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!!
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.
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?
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.
Wesley Chapel, Fl
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
Millsboro, De Usa
Bay Area, California
This recipe of mixing the borax saturated water with peroxide worked great on my English bulldog, Dooley. I have three bulldogs and unfortunately am familiar with most canine problems. Decided to try this formula on Dooley before going to the vet. It worked great! I could see results after one application. I bathed Dooley making sure to take the flattened somewhat moist scabs off his back. I have a feeling that Dooley's mange was staph related, from my past experiences... But, regardless of what it was... It is gone now. I have completed three applications now... After the first application, the scabs never came back, and the hair began to grow back. Thanks for the great tip! Hope others also try this and have the success that Dooley had!
Hi Ted! I've done your mange cure on my 1 yr old Chow Chow since nothing worked regarding vet treatments. I mentioned your cure to the vet and said since we've tried everything else, it wouldn't hurt. I followed your instructions to the letter. He didn't mind the dip at all and I think he rather enjoyed it.
What I noticed though was that after he dries, the red bumps seem to get aggravated. They're redder than normal and he's scratching. Although the next day, the red bumps dry up and flake off but he's still scratching. We're on the 4th day of treatment and was wondering if this is a normal reaction and would go away as the mites go? Or should I be adding something else to make the solution more potent to the mites? Do I just continue with the treatment? It looks like the mites try to fight back. Will Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil help his itching?
Thank you in advance.
Makati City, Philippines
Fremantle, Western Australia
Makati City, Philippines
After 2 days of using this mixture of Borax and peroxide and apple cider vinegar. I do believe my dog's mange is clearing up. It was pretty bad and she stunk really, really bad. She has not scratched since the first treatment. Keeping fingers crossed. Thanks so much!
I'm so glad I found this site! I adopted a 3 Yr. Female EBD that had health issues, original owners basically left her in a backyard by herself most of her life. When I began to care for her, she wasn't very active and had a very bad skin condition which I later realized was mange. Long story short, I ran into this site and used Ted's guidelines. I'm 3 weeks into the treatment and couldn't be more thrilled! I now have a very active EBD and the mange is slowly going away, her coat is looking better daily thanks to Ted's solution! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Xoxo Juels
Theresa1989Stan1990 [Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada] = My boyfriend and I have tried every solution in the books (vets -tooooo expesive- , Lemon juice, epson salts... Etc.. ), shes a Austrailian Shepard, Huskey, Collie (rough), Begal mix, only a year old. The previous owner stopped her treatment only a month in and thought she was better (now we know its demodex generalized) and then she gave her to us, and well she got reinfected again and it happened within a span of a week to have loss of hair, red bumps on her belly, little leisions on the back of her neck & head, ears legs and chest and a huge lesion on her neck.
Well, we had a friend who has a family member as a vet and she said that the borax solution works. And well this is day 2 for us the smell has died down, the skin is starting to look better, fur is slightly discoloured and she is probably tramatized by how many times previously with other solutions only because her cuts reopen everytime. Which we are still having the issue.
We have a cone that prevents her from licking herself due to how weak she is at this point we dont want to risk having her digesting it, but the cone is the main reason why the cuts on her neck keep opening again because before we apply the solution, we need to take it off but the cuts are already crusted over the cone, even after the night before we waited for her to dry for hours than put the cone back on. We need to know if its safe to say she can lick herself after the borax solution is done drying, because she likes to lick her paws, and to clean herself, she is a constant licker... We dont know what to do when the cone is opening the cuts over and over again. And our main concern is that, can she get really sick even more with the borax/h202 just by licking herself like a cat(since she grew up with cats)?
What were other peoples techniques to prevent them from licking? (if they did)
Wesley Chapel, Fl
Better But With Side Effects
I'm curious. My black cocker spaniel periodically breaks out in a rash. We thought it was an allergic reaction to the dog park but after reading these posts it seems like it might be mange or mites. His latest bout appears to be his worst so far. His vet previously rx'd a topical cleanser as well as Gentamicin Sulfacte Topical Spray. This seems to work; however, I decided that it might be more efficient to try Ted's mange cure to see if that helped.
I didn't bath the dog in Ted's solution as he'd just gotten his hair done at the salon (who called and notified us of the rashes on his stomach which they thought were indicative of an allergy or staph infection). Instead, I mixed 150ml of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution with 300ml of distilled water then I mixed in 1 tablespoon of the borax (laundry cleaner). I put this all in a 500ml bottle and shook it until the borax had either mixed in or formed a solid mass that settled at the bottom of the bottle (I assumed the settlement was the portion that couldn't be dissolved). I then put the liquid in a spray bottle and sprayed the areas of his tummy which had the rash. I also sprayed some on his back and tried to push it through his hair without messing up his cute cocker spaniel hair cut. While the instructions recommend bathing in the solution once a week, I've sprayed the tummy area several times since the initial application as I thought that would be close to simulating a full body bath for the effected body parts. I've now begun to notice that my dog's black hair has been lightened as though the 1% hydrogen peroxide is having a bleaching effect. Is this typical? Is it because I've sprayed the solution on my dog more than once?
Although the rashes appear to be drying out, I don't want to keep spraying my dog with the solution because of the hair lightening effect. Despite this, I do still want to continue to promote the healing process. In between weekly applications of the borax/h2o2 solution, can I resume using the Gentamicin Sulfate spray or will this decrease the effectiveness of the borax/h2o/h2o2 solution? Please advise.
Hi everyone, I have a 2 year old female pitbul who has generalized demodex mange. Right now the worst part is her muzzle which has no hair and bleeds excessively if the dog is in stress. Other than that she has lost most of her hair on her under belly as well as on her legs. I have been struggling to find a cure for her since the last 4 months since her condition triggered as she went into heat in early May. Before that she had a few hot spots but since May she has had major issues. I started her on lime sulphur dips and they helped to control the mange on her body however since I applied the solution sparingly on her face , therefore that was the part that suffered the worst and lost all its hair. The vets in this country kept experimenting with various medicines including anti fungal tablets, ivermectin shots ( she has received 3 of those with only momentary difference ). She's been on antibiotics. Has had her food changed to check for food allergies. However in the end it has been determined that she is suffering from demodex even though the skin scrapings were negative. The vets dont trust the labs here. I read Ted's post and decided to try the borax and hydrogen peroxide solution. It so happened that after 24 hours of administrating this , her symptoms got so worse that I got scared and just gave her a bath and applied the lime sulphur dip. her face was totally swollen and so was her ear, the borax hydrogen peroxide had actually exascerbated the situation and made me get scared that Ihad to wash out the solution.
I am wondering if anyone else had a similar reacation. I used 3 tbs of borax powder in 500cc 3% h2O2 and 1000cc water.
Can anyone suggest what needs to be done next? I have tried one amitraz dip previously which also made her skin situation get worse and I discontinued.
I thought the borax h2o2 was safe. Then why did this happen. Please advise
reply to Jeff from Tampa, Try giving your dog a small amount of benadryl before treatment as this will calm him and help with his need to itch. K. From Conroe
Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
I tried Ted's recipe for my dog Roxie after she was diagnosed with (noncontagious) mange. I couldnt believe it worked. I kept her crate blanket clean, and sprayed it with the vinegar-borax mixture and sprayed her every day with it as well, as teh other posters suggested. I also gave her weekly baths with it. I would shampoo her first and then pour the mixture over her, and really rub it into her bald spots. A natural cure that worked. It was cheap too. I found teh borax at Target, and the gallon of vingar was like $4 at the grocery store. I have to admit it took about a month for it to go away, but it definitely worked.
A stay in my backyard with my showpitt scared me because it was unreconizable as every inch was covered in mange. I moved my baby and shut the door. For the next three days I just kept hoping it would go away. I dont need to tell you it didnt leave... I feed it..... Kids named it...... Petted it with garbage bags on thier hands. I couldnt afford a vet so I found this site. Tried the cure I am amazed the difference is night and day we are ten days 2 treatments later she now has hair on her face and is feeling like a puppy. I appreciate this site that gave a puppy a chance to be a family member.