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Home Remedies for Dogs with Mange

| Modified on Apr 07, 2024
Neem Oil
Posted by Robert (Silver City NM) on 04/07/2024
★★★★★ I found this youtube video that talks about using NEEM OIL as a treatment for mange in cats and or dogs. 1 part neem oil to 10 parts carrier oil like apricot oil, coconut oil, olive oil etc. I tried the borax solution and hydrogen peroxide on my cat and his black fur (what he had left) started turning orange from the peroxide so I think the neem oil was ultimately a way better solution. Cheers!

Heart Worm Medication Connection
Posted by Neil Dailey (WV) on 09/07/2023

Heartworms and DE

To those who still have no idea what DE aka silica actually does. If only very little opal silica got into the bloodstream how does anyone explain how it grows nails, hair, stronger bones, tendons, cartilage, better skin and produces loads of collagen? While also removing aluminum, mercury, and all other heavy metals. Also removing mold, fungus, candida, bad bacteria, pathogens, chemicals and toxins of every sort. How on earth can it possibly affect your liver, kidneys, heart and all other organs and pull the garbage out of your brain and decalcify the pineal gland? How can it be seen in high amounts in your urine? Can you please explain how it is that silica manages quite well at removing all atherosclerosis from the arteries and removes inflammation if not through the blood? But it's going to leave the parasites alone. Can anyone at all tell us what the heart does? The heart pumps blood. In fact the heart pumps blood to every last cell in your body in under a minute. Can anyone tell me how silica is carried through the blood and heart at remarkable speed and high concentration but yet somehow a heart worm manages to miraculously avoid contact with the blood and opal silica even when it is literally in the absolute worst place it can be for a parasite? If there is one parasite that is most certainly in the absolute danger zone it is in fact the heartworm. By the way heartworms do not remain in the same place and location as they do move around a lot as well. Absolutely no one can tell me that heartworms are safe from death. It is incredulous that anyone who has a working mind and understanding of how the body works could ever claim heartworms are safe from impending doom. The same goes for all parasites in the body. DE also prevents heartworms by wiping out the threat as soon as fleas or other insects drink the blood they begin to die and whatever they pass is killed in the bloodstream as well. By Kareen Vasquez Might be anecdotal, but I helped rehome two dogs in Texas, which is heavy in heartworm cases. The owner couldn't afford heartworm medication, but did give her dogs DE. I was shocked when the dogs tested negative for heartworm. In Texas, an outdoor dog doesn't stand too good a chance in avoiding heartworm. A vet probably wouldn't agree, but I think it'd be an interesting experiment (for someone braver than me). By Johnny T Nguyen Neil Dailey 100% In the holistic dog group, people use DE to treat heartworms all the time with great success.

Vaccination Connection
Posted by Katzie (Cancun, Mexico) on 08/10/2023

Recently, in Connecticut, a veterinarian was testifying before some committee or panel (state-level) about pet vaccinations. He was highly upset about the number of animals who had died due to them. Did you know that the Rabies vax dosages are the same for a 100lb dog as much as a 3lb one? They are not allowed to change it! He felt bad because some smaller dogs die due to this.

I turned away from veterinary medicine after Vioxx was pulled from human use, BUT was renamed and sold for pet use!

Oh, and he also said Rabies vax only needs to be administered 1x and the titres (protection) lasts a lifetime, but vets are forced to administer yearly! He lost his license in CT and now works somewhere else.

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Katzie (Cancun, Mexico) on 08/05/2023

PLEASE don't use Veg or Corn Oil on your pet!! Watch ANY video about how its made and you'll realize its no bueno for you either! They should call it "frankenoil". DNA damage and inflammation are two things it causes, just off the top of my head. For this mange cure, please use Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Neem Oil, Castor Oil (ie anything BUT veg oil) and you'll get the same results, but without any cellular damage! Ted's remedy was not working on my Leo. He became terrified when he saw me making the solution, and after no sign of improvement after 4 baths, I decided to try this. Its only been 2 days so far and I can see improvement! And way less itching. This site is the best. Stay well, everybody!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Guy (Texas) on 02/14/2023

How could that be true if it still works inside the body.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Christy (Michigan) on 01/05/2022

So do you pour the vinegar or spray it? My dogs are battling this now and making me sad seeing them like this.

EC: If it's mange, please see our borax and peroxide cure for mange. It is the most effective, without any side effects.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Amanda (Missouri (mo)) on 08/27/2020

Does this really work and what do I do I how do it.

EC: The most popular remedy for mange is the borax and peroxide treatment from Ted. Thousands of people have used this remedy worldwide since 2004. Instructions here:

Sarcoptic Mange Remedies
Posted by Kristian (North Carolina ) on 08/04/2018

I wouldn't recommend happy jack if you have an inside dog. My pit is dealing with demo mange and my first resort was happy jack. THE SMELL IS TERRIBLE AND WILL GET ON AND BE IN LITERALLY EVERYTHING! Ivomec worked best for my fur baby the first time. This time I'm taking the more natural route with homemade pastes, eo's And regular bathing. I'm also going to try the raw meat diet mentioned above. I hope everyone has found relief or isn't far from finding the relief these fur babies need.

Vapor Rub
Posted by Hb (Houston Tx) on 06/28/2018

Head and Shoulders. Full of all kind of sulfates.

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 06/24/2018

I have read that mineral oil should not be ingested. Castor oil may be safer.

Castor Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Be (Paris, France) on 06/24/2018

Castor oil rubbed onto the skin works well to kill or at least slow mites and helps the skin heal from Mange or other skin issues. Also rub 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water (diluted 50/50 mix) on the skin After the bath or anytime itching is apparent. Great stuff for cats, dogs and people too.😊

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by B (Usa) on 06/24/2018

I used the Borax solution on my whole body multiple times. Including my face. It does not burn or sting at all. It did not bother my eyes at all. Perhaps you tried boric acid.

Dandruff Shampoo
Posted by Shari (Ca) on 06/18/2018

Head and Shoulders is wonderful for my dog's coat. Leaves the coat soft and she smells great. Haven't used the one with conditioner, just their classic formula. Haven't cleared her mange yet, but just got some Malaseb shampoo for her paws to clear up yeast from recent damp weather. Web says it works well for mange, too. Cleo's isn't contagious, and scrapings showed no positive results, so I'm not sure if there are mites or not. She's going on 7, and I adopted her last October, 2017 from a shelter.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt, Local Honey
Posted by Jacquelyn (Nc) on 06/16/2018

Fosters & Grant has ear wipes that are moisturized exactly for cleaning out ears. My pot belly pig got mange. The wipes are actually for dogs/cats but work well on all animals. So I clean out my pig's ears with the wipes, then put ear mite medicine in her ears. Then I wash her with a tea tree based shampoo which has oatmeal in it. She gets coconut oil treats I make in a mold. Its in the refrigerator so they keep their shape. She gobbles them down. I also now have a dog that got mange because she was laying on the bags of cloth that the pigs laid on. Or she got it outside. I don't know. I wash her every week and also spray a dip on her. I only use Ivermectin with the pot belly pig. I do not use with dogs or cats. I live in an area filled with mites, fleas, and ticks. It's a nightmare.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Lori Risk (Vancleave, Ms) on 05/15/2018

I run a cat rescue. DE is wonderful. I put some in my hand and pet the cats. They love the petting, and the food grade is safe for them. You can get a shelf-sized bottle (about 8oz) of food grade DE at Home Depot for about $6.00.

Set it by your easy chair and when the cats or dogs come by, reach for it, put some in your hand and pet your pet. :)

Baby Oil, Pyrethrin
Posted by Lynnie (Ohio) on 04/29/2018

Just got to say, I have used Pyrethrins all over while outside a lot, for many years, on my legs, arms everywhere, I never had a negative reaction to it, I use it on my dogs and cats, with no problems, people say not to use on cats, but never had a problem, it is a 'plant' based insecticide, I am good friends with a Chemistry professor and he even agreed, unless the person or animal is allergic to it, it is considered safe...

Coconut Oil
Posted by Troy (Thunder Bay) on 03/21/2018

Re: using wet vs dry.... when consuming human-grade DE yes it will of course get wet but that does not matter as you are consuming it to absorb the minerals it provides. On the other hand, when you are using it to kill insects and parasites it must be dry as it is the surface texture that works to penetrate the insects exoskeleton. If it is wet it will clump together much like a snowball, being much less effective.

Sarcoptic Mange Remedies
Posted by Rosemary (Victoria, Texas ) on 03/17/2018

Save uourself a lot of work and worry and get some Happy Jack II Dip ... I tried everything for my Maltese... also get your dog on Heartworm meds.. That helps to keep them off of your dog.. Good luck and blessings for you and your dog..

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Jane (Statesboro, Ga) on 01/16/2018

I was told by a my vet that peroxide hinders the healing process. It was the first thing I did for a bite my dog had from a fight on Christmas Eve. Could not get help until the day after Christmas therefore infection had set in. She is okay now.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Desiree (La) on 12/27/2017

You need to put it on as a powder and it will work. When it gets wet, it becomes ineffective but once it dries it will work again.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Desiree (Sterlington La) on 12/27/2017

This works great, just make sure it is food grade. We bought it at home depo and did not get food grade and it caused more hair loss but did kill the mites. I'm now treating my pups skin with desitin to heal her skin and it also helps with growing hair back in.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Danyale (Mn) on 12/06/2017

Food grade and pesticide grade are actually the exact same thing. They aren't allowed to label something food grade and pesticide grade on the same package. I buy the big bad of pesticide grade (after careful reassurance it is EXACTLY the same thing) and have used it many times myself. Taken internally and on my horses as a lice dust. Of course you don't want it in your lungs, but it detoxes the body and attracts all kinds of unhealthy substances and parasites like a magnet! Thanks for all the comments, I'm getting a new puppy today and just found out she has a touch of mange, I will be using this, much safer!

God bless you all.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Bebops40 (Gaffney, Sc) on 10/25/2017

If it's food grade they can eat it n lick it just not breath it

Coconut Oil
Posted by Jay (Western Us) on 10/25/2017

If the DE will be ingested, it needs to be 'food grade' DE, which is harder to find and more expensive. If the DE isn't food grade, yes, ingestion or inhalation can be an issue for both dogs and humans because of silica.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/03/2017

Hello Chia,

It does not sound as if your pub has mange. Pustules/pimples are typically associated with staph infection. You would do well do give your pug a dip in Ted's Mange Remedy, as an initial skin cleanse, and you could follow up with a few more dips to get the skin infection under control, but too many dips will only dry her skin out even more. You might consider coconut oil on her skin to help with the dryness after you dip her. I have found that skin troubles are directly related to diet - what are you feeding? Look at your dog food bag and read the ingredients - if you see corn or grain in the list then you might see great improvements by switching to a grain free diet. I also suggest you consider Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs and also alkalizing her drinking water with baking soda. If you can switch to a grain free diet, and then fight the yeast from the inside out via treated water, the topical skin treatments will be more effective.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Chia (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 10/01/2017

I need help to cure my baby's severe dry skin and lost hair, she's a 4 month old Pug, I trie to put Vitamin A&D or Vaseline on her skin she has this bumps on her skin (like pimples)so please how much of ACV CAN I USE to cure her mange?

Coconut Oil
Posted by Doris (Virginia) on 10/02/2017

If it's dangerous to people, it's definitely more fatal to animals, if they inhale that stuff.... I would try a paste, made with uncooked coconut or almond oil and sulfur powder. It's supposed to cure the problem...

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/11/2017

Borax does not bleach the coat - its the hydrogen peroxide. Borax is safe!

Coconut, Neem and Tea Tree Oils
Posted by Malena (Slidell Louisiana ) on 09/10/2017

My chocolate lab got mange. We cured in two weeks. Once daily we slathered her head to toe in a mixture of coconut oil, neem oil and tea tree oil. Washed her bedding daily. Gave her a bath every three days to wash off old oil and reoiled her. Its messy and smelly but well worth the effort. We bought large containers of coconut oil from Sams club, Tea Tree oil from Walgreens and Neem Oil from asian markets and then we found large bottles on Amazon.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dawn (Pa) on 09/10/2017

Yes I also have 2 Newfies ...use not use borax

Dietary Considerations
Posted by Aimee-Louise (Staffordshire) on 09/05/2017

Sorry but you are wrong, demodex mange are present in humans and animals as part of our biota! They can be reinfected if the immune system is compromised. They live in the sebum glands and hair follicles

Coconut Oil
Posted by Jodi P. (Lansing, Michigan) on 08/30/2017

You say put it all over the house. I have all wood floors..when I put it on our dogs. what if they lick it?

Apricot, Castor, Neem, Oregano Oils
Posted by Vally (Fountain Hills, Az) on 08/20/2017

in addition to tea tree oil, oil of oregano is extremely toxic to cats (my friend found out the hard way, thankfully the cat survived) Is great in treating warts on dogs - just one drop does the trick - but do not put even one drop on a cat, will burn a hole into their skin and make them sick systemically.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Juliana (Middle East) on 08/17/2017

I agree with the last post; the shell shards do not melt nor change shape when wet....think of shells in the sea. Otherwise, how could one possibly ingest the Food Grade DE and have it do any good whatsoever inside the body where most everything is wet, especially traveling through the digestive tract? No, DE is mechanical/physical and it also purportedly has a type of electron charge that attracts the bad buggers internally, but leaves the friendly microbiome alone. Do not ingest if it is not known/labeled as Food Grade. And advised not to ingest within 2-4 hours of taking an Rx or supplement, just to be on the safe side.

Castile Soap
Posted by Melissa (Sc ) on 08/07/2017

I would love to ask you about not doing heart worm meds or flea meds. I'm in the process of getting my 2 rescues as healthy holistically as I can and would love to hear how you are keeping them safe from heart worms, etc ... thanks

Petroleum Jelly
Posted by Mangey Doglover (South Africa) on 07/23/2017

Mix some flower of sulfur in the petroleum jelly until it has a light yellow tinge. Then apply to your dog. This works very well. You can also add a teaspoon of sulfur to a small dog's food/a tablespoon to a big dog. Mites hate sulfur as it kills them.

Vaccination Connection
Posted by Garret (Tennessee) on 07/09/2017

Thank you for sharing these articles. I have been following the vaccination links to a wide variety of diseases including my own (chiari malformation) and you are absolutely right. Vaccines are nothing more than propaganda to steal are hard earned dollars. For anyone treating any animals tis best the all natural way, God's way.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/03/2017

DE will work when wet. DE is a mechanicide - it gets into the movable joints of insects and wears away the chitinous exoskeleton creating small holes, allowing the blood and fluids of the insect to drain away which cause it to die. Broken glass will still cut when submerged in water - the same principle applies to DE.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Yolanda (Baltimore) on 07/01/2017

My understanding is that once the DE dries out it will work again, but that it won't work WHILE it is wet...

Coconut Oil
Posted by Tiffenu (North Boneville ) on 06/30/2017

If you wet the DE... its properties are ruined. It needs to stay dry.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Jeff (La) on 06/18/2017

How do you feed the dimacious earth to your dog to fight mange? Also how much and with what frequency?

Posted by Max (Havana, Ar. ) on 06/13/2017

Finally figured out dog had mange. She is 14-15 yrs old, yorkie about 10 lbs. Teds peroxide, borax remedy, at first made the itching worse but over time it got better, you must persist. After prayer the thought came to me her immune system might be weakened from age and I couldn't afford good food. I remembered using a product to save one of her eyes after vet said it must come out. The product is 4Life Transfer Factor Plus. I had little left over and started giving it to her, within a week the hair began coming back. If I stop giving it she begins scratching again.

Mange is agony for dogs and I will do without something to keep her on transfer factor. I used it at half capsule (human formula) a few times a day until seeing a difference, then once a day. Now I give half a capsule of the human formula every other day. I might add it works great for flu or colds. I don't usually promote things but google it and see the testimonies. It supports the immune system and aids in healing. This is the truth so help me God. God bless you all who are helping the helpless creatures.

Dandruff Shampoo
Posted by Pat (Ga) on 06/16/2017

Thank you. My rescue currently has mange. I'll pick up dandruff shampoo today.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Garret (Tennessee) on 06/15/2017

I also have tried the same thing with the diatmaceous earth. How did you apply it to your dogs? I mixed a few cups in with warm water, shook it up real good then applied it to their skin after they were brushed. It seems to be effective. However, just started treatment last week on four dogs with sarcoptic mange.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cajuncole (Cali Colombia) on 06/01/2017

Sorry, although I like to use natural remedies on myself and my dogs, I have used Ivemectin since 1984 and have never had a problem with any of my Riesenschnauzers and I had over 6 adults during that time. To each his own If Ivermectin will keep my boy from suffering and looking badly he is getting it. Now I must say I am using ACV straight and also Tea Tree oil but I have good days and HORRIBLE days. I hate seeing him suffer and he is only 4 months old and a big Belgian Malinois. It has to be his immune system because my little Yorkie is not affected. I believe in natural as well as the next person but I have great friend and doctor DR. O'birne a biomedical doctor and one of the best in the world and a HEEL Laboratory representative who goes on tour for HEEL, he is also a surgeon and a acupuncture practitioner. He says sometimes you have to use modern medicine if all else fails sometimes both. One of the smartest people I have ever met.

Demodectic Mange Remedies
Posted by Lara (Cowichan Valley ) on 05/22/2017

Oh my goodness did the MMS work? I have that! My poor guy has been suffering for so long nothing is working!!! I'm going to try it! Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Diane (Lakeland ) on 05/02/2017

Was wondering where you are having the mites on yourself? I'm dealing with something on my hair, not sure what it is but dermatologist isn't helping. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. Thanks for any information

Coconut Oil
Posted by Jeanene (California) on 04/30/2017

My dog was infested with mange. I bought a big bag of diatamaceous earth from a feed store, where farmers get their farming supplies. That is the cheapest way to buy it because you will need a lot of it. It is crushed up sea creature shells. These will kill the mites. It is completely non toxic but great care must be taken to not breath the dust as it is dangerous to breathe because of its grinding properties. You will put some directly on your pet, but you also have to shake it all over your house, furniture, yard, anywhere your dog goes. We used a strainer and just gently shook it everywhere. It was a lot of work but this powder breaks the exoskeleton of the mite skin and kills immediately, you will also rid yourself of all fleas and ants at the same time with this method. The great thing is there isnt any danger of ingesting it. In fact to treat parasites you and your dog can eat it daily to completely kill parasite infestation. Use an old vacuum to clean everything up because it can destroy it. We did this method and never had a mange problem ever again. That was 6 years ago.

Apricot, Castor, Neem, Oregano Oils
Posted by Kate (Raleigh, Nc) on 04/18/2017

For this statement regarding Vinegar and bladder stones...ACV w/Mother is similar to lemons in that they actually balance and correct Ph. ACV is not the same as white vinegar. Please do not confuse them. All info from other holistic Veterinarians indicates this information is not correctly stated.

Vapor Rub
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/18/2017

Hey Kim,

You are not alone in relating this old - and obsolete/dangerous - remedy. Motor oil has changed much since the '70's with many additive and synthetic components, so it is now very dangerous to apply used motor oil to your pet's skin. Please do not do it.

Vapor Rub
Posted by Kim G. (Tallassee, Al) on 04/16/2017

I'm 56 and I remember being 8-10 years old and my dad bring home 5 gallon buckets of used diesel oil to be used to help treat any dog we had that developed mange. He would mix powdered sulfur he got from a feed and seed store (in the 70s) with the diesel oil and coat the dog, neck to tail in it. It never seemed to burn them like mange meds did. the oil helped the sulfur stay on longer thru all the running thru the bushes and rolling in the dirt. about 3-4 days later he would repeat it and that's about all it took. Their hair started looking better and it allowed the new hair to start growing in. The diesel oil, he said, had sulfur already in it so he could of used just that. My dad said the machines used up the parts of the oil that could hurt the skin and left behind the best medicine. He added sulfur just for good measure. If you use the motor oil you keep after you change oil in your car, it is the same thing, but probably needs a little sulfur added. We also add the store bought mange med to the first dipping just to have the extra push

Coconut Oil
Posted by Majeeka (Batangas Philippines ) on 03/26/2017

I have a 5 month old puppy named Zuni. She has mange right now and her body are reddish cause of the itching. I tried everything and even dewormed her yesterday. I want to cure it the natural way. I've read a lot of suggestions in here. Most of them are saying veggie oil. I put coconut oil on the sore parts just now and leave it in her skin. I will put coconut oil again later on tonight and I'm hoping that it will soothe and cure the mange in the coming days. She's having bath every day and I'm using sulfur soap now on her. I hope that it will be the cure for her mange. I will keep you all posted if it will really works. Btw, after I put the coconut oil she is not itching so hard. I guess she's relieved from it.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Melissa (Morongo Valley, Ca) on 02/25/2017

How did you use it for curing the mange?

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by Heidi (Australia ) on 02/19/2017

This has been a life saver. Demodex around the eyes. Now gone thanks to putting clearasil : Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Bentonite on once a day for 2 -3 weeks and once a day of coconut oil both at opposite times of the day . Also giving the highest probiotic I could find daily. We had tried ivomectin and Bravecto and next gauard reactions occurred from the poisons and the vet couldn't help us anymore. Then I found this site. Thank you to the people who recommended benzoyl peroxide for Demodex in dogs.

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/30/2017

Hey Wendy,

Please try Ted's original formula to treat your puppy:

Please follow the instructions to the letter and report back.

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by Wendy (Australia ) on 01/29/2017

Hi just wondering do you dilute it with water? What is the ratio..? Have a staffy puppy who won't stop itching and scratching, she was diagnosed with mange and is 4 months old.. been on antibiotics but her rash has no come back again. So frustrating 🐶😫

Aloe Vera Gel
Posted by Sandra (Usa) on 01/16/2017

Do not give ivermectin to your GSD. Research ivermectin before use. The dose they give for mange is two times what they would give for heartworms. Herding dogs can have a severe reaction which does include death. Go with Apple Cider Vinegar accompanied by other treatments like coconut oil.

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/09/2017

Hello Tammy, Dogs can have black, yucky ears due to a yeast infection - so you might be dealing with yeasty ears and not necessarily ear mites. Both are itchy, and both can cause a dog to scratch their ears raw. And you can certainly 'catch' sarcoptic mange mites from your dog - they can bite you and cause you to get red bumps/rash but they cannot reproduce on you as their host is the dog. Sarcoptic mange is very itchy to your dog, and she would be scratching herself raw, have sores all over and lose all her hair with a bad case of sarcoptic mange. The whitish flatworm things - what do you mean my 'all over'? All over the house? All over your dog's skin? All over the house = your dog may have a tapeworm infestation. All over the skin - it could be fly larvae hatching out on your dog's skin. I am unfamiliar with the odor you describe, nor am I familiar with the reddish orange gel that appears on the skin and around your home, but if I had to hazard a guess it could be fluids seeping from your dog's skin. In your shoes I would: clean everything. Clean and sanitize everywhere in your house. If you have a sarcoptic mange mite infestation you have to clean the whole house and clean the dog's bedding daily and your bedding daily - into hot wash water and hot dryer daily. Ted's Mange Remedy will help with sarcoptic mange on your dog - use as directed. You can also use in your dog's ears - excellent ear cleaner, to see if it helps with the ear gunk. Wendy from OH has posted the Arcane Ear solution - I would not hesitate to make up a batch and use it on your dog's ears after you rinse/clean during the Mange remedy bath. One thing you have not mentioned is your dog's diet. Check out the ingredient list and if you see corn or grain in the first 10 ingredients you should strongly consider upgrading to a better diet as grains in the food can cause ear infections, skin problems and UTI's in dogs. This is actually the first place I would start, a diet up grade. As for you breaking out - are you allergic to dogs? I am, and I live with quite a few. I notice when I bathe them or groom them that I will get hives or a rash on my arms from touching certain ones. I wash with soap and the rash goes no farther than being a slight irritant. Please report back! ~

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by Tammy (Fl) on 01/08/2017

I have battled a serious skin issue for over a year now, just a few monthes ago while washing my dog I noticed she had ear mites, I am assuming that they are anyway because of all the black yuk in the, ear, We'll now that I have started my venture into mange reading I am sure I have caught mange from my dog and am wondering if they were ear mites at all or mange mite?? I notice I break out everytime I clean her ears, and have lost most of my hair in question is... I notice these almost clear whitish a most a flatworm shape type thing all this demodex mange? I see the pics online but most are drawings so I am not sure about what my female boxer and I have, I am single mom and not a lot of extra money for vet,, dermatologist was no help as usual..Steriods and diagnoses of rash,, of course no skin scraping and barely time to listen to me, I am in hell please Can u tell me ur symptoms and what is this smell?? Like burnt oil in clothes coming out of dryer,,, reddish orange gel like substance appears on skin and randomly around home in little less pieces, Bathed my dog in ACV and spraying peppermint soap diluted has helped alot..I just cant seem to get rid of it..Please help.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/21/2016

Hello Dana,

The answer is NO. DE works differently than borax in the mange remedy. I used Ted's Mange Remedy as directed on my baby French Bulldog and it cured her demodex mange and was not too strong and did not cause any irritation or dryness.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dana (Kansas) on 11/20/2016

Can borax be replaced with Diatomaceous Earth?...borax might be too strong for my baby pit.

Baby Oil, Pyrethrin
Posted by Pamela (Texas) on 11/14/2016

The pyrethrins is the main ingredient in many of your household flea killers. And most warning labels tell you NOT to expose pets to this chemical no matter where it originated. Who knows what may happen along the line later.

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (Texas) on 10/29/2016

Damned sure will. That vet needs to do a lot more research. My friend didn't have a clue either. She gave Sammy just a little more than a pin drop.Sammy came to me was running into the wall, cabinets trying to tell me something was very wrong. It causes the brain to swell. He was totally blind just over night. Almost killed him. Lucky we caught it in time!!! He spent a week at Dr. MC Brides clinic. Mc Brides clinic is in Burnet Texas.. This man is a genuis!!!!! Have your vet call this man he'll give him some very important information. Frankenstein of the Veterinary World. I have had lots of people tell me stories about him before I was even born...

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anonymous Guy (N/a) on 10/08/2016

Why not try all natural Pumpkin? Works like a charm.

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/08/2016

Hey Cari,

Please try Ted's Mange Remedy - it works very well for most skin conditions as well as mange. Please also consider dietary changes - read the ingredients on your bag of kibble and if you see corn or grain it is time to change the diet. Corn has been directly linked to skin problems in dogs. Please also consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water by using baking soda, or also Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs; the baking soda and borax will help address systemic yeast/leaky gut, which is another major contributor to food sensitivities/allergies and skin issues in dogs.

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Cari (Georgia) on 10/05/2016

Hi my name is Cari and my blue pit has mange. He has bumps on his legs tail ears and snout. He keeps scratching at it and he's starting to loose fur.I'd take him to the vet but I keep reading that you spend hundreds of dollars on medication that really just brings it back up after you've used all of it up. I started the borax method about two days ago but I'm worried because he keeps licking his fur after. I read your post online and was wondering if you can substitute canola oil instead of vegetable oil, or any other home remedies that I could try?

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by B Rush (West Tennessee) on 09/28/2016

you mean regular clearasil like teenagers use on acne? I'm trying to treat a neighbors old dog .. They don't do much vetting

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Donna (Ocala, Fla) on 09/20/2016

My dingo dog has acquired mange. How much DE in his food daily and how often for body scrubs?

General Feedback
Posted by Janet (Rochester) on 09/08/2016

Amber is blessed. I love hearing this.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Janet (Rochester Mn) on 09/08/2016

Helllo Dom and everyone reading this. I have had a bag of Diatomeous earth edible sitting in my basement for 5 months because we had a flea infestation but I never used it because I was able to get rid of them another way. However, now we have another huge problem that I am going to tackle with this thank you. Thank you Lord now that I have it on hand. We adopted 2 pomeranians in June and one had crusted lesions which I asked my vet about. I said you don't think that's sarcoptic mange do you. She said it very well could be but would have to test. After a few baths I gave her it cleared up so I never took her in, however, I did think it strange that hair never grew back on her hind legs and the 2 of them still scratched. Soon my husband and I began to itch and I had crawling feelings behind my ears. I went to the doc and though I didn't show signs of scabies at the time he gave me the permethrin cream. I took it twice. It didn't get rid of them. Soon my husband broke out even after he was treated. Everything we read on the net said mites from dogs can live on humans only 36 hours. My vet said that is wrong. That we can contract scabies from their sarcoptic mange. Now my house is covered in Daetomeceous earth. I will be feeding it to all my 5 dogs. Maybe my husband and I will be eating it too. This has been horrible. Please for all of you suffering, if you have dogs please pay attention to this. I am not overdramatizing here. If they have crusted lesions of any kind please have them checked. In our case the vet said since your husband now has them I assume you probably got them from the dogs. Maybe we didn't. In all fairness to my babies I really hate to think we did. I love my kids(dogs) better than anything in this world and we would never ever get rid of one of them. We have spent countless amounts of our savings on them to keep them going. So please don't think we would ever do them harm. We will figure this out. Good luck to anyone who may be having this problem.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Mayonnaise
Posted by Susan (Texas) on 08/30/2016

I have a 6 year old Chihuahua who came down with the mange. I was trying everything, I was desperate. After doing research and reading on the web I found the mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar works best. I added a twist to it that makes it even better.

First put mayonnaise all over the dog - it has to be real mayo. Leave on for 30 minutes then rinse very well with warm water.

Then, instead of using shampoo, I took a bar of Caress Beauty soap. Lather up and scrub her all over down to her feet and in between the pads left on for 10 minutes. Then rinse through very well to remove all soap. Then I mixed up apple cider vinegar and water (50/50) and poured over her and allowed her to dry as much as possible without towel drying.

Then I took betadine applied on cotton balls, and apply to affected areas and let dry.

What an amazing difference. In 5 days I have done this twice. Hair is growing back, bumps are gone scabs are gone. I would recommend this to anyone.

Neem Oil
Posted by Bea (Us) on 08/28/2016

Neem oil is applied topically to kill or repel bugs; google, maybe it is antibacterial, as well. I have found that only a few drops of it mixed into dog conditioner and applied all over totally eradicated a terrible flea infestation (can't use advantage as one dog is allergic).

Posted by Bea (Ua) on 08/28/2016

Since the mites are microscopic, I don't think their eggs would be visible in fur.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Colleen (St. Augustine, Fl) on 08/28/2016

Did you have a scrape done at the Vet? Just curious. Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tuffy (Erie Pa) on 08/22/2016

I used apple cider vinegar. My dog was miserable for a year, I gave her two baths with apple cider vinegar and she is cured. Thanks. Cost $5 for two gallons.

Demodectic Mange Remedies
Posted by Tina (Cheshire) on 08/05/2016

I have a German shepherd with itchy skin causing sores, I was given malaseb by the vets, expensive, I discovered, T Gel. And nizoral shampoos work wonders, also a lot cheaper, also easy to obtain.

Aloe Vera Gel
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 08/05/2016

Robert, I tried aloe vera juice and gel for a dog I had and didn';t have much success, but the dosage is 1ml for every kilo of the juice. The gel I rubbed on him didn't get the results I had hoped for.

Aloe Vera Gel
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/05/2016

Hey Robert,

I am not able to advise on aloe vera dose, but I do want to add that a diet change can work wonders for some dogs. Read the label on the dog food and if you see grains try switching to a grain free diet - it can significantly reduce itching. Also if you feed grain free already, switching to a different protien can also help. Lastly, you might consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water or try Ted's Borax protocol for dogs to address systemic yeast in the GI tract which is usually a factor in skin sensitivities.

Aloe Vera Gel
Posted by Robert (Pitcairn, Pa) on 08/05/2016

What amount mixtures do I use? I have 8 year German Shepherd eating his back, inside legs, part of tail.Loosing hair on elbows too. Tried Borax, shampoo regular with oatmeal shampoo spayed rubbed in white vinigar, anti ich sprays & creams. Please help me with my BOY ARAGON

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 08/01/2016

Pauline, try half and half or 3/4s ACV and 1/4 water.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pauline (Durham) on 08/01/2016

Hi, would you add water to the cider vinegar? Thanks in advance.

Dandruff Shampoo
Posted by Alishia (Canada) on 07/11/2016


There are some fantastic stories on this site if you scroll down and read some of them! I would look to bolstering your dog's immune system through the use of probiotics. The constant antibiotics will have wiped out you pooches naturally intestinal flora which is essential for proper nutrition and preventing allergies. The premise is the same in humans. And many consider introducing a raw food diet?

If you search the internet for diet for the immune system some great ideas come up.

We have adopted a year old beagle/lab rescue from the SPCA, he was starved and had antibiotics for an intestinal bug. He had severe diarrhea and wasn't eating well so I bought him probiotics with the spirulina. I also added wet holistic puppy food and pureed pumpkin to his diet. He is doing very well and has put on 10 pounds in 2 weeks. Looks like mange is rearing its ugly head so I am going to try the dandruff shampoo and add diatomaceous earth to his diet. Wish me luck! I'll let you know how it goes.

And thanks for all the great posts!

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Lori (Iowa) on 05/02/2016

This information is very accurate. You just have to make sure you are using the food grade product and not the product meant for the yard and garden. There is a definite difference.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Brenda (Lincoln, Nebraska) on 04/17/2016

Any natural store carries it or home and garden stores. I use it for my home for bugs, my skin for my pores, and cured my dog who had an extremely bad case of mange that he got from his parents. It is amazing along with apple cider vinegar. Both have many, many uses.

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by Blake (Ga) on 04/16/2016

Thank you for pointing out that BORAX is safe, is not poisonous, and cures all mange if properly used. We have treated our medium size dog, probably 12 times. She had mange over all her body. Most places are cured, and the hair is growing back. Best of all she no longer itches and bites herself constantly, like she did before. Suggestion to help dissolve the Borax quicker, is to use two cups of hot water into the container with hydrogen peroxide, in a container with a tight lid that you can shake. Our vet thought it was allergies.

Heart Worm Medication Connection
Posted by New Mexico Glo (Roswell, Nm) on 04/11/2016

One note on using Diatomaceous Earth for worms. It will only work on parasites that it contacts, not heart worms, as they are not in the intestinal tract. I used to give DE to my dogs, then discovered 2 of 6 had round worms, and one had tape worms, so quit giving it all together. I changed to using garlic in their home made foods, and since that time, not one of them has had worms that I have discovered since.

If you live in an area where heart worm is prevalent, please use a good natural mosquito repellent liberally and faithfully to keep your best friend from getting it! The treatment for a heart worm positive dog is brutal, and not something I would wish on anyone.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Dom (Texas) on 01/28/2016

Do you know if there's any known stores that carry it?

EC: Farm and home stores and local farm co ops usually carry it.

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Mike (California (ca)) on 01/25/2016

Thanks for the insight. My 1 week old puppies are experiencing harden hair spots. It might be mange, but I'm not sure. We are going to apply this home remedy and see how it works for them. Thank you very much.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Diamond (Ma., Essex) on 01/11/2016

I had a very hard time & a sad one at that, I found a cat where later on I was not aware of what she had, I checked with our Vet. he was very vague as to what it was but he stated that what is out side also is inside. So I continued doing many web searches as well as EarthClinic this cat was tiny where I thought she was a kitten the Vet.said she was an old lady, I used the information from EarthClinic I treated her as often as possible, what I found was very strange, she had these very sharp prong like things sticking out around the tail/lower back only in the winter then summer time I could no longer feel them.

Needless to say she slept close to my small older dog, when summer came I checked my dog & saw what I thought were either fleas or ants she was infested with them, I took her to the groomers & had her shaved completely, whatever they were was gone but in the mean-time these fleas(?) Mange had laid eggs in-side of my dogs skin, she was digging her fur right off & deep into her skin was raw & bleeding. I did the mange treatments every three to four days, I also found that these mites attach themselves to animals with very weak immunity, I say this because I have a younger dog that he only needed to be bathed with Teds solution once then I applied ACV & he was good to go, how-ever I give my pets probiotics every day, my Cock-A-Poo is hanging in there but still itches but not quite as bad.

I also learned of another product called diatomaceous earth food grade product, I applied this after all of her treatments had helped the most but to secure the issue.It's a very messy powder the dogs shake it off every where, so I spend most of my time cleaning, but I love my pets, how-ever my poor little kitty was serving life with this mange I could not see any results with any healing what-so-ever, she kept tapping my leg & I looked into her eyes I knew she was in much pain, her eye was constantly draining tears where it looked like blood stains.I had to have her put to sleep. My other two dogs are doing a little better, I have high hopes of my Cock-A-Poo getting better or at least more comfortable she is eighty years old in peoples age, she is totally blind but does very well other wise. Thank You for allowing me to share.

Diaper Rash Ointment
Posted by Jessica (Morrisonville, Il) on 01/03/2016

So it's completely safe to put all over the dogs body where it's bald at?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tammy (Tucson Az) on 01/02/2016

All blood born living things have mites. All of us. It is when our immune system spirals the mites develop in massive amounts and create havoc. Now, there are other forms of mites, scabies, this is not immune system born and is highly contagious as I understand the research. I have read most of the posts here, and one suggesting nothing works......but this post was related to "yeast infection" this is totally unrelated to "mites, " "mange, " I know I have both experiences with my clan. For sure a difference in how to treat both experiences. With yeast infections, I find Selsum Blue shampoo works great killing the yeast. I am going to try the ACV for the mange my Pitty has and I will update her results.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tammy (Tucson Az) on 01/02/2016

Were you spraying with straight ACV? Your help is appreciated. Blessings to everyone and their Beloved fur kids.

EC: Hi Tammy,

Apple Cider Vinegar should always be diluted with water 50/50.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tammy (Tucson, Az) on 01/02/2016

I have a Pitbull I rescued she was about 6 or 7 weeks old at the time. She always had very pink skin, I thought because of her coat being so sparse and getting sunburn. That was until her left side of her face became like Elephant skin, hair loss and her eye swollen shut. The Vet wanted me to use some very nasty toxic mixed spray that has horrific side effects I am not willing to potentially put my Beloved through them when I came along this website.

Did you use straight apple cider vinegar? Or is it best to dilute it and make a spray with it. If spray is recommended, she does not like being messed with so a spray would work better for us, how should this be mixed with water. I have boiled water to disinfect it, just in case, even though I have filtered water.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Also, my Beloved's eye was brown and since this happened to her her eye is now a baby blue. Has this happened to anyone? My Vet has me putting ointment in her eye for bacteria. I have like 9 different things I do for her mange he recommended. Including Bravecto and I read it does indeed kill the mites.

She is getting better.

EC: Apple Cider Vinegar should be diluted with water when used on pet's skin.  You might start with 1 cup vinegar plus 1 cup water.  If it irritates her, use less vinegar.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Heather (Ct) on 01/02/2016

My little pug/chiwawa mix had been battling mites which I did not said "allergies" then gave us meds :(. Zoe did not get better and everyone thought we were bad parents for not going back the vet. After like six months of research, I came across Mite Avenge which uses DE (diamotaceous earth). It was expensive, but it worked!!! Zoe has been healthy. No more sticky, smelly, irritated skin..stopped chewing her feet and scratching her eye..ears are now clean and all her fur has grown back. I just purchased more DE because I think my other dog may be showing signs of mites, so without further ado I have sprinkled it on both dogs and I'm now feeding it to them at night with food and warm water added to help prevent internal worms. I have also sprinkled it on their bedding and will vacuum up in 5 days or so. As soon as our GSD stops scratching and licking herself I'll know she is 100%.

Only buy food/human grade, and it should be white, not gray in color. It is super inexpensive and has many many's crazy not to use this stuff. I am now taking it myself every morning with water or in my smoothie.. I will also use it in my chickens food at a feed:DE ratio of 20:1 (5% DE).

So excited that there is an inexpensive cure for our fur and feather babies.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 12/30/2015

Hey Ken!

Thanks for your post!

I do want to point out that an autoimmune problem is one where the body's immune system attacks its own healthy cells- this is different from a weakened or compromised immune system which allows ordinary things that are commonly found on the body - bacterial staph or demodex mites - to run amok and cause problems.

I agree that a weakened or immature immune system may result in a demodex mite break out; in my experience there is such a thing as a cure - as Ted's remedy kills the mites, and when used consistently over time [6-12 weeks] will stop a mite break out. Some will insist that any sign of demodex = genetic issue/compromised immune system, however I tend to view demodex as a parasite first. We worm our dogs because worms are parasites and a heavy worm load can kill our pets; we don't say that our pet's inability to combat the parasite is an immune disorder: I tend to lean in that direction with most demodex issues.

Have you had your dog scraped and confirmed for demodex? If you did and got a positive 2 years ago, have you had one done recently? I ask because 2 years is a remarkable time to battle a parasitic mite with a 2 week life span. My last demodex dog - a puppy - was treated by the book with Ted's Mange remedy and she cleared up quickly. For your dog's mange to continue for *years* makes me wonder if you are dealing with a super resistant strain of demodex mite, an underlying health issue such as cancer or malfunctioning thyroid - or that you may be dealing with sarcoptic mange [and constantly getting reinfected for some reason] or that you may be dealing with something else entirely such as allergies.

In any event you may find it helpful to supplement your guy with yucca/yucca intensive; this helps to build up the immune system and reduce inflammation. Quercetin also may help, as well as colostrum; you can find all three of these remedies at your local health food store.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ken (Florida) on 12/29/2015


I enjoyed your post. I have a 15 lb Silky Terrier. He is 2 years old. I have been treating his Demodectic Mange since he was a pup with success. However Demodectic Mange is an Auto Immune problem so you have to treat the condition until the Immune System is built up. So the Ted's Mange remedy is not a cure, but it will control the Mange until the healthy Immune system takes over.

All dogs have Mange but their Healthy Immune System keeps the condition at bay. It is the same with Humans. We all have Cancer and other diseases but our healthy Immune System keeps them at bay. And for God's sake no one should ever use the POISON Vet cure Ivermectin.

Not that it doesn't work, but the problem is you have to administer this poison for the life of the dog, and if you stop using Ivermectin the Mange will return with a vengeance. Bottom line, the dog still has a weak Immune System.

Vapor Rub
Posted by Solarwindspirit (Spartanburg, Sc) on 12/17/2015

Don't use petroleum, it's toxic. Tea tree oil in coconut oil would be better than that. I'm looking for a mild sulfur shampoo for the fur myself. Sulfur kills the mites and stays in the hair follicles a little longer. Is also antifungal.

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 12/12/2015

Michelle (Beaumont TX) ---

Please use coconut oil or best, neem oil. Vegetable oil is GMO and very unhealthy. All the best.

Namaste, Om

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Michelle (Beaumont, Tx) on 12/11/2015

What exactly are the steps to doing the oil trick. And when u put it on him do u wash it off or leave it on. Because I have an inside dog and I dont want oil every where. If u could please post back asap. Hes so bad he has blisters on his ( thingy). Thanks.

Sugar Syrup, Baking Soda
Posted by Angie (Illinois) on 10/13/2015

Thanks, I hope it works! How long do you leave it on?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/09/2015

Hey Lynn!

Vinegar is not better than the hydrogen peroxide for the mange remedy -it can be used in the formula, but it creates peracetic acid which is very strong and harsh on the skin. It sounds like you have a good start and are seeing results; please remember that healing takes time - it is something you simply cannot rush.

You might find the topical application of an OTC tripple antibiotic ointment helpful in healing the elephant skin - you might also consider coconut oil as well. The idea is to put a softening oil with an antimicrobial agent on the skin to sooth it and moisturize.

Additional approaches; alkalizing the drinking water with baking soda and improving the diet by going grain free if you have not done so already.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lynn (San Diego, Ca) on 10/08/2015

So is the ACV or Vingar better than the Hydrogen Peroxide for getting to the root? My dog has just past 3 weeks. I do it every other day. The part on the neck and shoulders back is almost healed. But the chin and around eye is not and looks like red elephant skin. Like to make it go faster! Homeopathic Sulfur and Psorium has helped. Giving Psorium 30 once a week and Sulfur 30 now 200 as least 2 times a week or more. It has help the itch and gets things moving. But the face/chin is a long is this going to take????

I just started Fresh Aloe for itch.

But do you think the Vingar will get to the bad part with the Borax better???? Thanks so so much!!

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Mathew Laban (Kerala, India) on 10/07/2015

All who love their dogs having mange - give slight rock sulphur with its food daily for 15 days and rub any light hair oil, adding menthol in it or rub Vicks Vaporub ( but it is costly). You will find the miracle.

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Jean (Columbus) on 09/30/2015

My dog has mange for first-time can I use cooking oil - it won't hurt my dog?

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Russell (St Cloud, Mn) on 09/29/2015

How long can I leave the vegetable oil on my dog before washing it off?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Merry (Ma ) on 09/09/2015

I used apple cider vinegar on my dog who was badly infected cause for a while I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I sprayed and massaged the vinegar to his coat everyday for 3 days and bathed him fourth day, already looking way better, all the skin is turning pink and soft now. Still got come flakes, will continue treatment till 100%. Just want to share and thanks for the advise here I got!

Vegetable Oil
Posted by Shirleyann (Winona, Ms) on 09/08/2015

Have you thought about using mineral oil? Also a very good laxative.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/07/2015

Hey Tootiecomputie!

Kudos on finding a home remedy for red mange!

I would only say that it sounds expensive - and that you might get more bang for your buck using Ted's Mange remedy.

That said, the drawback for some in using Ted's remedy long term is dry skin, so I will not hesitate to recommend your formula in that instance.

Thank you!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
Posted by Tootiecomputie (Katy, Tx) on 09/06/2015

Help with Red Mange

I have a 4 month-old puppy who was dumped in a ditch in the rural area where we live. In looking up a natural remedy and also talking with my vet, we have been doing the following:

In equal portions:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water

I wet my puppy with warm water, then sponge the mixture mentioned above. Let the dog dry on its not dry off with a towel. Do this every other day. I have seen good results by the third dose.

Also, check with your vet about how to improve your pet's immune system. There are so many ways to do this, however, I suggest you ask your vet. Be sure to ask about yogurt, probiotics, adding a tsp of apple cider vinegar to the food. Also, ask about a med that will stop the itching while the pet is in recovery.

I am a "people" nurse and not a doggie nurse. However, I believe in the more gentle ways of helping a pet, without causing the pet to become more ill due to excess chemicals.

Best wishes on all pet owners going through this problem Remember, this takes time and does not heal overnight.

General Feedback
Posted by Kim (Ny) on 08/14/2015

How is Scout? I cannot believe a vet prescribe Ivermectin to a Sheltie. Actually, I can believe it, I had a vet give one of my adoptees Revolution and Sentinel at the same time, he's only 7 pounds. The adopter called and told me he threw it up and I was PO'd that he gave those two things together. I told her you have to double check everything, especially meds, even if you trust your vet. Always question everything.

Sulphur Powder
Posted by Teasa51 (Kingsport Tn) on 06/29/2015

How in the world did u find sulfur in drug store? I finally found some at pharmacy when I told situation and it was behind counter, but I've had dog to vets until the zapped my bank. I got her on revolution and give bath 3 times aweek

General Feedback
Posted by Dawn (Martinez, Ca) on 06/21/2015

What is the ratio of Apple cider vinegar and diatomaceous earth? Do you have to use the vinegar or can you use the DE on moist dog food?

Apricot, Castor, Neem, Oregano Oils
Posted by Brenda (Forest Hill, Md) on 06/17/2015

Apple cider vinegar is a great treatment for your dogs skin conditions! However you must be careful with giving it to them orally, particularly if they have a past history of bladder stones. My dog cannot ingest it because of that reason. Vinegar is very acidic and that in the urine will form stones so please be careful! I would only bath them in it or use it directly on the hotspots or mange infected areas which is what I do. Please do not use it on them if the area is broken. It stings!!!

Tea tree oil does also kill the mites but some people do not know that you can actually kill your dog with it. You can never put straight tea tree oil on your dog and you cannot NEVER use it on a cat. Tea tree oil in its full strength form can paralyze your dog and in some cases can cause death. It will definitely cause death to a feline.

Please make sure you read read and read some more on these herbs before using them on your pet. I do use tea tree oil on my yorkie but I only put 4 drops to a 12-14 oz bottle of shampoo. Zyrtec can also be used very safely for your dog to control the itch. I also use that with my dog successfully. My dog also has seasonal allergies that tears up his skin so after trying everything else we went to zyrtec and I am amazed! Use the childrens chewables at 10 mg once a day. I crush it for my yorkie and pour it directly on his little tongue and it dissolves rather quickly. I hope this helps to keep your babies safe. Natural remedies can also be harmful to your pets if you do not research and read you could make a fatal mistake.

Be careful with the Tea Tree Oil!!!

Neem Oil
Posted by Leenie (Jessieville, Ar) on 05/08/2015

I found the answer on Ted's website.

Neem Oil
Posted by Leeniemud (Jessieville, Ar) on 05/04/2015

I've seen neem oil mentioned in posts for mange but what is neem oil used for? I'm a bit confused. Is it for dry skin treatment?

Aloe Vera Gel
Posted by Lisambert (Africa) on 04/12/2015

African street dogs are prone to mange. What works well - the classics:

- Shot of Ivermectine on day 1

- Antibiotics coverage according to vet's instruction

- Amitraz solution bath on day 1

- Amitraz baths must be given every 2 weeks, then every month until 100% recovery

- Skin condition will be greatly improved with Karit butter, or cade nut oil.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/27/2015

Hey there!

This is an old post but may be helpful to you:

Posted by Garry (RI) on 01/08/2007

[YEA] Saw the responses to your treatments and I gave him two dips with the peroxide / borax the first couple of weeks and then switched to a 50 / 50 water / white vinegar / borax dip ever since. I used white instead of ACV because it's cheaper and it seems that it's the acetic acid that is the carrier into the skin. ALL of his hair is back and he hardly scratches anymore. He gets the recommended borax in the the drinking water too. I intend to give him maintenance dips once every month or so and may continue with the Borax in the drinking water as an ongoing thing. Great advice! Thanks again!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jamonit (Montreal, Quebec Canada) on 03/27/2015

I am currently using the borax/H.P. solution on my black newfie for mange. Having him turn Reddish Brown is not an option - still looks sickly, and because of his long coat, it would take years to grow out. Would ACV instead of HP work ? Any other suggestiions - an even milder concentration of HP - thanks

Dietary Considerations
Posted by Billie Jo (Michigan, US) on 03/15/2015

I would like to know two things. Is the liquid you're using a natural?And if so where can it be gotten, as I really do not like the idea of my little 3 lb 41/2 month old Chihuahua being dipped!

General Feedback
Posted by Lara (South Carolina) on 02/06/2015

ANY VET should KNOW that you cannot prescribe SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS *any herding dog* IVERMECTIN!!!!!!!! I cannot believe that he did this. They have a genetic hypersensitivity to it. It will kill them. SMH!

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc. Canada) on 01/31/2015

Please peruse -- health science .com by Walter Last and do research. Borax is not a poison even though governments are trying to spread the lie. It is a cheap and very effective medicine from the earth. Namaste, Om

Benzoyl Peroxide
Posted by Claire (Durban, South Africa) on 01/30/2015

I used Benzac 5% (Benzoyl Peroxide) successfully for the second time on my 6 month greyhound x puppy. I noticed the first spot on her front right paw shortly before she got spayed. I should have fixed it before having her spayed but I wasn't sure that it was demodex at that point. Suffice to say shortly after spaying a few more spots appeared. From the time I noticed the first spot until I finally got to the shops for the benzac was about a month. In addition to applying benzac I put her on immune boosting supplements, vitamin C and flaxseed oil.

The trick is to watch each spot individually. Basically you're just trying to control the mites until the dog's immune system can kick in and sort out the problem. So my approach was to put benzac on each spot twice a day (and leave it on) until the skin redness went away. Bear in mind that the spots I was dealing with never got bigger than 1cm in diameter (1/2 inch). If you can't tell after a week whether there's an improvement, it might be the benzac causing the redness, so leave it for a day or two and then check again. It's taken about 6 weeks, but it looks like all of the spots are now growing hair back.

I take this route because all other options are toxic to the dog. Yes, even borax. With demodectic mange you are treating something caused by a problem in the immune system. You don't want to exacerbate this by adding poison to the mix.

Both the dogs I treated were mild cases - early detection helped, I'm sure. But both were 'generalised demodectic mange' they had spots in more than 5 places and on face and body. This treatment fixed them both.

Good luck!

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Posted by Robert (Reading, Pa) on 12/06/2014

Hi! Keith, My Amber had demodex and allergies. I bathed her every other day for two weeks in the tub using a sponge to wet her down for a half hour. After that I repeated three times a week for two weeks , two times a week for two weeks and finally once a week for a month. I never went any where near her eyes. She was a chocolate color and the peroxide turned he into a blond except for her face which is a chocolate mask. BE CAREFUL! I also stopped all shots , switched her to a diversified raw meat diet which I buy from REEL RAW dog food co. No cheap veggie filler, just human grade, USDA approved, diversified raw meat. They ship it directly to my door in prepackaged portioned amounts according to Ambers weight. I never give her topical flea and tick or heart worm pesticides . I have Amber checked for heart worm and lime disease in September and December which are the times the baby heart worms will hatch due to the temperature in our area. If she should ever happen to be positive for either then she will get holistic, non toxic heart worm meds. to kill the baby heart worms. Those meds. only work best on baby worms so it is extremely important to check in Sept. and Dec.. Adult worms are harder to kill but there are non toxic remedies you can get excellent advice about from THERESA . I am happy to say TERESA'S advice on demodex dipping coupled with stopping the unnecessary shots, and most important Ambers change of diet have resulted in no more chewing, scratching and licking. I am waiting for her hair to grow back in chocolate color again. Best of all is the saving in Vet. bills. When I first took Amber to the Vet. the bill was $400.00 dollars for ivermectin neurotoxin poison to kill the mites and maybe Amber too. Glad I took the safe route. You need to do everything I have mentioned to get your guy s immune system strong so he can fight off these diseases. My girl doesn't have allergies any more because her immune system is bouncing back. Every thing the Vet prescribed would have further lowered her immune system and the mites and allergies would have come right back. Good for the Vet. bad for Amber. He even tried to push Hills Prescription [what a joke ] dog food/garbage on me. Commercial dog food is one of the leading causes of allergies etc. I hope I have covered every thing for you, good luck and keep in touch. Robert Lovemyamber

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Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 11/29/2014

Keith --- before proceeding with the bath smooth cold pressed castor oil, mixed with coconut oil into the eyes. See my post to Jane. Namaste, Om

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Posted by Diamond (Ma., US) on 11/30/2014

I usually use a face cloth and apply cold water, just keep rinsing the face cloth then rinse his eyes out as often as possible.

Good Luck....

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Posted by Keith (NJ, US) on 11/29/2014

Hi, I used the mange concoction today on my dog...he has demodectic mange. His eyes are very irritated. I tried to be careful but I may have gotten too much in his eyes. Do you have any experience with this?

thank you

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/26/2014

Hey DeDe!

Generalized mange refers to demodex; was your shepherd scraped and diagnosed with demodex prior to be becoming generalized? Or is this hair loss at 1 year a recent event? There is a type of mange your dog could contract from the outside called scabies and this is a highly contagious form that you could catch also. If it is scabies, the mange remedy will do the job, but you will also have to sterilize your house and in particular the dog areas twice daily until you get the mites under control and on the path to extinction.

As for the dipping - the solution only works when it is wet, so blow drying cuts the working time down on the solution, so blow dry only after the solution has had enough time to work.

In your shoes I would bathe my dog and keep pouring the solution over him for at least 15-20 minutes; 30 is ideal. I would then let him sit in the tub - rather than his crate - for another half an hour to let the solution work. Keep the bathroom well heated, and then when the time is up you can go ahead and towel your dog off and then finish with blowing your dog dry.

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Posted by Dede (Edwards, Co) on 11/25/2014


I believe my year old shepherd may have generalized mange. I was wondering about drying her coat after the bath with a hair dryer. We live in a very cold area and the temps have been in the 20's during the day and lower and I have carpet in most of my house. She does have a crate in the living room however I am concerned about getting her from the bathtub to the crate dripping wet.

Has anyone you know of dried their dog with a hair dryer to take some of the moisture out of the dogs coat?

Thanks, DeDe

Supplements to Build Immunity
Posted by Joe (Nj, Usa) on 11/18/2014

I am currently treating my bulldog mix with ivermectin and started using the hydrogen/borax today. I wanted to add he got this after vaccines and being on a dewormer.

So I am working on his immune system. Colloidal silver daily, olive leaf extract, dmg, probiotics, and colostrum. These are very effective and proven to greatly enhance the immune system in humans or dogs. I can not speak highly enough of these supplements. Colloidal silver alone kills almost any pathogen including ebola.

A strong immune system is key in humans and animals.

Mange Remedies
Posted by Yasmina7 (Weeki Wachee, Fl.) on 11/04/2014

Hi, I read all your cures of mange with much interest. I took in a rescue 4 month old pit bull puppy with mange. I've been doing this only a week and it is clearing up. Someone on here suggested Selsun Blue so I've been bathing her every other day with that and then do a dip of diluted iodine after the bath. When I worked in Microbiolgy , we used diluted iodine to kill aids virus and any other virus or bacteria. Then I took part of Ted's mange cure, hydrogen peroxide. I spray her everywhere with 3% three times a day. Then at night I massage in Goodwinol ointment (Amazon) on all affected area's. It's working. If you spray the feet make sure you pull the skin up off the nails so you get to the root of the problem.

Posted by Crystal (Hazel Green, Alabama) on 10/27/2014

This may be a silly question, but what is MMS?

EC: MMS stands for Miracle Mineral Supplement, a solution of sodium chlorite in distilled water.

Sulphur Powder
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/16/2014

Hey Cammy!

Precipitated sulpher powder is safe to use, but it is flammable in the dry form so use carefully.

Most mix it into some type of carrier oil to apply on the skin.

You might start off with Ted's mange remedy - or in the case of super itchy skin Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy - if you are working on a hunch with no confirmed veterinary diagnosis for mange mites.

Sulphur Powder
Posted by Cammy (Iowa, US) on 10/15/2014

My dog has got mange bad. His constant licking is driving me crazy! I feel so bad for him, it has got to hurt. Anyway, I keep seeing a lot of posts about sulphur powder. Can someone tell me what kind of sulphur powder? Seems to be quite a few different kinds. My pharmacy has Sulphur Precipit Powder, anyone know if that is safe to use?