Borax for Mange - Ted's Remedy for Demodectic and Sarcoptic Mange

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Posted by Gaby R.r. (Vancouver) on 07/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I've been using this borax and peroxide treatment in my 2 year old dog for 6 weeks. Bathing her 2 times a week..I must say it is working well, she has improved a.great deal. My dog has demodectic mange and after been misdiagnosed her conditioned got worse. I found this cure and she is getting better, but I have a few questions about it.

The first time I bathe her with the solution she got all red and her skin turned like paper, the next day the redness dissapear and got better with the second bath 2 days later, after the 5th bath she got worse again (I understand that was the dye off effect, when the mites die and release toxins that cause a huge allergic reaction) but got better by the next 3 days. Well now I have bathe her 14 times, and she was bettr after each bath, hair began to grow again in the bald patches she had, she was scratching less and the redness dissapear. I read that once hair begins to grow the baths can be reduced to once a week for 4 to 6.weeks in order to kill remaining larvae. So I did that.

But last sunday was her 2nd weekly bath and again she turned red and itchy, not all her body like the first times, but her belly, chest, rear legs and knees. Those parts were the most damaged by the scratching and were completely bald, and turned black and thick when she was at her worst. In these weeks hair began to grow, the skin softened and the black spots were fading, but in the last 2 days after the last weekley bath she began scratching again, it turned red and she pulled out some of the new hair because of the itching, also some of the hair in her chest. Is it possible that is another "dye off" after he 14th bath? has someone experienced the same at an advance stage of the treatment? Please if someone can help me.

Aditionally to the baths I have improved her diet, switch to barf, I give her kefir, vitamin c, spirulina, omega 3 supplement to improve.her immmune system. Hope someone can help me.understand what is happening.

Thank you

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/13/2017

Hey Gaby,

From what you have described, it does not sound like you are dealing with mange. For sure it is possible your dog got sarcoptic mange [which could spread to you as 'scabies'] and the bathing regime you did should have taken care of that. But since it is back with a vengeance you might consider that your dog has a contact allergy or food allergy. You are feeding BARF - you might try isolating the proteins and feeding only one protein at a time, ie only chicken protein for 3 weeks, then rotate the exclusive protein you offer with a different protein and to another trial for a few weeks. Keep a food journal of everything your dog ingests. In this way you may be able to determine what it is that is causing these problems. And the dark skin sounds like a secondary skin infection - the mange remedy helps with that on the outside, but if you are dealing with systemic yeast you might also fight it from the inside with Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs and also rotating that with alkalizing the drinking water with baking soda. Once yeast takes a hold, even if you switch to RAW, you still must clear the yeast, so consider anti-yeast/candida nutritional remedies along with the topical treatments you are doing.


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Posted by Michelle (Minneapolis, Mn) on 08/02/2017

HI Gabbi: I am dealing with similar issues in my English Bulldog.The baths are helping and diet too. I did read that beef and bison are not good for dogs with mange. I was feeding my dog beef on a limited homemade diet as he had over growth of yeast. The beef actually made the mange worse. he is now on a limited duck formula diet - Osipure is the brand. He is finally healing up with right food and supplements and finally treating with the baths. So maybe try duck or salmon.


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Posted by Stephanie (Los Angeles) on 09/13/2017

I wonder if you've administered the solution too many times.


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Posted by Ricardo (Sao Paulo) on 03/06/2018

I started to treat my dog with that solution yesterday and after the first application the skin of my dog became red at all over her body. My dog is pregnant and I fear that I can not cure it before the babies come. Due to that I can not use some medicines.


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Posted by Robin (Florida) on 07/06/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to those who have posted on here.

I have a 16 year old Jack Russell who was shedding, scratching, and biting constantly. She had several hot spots on each leg and what looked like bites between her toes, a raw looking nose where she'd rubbed it bare, and was always extremely tired. Plus non stop shedding. The one vet said the nose was due to allergies to pollen. And then said she was also allergic to fleas even when it was hard to find any on her. To be honest she looked every one of her 16 years.

Anyway, I have tried a whole bunch of vet products and nothing helped as much or quickly as Ted's mange treatment. I've done the treatment three times over this past week and there's a major improvement! She is not waking up constantly to scratch and her energy is back. She's running again, and even sitting up and wanting to look out the car windows. She is still scratching but not so aggressively and much less often. And with her not biting the sores on her legs are healing nicely and should be totally gone in another week or two.

Also, I can see the start of hair growing on her nose, and even inside her ears that I never could get clean are now almost totally a soft pink. And her toes are back to looking normal. I did also treat as much of her living area as I could with borax. Just sprinkled it on dry and left it as long as possible and then vacuum. And wash her bedding every time I treat her.

Thanks again!

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Posted by Richele (Merced Ca ) on 07/11/2017

I've done the treatment but she's still itching so bad what can I do for her itching


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Posted by Trudy (Ca ) on 07/11/2017

is this the borax that I can buy at the grocery store?

EC: Yes.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/13/2017

Hey Richele,

You can upgrade your dog's diet - that will have a huge impact on improving a skin issue. Also alkalizing the water and rotating with Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs can make a difference too.


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Posted by Candy (Ny) on 06/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have a 4 year golden lab that has had mange off and on for about 3 years.I am doing the Hydrogen peroxide, Borax and water mixture.It is working, but I am woundering how long I should be using this, how any times a week I can use it and will it give blood [email protected] to strong? Thank You, Candy

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/13/2017

Hey Candy,

A dog having mange for 3+ years on and off seems strange. Demodex is typically afflicts puppies or older dogs with an underlying disease, so if you are dealing with a reoccurring mange it would have to be sarcopitc, which is contagious to humans in the form of scabies. From this end of the keyboard it sounds more like seasonal allergies or perhaps a food related allergy - and I have found Ted's Mange Remedy an excellent way to treat these conditions when there is a skin outbreak. The key to treating skin afflictions is to identify what is triggering an outbreak; I have one dog who suffers from the itchies when the cotton wood trees shed their fluff. What helped me to identify the trigger was keeping a diary of what was going on, what I fed, what treats he got and then I was able to realize the cotton wood fluffs were the culprit. Another thing to consider is diet - grain based diets have been linked to skin issues in dogs, so read your ingredient panel and if you see grains it is time to upgrade the groceries to grain free. I have found along with Ted's Mange Remedy for relief from itchy skin, that alkalizing the drinking water with baking soda, along with Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs helps immensely. I would do the mange dip every few days at the start of an outbreak and start the water treatment immediately to bring relief. Long term use of the mange remedy for some dogs will dry out their coat and skin, so play it by ear and see what your dog will tolerate.


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Posted by Deborah (Nc) on 06/01/2017

I am using the borax mange treatment on Mara, a 3 yr old pitt bull .She got demodex from her mom and I hated all the chemicals the vet put her on the cure the demodex. I wanted to boost her immune system so she could fight the mites on her own but she keeps breaking out and losing her hair. It is very hard for me to see her so sad and in pain. I'm torn between the chemicals to treat her or keep trying to right this from the inside out with the borax treatment baths. Please advise. Thank you.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/02/2017

Hey Deborah,

Mara is 3 years old - she may have gotten a mite load from her mom, but we are long past the stage for juvenile demodex. Have you been treating her for demodex since she was a young pup? The 'break outs' don't sound like demodex, they sound more like an allergic reaction to a food item or inhaled air borne item. First things first: what are you feeding? Read the ingredient panel on your bag of kibble and if you see any grain then it is time for a grocery upgrade. If you already feed grain free then consider changing protiens - so fish based instead of poultry based, for example. Keep a journal and record anything she takes by mouth - all food, doggie or human, and any treats. Include daily allergen information that is meant for humans in this log. You may see a pattern after keeping such a log. You can battle demodex - and depressed immune system - by using the mange remedy and also alkalizing her drinking water with baking soda, and alternating with Ted's Borax Protocol for Dogs. In addition some herbal supplements may help such as Quercetin and Yucca Intensive. Also colostrum is available at the health food store also, plus vitamin C and tumeric. Please let us know what you try and report back.


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Posted by Dk (Fontana, Ca) on 05/27/2017

Maybe I missed something, but how long do you leave the rinse on the dog and need the Ecollar? I've read where you keep rinsing with Borax rinse, leave on awhile (what's awhile), and let it dry without using a towel. Then what? Do you leave the Ecollar and rinse on for days until you do another bath in a couple days or do you rinse it off after it dries that day? I appreciate your clarification. Thank you.

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/30/2017

Hey DK,

Ideally you bathe your dog, and then rinse well and use your hands to squeeze off any water. Then on your damp/wet dog you do the mange solution. Keep pouring the solution over your dog for as long as possible - minimum 10 minutes and up to 30 minutes. If I wait 30 minutes I will towel dry; if I have only waited 10 minutes I do NOT towel dry and put the wet dog in a crate for half an hour, and then after that I towel dry. Once it is dry the solution has stopped working - you do not need to do anything, but you might brush out your dog if there are borax crystals left in the coat.


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Posted by Kira (La) on 05/25/2017

Hi, 3 weeks ago we adopted a rescue puppy (around 3-4 months old). After 2-3 days with us, he suddenly started scratching himself a lot. We took him to the vet and they said that he has some skin problems and told us to give him Royal Cannin Skin Care Dry food and Histamine against the itchyness. Since then it has getting worse and worse. A week later it was so bad that he was biting his legs as long as they would bleed. We went again to see the vet and they did a scraping test but could not find any mites - apparently this is quite common and the vet said, he still thinks that he has sarcoptic mites. So he did a round of Revolution and gave us a higher dosage of Histamine.

After 3 weeks - we still don't see any improvement and our poor puppy is most of the day busy scratching. The whole night he is restless and doesnt really sleep. He eats/drinks well but in the last days he also seemed more quiet and not really playful anymore. Today I did Teds Mange Treatment for the second time but after the bath he immediately scratches his legs like crazy. He already doesn't have much hair left on his legs and some of the wounds have yellowish crusts. On his belly there are reddish spots and also some parts of the skin has turned black. Every day I apply some coconut oil on his skin and add some fish oil, coconut oil and a half teaspoon of ACV to his food.

Is it usual that he is still very very itchy right after the treatment? A lot of people wrote that after the treatment the dog was less itchy? Like many of you, I feel very helpless and wish I could relief my baby from his discomfort.

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Posted by Kira (La) on 05/26/2017

Thanks Mary. The scratching has become a bit better but as soon as I take of the cone, he immediately starts biting his skin again. If it would be fleas - wouldn't we be able to see them?

Now he also started to sit on his butt and slide back and forth on the floor. He also uses our carpet as a belly scratch - just lays on it and robes on the carpet to scratch his tummy.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/30/2017

Hey Kira,

What are you feeding your puppy? Are you feeding the diet your vet prescribed? Are you feeding any treats? For a puppy to start scratching 2-3 days after you take him home, it makes me think it is something you are feeding him - and new puppies often get spoiled in the form of many treats and chewies and the like. Please take an inventory of any thing your puppy takes by mouth and check to be sure these items are made in the USA, are grain free and free from any dyes and other chemicals. Please also consider Ted's Borax protocol for dogs, and using baking soda to alkalize his water. Please report back!


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Posted by Daisy (Los Angeles) on 02/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Ted's cure for mange. My 11 year old dog improved in just two days of spraying her with the solution three times a day.

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Posted by Pamela (New York) on 03/04/2017

I have a few questions. I have tried the treatment and the skin looks less red and crusty however both dogs are still scratching as am I. I have vacuumed the whole house and sprayed the mix all over. Is there something I am missing. The dog was misdiagnosed for months by the vet so I am sure we have a bad infestation in our house. Please help??


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Posted by Pamela (New York) on 03/14/2017

Ted's mange remedies - been using for 10 days and my dog still itching and bleeding. Any suggestions?


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/14/2017

Hey Pamela,

Ted's Mange remedy works well on mange - if you are not getting results you very likely are not dealing with mange. Can you take your dog to the vet for a diagnosis? If you do take your dog to the vet, given that there is a health issue, if this were my dog I would refuse any vaccinations or flea/tick/heartworm treatments at this time and simply ask for a diagnosis of the skin issue. Please report back!


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Posted by Leah (Arkansas) on 03/16/2017

What shoukd we do if we are doing this solution but have no way to prevent them from licking??


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Posted by Dolores (Pittstown, Nj) on 03/23/2017

After doing Borax and peroxide for mange, can you dry them with hair dryer since my dogs are long hair?


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/24/2017

Hello Delores,

You can blow dry your dog, but not right away. The reason being, the longer the solution is wet, the longer the solution works - and you want the solution to work as long as possible. What I do is put the wet dog in either a crate with a towel in the bottom [and a chewy to keep him busy] in a warm room, or let them run about to air dry. After half an hour or so, if they are not fully dry I will use a blow dryer to finish the job.


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Posted by Jeff (Spokane Wa) on 04/03/2017

I hear many say, "It gets worse, before it gets better."

Could someone elaborate on this phenomena?

I have been treating my 8 month old Boston for 3 months using the Borax/Peroxide mix; as well as "Happy Dog Naturals"; as well as Neem/coconut oil rubdowns. (not all at the same time mind you)

Still dealing with mange. However.................for the most part, it appears we were keeping the mange population under control. HOWEVER......just recently the symptoms became significantly worse. My Boston has lost almost all of his hair.

I'm wondering if we are in that state of "worse before better".

How long does this 'state' last? In other words.......how long should we wait before taking further action?

If someone could share their experience of "worse before better", I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Jeff


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/04/2017

Hey Jeff,

'Gets worse before it gets better' is the result of mite die off. So for example you dip your dog, the borax penetrates and kills the mites, and now your dog's skin itches like crazy as the dead mites break down and dissolve in your dogs skin. The skin is slowly purified by the blood, but it takes time for the blood to clear the skin so in the mean time your dog itches and scratches and the skin looks way worse than before that first dip. The mite die off can be complicated by a secondary bacterial skin infection, which also causes itching so again the skin looks worse and could be worse, before it heals. You should be at the end of your treatment - your dog *should* be looking better at this point and not worse. Reasons for not looking better at this stage: treatment was not applied as directed, applied sporadically/inconsistently, your dog has a strain of mite that is super resistant, you are dealing with scabies mites and your dog is continually being reinfected because the environment has not been properly cleaned/maintained, or you are not dealing with mites. If you apply the treatment as directed and consistently you interrupt the life cycle of the mites and over the course of 12 weeks you eradicate them from the skin, or at least knock their numbers way down. If you have followed the protocol to the letter and your dog is far worse, you may be dealing with a resistant strain - at which point I would not hesitate to see your vet and discuss options [avoid amitraz dips at all costs] and also consider other skin conditions such as allergies. Please report back!


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Posted by Jeff (Spokane Wa) on 04/06/2017

Thank you, Theresa. I believe we are on the road to wellness. I see new hair growth combined with less hair loss. I'll give him 2 more weeks and then re-evaluate. And will post back with an update. Thanks for putting this blog together and helping others! Blessings to you. :)


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Posted by Jennifer (Braham, Minnesota ) on 04/07/2017

My dog, a black lab/pit has mange and is scared of water bottles and baths. What else can I try? Please help.


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Posted by Jim Logsdon (Addison) on 04/18/2017

I've had very good success with using silicon oxide (desidin) in my dogs ears to control mites and it worked almost instantly. Desidin has a soothing effect and kills the mites fast. To get the other mites on my dog I will try the Borax solution. But please give Desitin a try.


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Posted by Karen (Wappinger Falls, Ny) on 01/29/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Worked wonders. Wish I tried this 1st, bought the sulfur dip worked somewhat. Best results was from the magic peroxide, borax mix. This will be the only solution I use. Thank you so much for sharing.😊 I now have a Happy puppy. She is now able to rest.


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Posted by Car9l (Alabama) on 01/05/2017

Can you use this solution around their eyes, jaws, nose, mouth and chin?


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/05/2017

Hello CAr9l,

Yes, you can use the solution around the eyes and mouth, etc. I have had it splashed in my own eyes and it did not sting, however I would avoid bathing the eyes with it. It is not harmful if it is swallowed, and is safe for use in ears too.


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Posted by Kathy (Ct) on 01/11/2017

My golden has got mange so close to his eye. How did you treat your dog's face without getting the solution in his eyes? Help!


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Posted by Debbie (Perth, Australia) on 01/17/2017

Hello All,

What a wonderful site this is, and I wished I had found it a lot sooner. I have a question regarding the use of Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide for my 8 year (40kg) female Malamute. Every since I adopted her, she has had a blackish rash under both armpits, sometimes smelly, sometimes not. Vet had said it was pyoderma and that it is almost impossible to get rid of it. We have had years on antibiotics for this. Next is fungus/ringworm through her coat, Vet had said it was a skin infection, again antibiotics did not cure this. Left Laryngeal Paralysis has also been diagnosed, and was told to elevate her food and water bowls, but this seemed to make her cough constantly. Fungal Ear infections for the past 6 years. I am looking at the borax and hydrogen peroxide solution for both of us females and as I understand it the following is the recommended dosage.

1/8 teaspoon to 1 Litre Filtered Water for 1st week

1/16 teaspoon to 1 Litre Filtered Water for 2nd Week

Filtered water (No Borax or Hydrogen Peroxide) for 3rd week

Then start again at Week 1.

I cannot find the dosage amount for the Hydrogen Peroxide 1%, and would appreciate if someone could help.

I am also not sure as to how long to keep at this regime to rid the body of yeast, fungus etc., whether it be 6 months, 12 months or indefinite and would appreciate some more info on this as well.

Thank you EC, I only wish I had found your site sooner, it may have helped me avoid putting my Husky to sleep last week.

Thank you all and keep up the great work!!


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Posted by Jo (Wisconsin) on 07/12/2017

Hi Hollie and EC,

This is the first mention of using it for cats. Are both hydrogen peroxide and borax safe to be used on cats and in their environment? I have 4 indoor kitties that are being treated for suspected mange by knowing what it is not. (Fleas or lice) Not sure if it is demodex or sarcoptic as no mites have been found with multiple skin scrapes and multiple fecal samples.

They have been on a two week schedule of Advantage Multi Cat and Revolution topical. We have done 5 of the recommended 6 treatments with no improvement. I myself have felt crawling and have gone to a dermatologist who of course could not find anything.

I have been cleaning like crazy and wearing out my washer and dryer. I tried an anti alleged carpet spray, a new hepa filter for my vacuum and an air purifier in case it was dust mites, mold or a pollen in the environment. I desperately need help. The cost has been crazy already and my vet wants me to go to a pet dermatologist but the closest is 2 hours away and very expensive. I have already been to two different vets.

I am at a loss and going crazy.

Do you think this solution would work for my cats and the environment? I don't want to end up in the emergency room from trying to bathe my cats. How did you do it? What if they lick themselves with it on them afterwards?

EC: We actually have a page with posts from our readers who have used Ted's Mange remedy on cats here: https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/cat-mange-treatment-home-remedies.html


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Posted by Jo (Wisconsin) on 07/12/2017

Hi Hollie and EC,

This is the first mention of using it for cats. Are both hydrogen peroxide and borax safe to be used on cats and in their environment? I have 4 indoor kitties that are being treated for suspected mange by knowing what it is not. (Fleas or lice) Not sure if it is demodex or sarcoptic as no mites have been found with multiple skin scrapes and multiple fecal samples.

They have been on a two week schedule of Advantage Multi Cat and Revolution topical. We have done 5 of the recommended 6 treatments with no improvement. I myself have felt crawling and have gone to a dermatologist who of course could not find anything.

I have been cleaning like crazy and wearing out my washer and dryer. I tried an anti alleged carpet spray, a new hepa filter for my vacuum and an air purifier in case it was dust mites, mold or a pollen in the environment. I desperately need help. The cost has been crazy already and my vet wants me to go to a pet dermatologist but the closest is 2 hours away and very expensive. I have already been to two different vets.

I am at a loss and going crazy.

Do you think this solution would work for my cats and the environment? I don't want to end up in the emergency room from trying to bathe my cats. How did you do it? What if they lick themselves with it on them afterwards?


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/13/2017

Hey Jo,

Demodex mange is fairly uncommon in cats. Sarcoptic mange requires an exposure - ie cats getting out in the yard and taking down a squirrel or rabbit. And sarcoptic mange is zoonotic, so you can catch it and get 'scabies'. If you have been treating your cats for 5 months now, and you have not gotten the tell tale red rash and super itchy bumps associated with scabies, chances are you are not dealing with mange in your cats. Have you tried to trap for fleas? You have treated for them, but so many flea drugs stop working when the fleas develop a resistance. A simple lamp flea trap will reveal if you have any fleas or other biting pests in the house. One thing you do not mention is diet - what are you feeding your cats? If you are feeding a diet that does not suit you will often see skin issues. As for bathing the cats in the mange remedy, you might consider dipping them in a vinegar solution to see if that brings relief. A solution of 1 part white vinegar to 10 parts warm water will help balance the PH on the skin and can do wonders for some pets with an itch. Please report back.


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Posted by Cd9921 (Tx) on 08/11/2016

I rescued a stray puppy that a friend found he is about 8 weeks old. He appears to have Sarcoptic mange, he itches a lot ( with no fleas on him) and his ears have scabs from where it looks like he scratched them raw.

I have given him a bath twice and immediately after it both times he appears to be scratching even more, is this common?


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Posted by Roosmarie (South Africa ) on 08/14/2016

Please help me by looking at the image and tell me if it is mange.


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Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 08/14/2016

Rosemarie, follow ted's mange protocol which is on here. You also need to look at diet all raw no processed food, primrose oil, rub coconut oil into bare patches, probiotics or yoghurt and dont forget the omega threes. Try these please report and report ack because there are plenty of other things but its not a overnight cure.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/16/2016

Hello Roosmarie,

Can you tell me more about this picture? What am I looking at - what part of the animal? How old is this animal? If I were to guess, this looks like an inflamed skin fold and yeast may be the culprit, but again with no reference it is hard to know if I am close. Thanks.


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Posted by Bayleasmom (Rock Hill) on 08/29/2016

Question-is this effective for demodectic mange cases too? My poor baby (yellow lab/maloise german shepherd mix) has battled "something" her entire life (12y); unfortunately nothing has worked and we've spent thousands of dollars at a few different vets with no cure and the last had her on kidney failing medications so willy nilly that her 100lbs dropped to 78 before I finally said no more "upping " the dosage, it's not helping her but it's killing her! Well we stopped taking her there and sadly I was laid off not long after and we could only try every known OTC "helpful" fix. We upped the omega oils, tried every shampoo for anti fungal/s. Mange/medicated and or natural cleansing wash, gave her food changes - gluten free/grain free/raw beef & boiled eggs, $80 bags to $20 bags of "stealthy" foods, tried to much yeast production treatments and even tried giving her benedryl daily like an allergy pill as the vet said which has helped a teeny tiny but not really. She literally looks like a rat right now. Her skin on her belly started getting black spots and then led to it basically looking like rhino skin. Then everywhere she could reach she licked, chewed her hair off and the skin is grey splotchy except the raw spots she can reach. Whe gutted her house & painted a mild free paint. Her room - which it literally just a little area off of my husbands workshop that she can access from outside. She has AC/heat change out her cedar shavings regularly. But I'm at my wits end? Does Ted's treatment work for other versions of mange because she look like the demodectic mange except not red? I'm just not sure if it's been known to help with other types of mange? Help?! Thank you!


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/30/2016

Hello BayleasMom,

Ted's Mange Remedy is effective on both sarcoptic and demodectic mange, however what you describe does not sound like mange - it sounds like yeast. But the yeast sounds like it is secondary to the mysterious *something* that has afflicted her all these years. You have gutted her house and her room by the shop - so she is an indoor/outdoor dog but not a house dog. Having her in the house might help remove her exposure to outdoor allergens. But what may help a LOT is getting rid of the cedar shavings. Some dogs are allergic to cedar and pine; when the cedars bloom the pollen can cause many dogs to develop hives with intense itching. If your dog is sensitive to cedar then cedar shavings in her run will cause problems no matter how fancy a food you feed. So get rid of the cedar, do what you can to power wash it out of the run, and remove all traces. No pine shavings, no wood shavings, no cedar shavings. It might mean newspapers if you have to line her run. Use a clean blanket or few for her house to sleep on and wash the bedding weekly. Even though you are not likely to be dealing with mange I would go ahead and give Baylea a dip in Ted's remedy as it is a good overall skin cleanser and if she is dealing with yeast or a staph infection on her skin the dip will bring some relief.

You mention grain free food - great start. Because of the complications of the skin infection, consider starch free/low carb diets as starch feeds yeast. Consider battling the yeast from the inside out by adding baking soda, borax or epsom salts to her drinking water.

If you are dealing with yeast try adding 1/16 teaspoon of epsom salt in 1 liter of drinking water for 2-3 days - max; this is not intended for long term use, just to nip a break out in the bud. When you stop the epsom salt in the water you can then start adding 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 liter of water; do this for 5-7 days. This is a 'break out' or crisis dose. After a week you can cut it back to a maintenance dose of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. If you suspect a fungal component you can add 1/16 teaspoon borax along with the baking soda in 1 liter of water. In acute and extreme cases 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water is indicated. Many humans take 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon borax in 1 liter of water daily as a detox and antifungal/antiyeast, so long term use is not an issue, however all these remedies are something you should 'play by ear' and should be adjusted as you see fit. The water additives address mineral deficiency issues and should be addressed first.

I would also consider adding probiotics to help rebuild the healthy flora in her gut. Some use plain yogurt but I prefer buying acidophillus from the health food store - many brands and strains so I would just buy one bottle and give am and pm with food and when that bottle is empty buy a different brand with different strains of bacteria and so on and so on.

Please get Baylea off the cedar chips, and try treating her water, give her a dip in Ted's remedy and then please report back!


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Posted by Ktk (Ct) on 08/29/2016

HELP. I have been reading the post and I am going to try the borax and peroxide solution. I have been dealing with what I think are mites. The vet did the scrape several times with a neg. results. (which I guess is common) I have four dogs and they all have the itchy skin with red bumps now. I have tried everything and we have now gotten bites.

So my question is, if I use the solution on the dogs can it be used on people too and does anyone know a good "bomb" to use in the house to rid of them? Thanks for any advice. I just want my babies to have some comfort.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/30/2016

Hey Ktk,

4 dogs with itchy skin and now you too? My first thought is fleas - although sarcoptic mange/scabies is a possibility, but for you it would give you a nasty rash and not just a red bump here or there. I would first treat for fleas and then see if things improve.

One of the easiest, safest, fastest and cheapest ways to treat for fleas is the lamp flea trap. Get a small desk lamp - nothing fancy, cheap from the thrift store works just fine. Place it on the floor in the area where your pet sleeps and then place a white plate or shallow dish under the lamp. Add water and a some dish soap. Mix the soap into the water, don't get it sudsy just blend it in. Turn the lamp on overnight and then check to see what you have caught in the morning. I have a lamp trap in each room of my house - it works to catch mosquitoes and other bugs, not just the fleas.

For the dogs' itchy skin, make sure you are feeding a grain free diet - read the ingredients on the dog food bag and if you see corn or grain it is time for a grocery upgrade and grains in the diet have been directly linked to skin issues in dogs. Alkalizing the water may help, as well as adding probiotics to the diet. Treating each dog with Ted's Mange Remedy may provide temporary relief from the itching as it cleanses the skin.

Please report back!


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Posted by Traci (Grand Blanc, Mi) on 10/03/2016

Do you put a cone on your dog after the treatment, how do you keep them from licking it off?


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/04/2016

Hey Traci,

You don't need to use a cone or prevent your dog from licking the solution, it is safe to ingest in small amounts [in large amounts will cause loose stool]. The key is to stand your dog in the tub with the wet solution for at least 20 minutes - half an hour is better. In my experience, if you leave your dog wet in the tub with the active solution for half an hour, drying him off with a towel after the time is up is not an issue.


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Posted by William (Az) on 10/11/2016

Does the solution need to be adjusted based on the size of the dog that needs to be treated? This might sound like a foolish question but I was wondering what to do for a medium to large size breed. I want to make sure before doubling the size not knowing whether or not it would become 'toxic' if I do.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/13/2016

Hello William,

The solution does NOT need to be adjusted based on size. The solution is NOT toxic when used for bathing, however if for whatever reason your dog somehow drank a few cups it might have very loose stools.


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Posted by Linda (Mo) on 06/27/2016

How do you mix this solution? My dog has mange & been using the medicated shampoo & happy jack mange spray. Used it one time & noticed that it made her sick & that was three days ago and she still not feeling well. So we gave her a bath seemed to be feeling a little better but she is throwing up again. Really need to get her to feeling better. Thanks

EC: Hi Linda,

Please read our overview article in this section for detailed instructions:https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/dog_mange_cure.html


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Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/09/2016

Hi Louise,

I have a cure that I heard works, I personally have't tried it as I have never had too, but here goes, it is an Australian solution:

Make a lotion of minced garlic to rub onto animal's body:

Mince 30 to 40 cloves garlic place in gallon container. Pour boiling spring water and keep the container covered to prevent evaporation of oils. Use as a lotion by rubbing on to animal daily. Continue until condition clears up.

If you go this way please let me know how you go as I've never given this out before. Thanks


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Posted by Louise (Canada) on 05/10/2016

Is this solution for the itching or is it supposed to kill mange?


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Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/10/2016

Louise, another thing you can try is CURASH. It is a powder that is for babies, but it helps with itchy dogs. Not sure if you can buy it there but maybe it's under another name there.


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Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/10/2016

Hi Louise, the cure I gave you is suppose to help both.


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Posted by Louise (Canada) on 05/10/2016

My dog, my two cats and my friends 5 dogs all have this - so that rules out an allergy and demodex.

I did use Revolution at one point because nothing else was working, the itching did stop for a couple of weeks. I used it 3X and each time the itching did stop for a couple of weeks but then it returned. I didn't want to continue to put this type of pesticide on her so decided I would try the Borax/Peroxide solution. It seemed to be working well for about a month then stopped working.


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Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 05/11/2016

Louise, it sounds like it is contagious, you are wise not to use pesticides, it wouldn't hurt with probiotics as well, you have a few suggestions up your sleeve but remember nothing is a overnight cure.


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Posted by Louise (Canada) on 05/12/2016

Yes, I am pretty sure it is sarcoptic mange.

Revolution did control it temporarily but didn't eliminate it, and I did treat more than once. In both the cats and the dog

I think it came in on one of my barn cats. They do come up on the deck and do sit on the step so would easily spread to the dog when she went outside. Either that or my dog picked it up from my friends dogs.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/16/2016

Hey Louise,

Ted's remedy is effective on sarcoptic mange, but the problem as you have found is that after treatment your pets are getting reinfected; unless you can get to the source of the infection, this will be a super annoying and uncomfortable cycle. ALL animals will need to be treated and all animal areas will need to be treated to remove the source of infection, with particular attention to bed areas. If I were in your shoes, I would be tempted to treat all of the critters with the topical medication because it would be so much easier than power washing a barn. You might try for a definitive diagnosis of sarcoptic mange before you start.


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Posted by Coreen (Southeast Michigan) on 09/02/2016

Did you try cleaning her bedding and anywhere she might lay? I'm going through this now and one website I was reading says to treat all areas of the house. I'm assuming by treat meaning to clean thoroughly. Good luck! I hope your poor baby gets some relief


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Posted by Ricardo (Sao Paulo) on 03/06/2018

I suggest you give a shot of ivomec plus in your dog. It will resolve all problems related to your dog´s skin.


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Posted by Lisa (San Francisco Ca) on 03/22/2016 11 posts

My warning is about Tea Tree oil, but I'll get back to that later... It's been over a week since I last posted. Everything is going great with my dog's skin problems (which I believe was either mange or a really bad fungal infection; he had red crusty sores everywhere and his paw pads were infected). So it's all going well except for my dog's feet which are a major challenge, just as I was warned. They are still a little scabby and crusty and the front paws are still oozing a little and somewhat swollen. So what I'm doing now, in addition to the bi-weekly borax treatment, is on the rest of the days standing him in the tub after putting in about two inches of warm water combined with two to three tablespoons epsom salts and two tablespoons milk of magnesia. He soaks in this for about 20 minutes and we swish the water between his toes and gently squeeze and flush the ooze out. He has been showing improvement, but it's been very incremental.

So, that said, I had a horrible experience yesterday. I applied tea tree oil to his feet in hopes of speeding things up. Instead he had a terrible reaction to it -- he turned red all over and developed a fever of 104.2 degrees. Needless to say I was really frightened but I suspected it was the Tea Tree oil so I gave him an epsom salt soak in the tub for 20 minutes to get the stuff off of him. I then took him out, put him on his bed and put a fan on him to cool him down. Then I gave him ice water and steak pieces. His fever broke soon after the bath and the steak. So I would say STAY AWAY FROM TEA TREE OIL!! It even made me sick, just inhaling the fumes. Awful!

EDIT and UPDATE - May 8 2016

Turns out the problem with my dog's feet was auto-immune disorder. Probably an affliction called pemphigus foliaceous. Found this out by taking him to a different Vet who was more experienced. He was put on Prednisone which put it into remission, and he's now doing well and phasing off the drug. I'm adding Curcumin to his med routine and hoping I can soon eliminate steroids entirely. I'll be trying medicinal mushrooms too.


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Posted by Lisa (Ca) on 03/12/2016 11 posts

As it turns out, my dog did not have mange, he has an autoimmune problem. I found a great new vet last week and she was able to diagnose him immediately. Prednisone was the treatment that finally worked for his paws. The red spots that looked like mange apparently were some sort of allergic reaction. Anyway, my dog is doing great now. Sometimes it really pays to switch vets -- don't even hesitate to do that if things aren't going well for you pet.


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Posted by Michelle (London England Uk) on 07/30/2016

Hi, I have just been reading your post about the red sores and oozing puss, bad ear infection, and your poor dog sounds like he has a cute moist dermatitis or a more common name for it is hotspots, my dog has suffered with it, like you it took me thousands of pounds at the vets for them to tell me it was an allergy, to what? They didn't know, wanted to do more tests, more money I didn't have, so googled hot moist dermatitis took a look at the pics and found many non expensive normal things you can try to treat it, I have tried many different things, non of which have harmed my dog I would like to add, but the one thing that cleared it up 80% and helped was coconut oil, I smoothed the oil on the parts effected and inside his ear, I also gave him a small spoonful ( he is a big dog by the way) ir, a pinch of turamic and an anti histamine in his dinner every night. If your unsure Google the benefits of coconut oil in dogs and the benefits of turamic in dogs, you will be surprised I know I was. Good luck my friend


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Posted by Debra (Co) on 03/28/2017

My dog has an eye autoimmune disease. I have read on several sites, that Krill oil is really good. Also, I do a apple cider vinegar rinse. Two tablespoons in two cups of water for a good rinse. Also put 1/2 drops of Thyme oil, or lavender in bottle of natural shampoo. Also, if a flare of itching happens, I have a bottle of acv/water mixture that I can spray on area before she scratches too much. A few days a week, I give her a slice of garlic that has been chopped, allowed to sit for 15 mins. before putting in her homemade dog food. So far, yeast is very under control. I just started her on the krill oil, should know in a month or two if it is helping. I also give all my dogs and cat, a few drops of coconut oil and a few drops of olive oil. And give a high quality probiotic. If the guts bad, it shows on the skin. Many, many dogs are showing signs of leaky gut. They will have all of infections and health issues.


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Posted by Melva (Nc) on 06/17/2018

What is Rebecca's homestead & how do I find it??


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Posted by Michelles (Penticton, Canada) on 03/20/2016

Ted's cure - I have a question about the solution, I have tried the solution for a few weeks, but the scratching occurs the day after I have dipped my dogs.

If I mix up a large batch in a tub to dip them in.... Can I reuse the solution or do I need to mix up a new solution each time?


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Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 01/03/2016

If we are to try & treat our animals naturally I wouldn't suggest giving any one much less my pet/s anitbiotics or steroids they weaken the immune system big time. I use natural probiotics... My dog is very old and very slow at healing so it's taking me a lot of time to care for her, the vet stated that what is outside is also inside/ it stands to reason, so I use probiotics which are the very best, I gave my dog grapefruit seed extract & an hour later Olive leaf extract (or just Olive leaf with GSE) When my dog came into the living-room she bent down as to go to the bath-room & a huge white mass came out of her. I was happy to find these probiotics actually do work wonders.I found it easier to buy capsules & empty them into their food, I also changed from dog food over to people food such as rice & veggies a few days then another few days on good old fashioned Oatmeal with veggies also the best high in vits. is pumpkin I use the can stuff with other veggies.This is a hard task because I am not well but I love my pets, this dog is eighty years old in peoples age.Imagine that? She is the very best pet ever. I cleaned my Papillion but he didn't seem to be affected at all.I also found another site that uses diatomaceous for mange...which I just so happen to have. Because my very older dog is Still digging holes in her skin after four treatments already.I just need to find if I would mix any thing else with this product.Thank You....


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Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 01/03/2016

If we are to try & treat our animals naturally I wouldn't suggest giving any one much less my pet/s anitbiotics or steroids they weaken the immune system big time. I use natural probiotics... My dog is very old and very slow at healing so it's taking me a lot of time to care for her, the vet stated that what is outside is also inside/ it stands to reason, so I use probiotics which are the very best, I gave my dog grapefruit seed extract & an hour later Olive leaf extract (or just Olive leaf with GSE) When my dog came into the living-room she bent down as to go to the bath-room & a huge white mass came out of her. I was happy to find these probiotics actually do work wonders.I found it easier to buy capsules & empty them into their food, I also changed from dog food over to people food such as rice & veggies a few days then another few days on good old fashioned Oatmeal with veggies also the best high in vits. is pumpkin I use the can stuff with other veggies.This is a hard task because I am not well but I love my pets, this dog is eighty years old in peoples age.Imagine that? She is the very best pet ever. I cleaned my Papillion but he didn't seem to be affected at all.I also found another site that uses diatomaceous for mange...which I just so happen to have. Because my very older dog is Still digging holes in her skin after four treatments already.I just need to find if I would mix any thing else with this product.

Also, did any one know or hear that Mange in dogs... people can get as well? but peoples mange is called Scabies, only to keep people confused.I just thought I would share Thank You...


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Posted by Karen (Athens Greece ) on 01/03/2016

Firstly thank you Theresa for getting back to me.

She has not been spayed, waiting for this to clear up first. I believe vaccinations lowered immune system, vet recommended diet of home cooked turkey and boiled potatoes for 2 months to reduce allergy like symptoms made immune system worse. Had a cortizone injection to reduce side effects of 3rd booster shots and then a course of steriods for rash that ensued. This gave her a very bad yeast infection even in her mouth. Mites love yeast and subsequently multiplied leaving her covered in what appears to be very itchy red bites and severe hairloss all over.

We give her now royal canin hypoallergenic food plus little extra turkey or salmon for extra protein, Sesame oil, convalescing dog multi vitamins, omega 3, spirulina, echinacea, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in morning water, very little fresh garlic in lunch. We are also spraying one side of body with apple cider vinegar and water and the other rubbing down with coconut oil to see which helps with itching best.

I think she is probably allergic to the mite bites.

After teds rinse she goes bright red and still itches. Each bath we loose more n more hair.

We have removed all carpets and its winter here! Wash bedding with extra mild baby soap and spray with teds everyday and in her bed n furniture. Brush coat to increase blood circulation everyday and she looses tons of dead skin.

Can we use ted's rinse everyday in beginning? Am I using correct amount of soda? Tell me more about turmeric - dosage please.

We r impatient because we have been on the top from the first day we got her but got wrong advice because of negative scrappings - 3 - which is normal apparently. Next step biopsy and invermectum which we hate the sounds of.

She seems to be getting so much worse. I can supply extra photos. What can we do to cure eyes n face and now its spreading to her tail since we started with teds formula.

I greatly appreciate any feedback . Its consuming our every waking moment - and Kirra's.

Thank you


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Posted by Karen (Athens Greece ) on 01/03/2016

It is recommended to add borax to drinking water. Is this safe? And do u highly recommend it, if so how much?


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Posted by Karen (Greece ) on 01/05/2016

Theresa,

Thanks again for feedback. Will add turmeric as know it is great for many ailments. After extensive research found animal dermatologist specialising in mange who will be in athens on 14th. Will do biopsy. I agree we will use invermectum and not the other chemicals you mentioned if necessary.

I will definitely keep you updated. Thanks for all your help and concern. Karen


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Posted by Ada (Nj) on 01/16/2016

I have been dealing with sarcoptic mange in my boston terriers for 6 weeks. I have now made your mixture and followed your protocol. I have soaked my dogs down and I want to know if i can continue this everyday until I see the improvement?


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Posted by Norma (Minnesota) on 04/19/2016

Hello, everyone!

Our (my husband and my) sweet dog has been diagnosed with sarcoptic mange. We adopted our loving dog 6 weeks ago. Mistakenly, allergies were thought to be the reason for his itching before we brought him home to live with us. We can tell from his medical records that a scraping had been done when he was newly housed at the shelter and the test result came back negative.

When he came home with us, his itching and scratching increased. We took him to the vet with sores from scratching. A scraping was done as well as allergy tests. A week later we learned the scraping was positive. Ivermectin was prescribed, and with us not knowing better, we administered it. NEVER again!! The worst side effects imaginable. The allergy tests came back positive in many areas.

We will be shopping today for the ingredients to try the Borax-Peroxide-Water bath. We are in the process of building a separate, enclosed room (8'x8'x6') in the garage because our home was invaded by the mites. We, too, have been treated by our physician.

Questions that I have are:

How do you handle the outside environment so he doesn't get reinfected? That is his playground and where he goes to the bathroom.

How do we get rid of them from our garage? (It is heated in the winter; temperate in spring and fall; cool in summer.) When we take care of him to feed him, visit him [I'll read a book to be with him and to keep him company], play with him, clean his kennel and bedding, etc., we are swarmed with these mites. I've never encountered anything like this.

I dress from head-to-toe when going to see our dog, and still I can feel them crawling on my face and in my hair, which is covered.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We are trying hard but are exhausted.


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Posted by Bea (Usa) on 09/01/2016

Regarding the sores; my dog has had a worsening case of demodex for about 2 years. I hold off the symptoms with baths and topicals, but to avoid getting the red, open sores, I have to actually pull out whatever fur happens to be very loose, at any given time. Mostly, he looks normal, although when I've recently pulled the loose fur out of an area, it can look paler than adjacent areas, until the darker hairs grow back. It is rare that all of the hair in an area comes out, even when it seems to come out in clumps. Enough hair remains to cover his skin, except when I have neglected to pull the fur soon enough, and it has developed a sore underneath. I noticed very late in the game that his paws, between the pads, were very infected - meaning the hair practically leapt off when I pulled it, and there was a lot of the waxy substance on it. In a few spots, when the fur came up, it exposed a raw spot which had to be treated. But, as I said, this is rare, since I keep on top of it. I also found that the fur under his chin had become loose; and when I pulled it, there was a raw spot there. Now, that area has been cleaned up. I had to spend quite a lot of time giving him a "pedicure" on all paws; but, as I don't want to use dangerous pesticides, the time spent on avoiding the sores is worth it, to allow us to find the right protocol to get rid of it. I did try the peroxide/borax, to no avail. Next, I'm trying the mustard/msm; I just made a batch and tried it on myself, first, to be sure it's not too irritating. So far, we've had the best luck with a mix of micronized peroxide/sulfur shampoo and various topicals (apple cider vinegar, lavender oil, neem oil, etc. Today, I'm going to add aloe gel to the mix, after the mustard rinse has been on and then washed off). When we do get a sore, I spray it with a 20% ethanol solution (Everclear is ethanol; it's not toxic the way rubbing alcohol is, so it's safer), and put neem oil on it. It clears up.


Mange and MRSA Connection
Posted by Abigail (Bude, Uk) on 12/06/2015

My poor little Staffie with a mostly white coat has extremely sensitive thin skin. For years I've been treating her mange (as we live out in the sticks) and other skin conditions. I myself have been very ill for quite some time. On top of this I am host to MRSA with much discomfort and distress. I have spent many hours with a microscope after brushing my dog and myself & done some research .

Does anyone know that Mange is the result of some strain of MRSA including other skin conditions like pyoderma? This is what they FAIL TO TELL YOU! It's the same problem for some animals as is for humans. They are keeping it under raps so it doesn't result in mass hysteria! Correct me if I'm wrong by all means only I've spent five years obsessedly with this problem now my dog is in a bad way along with myself and no cure that will be offered to you after 4 different treatments of antibiotics. Not with the recent cut backs.

~keep combing
~dips in the ocean if possible
~coconut oil stroked lovingly into the fur
~regular clean bedding
~A healthy diet are my suggestions for the natural approach.

Good luck to all ;)

Mange and MRSA Connection
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 12/06/2015

Hello Abigail,

Re:Correct me if I'm wrong by all means

Mange is caused by a parasitic mite - either the demodex mite or the sarcoptic mite. MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), is a form of bacterial infection that is resistant to numerous antibiotics.

A sarcoptic mange infection often results in bacterial or fungal skin infections; antibiotics will address the secondary skin infections but will not address the parasitic mange mite infection - so you certainly could try antibiotic after antibiotic with no cure for the mange in sight.

Check out EC's MRSA page:

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/MRSA.html

If this were my dog and I suspected mange, I would treat with Ted's Mange Remedy:

https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/dog_mange_cure.html

I think Ted's remedy is akin to dips in the ocean, but far more effective :-)

Since you are dealing with a chronic issue you might consider alkalizing with baking soda in the water and alternating with Ted's Borax protocol for dogs.


Mange and MRSA Connection
Posted by Susan (Alberta) on 06/05/2018

Wouldn't dips in the ocean be akin to epsom salt baths, due to the magnesium content? Just a thought.


Borax and Peroxide User Reviews
Posted by Jessbcause (Seattle, Wa) on 03/03/2016

Hi! Thanks for your reply! We are SO happy to say, that he is SOOOOOO much BETTER! His whole front half head to back looks like almost all his hair is growing back! It is incredible, he feels so smooth, so happy, energetic! AMAZING he got his youth back! I will be uploading Before, During, and After pics! For everyone to know, I believe this was one of the WORST cases of Dermo. mange... there IS a light at the end of the tunnel! The comment that kept us going was someone who wrote that "It tends to get worse before it gets better! " God Bless! Our prayers were answered! :)


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Posted by Trish (North Carolina) on 11/16/2015

To Whom it may concern,

I need to know if this mixture will affect my dog he is on prednisone for his hips. Will it have any effect on it?

May God Bless, Trish


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Posted by Karen (West Australia) on 12/01/2015

This poor dog. Had it for 11 years? Is that all you feed for diet?? What about protein etc.. You know, things like meat and offal and bones?


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Posted by Pitbull Love4ever (Tampa, Fl) on 10/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to leave a review. The borax, peroxide solution you put up worked wonders for my dog. His infection was so bad that he came to a halt. I finally had took him in because I finally had the money. His infection was caused by allergies to birds food (chicken, fowl) once we change him to the bison taste of the wild, his antibiotics, steroid wipes he was completely healed.

If the people trying this solution and it doesn't completely go away it's probably because the infection spread to many layers of the skin and needs the medications to help. My pet has sensitive skin so any insect bite, grass etc will cause to flare up. So he is on hydroxyzine once a day to maintain. For those who can afford meds use goodrx.com .thank you so much for the beginning part of his treatment. It was a blessing.

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Posted by Karen (Wa) on 12/01/2015

You say "sensitive skin". But what is the dogs diet? Immune system is no doubt compromised.


Borax and Peroxide User Reviews
Posted by Julia (Olive Hill, Kentucky) on 10/02/2015

Today is day one of trying Ted's Mange treatment. I rescued Jackie Pooh 2 years ago. He had the worst case of demodectic mange ever! His 3 siblings and his Mom had it as well. His mom is was a larger beagle and his dad was a smaller pyr. His mom and siblings cleared up quickly andnicely with a grain free diet, and medicated baths. They were not as affected as Jackie Pooh. Jack has been a challenge! One of my talents has been growing hair on dogs! LOL!

I'm attaching 2 pics. One is of his back the first day I saw Jackie Pooh. The other is him a few weeks ago.

Those first few weeks were horrible. The lady that owned him since birth was unable to care for them so she asked for help. He was so shut down, he had lived his 1 1/2 year long life in the back of a dog house because the sun hurt his skin. He was terrified of everything and in so much pain and discomfort. His skin would pop open and bleed in places if you touched him. He smelled horrible. I rolled up my sleeves and said I can fix this! Yikes!

He has had numerous skin scrapes, the last 2 came back negative. He has been on a grain free diet from the start and gets probiotics and fish oil. He has been tested for thyroid issues twice. He had a complete Cushings test. His blood work has always come back great. He is neutered and HW neg.

I tried my usual routine, and used Frontline Spray on him along with medicated baths and good diet. He cleared up some. I never use Ivermectin. I hate the stuff. My vet doesn't even offer it to me for mange dogs, he knows I will say no. I was not getting anywhere with him except a few tufts of hair at a time grew in. I tried Advantage Multi. Nope. Changed foods again. Nope. Broke down and tried amitraz dip. Never again. Finally had big breakdown and tried Ivermectin even though I hate the stuff. Minimal results. So we have just continued medicated baths twice a month, good diet, fipronil spray. And this is where we have been for quite a while now. I kinda gave in and said, OK, it is what it is and I love him and he won't get adopted so I have this Kentucky Crested, as we fondly call him.

So I will give Ted's a try. Let's see if this helps. Because Pooh gets baths so often, he is great about getting wet. We didn't have any problem making or applying the treatment. If there ever was a test for Ted's treatment, it will be Jackie Pooh!!! It is certainly cheap and easy to make!


EC: HI Julia, please submit another post for the 2nd photo. Unfortunately, the software we are using for uploading photos only allows 1 pic per post. Sorry about that!

Borax and Peroxide User Reviews
Posted by Celso (Philadelphia, Pa ) on 10/07/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Just wanted to say ... I took my dog to the vet .. and the skin scraping didn't reveal having mange.... but all of a sudden the brown crust from my dog's anal area started moving its way up his body .... and I have 4 other dogs itching crazy ... I used this treatment about 2 days ago on all the dogs .. their skin went back to a mild pink from a bright red..... the itching has stopped about 75% .... so far so good ... thanx ted ;)


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Posted by Amy (Long Island, Ny) on 10/13/2015

Get food grade diatomecious earth from Home Depot or tractor supply. It must be food grade. Mix w water and bathe dogin it. Also Google it's either a teaspoon or tablespoon to sprinkle on food or mix w food for him to eat it. Also get spray bottle half apple cider vinegar and half water shake and spray dog every single day. Do not miss one day of this. Make sure to get it on his arms so he can lick it as well. Don't forget to treat ears. Also, I would get dropper bottle and every day and do 2-3 drops of the half n half mix of vinegar in the ears and rub under ear so it gets deep in the ear canal. Do not make it too wet. If it gets too wet, do it every other day or only do 2 drops instead of three good luck. Oh and bath the dog at least once a week. If it were my dog I would do 2 or three till you see results from diatomaceous earth.


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Posted by Jw (Georgia) on 10/14/2015

Am wondering if I need to bathe my dogs before applying the treatment. I have a 4 month old with mange that spread to my 2 year old. Poor babies are itchy and scabby. Any suggestions?


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Posted by Koys (Manila) on 11/23/2015

How many mix solution every treatment/bathe? ex. in shih tzu. Thanks.


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Posted by Carole (Fresno, California) on 12/23/2015

The borax does not dilute, just settles on the bottom.


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Posted by Bea (Usa) on 09/01/2016

Small molecules of benzyl peroxide in shampoo (5 microns or so) help to remove the waxy substance the mites use to block off the hair follicles, which prevents any treatments from getting down to them; it also causes the skin to develop sores. I found a shampoo that combines that and sulfur together, which seems to work. I think it's also good to use some kind of conditioning treatment, to prevent over-drying. I use one with enzymes, which should also help to prevent the waxy buildup. In fact, although his condition is generalized and the hair continues to loosen, we haven't had much waxy buildup since I got those shampoos.


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Posted by Dannyr (New Zealand, Auckland) on 09/14/2015

Is it safe to use this on a pregnant Labrador?


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/14/2015

Absolutely safe! Good luck with your pups!


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Posted by Dave (Beckley, Wv ) on 09/15/2015

From what I've read, I understand that after I wash my dog with the solution, I'm not supposed to rinse her. Is this correct? I mean, what if my dog licks her skin? Is the borax dangerous if it's ingested?


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/16/2015

Hey Dave!

Borax is safe if your dog licks her skin. Borax is a remedy for yeast and fungal infections as well as a necessary mineral.


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Posted by Jerrica (Nc) on 09/22/2015

Will the solution affect carpeting? Or do you spray them with it and take them outside?

Thanks!


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Posted by Cindy (Pa) on 07/07/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Just a note to say that I used Ted's recipe in my dog. Bathed her twice, two days in a row, and her mange was taken care of. I was very impressed with its success and recommend it to any who find their dogs with mange.

When your best friend your dog has mange, it is frightening and it spreads so fast that you feel helpless to stop it and it hurts to see your friends in such distress and quickly getting worse.

Thank you for sharing this inexpensive remedy. I am more than grateful.


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Posted by Philippa (Uk) on 06/28/2015

We have been treating our terrier for over a month with Ted's mange cure. He had it quite bad all down his back. There is some improvement but the die off has led to lots of scabs, which he is scratching and now has huge bloody scabs. He has a bath every 4 days and not sure he will cope with yet another set if I do the staph bath too. So, can I do the staph treatment as a daily application rather than as a bath?

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/29/2015

Hey Phillipa!

Did your terrier get a vet scraping to confirm mange mites? I ask because what you describe doesn't strike me as mange, more like flea allergy or an allergy of some sort.

You can do the staph remedy in a spray bottle and just spray the bad spots with it.

One thing you might consider is the diet; avoid any kibble with grains, food dyes and un-named protein sources. Diet changes take a few weeks to show improvement, but they can make a huge difference.


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Posted by Philippa (Uk) on 06/29/2015

Yes, he had a scraping which showed bad mite infestation.

Yes, this is my concern. Gophers did go on anti biotics but the scabs are still there and he keeps itching. Have started to apply the anti staph remedy as a lotion so we'll see. Maybe he should have anti biotics too. Have also realised I may have compromised the mange remedy by not using distiller water, will do that from now on.


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Posted by Waleed (Pakistan) on 10/14/2015
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Hey, my girl is really ithcy during the summers and she keeps chewing her legs, paws, and the back of her body, also really bad itching on the belly. She doesn't have hair loss nor are their are some sort of patches, the skin on her legs (some parts) is sort of blue, I have treated her with lots of medicated shampoes and other vet prescribed stuff, but nothing works. I can't figure out if it's mange or allergies? Also her skin smells too, maybe that's due to the chewing. Please guide.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/14/2015

Hey Lacat!

Ted's Mange cure is great on mange - but what you describe does not sound like a mange mite infection. What you describe to me sounds more like a diet incompatibility/allergic to something in the food. So what are you feeding? Read the ingredients on the food you are feeding - if you see grains in the first 7 ingredients diet could likely be the culprit, and a diet switch to a grain free food is in order.

You might also consider alkalizing the water for your dog - this helps balance the PH in your dog's system which will help with the itching; you might also consider adding borax to the water as this helps to combat a systemic yeast infection which can occur on a grain based diet.

You can continue with the mange remedy, but you might also consider Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy instead - particularly as it will address infection on the skin - you may need to apply it daily or several times per day to keep your pet comfortable while the skin heals.

I will say if you are dealing with big, open infected sores that I would not hesitate to see the vet. They may suggest a cortizone shot for the itching - read up on this as there is a possibility for a bad reaction; they will also recommend an antibiotic for the infection. You might be able to use an OTC antibiotic you can buy at any drugstore for the infected sores. I am in agreement with you on avoiding the chemical dips.

One thing that may help are the addition of probiotics to the diet; acidophillus pills are the most direct way, but raw sauer kraut is also very good and some people have had good results with adding a spoonful of yogurt to the diet.

Please report back on your results!


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Posted by Lacat (Malaysia) on 05/14/2015

Hi Theresa many thanks for your reply and I am wondering about it being a food allergy or a thyroid issue.

I have been making her meals myself and I rotate different proteins every few days - beef, mutton, chicken, eggs and fish mixed with liquidised or finely chopped vegetables (e.g. cucumber, celery, greens) I add a probiotic (Lacto 5), enzymes (Young Living Essentialzyme 4 or Allerzyme), cod liver oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil, ACV, Zinc, Vit E, garlic etc etc.

I must say she doesn't seem to drink much so I add filtered water to her food.

She has had NO grains/carbos/sweets for about 2 months now.

Her ears were particularly bad for the last 2 days (having seemed to be getting better - I clean them every day) so I bought and treated her ears with a herbal remedy last night and again this morning and I used YL Animal Scents on her sores last night and this morning and I have to say she seems a lot calmer this morning :)

I am wondering if she has been experiencing Hex????? - the die-off syndrome after the mites have been attacked?

I am very interested to hear detailed experiences of what people's experiences have been when they started using Ted's cure. Did their dog get sudden eruptions of red, spotty areas and increased itchiness in new spots and how long did this last? She seems to be very irritated around the anus - is it possible the die off is also causing a problem in her anal sacs or is this more likely an issue if her problem is allergy related?

Thank you!


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Posted by Thuy Tran (San Diego) on 05/14/2015

Dear Lacat,

My dog, BuBu ( just passed away) started scratching when he was 5 year olds and after his back surgery, his skin problem got worse, especially in the summer, his fur fell off and the open sore all over, he looked like he got burn. We took him to the Dermatologist, the Vet put him on antibiotic for one month and when he was off antibiotic, his skin broke out again. After 2 months on antibiotic, I started to search on line , tried everything for him ( I do the process of the elimination in parallel ) some worked for few month and he suffered again. Finally, I found the website- www.Nzymes.com, I ordered and followed the healthy skin program. They say that the condition will get worst at the 3 rd month before getting better, but on my dog, he got better right away after one month and his skin was completely clear up in six months, he was like a new dog. I ordered the large kit ( $117 or sth..) that lasted over a year. After one and a half year his itchy started coming back but not terrible like before and he wasn't crazy biting his paws like before.

I don't know if this can help your dog or not but I would like to share my experience with you. I understand how despairing you are because I did go through it before. My heart was broken everytime my dogs got sick.

You can read about the healthy program @ www.Nzymes.com.

ps: Please, don't put your dog on antibiotic again, it isn't good for our four leg friends. I wish the best for your dog.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/15/2015

Hey Lacat!

You might consider keeping a food diary for your dog to see if there is a pattern; in conjunction with the diary also temporarily cease the rotating protien diet and just feed 1 protien at a time for a period of time, ie chicken protien for 2 weeks and log results, then switch to mutton protien and log results: you may be able to identify if a particular protien is problematic for your dog.

I still question the parasitic mite issue; what you describe does not sound like mites - but it does sound like systemic yeast to me. I have known instances in confirmed demodectic mange where the mange 'rash' got worse before it got better - this in particularly bad cases and affecting areas where the rash existed prior, so not erruptions in new areas. The particular irritation around the anus just strikes me as systemic yeast. If this were my dog I would do borax in the water to combat the yeast internally - this along with the probiotic regime you are doing. A Herx reaction in this case might result in lethargy, dog just not feeling good while the toxins work their way out of the system. Support might be milk thistle, and other herbs or supplements for liver, kidneys and gallbladder support.

You might consider YL lavender oil diluted with coconut oil as a salve for the anus area; calendula would also be good. You can make a paste of borax and milk of magnesia to apply on the sores but do not work it into the skin as if the skin is in a reactive state rubbing might raise more hives. Anti-inflammatories such as quercetin, turmeric and yucca may be of help, so you might consider adding at minimum turmeric to the cocktail of nutritional supplements you are currently dosing.

It might also be helpful to make up Ted's antifungal/antistaph solution and keep it in a spray bottle to allow you to frequently spritz trouble spots on your dog without having to dip the entire dog on the alternate days after the mange dips.

I will keep the thinking cap on for you this weekend. Good luck and report back!


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Posted by Lizzy (Asheville, NC) on 05/15/2015

Hi Lacat,

I was about to write a very long update to the itchy skin/yeast infection/skin infection/MRSA/hematoma issues I have dealt with in my dog for the past 18 months, but saw your post and wanted to respond since it sounds like you are going through what I did. Here is a quick list of the things that have really helped my dog heal after 1.5 years of constant itching and skin infections. These are not home remedies, but products you can find on a site like Amazon.com.

1. Dermabenss Shampoo - I found this product after typing in "shampoo for MRSA" and reading reviews on Amazon.com and bought it. It has been WONDERFUL at healing my dog's itchy skin and preventing more staph infections. I believe it really turned things around for my dog. I only use it once a week even though the instructions suggest every few days. This shampoo is better than any of the shampoos the vet gave me to try. Apple cider vinegar rinse and Ted's borax/peroxide rinse did not help at all.

2. Vet's Best Hot Spot Spray - Inexpensive yet very effective. This spray will help quickly heal any skin lesions. It proved to be better than all the home remedies and sprays I tried for almost a year.

3. Epi-Optic Advanced for ears. Use this once a week. It is VERY important to stay on top of the ear situation. I figured out that my dog's staph infections were most likely caused by him scratching his ears, which had yeast and bacteria overgrowth, and then scratching other parts like his stomach. Staph in the making...

4. Zymox Otic HC 1.0 Enzymatic Solution for ears. If you dog has an ear infection, please use this. The amazing Theresa on Earth Clinic wrote about this product in one of her posts and it has been fantastic.

5. The food I now use: The Honest Kitchen - Base Mix. I add raw ground beef to it. I don't think my dog's problems are related to food allergies, rather pollen, but this food has been great.

Hope this helps. Please let us know how it goes!


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Posted by Lacat (Malaysia) on 05/25/2015

Dear Theresa, Lizzy and Thuy Tran

A huge thank you for your comments!

Apart from continuing with the mange baths, I have been adding 1/2tsp turmeric mixed with a pinch of freshly ground black pepper, garlic and olive oil to Fizzy's food morning and night for the last few days. Her food has been raw lungs with a little bit of liquidised greens, an occasional boiled egg and crushed shell and all the supplements added.

This seems to have turned the situation around somewhat and she has now safely had her cone off for the last 3 days (without self-mutilating! ) The lesion on her neck is healing slowly and she is not chewing her feet and ears like she was but is scratching a bit at her chin and around her mouth (where I haven't been putting the mange cure now that I think about it! ) Her ears seem to get better and then bad again but she is not scratching them and shaking her head as badly as she was.

Although her hair seemed to start growing back rapidly when I first started the treatment, it seems to have slowed down now which is a bit disappointing - not sure if it just appears that way though...

All in all things are looking up and I will keep you posted :)

Cannot thank you all, Ted and whoever is responsible for this site, enough - you have saved my sanity (and Fizzy's as well I'm sure! )


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Posted by Bellah's Guardian (Sacramento) on 11/02/2015

Hi and Thank GOD for this site and Ted! I just wanted to mention that less is more when attempting to identify food allergies. The elimination diet is best. Only one meat source (beef is a cool meat for dogs with heat). Try ground beef and green beans. My dog is allergic to chicken and ALL dog foods have chicken (they say they don't but animal byproducts is chicken). Eliminate all ingredients for 3 weeks except one protein and veggie. Then ask vet for Wind Toxin - Traditional Chinese Medicine. Blessings.


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Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 01/11/2016
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It is my understanding for many years that all animals/ meats are experimented on then covered up by using antibiotics and steroids.... The only place you can get home grown meats are on a farm all pure home raised. Good Luck


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/25/2017

Hey Lacat!

Fizzy sounds like a dog I once had who broke out in hives anytime the wind changed direction. It is so difficult to stay on top of inhalent allergies - it is a never ending up hill battle. What helped was the constant rotation of water- from plain to baking soda to borax to plain, and also swapping out the chow from chicken diet to pork diet to beef diet and so on. Home made and RAW diets are best, but if you have to feed kibble rotate the protien bases often - and some find that daily rotation of protien provided the best results. Yeast can bloom on a whim - the dog under extra stress, the wrong food treat - so you always will be dealing with this issue. The maleseb shampoo is very effective! You may find you can buy the working ingredients in bulk at your local farm and fleet or tractor supply store, so you can buy a gallon of chlorhexidine and then add 1 oz to human tea tree oil shampoo and then rinse and finish with an ACV rinse and obtain good results.

Thank you for your update!


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Posted by Penelope (Gun Barrel City,Texas) on 05/13/2015
3 out of 5 stars

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.

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Posted by Leeniemud (Jessieville, Ar) on 05/02/2015
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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!

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/03/2015

Hey Leeniemud!

You can give your Pokie the spa treatment; massage olive oil into his coat and let him sit for 15 minutes, and then bath; do this inbetween mange treatment baths. Just do 1 shampoo after the oil treatment and towel really well - he will be oily, so towel well but do NOT get all the oil off; he will keep until the next bath/mange treatment.

I would also give him oils in his food - 1 teaspoon olive oil in his food am and pm; you can upgrade to higher quality oils like evening primrose oil or salmon oil, etc. -but in a pinch olive oil works well.


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Posted by Leeniemud (Jessieville, Ar) on 06/22/2015

After treating my dog pokie now for 10 weeks using Ted's Mange Cure he was almost totally cured, fur grown back and all, then the mange travelled down to his paws about 2 weeks ago. I've tried soaking them and putting nu-stock all over them but the mange is very stubborn.

It now appears my other dog has gotten it in his paws. My Newbie is going for a skin scraping this week. What I believed was demodectic mange may be sarcoptic mange and I am heartbroken for him and wished I had taken pokie for a skin scraping. It's difficult when you are limited with funds. Hopefully it'll work out for the best.

My question is how long does pododermatitis mange take to cure? I read that it is difficult to treat.


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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/23/2015

Hey Leeniemud!

Ted's Mange remedy applies to both demodectic and sarcoptic mange mites, however the sarcoptic mange mites can be picked up from outside, so can reinfect your pets over and over.

Pododemidicosis typically occurs after a demodectic mange outbreak; it is not something that is spread from the feet of one dog to the feet of another dog - that sounds more like sarcoptic mange.

Please tell us what your vet finds out.


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Posted by Leeniemud (Jessieville, Ar) on 06/25/2015
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After taking Newbie to the vet his skin scrape came back negative for mites. He was diagnosed w/a skin infection and and is on antibiotics. As for the sore on his tail, it looks like some kind of bite. As for pokie, I will keep up w/the baths and dipping for a few more weeks and his paws look a little better. Thanx for the reply Theresa


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Posted by Diana (Il) on 08/18/2015

If you have olive oil, add a tablespoon with each meal, I also give my baby fish oil.


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Posted by Tina (Saginaw, Tx ) on 11/03/2015

I'm trying regular cooking oil, I just apply with cotton balls. I read about it on another site. It says it will kill the mites and stop the itching. So far she's not itching so we'll see.


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Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 01/11/2016

Probiotics are better for every one concerned, antibiotics and steroids are very abrasive to the body, we have illnesses because our immune system is very low, and by giving any one antibiotics makes matters worse.We are defeating our own purposes. The very best probiotics are grapefruit seed extract & dandelion root..Good Luck


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Posted by Kirby G. (Birmingham) on 02/08/2016

I have a Shar-pei and a Rotty and have had an already long agonising journey with vets...meds...multiple diagnoses including being told its normal for shar-pei's to suffer! And home remedy's in between. Now I've purchased various supplements as the dogs symptoms started to re-appear after a few months on grainfree dry dogfood. I am about to start implementing any advice I've taken from this page and other notes I've collected and will post in future the results as I see them... I'm not a great communicator I rarely answer txts let alone write things on forums but seeing other people in my situation at wits end I felt I had to commit myself to share anything that may help anyone else.



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