remove the ticks and shortly after the mange got worse, her whole body erupted in sores and lost all her fur with bleeding from the sores we tried everything she had treatment from the vet antibiotics, injections anti fungal soap, we tried coconut oil, aloe vera and yoghurt until we found borax which is not commonly available here. It is not easy to have enough solution to soak a Great Dane so we soaked her paws first in a small bucket as well as her ears and tail and finally use a small towel to sponge the solution on, initially we do find it twice a week which healed the bleeding sores in over a week and susequently in a month her fur started to grow back. I tapered the treatment to once a week after 2 months and after 3 months I stopped the treatment and the lesions started reappearing even though she is now receiving oral vitamins and is of normal weight. My question is does anyone have any experience as to how long they used the solution for with severe mange ?
Demodectic mange: We've been treating our new to us dog Louie with the Ted's Mange Treatment and have to say are very pleased with the results after about 5 treatments.
I recently started adding a bit of coconut oil, both to work as a carrier oil to have the treatment solution more deeply penetrate the skin, as well as to add some moisturizing effects as I'm concerned about the effects of such frequent bathing drying out the skin (and we live in MN with cold dry air). I also added a bit of neem to the solution. In between treatments with Ted's solution, we've been putting diluted neem on the visible spots. Additionally we've been brushing his fur daily using a Zoom Broom, and brushing his teeth. Louie's kibble is already grain free and fairly high quality (can't quite afford the whole raw food diet thing). He's been getting 2x daily fish oil, and we also added a canine formulary nutritional supplement with pre and pro-biotics.
My question is how long to keep doing 2x weekly baths, and how to taper off. It seems to be working, but I am concerned about the drying effects on his skin. My gut is telling me that it is time to cut back to 1x weekly, seeing how he does, and if it still seems to be improving, then to cut back to 1x ~10 days, and keep cutting back from there, ie. 2 wks, monthly, quarterly? I haven't really been able to find guidelines for how to taper and when to stop all together.
I look forward to your feedback. Thank you.
St Charles, Mo
i started treating my dog (a couple year old rhodesian ridgeback mix) a couple days ago using Teds H2O2 and borax solution. I did a 2nd dip last night and am all ready seeing the remedy do its magic. I mixed up about 1 gallon of water with 1% hydrogen peroxide and about a 1/2 cup of borax. the dog doesnt like baths but didnt object too much although he definitely wanted to get out of the tub asap. my dog has a loss of hair on her rear end mostly and her skin looked blackened in areas on her belly and spots on her back. before dipping the dog I was very carefully examining her skin using my thumb and moving it slowly across the hairs on her side when I 1st spotted one of the nasty critters! They are very tiny about the size of the head of a straight pin maybe smaller and black. so I know she has sarcoptic mange and I have faith that the treatment will work and I will post back later. as regards using hydrogen peroxide I have detoxed my system of heavy metals using 35% food grade H2O2. I started out using one drop mixed with about 4-6 ounces of distilled water increasing 1 drop per day up to 24 drops mixed with the distilled water at a rate of 2X per day. once at 24 drops I decreased 1 drop per day down to 0 drops after 24 days. you can also do a detox regimen alternating the H2O2 with MSM (the active ingredient in DMSO). as in one day use the H2O2 and the next day use MSM following instructions on a heavy metal detox web site using natural cures.