Photos of Mange Dogs Cured with Ted's Remedies

| Modified on Apr 07, 2024
Photographic Proof of Effective Treatment for Sarcoptic Mange

Earth Clinic is fortunate to offer you the single most popular and effective home remedy for mange in dogs, a borax and hydrogen peroxide cleansing wash that swiftly and safely kills the mites causing sarcoptic mange and other forms of this parasitic health threat. Incredibly positive feedback from dog owners like you fill our mange pages. To back up those claims, we have also posted a number of dog pictures below of pets before and after treatment with our resident naturopath's canine mange remedy. Check them out for yourself!

Click to read detailed instructions for Ted's popular remedy formula for mange and all the testimonials from people who have tried Ted's protocol on their pets.

Once you've seen the pictures and been convinced of the effectiveness of this natural pet care remedy, try it out for yourself and come back to Earth Clinic to tell us all about your experience!


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Posted by Ivette (Ohio) on 12/18/2018

Here is my boxer Jax., who had a bad case of mange!! I treated him with the Borax bath and switched him to a raw diet. The yellow ointment in the middle picture is NuStock..purchased from Amazon, that also helped with itching and hair growth.

Posted by It Works (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 08/29/2016

Hi I have a mixed terrier (with some other breed) called Boy. Last year he developed some skin disease. Some said it is mange, some said it is due to old age and some said he is suffering from a hormone deficiency. I thought it looked like mange. Tried all kinds of shampoos, plus giving him coconut oil in his diet but nothing worked. I came across this website and thought I'll give the "Borax and hydrogen peroxide" a try. Finding Borax was difficult in my country Malaysia. But I finally found some at ACE Hardware (not cheap). Bathe Boy with it three times. After each application, I left him as he is with not wash-off until the next application a week later. I shampooed him, wash and then applied the Borax + Hydrogen peroxide. Then I left him as he is until the next application (No wash-off). After the third application, an unfortunate incident happened. I rolled over him while he was sleeping under the car. Had three broken ribs, damaged diaphragm and a dislocated shoulder. Only had surgery to sew back the diaphragm. Three weeks later after the surgery, I finally bathe him again after the last application. So poor Boy did not have a bath for more than a month. He is recovering well and shoulder back in place. BUT I began to realized one thing. His hair was growing back nicely and I have to thank Ted's formula for it. IT WORKS! Please see pictures.

Replied by Robert
(Silver City NM)
04/07/2024 I found this youtube video that has the best and most natural treatment/cure for mange in dogs and cats! NEEM OIL. 1 part neem oil to 10 parts carrier oil like coconut, avocado, olive or apricot seed oil. I gave it to my cat after I tried the borax and hydrogen peroxide suggested on this site and after I called my vet and they told me I would have to use their Ketohex shampoo on my cat and bath him every other day for 3 months(RIDICULOUS). The neem oil did the trick only after the first treatment. The hair falling off his body was still quite traumatic and gross. Cheers!

Posted by Jeff (Houston, Tx) on 06/29/2011

I have some before and after pics if you want them. They don't show the whole dog because I wanted to focus on the infection, not the dog. Very remarkable improvement. E-mail me if you want them.

Replied by Jess
(Brooklyn, Ny)

Hi Jeff, I would love to hear about your experience using this solution and to see your before/after pictures. Can you email me at jessicafox78 (at) gmail (dot) com?

Replied by Jack
(Toledo, ohio Usa, Lucas County)




Replied by Samantha
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa)

I had a question about this mix with the apple cider vinegar. The peroxide in this, does it have to be diluted down to 1% like the other remedy? The one I have here at home is a 3% one, so should I put more water in the jug than what is listed here? My dog has a pretty severe case of something going on and I figured I would give this solution a try. I will post pics if it works! Before and after pics of course =) Thanks for the help!!

Replied by Dlyn

I would do Ted's only use his Plan....not vinregar too... mix it and it makes a too strong chemical for your dog...check and google it! Be safe.

Replied by Diamond

I used regular peroxide and added a wee bit more water;after at least twelve treatments with a week to two weeks rest period I used diatomaceous earth and they shake some of this dusty stuff off, my dogs never had all those sores/rash? I am thinking it's some thing different of mange but I know I saw an infestation of some sort of mites, the groomer thought they were ants what-ever they were they laid eggs under the skin and mostly on the sicker dog of the two, and my cat could not get them out as she was the carrier, they were like spikes in her back.

Replied by Pamela
(New York)

help dog has really bad mange. I think its scabies. Went to two Vets who failed to diagnose early on. Tried Teds treatment yesterday. The skin is less red and raw but my dog is lethargic and shivering. Should I stick with treatment or take to Vet again??

Replied by Maria


I don't think shivering and lethargy are symptoms of mange. I think you should take the dog back to the vet.

Did you dog get any vaccines while at the vet recently? Lethargy is a side effect of some vaccines.

Replied by Cynthia
(San Jose, Ca)

Last month I called a mobile groomer as I had the flu. Ten days or so later my dog developed mange. He is 14 and has never had skin problems or issues with my regular groomer. The past four weeks have been hell really, washing him every other day, shaving him down. The initial site on his back is significantly improved, was horrible. He now has smaller spots everywhere, but look like they are in a healing phase. I have alternated Teds treatment within borax/hydrogen peroxide with shampoo, mange shampoo from Amazon and head and shoulders. For severe spots have covered them in honey, alternating on non bath days with apple cider vinager. The honey was amazing, suffocating them. He is getting better but not cured. I am told it can take twelve weeks or longer. Has been hard on me and the dog. But we are making progress. I may go then Vet for Ivermectin to help speed up the process. I also put small volumes of apple cider vinager and borax in his drinking water as instructed by people with experience. Keep it up. Takes a while.


I have been giving my dogs Ivermectin myself for years. 1/10cc per ten pounds. I buy it at feed stores. Use the hog and cattle. Never had worms much less the heart worms. A bottle is probably cheaper for a year than monthly heart worm meds.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Cynthia,

Are you *sure* your dog has mange? From what you have shared, it sounds more like an allergic skin reaction to shampoo or a grooming product or a food treat. Mange in puppies is common; mange in a 14 year old animal is rare and when it does appear in an adult is often associated with a hidden, undiagnosed deeper illness that compromises the immune system. I have used the mange remedy with rapid results that led to a cure. I have connected with EC users who had mange puppies whose cases did not end like mine and who did end up using ivermectin, but those cases followed a different time line than yours - again, yours does not sound like mange, the timing sounds like an allergic reaction. I urge you to see the vet, not for ivermectin but for a second, experienced opinion as to what you are seeing on your dog's skin.

Replied by Sam H.
(Apache Junction, Az)


You live up north where it's cold in the winter and allot of the stuff get's killed during the winter months. You don't know what we deal with in the warm southern states. Mange can end up on all dogs if they come in contact with something, or another animal that is carrying mange. That goes for where you live also. You say mange is more common in puppies, Basically there are two types of mange.

  • Demodectic Mange: This type of mange appears when a dog's immune system is unable to keep mites under control. Mites begin to overpopulate and cause skin issues. Most dogs are immune to typical mites, but mange takes hold when they are unable to fight off mite populations. For puppies under two years old, it may simply be due to a newer, weak immune system that will eventually build up immunity over time. For older dogs, evidence of mange could be due to factors affecting their immune systems such as hormonal imbalances, cancer, or changes due to old age.
  • Sarcoptic Mange: This type of mange is caused by burrowing mites known as canine scabies, or Sarcoptic. These mites are closely related to spiders. Dogs come in contact with them on other dogs or hosts, or infested areas. Once the Sarcoptes mites mate, the females burrow into your dog's skin and leave behind a trail of eggs that hatch between three to ten days later.

Dogs here and in the southern states get Sarcoptic Mange all year long. It's a problem to cure here due to our temps hardly ever go below freezing. I have 6 now I have been treating for several month's due to one of my females escaped last summer and she got into something the was infested. As I said it is very hard to get rid of. It takes months of weekly treatments to even make a dent in the problem. I will not use poisons on my dogs so it take's mine a bit longer to get over it using Ted's Borax and peroxide. It works but just takes a while. Regardless of which way one chooses to cure the mange it takes a while to fully get rid of it. There are no overnight cures due to the hatching periods of the eggs, and they breed so rapidly. Your normal flea and tick baths do not affect mange mites. Dog, cat collars also no good. Have a great day.

Posted by Caren (Wilmington, Delaware) on 02/21/2008

Here are our before and after pictures of Rocky. Thanks for letting us share them! I hope these pictures help others to decide to try this treatment of borax/perox. Unbelievable! that a vet would not recommend this to us! These before pictures are of his head where he was most infected. The back of his ears, legs, between his toes and spotty patches on his back and tummy where also infected and looked pretty much the same. After approx 5 weeks of treatment every spot is completely cured Just look at him now! Thank you so much for your website and helping us to make our little guy healthy and happy again! Sincerely Caren

Rocky with Mange





Replied by Martie
(Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Usa)

Hi, I was wondering how you went about saturating the dog's head without harming the eyes. My dogs head is not infected, only his back, but I will have to treat it too to keep it from traveling.

Replied by Irsuzy
(Pleasant Gap, Pa)

How did you apply the solution? I have a large dog who hates baths, I'm wondering if I put it in a spray bottle and saturate the area if it will work. Or possibly saturate the whole dog?

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Irsuzy!

If you are treating for mange I strongly urge you to treat the entire dog rather than spot treat particular areas as treating the entire dog will bring you the faster and better results.


  • Borax laundry booster - the plain stuff with NO scent.
  • 1 -16 oz brown bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide

I get both of these from the grocery store.


Empty hydrogen peroxide into larger bottle - I use an empty 1 gallon vinegar jug. Add to this 32 oz filtered or distilled water - I just refill the hydrogen peroxide bottle twice - and dump into the jug. What this does is change your 3% hydrogen peroxide into 1% hydrogen peroxide.

Next add 1 cup of the borax crystals and shake. There should be some un-dissolved crystals in the mixed solution - this is just right. I try to use hot water from the kettle on the stove, that or sit the jug of mixture in the sink full of hot water while I bathe the dog.


Bathe the dog - use whatever shampoo and rinse well. Squeeze out excess water and make sure the tub is drained. I then plug up the tub. Now pour the mixed up solution over the dog. I use a small sponge to soak up the solution from the bottom of the tub and squeeze it out onto the dog again and again, making sure I get the head and underneath. Keep squeezing solution over and over onto the dog for about 15 minutes - 30 minutes is better. Then pull the stopper from the tub and let the excess drain. DO NOT DRY THE DOG OR RINSE THE DOG. The solution has to remain wet as it is still working. Allow the dog to air dry. I just pop mine into their crates and I remove any absorbent bedding.

If you are worried about poisoning your dog keep in mind that borax has the same toxicity as table salt. The solution doesn't seem to hurt the eyes or sting any sores on the skin. Some dogs feel instant relief!

When treating for mange I will do this dip 2-3 times the first week. I would treat the entire dog with the mange remedy and only after treating the entire dog for 2-3 baths in the first week would I then shift to bathing or dipping the dog once per week for a total of 8 weeks.

Replied by Benb
(Denver, Co)

Thank for you instructions! How long did it take for you to see results? We have done a two treatments over 2 days (once a day). He is still itching like crazy. Redness has gone down in some areas, but flared up in new areas. Have you had similar results? Thanks c

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Benb!

The redness flaring up and the condition looking like it's getting worse is a normal response. It appears to get worse because the treatment is causing a massive mite die off and the bodies of the mites that are deep in the hair folicles are decomposing and giving off toxins which causes the flare up. So a good sign, actually, as you know the treatment is working.

You should see improvement in one week. If this were my dog, I would treat the entire dog and not just what appear to be the affected areas. I would treat every other day for the first week - so three baths in the first week. Then continue with once or twice per week, depending on the results you see. Treat for a total of 8 weeks - this covers the life cycle of the mite and with a little wiggle room for any late bloomers.

Keep an eye on any abraided skin to make sure a secondary infection doesn't develop; the borax treatment should help in preventing a topical infection, but if your dog is really itchy and scratching his skin open, an over the counter tripple antibiotic ointment would not be amiss.

Replied by Sh~ianc
(Durant, Oklahoma)

What amt of borax and peroxide do I mix together to put on our 8 week old puppy that has Sarcoptic Mange, .. We have tried everything from soap and water to vinegar to high price medication from vet, we are desperate.!!! Because we didn't know it was mange he slept with us, and now we have mite bites all over us to, Vet says they will go away once the source is treated because they can't live full life cycle on the "wrong host" but it's so uncomfortable. we need help with this epidemic, I feel horrible for our puppy Lincoln.

Replied by Sh~ianc
(Durant, Oklahoma)

What amt of borax and peroxide do I mix together to put on our 8 week old puppy that has Sarcoptic Mange, .. We have tried everything from soap and water to vinegar to high price medication from vet, we are desperate.!!! Because we didn't know it was mange he slept with us, and now we have mite bites all over us to, Vet says they will go away once the source is treated because they can't live full life cycle on the "wrong host" but it's so uncomfortable. we need help with this epidemic, I feel horrible for our puppy Lincoln.

EC: Hi, please see instructions at the top of Ted's Mange page:

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hello Sh~ianc,

I have put instructions on how I mix up the remedy AFTER my comments here. I do want to stress that you need to clean your entire house to get rid of this type of mange. This means washing your bedding daily along with Lincoln's bedding. You might wish to spread diatomaceous earth around to eliminate any mange mites trying to hide in furniture and the environment. And while the mange cannot reproduce on YOU, it sure does itch, so consider the mange remedy for Lincoln for yourself too.

Ted's Mange Remedy - mixing /how to:

Borax laundry booster - the plain stuff with NO scent.
1 -16 oz bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide

I get both of these from the grocery store.

Empty hydrogen peroxide into larger bottle - I use an empty 1 gallon vinegar jug. Add to this 32 oz filtered or distilled water - I just refill the hydrogen peroxide bottle twice - and dump into the jug. What this does is change your 3% hydrogen peroxide into 1% hydrogen peroxide.

Next add 1 cup of the borax crystals and shake. There should be some undissolved crystals in the mixed solution - this is just right. I try to use hot water from the kettle on the stove, that or sit the jug of mixture in the sink full of hot water while I bathe the dog.

Bathe the dog - use whatever shampoo and rinse well. Squeeze out excess water and make sure the tub is drained. I then plug up the tub. Now pour the mixed up solution over the dog. I use a small sponge to soak up the solution from the bottom of the tub and squeeze it out onto the dog again and again, making sure I get the head and underneath. Keep squeezing solution over and over onto the dog for about 15 minutes - 30 minutes is better. Then pull the stopper from the tub and let the excess drain. DO NOT DRY THE DOG OR RINSE THE DOG. The solution has to remain wet as it is still working. Allow the dog to air dry. I just pop mine into their crates and I remove any absorbent bedding.

If you are worried about poisoning your dog keep in mind that borax has the same toxicity as table salt. The solution doesn't seem to hurt the eyes or sting any sores on the skin. Some dogs feel instant relief!

Dip the dog once per week for 1 month and up to 2 times a week until all symptoms go away and expect things to be resolved in 8 weeks. If the condition does not go away you may still be harboring mites in the environment so you will need to really be sure to address the environment to stop the infestation.

(Nova Scotia)

Can this be used on cats too?

EC: Yes, please see our cat mange page for info.

Replied by Diamond

I use a sponge or old face cloth or even a small towel if he/she is a large dog I put them in my bath tub with rubber mat so as not to ruin the tub, then soak him down good as often as you can, maybe have someone help you. And the fun begins.

Replied by Diamond

I use a sponge or old face cloth or even a small towel if he/she is a large dog I put them in my bath tub with rubber mat so as not to ruin the tub, then soak him down good as often as you can, maybe have someone help you. And the fun begins.

Replied by Fonda

Does this mixture also rid a small dog of biting mites?

Replied by Cheryl

Thank you for taking the time to share the cure with us. I've been trying everything for 2 yrs now, I can wait to try your remedy first thing tomorrow Thank you again... Wishing you ALL the very best. Cheryl🌹

Replied by Linda
(Somerset. Tx)

I have a 3 yr old long haired GSD, who hates bath time. He has been super itchy, has some hair loss but its difficult to tell of its due to the mange being that he is a German Shephard dog & sheds tons of hair all the time. He also has skin scabs in different parts of his body. He is 92 lbs . Is it possible for me to double the borox/peroxide solution so that I have enough gor his entire body & legs & toes?

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Linda!

When in Texas and you hear a stampede, think cattle - not zebras! I say that because the more common parasite in a 3 year old is likely fleas and not mange. For sure you can double and tripple and quadrupple the recipe - I do when I have multiple dogs to dip for general skin cleansing. You can also do a few things without resorting to an all out bath. You might try a misting bottle filled with the solution or a 1:10 ration of vinegar and water and parting his coat and saturating the skin in all the itchy spots. You might also use food grade diatomaceous earth and part the coat and work the dust into the coat so that it coats his entire body - this will work as a mechanicide for fleas. Other factors may be in play here also - diet should be considered. Take a look at the ingredient panel on the food you feed and if you see grains then it is time for a grocery upgrade to a grain free diet as grains have been linked to skin troubles in dogs. Alkalizing his drinking water and rotating with Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs may help soothe the skin from the inside out by balancing PH and fighting internal yeast that may be part of the problem. Lastly you might consider a lamp flea trap to see if fleas are the root of the problem. Please report back!

Replied by Deborah Kirkendall
(Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica)

My 5 year old dog has had skin issues all his life. I have worked closely with my vet up until a year ago when Dude started having liver issues. He was also diagnosed with heart worms around the same time. His liver is now perfect and he is negative for heart worms. His skin I've kept only slightly under control with medicated shampoos. I had to leave him for three weeks and when I came back he was missing large areas of hair in areas he had never lost before. Back to Google for answers because all I get from my vet is that it's common here because of the humidity for dogs to have yeast. Dude has never tested positive for mites so he was never treated for mites. After further research I believe that is my dog's main problem and has been for all these years. I started the Ted's treatment 2 days ago after two treatments of sulfur and vegetable oil. How often should I use, do I need to use soap before each use and how long should I keep up the treatments?

Replied by Joanne
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I would like to try Ted's cure on our 9 y.o. black Shih-Tsu, "PITOU", as so far nothing else has worked, including a vet's treatment of pills and injections, and a groomer's holistic spray of Tea Tree oil plus apple cider vinegar. Have also been suggested to try coconut oil, topically, but to no avail. It has been almost two years and he runs from me, except to be fed... cries and whines when I try and comb, brush or treat him!! Will Ted's cure, largely composed of hydrogen peroxide and borax not be toxic, as I know he will try and lick this away? Also, can I expect that the peroxide will bleach his black fur? HELP, anyone?

-js, Nov.17/17

Replied by Dorothy
(San Diego)


The directions for the original recipe for Ted's Mange Remedy is different than what you are telling people.

The original recipe uses 3 heaping tablespoons of Borax - not your measure of one cup. Also, the original recipe calls for COMPLETE dissolving of the Borax in the warm water - NO GRANULES should be felt. Not dissolving the Borax granules might be harmful is what they have claimed, if they eat them, and it is the dissolved Borax that is most effective on the skin.

It is very nice of you to try and help people and animals, but I think that people should follow Ted's directions for the greatest success and to be careful not to harm their animals - even too much salt in large granules can make an animal sick.

Mange Borax Solution Recipe

For dogs of any size, add 3 heaping tablespoons borax to a clean bucket. Add 2 cups of hot water. Stir vigorously with your hand to dissolve all the borax granules. Add 2 cups of warm water. Mix again. Add 2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide from the drug store. Stir mixture again vigorously and set aside. You will use the mixture after your dog has been bathed and double-rinsed.

Thank you Theresa for trying to help others.

Posted by LaDonna (Longwood, FL) on 12/14/2006

The first two photos were the first day of the treatment, you can see how red his skin was from the mites. The last photo is the NEXT day. Of course, I am still doing the treatment weekly because the mites have yet to leave the top portion of his head and shoulders, but the back end is healing great.

Mange Cure

Mange Cure #2

Mange Cure #3
After using Ted's remedy, Riley's skin has healed

Replied by Alleyoop
(Griffin, Ga)

My mother's dog, Toby, who is a shihtzuh mix, has always had very sparce tan long hair which made him look kinda funky (you saw more skin than small patches of wiry looking hair). He started scratching himself until he was raw and bleeding and so I looked up skin disorders in dogs and discovered he had a type of mange. I found your recipe for the dip, gave Toby a shampoo with Dawn dish detergent (it's really inexpensive - I paid $1 for a small bottle) to kill all the fleas (read that somewhere too - and it works!! ), then I dipped him in your solution (mixed a small bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide and filled the bottle up twice with water, which I added to the peroxide, then added 3 tablespoons of borax (Twenty Multeam Borax that you use in laundry) and mixed it well until the borax dissolved. Not only did he stop scratching, his fur grew out to this beautiful, long, multi-color champagne color that completely covered his body - he was beautiful!! People who visited after his hair grew out would look at him and say "Is this the same dog that used to be here??!!" They couldn't believe the change in him. Not only did it get rid of the mange, but apparently he must have had some sort of skin parasite that it killed also to allow his fur to grow out like it did. He is now a very happy camper. I only wished I had taken "before" and "after" pictures so you could be amazed in the change too!

Replied by Teresa

I am going to try this solution on my dog because I have tried everything and nothing has worked.. I switched his dog foods thinking it was allergies, he licks, scratches and bites his skin.. He has lil bumps all over and a few open sores where he scratches so much, and now I have noticed his hair on his back is thinning out really bad.. I have noticed very few fleas when I check him out, but not more then that each time I check, he is mostly a indoor dog.. Going to try to dawn dishliquid soap like recommended for the fleas and havent had much luck with the oatmeal and tea tree oil shampoos, they dont help at all.. Is the dawn ultra escapes ok to use?? After I give him his bath and put this solution on him, it says to let it air dry, but not sure as to where I should put the dog to dry, I dont have a crate.. I could put him in the basement but will it hurt if he tried to lick it out? Plus I dont want him cold from being wet, yeah I baby him to much, lol Oh, do I have to buy the distilled water in the jugs at the store or will regular tap water work?? Hope I asked everything I need to know.. Any help is appreciated.. Thanks

EC: Hi Teresa,

Instructions for Ted's Mange Cure are at the top of this page if you haven't seen them already:

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Teresa!

I know you have tried everything - but have you tried taking your dog to the vet for a diagnosis? You mention you see fleas on your dog when you inspect for them - fleas could certainly be the cause of all of your dog's skin ailments. In addition, the little bumps all over could be a topical bacterial infection such as staph. The last thing I think of when reading your post is mange.

Why don't you start with a simple flea bath? You can use any mild shampoo - baby shampoo from the grocery store is fine, that or even Murphy's Oil soap - the original formula for wood floors. You can use the mange remedy as a flea dip and just keep pouring it over your dog again and again, and this will help eliminate the fleas. Keep your dog in the tub and keep him saturated by pouring the solution over him for at least 20 minutes. I would then towel your dog dry and then give him a good flea brushing to remove any fleas from his coat.

For the mange remedy use hydrogen peroxide [the brown bottle from the grocery store is a 3% solution] dump this into an empty gallon jug and fill the hydrogen peroxide bottle up twice with tap water into the gallon jug; now you have a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide. Next, add about a cup of borax. You don't need to be exact, but what you DO need to do is make sure that you add SO MUCH borax that it stops dissolving. When you add it and mix it up and you still have undissolved grains of borax swirling around at the bottom it is mixed right.

Another thing I recommend you do is alkalize your dog's drinking water; this will help balance his PH and sooth his skin, as well as make him less appetizing to fleas. Start off with 1 teaspoon of regular baking soda into 1 liter of water - and do that for ONLY 5 days. Then reduce to 1/2 teaspoon for 5 days, and then 1/4 teaspoon as a maintenance dose.

Lastly, you might try setting out a flea trap. Use a white plate or a light colored plastic lid. Mix up a solution of dish soap - 5-6 drops into 1/4 cup of water - and put that on the plate. You will need a small table lamp next. Place the lamp on the floor in your dog's sleeping area, and place the plate with soapy water under the bulb and turn it on and leave it on all night. Check in the morning for black specks. Repeat the next night and the next, and when you clear the dog's sleeping area try using the trap anywhere your dog spends time, and then all throughout the house to make sure you get them all.

Now, after trying the baking soda water and the flea bath and the flea traps, if your dog still is chewing and itching come back, because I have some other ideas, but you need to try the above ideas first, OK?

Replied by Om
(Hope Bc Canada)

Theresa (Michigan) US--- I believe in Ted's remedies but for example, even in summer here in western Canada, one of my dogs caught a cold after such a bath. I gave him Aconite 30C homeopathic as soon as I was aware of it and he did recover immediately. If I lived in a tropical environment., I would use Ted's remedy right away.

In a warm bathroom, small as it may be, I am afraid of fungal spores in that humid environment.

In the US there is an enzymatic cleaning agent which I have recently obtained and used with great results. The effect on the skin is absolutely beautiful, I can attest to it. This product is KLEEN GREEN . It has actually arrested a biting mite infestation on myself. I am using it on my dog right now; it is early to comment further. But with your dog, it could be the answer.

Dawn dishwashing detergent is totally unacceptable for me. You should see my lawn - dead and yellow after shampooing my big dog tied to a tree in the summer. It is the dishwashing liquid that did it, and people are supposed to do their dishes with that poison. I wonder if the grass will ever recover.

Try a good kastile liquid shampoo like the one from Dr. Bronner which I have used for years with good results. I even brush my teeth with it. It is available from health food stores.

Hope this will help. Namaste, Om

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Namaste Om!

LOVE the Kleen Green tip!

Thank you!!!

Replied by Om
(Hope Bc Canada)

Hi Theresa --- am very happy as it seems them buggars have disappeared. I am so grateful Kleen Green arrived for my pets when I had dire need for it the very next day! May be because I treated the infestation right there and then, with the right thing, who knows. I am cautious, however.

The postage to Canada was more than twice the actual product. Meanwhile I am studying enzyme cleaning products online available in Canada. For cleaning, Kleen Green it is wonderful. I cleaned my keyboard and it is Kleen.

Now I can help my little Maltese to get rid of his mites. For three of my cats I use DE. They are miserable when wet. This year it was not fleas but mites. Even though when I did see a flea, they were huge. Strange happenings.

I will still order Ted's remedy for morgellons online. One never knows. And EC have been so helpful. Wish you and your little crowd all the best.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Judy
(Texas, US)

Theresa: How long will it take for pup to stop scratching. I have been using invectrin from the vet for about two weeks now. Pup is not as bad as a lot I have seen. Treated this stray pup and got her fixed. She is still scratching. I am giving her benadryl twice a day as recommended by the vet. Used Nu-stop but that didn't seem to work. Plus read about your dogs and cats dying from it. Doc thinks it is red mange as the advantage multi that I put on her back the week before did not work.

Replied by Om
(Hope Bc Canada)

Judy (Texas, US)---My big dog has red mange. I have sprayed him liberally and treated with orange essential oil and worked it well through the coat. It is under control.

It works well for fleas and is very gentle and nourishing for the skin. Every time he scratches, I give him a treatment and it works. One will have to keep it up for some time but so far this is the best IMO.

Here in Canada it is TKO for house cleaning and odour removal. I spoke with the owner and he was very helpful, saying yes, it is for fleas, too. Kills bugs. In the US it is KLEEN GREEN which is an enzyme cleaner for mites, too. I have both cleaners and they are excellent.

Big pesticide companies will not allow household cleaners to claim that their products work well on pests.

I would not use the vets' flea treatment as it poisons the animals' blood. People who treat their pets consistently like that will find their pets' life span is shortened , sometimes severely.

Today a friend brought me a dewormer from her vet and it was $95. My big dog had an infestation and in that case nothing would work. But it is the last time I have done this. In future I will contact a pharmacy with a pet section and their dewormer for tapeworm, etc. is a lot cheaper.

Another thing I will do right away is make my own sauerkraut since my dogs love it and it will discourage parasites while keeping the g.i. tract clean.

I am aghast at the greed and unhealthy treatment by common veterinarians as I am perusing EC pet section and also people sections, including my friend's experiences with vets as she runs a rescue shelter.

Keep in mind that Ivermectin is cancer causing, vaccinations maim and kill pets, antibiotics cause candida and thus open the path for dangerous pathogens such as cancer as well.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Judy!

So let me see if I am reading this right: you rescued a stray, got her fixed, treated her with Advantage [because you saw ?? scratching? Rash??], and then she broke with what your vet thinks is demodex/red mange. Has your vet actually laid eyes on this dog now that she has what you suspect is demodex?

My question is *why* is your puppy scratching?

Demodectic mange - aka 'red' mange - first appears as a reddish rash in areas of thinning hair. It usually is not itchy - unless there is a secondary bacterial component.

What we are first dealing with is a jacked immune system. Your puppy was a stray - a stressful, neglectful lifestyle - the first hit on the immune system. Then she was spayed - a second and major hit on her immune system [I know with strays and rescues you should speuter them, but let them recover for a few months before doing so to allow their immune systems to heal before having to recover from major surgery]. Then she was dosed with Advantage on a compromised immune system.. and now the Ivermectin seems to have little effect and the skin issue is just getting worse and the itching isn't letting up.

If this were my dog I would bath her to remove as much Advantage as I could. I would use Ted's Mange remedy to the letter and try 2 dips in the first week. If you see the itching abate after the dip and then come right back the second day, I would try Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy - a small batch in a spray bottle and spot treat the super itchy areas. You can bathe on non-dip days with a lavender and oatmeal shampoo to help sooth and calm the skin. If it is getting dry you can use Dr. Bronner's soaps - choose one with lavender.

Dogs with compromised immune systems need all sorts of support. Keep her calm and as stress free as possible. Feed her high end groceries, grain free is ideal and consider a RAW diet. In addition to high end kibble consider supplementing with 500-1000 mg Vitamin C , Echinacea, Goldenseal - these am and pm for 5 days, and then cut out the Goldenseal and do Vitamin C and Echinacea for an additional 5 days and monitor your results. I would introduce probiotics - raw sauerkraut 1 tbsp. am and pm will do nicely, along with digestive enzymes - my pack likes the chewable papaya from the whole foods store.

Since you are dosing a miticide [Ivermectin] I would not go overboard on the dipping, but I do think a few of Ted's mange dips would work to quickly address the population of mites on the skin. And, due to a possible skin infection, if you are not seeing results - visible improvement in the appearance of the skin and a reduction in the itching - if this were my dog I would consider heading back to the vet for antibiotics to address the skin infection.

I am confused by your post: "Used Nu-stop but that didn't seem to work. Plus read about your dogs and cats dying from it."

I have NEVER had a pet die from using Nu-stock; for that matter, I have never had a pet die from using a home remedy either. Not sure where that came from but wanted to set the record straight.

Thank you for rescuing this stray and please report back!

Replied by Leya
(Katy, Tx)


My dog has generalized demodex mange and I have done the solution. It has been over a week now and had been giving him a bath every two days. Two days ago, I also started bathing him with a dandruff shampoo in between the borax solution and putting neem oil on him after a bath. How long would it take before you can actually see results cause he looks like his mange is getting worse.

THank you.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc, Canada)

Dear Leya, (Katy, Tx) ----

it seems that you are really working to get rid of mites on your dog. I have the same situation here. I do perceive that you are doing too much in a short time. Always keep in mind that treatment has to be suited to the animal's psyche and he has to be in a good frame of mind in spite of all the procedures. And it takes about three months treatment.

With my dog, I like to use different methods as well as Ted's regimen. For example, tonight I will use liberal amounts of Neem Oil, and I do not warm it as it dissolves with the body heat, preventing to much running and messing. I have tried this first on myself and it feels good. Especially, some treatments like Borax, really dry the skin. Skin that is dry can take up pathogens from outside, so a layer well oiled and massaged into the sub layers of the skin is healthy. I take a wash cloth soaked in neem oil. This I use on his muzzle, ears and pads. The tail must be soaked in this oil, his privates and then along the spine and finally the entire surfaces, armpits, etc. Given just a few days when the oil has sunk in, do Ted's or Selsun Blue shampoo, or Benzoil Peroxyde shampoo which is also drying. So the interval with a good moisturizing like neem oil will do much good.

Always watch your pet for signs of being overwhelmed and go accordingly. In time this will be reduced and cured. Follow Theresa's advice as to how to proceed with Ted's regimen. Mites are difficult but with patience and perseverance, good things will happen. So give your dog a breather and make him feel comfortable.

There is a lot feed back on neem oil on EC.

All the best, and take it easy.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Leya!

It is very common for demodex symptoms to get worse right after treatment; this is because the treatment causes a rapid die off of the adult mites, which then decay in the hair follicle. The toxins from the dissolving mite bodies can be irritating, making the skin look worse.

I would reduce bathing in Ted's mange remedy to once per week, and in between it sounds like your other treatments apply. You might consider the addition of lavender to help calm the skin, or Dr. Bronner's soaps might help, or an oatmeal based shampoo might help too.

Alkalizing your dog's water will help make him less appetizing to the mites and can also help calm the skin. I start off with 1 teaspoon of baking soda into 1 liter of drinking water and have that be the only drinking water for your dog. After 7 days I reduce to 1/2 teaspoon for another week, and then after that 1/4 teaspoon as a maintenance dose.

I would also up the vitamin C to 1000mg a day for 21 days, Echinacea for 14 days and goldenseal for 7 days.

Demodex dogs need to be kept as stress free as possible; consider dosing Rescue Remedy along with the lavender baths.

Replied by Diamond
(Ma., US)

Neem Oil will burn a wart off my finger, what will it do while you are applying it near the dogs private parts? That type of oil is only used with extreme caution. Good Luck...

Replied by Om
(Hope Bc Canada)

Hello, Diamond ---- as I said in my post on Neem Oil, I tried it on myself. I have had a fungal infection down under for over a year. ACV was so painful, it brought on tears. But I took a handful of semi solid Neem oil and for he first time my private parts show sign of healing. As I said: it feels good.

There is nothing like trying things for yourself.

Just as in the other post, that turmeric would burn the skin. Has she tried it? I am asking. Turmeric is specifically for skin ailments. I use it for ringworm and open wounds on my pets with great effect. And I use it on myself. Look it up online so you do not have to surmise. It is a famous Ayurvedic remedy often combined with other remedies and it is called The Golden Goddess. I use Neem oil from head to toe including sensitive parts. I am so happy that finally the fungal infection is receeding and the discomfort and pain gone.

These are tried and true remedies thousands of years old.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Jet

I have a German shepherd with black skin and hair loss. I bath him in antibacterial shampoo and it clears up, but it always comes back..i am gonna try teds remedy but I just want to suggest one thing, if you are like me, and your dog is huge and fluffy, and there is no way I can let him go soaking wet in my house, and can not do the remedy yet, then I suggest hot spot will clear up my dogs skin pretty fast, but like I said, it always comes back, but as soon as it warms up I will give this a try, but for now I have kept it under very good control with hot spot spray..i cant wait to try the remedy and I hope for my boys sake it works and never comes back..he is 4 years old and me and him have had a time with his skin condition.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Jet!

Ted's Mange remedy is effective on mange provided you use as instructed. It sounds more like your dog has a systemic yeast infection and not mange.

Consider Ted's Borax protocol for pets to combat systemic yeast from the inside out, as well as bathing in Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph dip, which covers yeast. You might also consider diet; if the brand you are feeding has grain in it, it might be the problem. Switching to a grain free diet will help, although it does take time for the diet change and remedies to take effect.

Replied by Stacy L.

I have a miniature pinscher that was rescued from a humane society in Kansas three years ago. When rescued, he had a terrible case of mange. His previous owners hadn't done anything and our poor pup had absolutely no hair over his entire body and had open sores. They weren't even sure he was going to make it. A wonderful lady in Wichita rescued him and with the support of the Nebraska Dachshund Rescue and a local vet in Wichita, they were able to save him. We adopted him shortly after that and he's had Demodex ever since.

Not knowing, I took him to our vet and he's been on .04 cc's of Ivermectin daily. And, about once a month, his Demodex gets out of control and he starts losing his hair, getting sores around his eyes, penis and anus and belly area so we take him in and they put him on an antibiotic. We've also done weekly and then monthly Mitabin dips in conjunction with the Ivermectin and his skin scrapings still have every stage of mites. He's only had one skin scraping where there's been nothing. I just don't want to have to continue him on this treatment. NDR (Nebraska Dachshund Rescue) suggested this treatment and we've done four now and while he doesn't look any worse, he doesn't seem to be getting any better.

Should I continue on with the treatment? Should I continue and do something else as well? Should I discontinue and try something else? Should he see our vet?

Right now, his Demodex is flaring up. He's lost a lot of hair on his head, has sores around his eyes and some around his anus and on his belly. He's still playful and eating, but not as much as usual. Any suggestions?? Thank you!

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Stacy!

What you are dealing with does not sound at all like demodex - yet your recent skin scrapings confirm this is so; something *has* to be going on here.

If this were my dog I would cease the ivermectin and mitaban dips and use Ted's Mange Remedy. Even if it fails to work completely, it is better than dipping him in mitaban. But first things first...

What are you feeding your boy? A RAW home diet is ideal, but barring that a grain free top of the line kibble is your best bet. Grain free A-one kibble is critical; no grains, no red food dyes, no un-named ingredients of any kind on the ingredient label.

Soothing baths help: oatmeal shampoos followed up with vinegar and water rinses and on alternate days baths with Ted's remedies for mange or the anti-staph remedy.

**For sure I would supplement his water with epsom salts, borax or baking soda in some way. Sometimes we are dealing with internal/systemic yeast or an internal fungal infection - and sometimes despite the best nutrition out there we will experience an individual that for some reason is deficient in a mineral such as boron. If the dog is low in magnesium quite often allergies will arise. 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.

You might also consider a topical cream for the open sores; an OTC tripple antibiotic may help, this applied after the mange remedy or anti-staph remedy bath; you might also consider calendula creams or lavender oil creams to help calm the skin - just be sure you are using quality essential oil products.

One last thought; resistant demodex cases usually have an underlying issue compromising the immune system. It will be helpful to have your vet do a full blood panel and check the organ function and the thyroid function. If the bloodwork shows no issues I would still keep a flag waiving in the back of my mind to look for a hidden disease condition - so monitor your boy carefully, and keep a log of what he eats, his food treats, any changes in laundry soaps or cleaning chemicals in the house, new carpets - all these may contribute to a skin condition. For now though, feed the most excellent food you can and start the water supplements, and be sure the supplemented water is the only source of water available for drinking.

Replied by Maxine
(San Pedro De Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica)

Hello: I have noticed a street dog, a female, that is very skinny, skeletal in fact and I have been bringing food to the dog for 2 days. I can't bring the dog to my house because I already have five dogs. I spoke to a lady who lives right next door to where the dog hangs out, and she said the dog has "sarna". I looked it up and it means "mange". I am not really able to touch the dog, she comes close but she does not know me yet so it will be a while before I can treat her for whatever ails her. Yesterday, she chowed down the food that I brought, but not today. She's picking at it. I've seen this dog with puppies about 2 or 3 weeks ago, but surely by now, all the puppies are dead. This dog could not possibly feed puppies. I will try to save her. I'm sure she'll be a beautiful dog once she is healthy again. She's a hound of some type, with very long ears. She howled a couple of times. There are many many dogs like that here in Costa Rica. It's very sad. I already adopted 3 street dogs, the other two I have I brought from California with me when I moved here. I'll keep you informed of my progress as I try to apply the home remedy ytou suggest, but it will be a while before I can approach her and treat her. I will also add photos of her as soon as I can.

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney Australia)

Dear Maxine, you have a kind heart. Anything you do will help the poor thing. NMaybe you can mix some worm tablets into something tasty and give her some yoghurt and maybe some colloidal siver in her drinking water. That will all help her. Good luck and keep us informed. I will be interested to know how you get on

Replied by Maxine
(San Pedro De Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica)

I don't know where to get colloidal silver here in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is not a country like the USA or Canada or Australia where you can get remedies for animals easily. It is very much a third world country and I have to make do with many things. I lived in North America my entire life, but retired here in Costa Rica because I have to live on Social Security and could not do so in California. So I am trying my best to save as many animals as I can with my little Social Security pension. It's difficult, believe me. Maxine

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney, Australia)

Dear Maxine, What about adding a little apple cider vinegar to drinking water start with - a ittle at first. What ever you do the dog will be better off.

Replied by Nancy
(Rhode Island)

Therese, do you think this would work on goats? I have tried just about everything and can't get rid of the mange. I've even gone to a vet dermatologist. Thank you. Nancy

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)


Another contributor - Mamma to Many - had mange in her goats and she just poured the dip over them and saturated them, she did not bathe them before hand, just applied the solution and she was able to effect a cure. Please let us know how it goes!

Replied by William

Neem oil should always be mixed with a carrier oil such as Almond, or even lite Olive oil if that's all you have. Aloe works good to soothe the skin. It can burn the skin.

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