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

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Posted by Lisa (Perris, Ca USA) on 01/31/2013
5 out of 5 stars

We rescued a pit bull who was covered in mange. I took him to the vet for dips but they did not work so I tried Ted's Remedy. I mixed the solution as directed and applied weekly. What a difference! The mange is gone and he looks great! I highly recommend Ted's treatment over toxic vet remedy's, it works way better and costs a lot less. Thanks Ted and Earth Clinic!

Posted by Tcoop (Orlando, Fl) on 01/24/2013
1 out of 5 stars

I am at my wits end I have been trying this cure of borax and peroxide for about two weeks. My dog does not seem to be getting better. She is still red and hairless on 2 spots on her back and around her neck. I spray her almost everyday and it just doesn't seem to be working. What should I see after 2 weeks? Should she still be red on these spots? Her skin is very dark looking.

Replied by Angela
Cary, NC

Have you tried Apple Cider Vinegar, the one with the mother in it? I would do a water and ACV combo half and half and get a spray bottle and spray him at least 3 times a day. This should keep the ph level at a level that nothing can grow within that environment. I hope that helps if you haven't alady tried it. Good luck and I am sorry they are suffering...

Replied by Bempierre
Victorville, Ca

Check your dog food for corn. Corn heats up their system and causes them to chew and itch. It is twice as bad in warmer climates. I feed a lamb and rice dog food with no corn and wheat. Nature's Recipe is one to try. Good luck!

P.S. you can also add a couple of squirts of Lynatone (vitamin e oil) to their food for much needed oil back in the skin and coat. You can buy at most pet stores and feed stores.

Replied by Michelle
1 out of 5 stars

Yes, I was wondering about the message someone else left about treating their dog with the borax and after 2 weeks there was no improvement. I also have tried the peroxide and borax, with no improvement. So I got some ac vinegar, only seen improvement the day of use, but next again the bumps were back. My question I guess is how long before I see that its working? Also she (my dog) just finished her medicine of ivermec from the vet. I'm desperate to help my furry family member, im talking about the dog not my 17 year old.

Replied by Sharon
Wesley Chapel, Fl

l don't know if you all have read Ted's remedy but he says to give them baths in the mix. No drying or rinsing it off either. The spray is only for any after itching. Please be sure to treat the bedding where they lay. Washing with borax helps tremendously.

Replied by Paula
Stanford, Ky

Possibly a secondary skin infection from the irritation from the mites. May need antibiotics to take care of that.

Replied by Unique
Gainesville, Fl

You actually have to dip the dogs because the mites will find another spot to go if you just spray. Thoroughly soak your dogs.

Posted by Ramya (Mumbai, India) on 01/11/2013

Hi Ted, Cherry, my 5year old labrador-daschund cross has been sufferring from itchiness, sores & vast hairloss ever since she was 1. Antibiotics, medicated washes gave only temporary relief. The worst part was that vets here could nt diagnose her problem! Can u believe that?! I was almost at my wits end. All traumatized 'cause I couldnt bear to see her suffer like this. It is not untill recently that I figured out through my own research that she was suffering from mange. I have finally begun with your treatment. I've done the first application. I plan to do it once a week. Just to not have her to undergo the torture of these chemicals everyday or do u suggest I do it everyday?? I'm applying a mixture of neem oil & vegetable oil on her skin at night time to moisturize her skin and facilitate hair growth. Let's see how this goes... I'm optimistic 'cause she seems to show improvement. She hasn't been scratching much.. Except for a few times. She's barking, comes out of her hide-out and waggs her tail occasionally. Thankyou Ted... You are a saviour. I have been yearing since years to see her get back to her normal self. I hope that happens soon.. With your treatment. Thankyou.. God Bless. Ramya

Posted by Restrictedspeed (Kingman, Az, Usa) on 09/25/2012

Hi, I found your website very imformative. I first want to thank you for maintaining the site and giving us all great advice and ability to forum.

I have a dog that is about a year old, large mixed breed, looks like a visla lab mix, reddish orange fur and very pink skin. He has mange all over his body from the feet to the belly and sides and legs and around the eyes and mouth. I am using Ted's Treatment Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide and water solution but am concerned with the mouth and the eye areas. My dog only has a couple very small areas where a scab or sore has developed, but the areas around the mouth and eyes seem more inflamed as well as around his genital area. Overall the dog just has hair density loss and some slightly proud red flesh around the genitals and the mouth and underarms. We have been doing the treatment for about 8-10 days. 2 on 1 off due to my work schedule away from home overnight. He seems to be itching less and responding well but we do not see major improvement as of yet.

My questions are is there an additional treatment I can do around the mouth, eyes and genitals where the flesh has less hair that might be more adhesive to the skin or do you think the borax mix will do the trick? Also I saw some posts on giving some borax in the water is this safe or possible as far as you know.

I appreciate any advice or direction you can give me. Mange is new to me and I know red dogs have a more sensitive skin and fur and the coat shows greater irritation. I just want to make sure I am on the right track as not to let it worsen.

Thank You, Richard
Kingman, Az.

Replied by Laura
Bangor, Pa

I wanted to try this cure. I spoke with my vet and they said that if the dog licked the dried residue when cleaning that borax can cause kidney failure. please be cautious. I lost one dog to kidney failure from jerky made in china and its a horrible death.

Replied by Nick Van Rhyn
Port Elizabeth. South Africa

Hi, I have the same problem and I have tried mixing Vaseline, baby oil and flowers of sulphur in a very runny paste and applied it to my small dogs tail area with good result. Mix one part of the 'flowers of sulphur" and two parts vaseline and then add baby oil to thin the whole lot for easy application.

Hope this helps. If it does please repost so others can see it as well and let me know too.

Good luck,


Posted by Dawn (Merseyside, United Kingdom) on 09/24/2012

A little background info - My boxer bitch is a rescue dog who came with little info beyond that she had come from a very good but divorcing home and no health or special care info beyond "she has a bath every saturday night".

I thought this just meant she had been a pampered pooch but as I believe bathing so often would strip her natural oils we didn't keep this up. Within months she was scratching, wriggling on her back, rubbing up against us and the furniture and took the best relief rubbing along some crappy woodchip paper we have in the hall!

I took to brushing her regularly, spraying her with various soothing oils, trying different foods etc. All of which seemed to ease what we thought was just an ongoing sensitive skin issue.

We've had humid weather which encouraged a nasty flea explosion and with having another boxer male and two cats you can imagine the sheer amount of flea treatments we've been through. My boxer male also had ear mites which were treated and cleared up without appearing to spread to the other animals but last week the bitch went downhill dramatically with hair falling out, hot spots and incessant itching and flaking skin.

I hit the internet and found this site. From all the info here - and the fact that none of the other animals are experiencing her particular problems - I've deduced that she definitely has a mite infestion of some kind if not demodectic mange.

Slathering her in mayonnaise resulted in tell-tale bumps and so I decided to try this cure. I got 200ml 6% Hydrogen Peroxide from the local pharmacy (99p) which I've reduced to a 1% solution - as per the pharmacist's instructions - by mixing 1 part peroxide to 3 parts distilled water. The distilled water I obtained from my condenser dryer (of all places) and 200ml of this solution added to 2 tablespoons of Borax - obtained on Ebay. Co.Uk (2kg for around £9 inc. postage) - gives me the right mix.

Mixing up 1 litre of the solutions therefore costs around £1.10 and - applied with a spray bottle to drench and spot treat my medium sized boxer - I reckon there is enough in that for 3 treatments.

I completely soaked her in the solution yesterday, she calmed down immediately and slept most of the day. The relief from the itching must have heavenly.

I've drenched her again today and intend to do this every day for a week then bathe her with Head & Shoulders dandruff shampoo and give a day off.

I've also taken photos to compare "before & after". As she's a brindle her coat makes getting a clear photo nigh on impossible but her belly - once covered with dark downy hair - is bald, sore, flaky and pink so will provide the best example.

I appreciate there are no guarantees but I'm encouraged by the testamonials here and curious to see how she goes. I will post back with an update next week.

Thank you to Ted for "The Cure" and to everyone who has posted with their personal experiences and examples of their own regimens. Your help in helping me to help my very much-loved dog is invaluable and very much appreciated.

Replied by Tariq
Kashmir, Pakistan

hi, I'm trying the borax h2o2 solution for about a week now. I'm doing the head and shoulder wash and rinse and then the borax h2o2 solution via spray not having much success. The only h2o2 available comes in 120ml bottle 20 volume, please could some1 tell me what % this is and how to dilute to 1%. I am using 4 h2o2 bottles + 20 ml to make 500 ml of h2o2 and then adding 2.5 lt of warm water and 10 tablespoons of borax and resting this mix for ten minutes. I leave this on the dog to dry overnight. Please help what am I doing wrong. Thanx

Replied by Gena
Pasadena, California

Hi, have you checked your pharmacy or grocery store for 3% peroxide in the wound section? All stores here in the USA carry 3% so I am surprised to hear that you can only find 20%. What do people in Pakistan sterilize their wounds with? Your measurements sound right to me. Sorry, I do not know why it isn't working. Maybe someone else who has treated mange will know.

Replied by Leannienh

I'm not sure if you've resolved your issues but in reading this I' m afraid when you say 20 volume you may be confused and using peroxide meant for hair color developing and not hydrogen peroxide as the previous poster reminded you and is usually referred to in 20, 30, 40 volume. The hydrogen peroxide antiseptic is typically 3% stabilized solution in a purified water base and is used as a disinfectant. The hair developer is a bleaching agent when mixed with haircolor and isn't what you need.

Posted by Bobbie (Corpus Christi, Texas) on 09/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

My little dog got demadex mange @ 6mos. I spent $126.00 @ Vet. The dip was so toxic, I looked it up, & antibiotics to boot. After 1st dip my pup felt so bad, just layed around. I new it was to toxic for her, she is very small, so I found Ted's Remedy with Hydro. Peroxide & Borax. SIMPLY AMAZING! Saw results after 1st treatement, treated every other day for 1 wk. Then it was gone. I still put it on her once aweek helps greatly for fleas. All her hair came back rt. away and is beautiful. I would have been dipping her with toxins from Vet until Nov. Thank You so much! I think every kennel. dog lover, etc should know about this!! I wish I would have before I went to Vet.

Replied by Jathanw
Fort Worth, Tx

Hey my dog has d mange. I did the borax/peroxide bath. Also added tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in her water at night. There's one spot that she's losing hair above her eye. Each time I bathe her I leave that Area covered ith the treatment, then massage it in.

But it's getting worse. The spot is getting bigger. I started giving her vitamin c to build her immune, along with a change of dog food. Help! I want her to be healed. J

Replied by Kates
Charlotte, Nc, Usa
5 out of 5 stars


Speedy and dramatic recovery. Ollie was a stray who showed up a month ago with fairly severe sarcoptic mange. Dramatic and speedy recovery using Ted's basic treatment. Ollie weighed 41 lbs when we found him - used a mixture of 2 c hydrogen peroxide, 4 c water, 2/3 c borax. After shampooing and rinsing, used the entire amount to rinse again, making sure to use get the underside of his body.

Did the treatment every 3 days for the first two weeks, then once a week.

Posted by Daveyo (Nakhon Sawan, Thailand) on 08/29/2012

Greetings: (This message is URGENT) For Ted.

Ted, I have a serious crisis as I have 35 Doxie dogs over here. One of them has Scabies Mange (ultra critical) and some others also are beginning to experience the same sympthoms. I am an American, who is a retired viral researcher, worked with a Emeritus DVM in Salt Lake Utah, in 2007 and came up with a cure against Canine Distemper etc and so forth. The cure is official.

Anyway I got a problem and need to do dips on all these dogs. 1 cup of 1% of H2O and 2 cups of water, and 3 tablespoons of Borax is not going to do it. I need to submerge the most critical dog into a lot of this such as a tub with enough of your ingredients rising to at least the underbelly and to keep them there for minimum of 30 minutes and soaking this dog with the solution.

Also how long should this treatment persist. Days, weeks and how many times per week days etc.

I am not about to spend thousands of Baht for some VET as the majority of these VETS are clueless and brainless unless they are certified and bonifide Neurosurgeons. I have had the VET Boards tell me, and Dr. Sears that we are voodoo doctors yet they have seen with their own eyes the dogs are fully cured. Me and Dr. Sears and Dr. Mueller are the only people who have extensive experience against Distemper both body and CNS and at present time pushing to use this official cure regarding Multiple Sclerosis. Yes, same viral and vitro trademarks called Measles. Our cure wipes out this disease in 24 hours especially in the CNS and Brain with absolutely no side effects. We have a book out on this already.


I need your help badly on my current problem. Need your script to cure these dogs of the darn Mite problems. Meaning a tub script!! What name brand here in Thailand goes for Borax??? Where to find it, maybe at a pharmacy???

Dog sizes - about 25 inches long, and stand on average 8 inches.

Will wait for your reply. Got a good feeling regarding the war against mighty mites.

Thanks, Daveyo

Posted by Jimbo (Camarillo, Ca) on 08/12/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Ok MY DOGS CONDITION HAD ME STRESSED OUT!!!!! Itch, chew, itch, scabs TERRIBLE odor, AND DANG NEAR CHEWED OFF HIS FEET!! His knuckles and pad on one foot was so bad he wouldnt let it touch the ground. So at first I thought this was all due to fleas. So for a couple of weeks his condition did not improve. Then I researched the "TERRIBLE SMELL" and thought it was a shin yeast infection. Nope. Condition worsened!!! Took to the VET and they (A-holes) gave him a steriod which puts mange into OVERDRIVE or it did in our case anyway. So I WAS AT MY END!!

So I decided to use the Borax treatment. Well in two day he was running on all four paws barking and playing and he is almost completly recovered!!! I was doing the treatment EVERY OTHER DAY due to the fact that I could no longer watch him suffer and it paid off one thousand percent!!! I called a pet radio station and talked to "warren" a national pet show to ask about this treatment. He would not answer. Liability I guess, he kept saying go to the Vet go to the Vet go to the Vet. I told him I did and they made it WORSE!!! He never did give me any feedback so thats why I'm Typing my story for the next stressed out folks! THIS HAS BEEN THE REAL DEAL!!! DO NOT DELAY OR WORRY ABOUT THE PEROXIDE!

Replied by Marlene
Romulus, Michigan

Hi Ted. I have four dogs with the same problem and am at wits end. Vet is no help. please tell me what you did that works.

EC: To find Ted's remedy, please click on the treatment tab at the beginning of this section: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/dog_mange_cure.html#TEDS

Posted by Karen (Paducah, Kentucky) on 08/08/2012

Ted, you are an angel for sharing this information with everyone. Your mange treatment cured my kitten's mange within a few days after I began treating her. Thank you so very much.

Posted by Carolynn (Mi) on 08/01/2012

OMG... I have to tell you.. I used Ted's remedy for mange on my adult golden retriever and once... ONCE only.... And let it dry naturally and he was like a puppy again. It was an unbelievable change.. I thought he was just happy to be outside but he was jumping up and catching toys again and playing tug o war with me.. And HE HAD NOT SCRATCHED except once quickly maybe from being outside.. Now that he is in, NOT ONCE... He has had this skin condition for years and years... I have tried Frontline and shampoos for hot spots and I finally admitted to myself that although he doesn't scratch 24-7, just 20-7 that it was probably a mange of some sort.. And I went looking for a remedy... His ears had gotten 'smelly' and poor puppy, would scratch and sometimes till he was raw and then it would seem to subside... I switched diets, fed him yougurt and thought he might be allergic to my cat or a bug... A vet had treated his ears wiht something that cleared it up.. for a week or so and then I had to go right back and spend MORE money to refill the prescription that never lasted the length of time it was supposed to and then they wanted ot do another examination to get the prescription refilled again. Sigh... I was relieved to see that one of the symptoms of mange is an ear condition and I am hoping hoping hoping that this will clear up with his skin... Even as I write this, he is near my feet and resting, no scratching. I will let you know... I want his pretty yellow fur to grow back in and his bushy tail to come back... He is like Bush's Baked Beans dog, only blonde...

Posted by Ryan (Peterborough, On,canada) on 07/27/2012

I tried many foolish home remedies to try and stop the severe mange in my 10 month old female beagle. The vet kept telling us it was an allergy but finally after finding this website things began to improve. We used 500 ml of peroxide with 1 litre of water and 3 tablespoons of Borax bath every other day for 2 weeks until the symptoms apppeared a little better. Then we slowed to bathing her every 5 days to 6 days. We have also been giving a daily dose of Ivomec that I purchased at the Co-op in town. The recommended dosage that I was given is 1/10 cc of injectable ivomec per 10 pounds of body weight and this is given orally every day. I found drizzling it over some canned dog food of meat works well.

I am not a vet and I know that some breeds are effected by ivermectin so do your homework about your breed of dog, however this method has been working for us for the last 6 weeks. Almost all of my little girl's fur is back and she has regained her spark for life. Catch mange early and continue to treat even when the symptoms begin to clear. Mange can kill your pet if it is not treated. Thanks to this site for all its help!!

Replied by Val
Decatur, Alabama

I have seached several post trying to find a solution to my dog having these black fungus spots. I had a friend on facebook post and tell everyone that NEEM OIL (100% cold pressed) cures this and more. Check out neem oil and use this on your pets! It works... Is all natural and you can find it in any health food store. VERY IMPORTANT!!! Make sure you get 100% cold pressed not any that has been diluted with pesticides! I take a dropper full and mix in with shampoo, rinse. Then while my dog is still damp I take dropper full and with gloved hands rub into his coat all over. If it seems a little harsh you can mix with water and spray on and rub in. Use immediately becomes it isn't effective if it sits. No fleas!!! My dog has suffered for years from scratching constantly to the point he had open sores, bleeding and scabs all over. I have tried the 20 mule team borax to no avail. There is no need for all these harsh chemicals that will make your pet sick. I no longer buy flea collars or flea sprays or drops. These black fungus looking spots are drying up and he is one happy little dog! Please try this I bathe him with this once a week or so. Stay with it and you will be amazed!

One side note this stuff stinks! It smells like sulpher. But a small price to pay for our friends being healthy again. He has had no ill side effects from licking his coat after treatments. It says not to ingest but think it means large amounts full strength. It cures fungus, ringworms, mange, can be used on plants for pests. You can use it in your shampoo as well. It is also found in toothpastes. Do some research on it. You will be amazed!!!

Posted by Jade (Orlando, Florida) on 07/22/2012

Borax is in a big box in the laundry detergent isle at grocery stores. It is a white powder that was/is an old fashioned laundry detergent booster.

Posted by Amber (Beckley, West ) on 06/27/2012

Since everyone seems to be soaking/spraying their dog different amounts how many times a week would actually work? Does it depend on how bad the mange is?

Replied by Marcella
Miami, Fl

Unfortunately I have no other options, I have tried numerous dips and medication. I will be trying this remedy this week. I do have a question my dog is a Great Dane Shepard mix (3 years old he has had mange since he was a puppy from his mom) He sleeps on a couch are bed his bed and a futon it's not possible to wash all of these items ( he has non contagious red mange) is that absolutely nessesary in order to cure? Sounds alot like lice should it be treated as such? One more question the percent to amount ratio is slightly confusing can some one put the measurements in easy to read format like this much poroxide this much water and poor borax until its can no longer dissolve. Thank you for any help you provide. Hoping to cure my miserable friend!!!

Posted by Uswiggies (Clermont, Florida) on 06/20/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Ted's peroxide/borax treatment worked on our Shepard mix puppy! I used the mix the first day, used vegetable oil the next day (applied with cotton ball to extremely bare, blackish, sore spots, day three rest. I used Ted's recipe day four and the bare, blackish, sore spots are gone! I am shocked but oh so happy we didn't spend hundreds at the vet. I was very skeptical at first but I know it works! Thanks Ted and all who posted that convinced me to at least try.

Replied by Sharon
Wesley Chapel, Fl

l have found two ways to treat your yard for mites, since treating the animals and surrounding areas is vital. One is to spread "tobacco dust" around the whole yard. It can be bought by the garbage bag for about $20. It took 2 bags to treat my 3/4 of an acre. This can only be purchased at select feed stores, you must call around.

The second way is to introduce a voracious mite-eating beneficial insect bought at organic pest control websites. It is called a green lacewing. It is suggested to buy the eggs, and also a food for them once they become adults to keep them in your yard. The eggs hatch into mite-eating larvae for 2-3 weeks before they mature. The adults eat honey, and nectar on flowers, so keeping food out for the adults keeps them reproducing in your yard. It's not very expensive to let nature do the hard work.

Posted by Melissa (Cleveland, Texas, U.s.a) on 03/17/2012

Dear Ted, I have a litter of 5wk old shiht-zu and them and mom have been affected with mange. Can I use this borax treatment on them and mom which is still nursing them and with her nursing and the pups young age, is it safe to leave it on them??? Thank You, Melissa

Replied by Bam Bam's Mom
Millsboro, De Usa

I gave my 5 month old male chihuahua which only weighed 1lb this after frustrating visits with out vets and costing us lots of money. I have used this 2x in 2 weeks, . What a difference. I used veg oil for his skin because it gets real dry and it doesn't harm him. I also added an extra 1/2 cup of water to the mixture since he is so small. It does work great. Bam Bam's mom.

Replied by Krisandra
Bay Area, California

Hey everyone!!

I was just wondering what you do after the solution dries on the puppy/dog? Do you wash it off or wait until the next time he/she needs a bath. I'm in need of help and no website will answer my questions. Please and thank you! Have a good day.

‚ÄĒKrisandra S.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

Hey Krissandra!

You don't wash it off once it dries - you leave it on until the next bath.

I find that mine 'shed' some borax crystals for the first few hours out of crate once they have dried off, after that you don't know they have been dipped in anything.

If you have a problem with the dried borax crystals shedding about the house, you can simply brush your dog and the dried crystals will be brushed out in your grooming area and not be deposited all about the house.

Replied by Hailey


I have a 4 month old teacup chihuahua and at first we just thought she had really dry skin until we noticed she started getting bald spots. We know it is mange and tried the hydrogen peroxide and borax and It is sitting in her right now. I read that they can drink borax too? I'm really scared to give it to her to drink because she is so little. What do you recommend?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

Hey Hailey!

Taking borax internally is for internal parasites such as yeasts and fungi. I don't see a reason why you would need to treat your chi with borax internally for external mange mites.

That said, if you wished to dose your chi with borax orally, you would start with 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon into 1 liter of pure water and allow her to drink throughout the day.