Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax, Neem
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Mayonnaise
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Ted's Remedy
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt, Local Honey
- Apricot, Castor, Neem, Oregano Oils
- Baby Oil, Pyrethrin
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- Benzoyl Peroxide, Neem Oil
- Benzoyl Peroxide, Omega 3, New Food
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ivomec
- Borax, Vegetable Oil
- Borax, White Vinegar
- Brewer's Yeast
- Brine Water Bath
- Castile Soap
- Colloidal Silver
- Cooking Oil, Tea Tree Oil
- Dandruff Shampoo
- Demodectic Mange Remedies
- Diaper Rash Ointment
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary Considerations
- Flax Oil, Agnihotra Ash, Neem Oil
- Garlic Oil
- General Feedback
- Get Dog Tested for Allergies
- Glover' S Shampoo and Coniditioner, Sulphur
- Heart Worm Medication Connection
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin E
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Hand Sanitizer
- Ivermectin Warning!
- Mange and EMF
- Motor Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Oatmeal, Salmon, Garlic, Supplements
- Oregano Oil
- Petroleum Jelly
- Pine Sol, Mineral Oil
- Raw Meat and Bone Diet, MSM
- Remedies Needed
- Sarcoptic Mange Remedies
- Sea Water, Calabash, Lime
- Sodium Perborate
- Special Meat Diet and Remedies for Mange
- Sugar Syrup, Baking Soda
- Sulphur Powder
- Vaccination Connection
- Vapor Rub
- Vegetable Oil
- Vinegar and Water Solution
[YEA] 09/29/2007: James from Portsmouth, United Kingdom: "Hi Our dog was on ivermectin and had become what I can only say as very depressed. He was also killing any plants in the garden he urinated on! I stopped the treatment as I believed ivermectin was worse than the mange. I found a remedy on this site Benzoyl Peroxide 5% gel, which you can get over the counter for Acne. I read some scientific study of this product for Mange and it has two affects. It opens the pours that the mites are living in and the product then kills the mites. After the first application we saw an immediate affect. My dog stopped biting and licking his paws. We carried on treating him for about a week, rubbing a small amount of the gel in to the affect areas. It all went ! It is amazing. The amount of time and money we have spent trying to treat him. I can't believe that an appalling product such as ivermectin is being used, when a small local application of benzoyl peroxide does the trick. If the mange ever comes back we just apply the gel and it goes. We have had the same tube for 6 months now, it is so economical (maybe another reason why vets don't recommend it!)"Replies
09/30/2007: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I agree that commercial products are useless, but I worked for a commercial interest as an industrial chemist once (just moonlighting!), and the point in making certain products is NOT to cure, but to make sure the medicine is weak enough or useless enough so that people can keep coming back again and again for more.
Oh yes, one more interesting tidbit on "company policies" that I worked for. They have this policy that says UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES can anyone in the company claim a cure, even if it IS A CURE. The reason why this is so, is it HURTS business interest a WHOLE LOT. And here is the reason why:
A cure they can sell you only once, say make $5 profit, but it becomes a lucrative product, if you HAD to buy them every month for the rest of your miserable life. Instead of a $5 profit, it becomes $60 per annum - annuity! You have a choice of a $60 annuity for the rest of your life, or a one time $5 profit.
Any company would choose the $60 annuity, and so does banks. Hence, the pressure to sell GMO plants that cannot bear seeds, modifying your DNA (by horizontal gene transferring), making you more sick, so you can buy MORE medicine. It makes business sense and it kills us. It is the same with vaccines which as mycoplasma, monosodium glutamate, mercury & aluminum added, not on consent of the parents, but by mandate.
Hence, because I wasn't a genius in formulating this kind of twisted medicine, I was eventually fired since all the formulas I submitted was "just a cure". Also the formula had to be complicated enough to get a patent. Finally, it also had to be formulated in such a way that people keep will buying them for the rest of their lives. Those are the three major policies: no cure, complicated, and addictive!
Benzoyl peroxide 5% gel works quite well on mild cases of mange. It works the same way as hydrogen peroxide and borax, although the benzoyl won't kill the demodectic directly (benzoic acid and oxygen, when broken down is not an insecticidal), it kills them by oxidative properties of the peroxide portion. It works like a hydrogen peroxide, but without the insect killing properties of the borax. So simple cases of mange a benzoyl peroxide would do.
However, I would much prefer to mix borax with the benzoyl peroxide to get some insecticidal properties, at the very least. Still my dog had a bad case of mange, and it didn't work for him, perhaps it was because I didn't add borax at the time, but I decided it was safer for my dog to use a hydrogen peroxide with borax, at the very least borax had a LASTING effect on killing mites and fleas, as the borax powder continues to kill WHEREVER the dog goes.
A benzoyl peroxide used alone couldn't do this, but it becomes a mild preservative (benzoic acid) instead of an insecticidal borax that has essential mineral of boron in nutrition for mammals, such as my dog, if it does so happen on accidental ingestion. "
05/29/2009: Marg from Pflugerville, TX replies: "We have a 11-week-old puppy with demodedic mange around her eyes. We found a 3.5% Benzoyl Peroxide cream at a local pharmacy. The directions on this product say to apply and then remove (rinse with water). Is rinsing necessary or are you supposed to leave the gel on? Would there be some other ingredient to watch out for that would require rinsing of this particular product?
01/17/2012: Busymom from Yes, Florida, United States replies: "My dog was infested with sarcoptic mites. At first I had no idea what it was. He must have had it when I purchased him. He is a standard poodle. He started smelling really bad and scratching ALL the time. I found no fleas.. At a loss I thought maybe he had pyoderma since he had all of these sores on his elbows, stomach, abdomen, hind legs etc.... I took 10% benzoyl peroxide and mixed it with hydrocortizone cream and applied twice a day, after I shaved all these areas. Yes he looked funny. Lol. It cured his mange but irritated his skin.
I took him to the vet and the vet said no, it's not mange and gave him a steroid shot calling it allergies... Well it took away the last of the redness and he was better, but I started him on revolution to be sure. A few weeks later though I broke out... Yep, I caught mange from the dog because I did all his grooming etc... Myself... I am almost completely healed with just a few spots lingering but not very itchy. I am positive he had mange due to me catching it. None of my kids nor my spouse had a single bite. I assume I have no more live mites on me or my hunny would be affected as well. Lol When a vet says allergies... Be suspious and benzoyl peroxide will work!!! I seen it first hand. Oh, so will clove oil. There is even a published study in it."
[YEA] Mim from the Bahamas: "5% Benzoyl peroxide gel, as in acne creams: Clearasil, Forstex, Cuticura, Pen Ocyl AQ 5. Rub in, starts to work immediately. Using on two month old puppy. Once a day. In two days the area around his eyes had cleared and the strip on his nose is fading. No hair loss. Early diagnosis helped."
Benzoyl Peroxide, Neem Oil
[YEA] Marie from Sumter SC: "This saved my dog's life. Mitaban was literally killing him. Neem oil smells like garlic, but when he's dry, its not too bad. Give the dog a haircut so his fur is 1/2 inch. Mix 8 ounce bottle of 10% benzoyl peroxide (People) facial cleanser with 16-20 ounce bottle of dog shampoo. This will do for several baths. BENZOYL PEROXIDE BLEACHES JUST LIKE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE.
Use 'dog' towels and blankets and remove the nice bathroom rug. Wear old clothes. Wet dog completely. Drain bathtub. Lather dog with a generous amount of benzoyl peroxide shampoo mix for 10 minutes. Give dog a shower for 10 minutes to rinse very carefully. Benzoyl peroxide opens the pores-- mites live in the pores. Keep dog in tub. Add 1/4 cup neem oil to gallon of warm water in a bucket. If the dog is small and you can find a container that he fits in, do that inside of bathtub. Soak him for 5 minutes, massage well several times and he's done. For medium to large dog, put each foot in bucket and massage solution into dog's leg. Use a cup to pour over dog repeatedly trying to save as much as possible in bucket to reuse. Massage into the entire dog. Be careful of eyes. Use a sponge for the belly and face. Wash 5-10 minutes, depending on how big the dog is. Do not rinse off. Do not towel off. When he stops dripping, wrap him in a blanket and stick him in his kennel or a small warm spot. Keep dog warm until dry. All his pores are open; he could take a terrible chill. Bathe every week. He can have baths twice a week instead if it is really bad. Every 2-3 days, rub neem oil on afflicted areas, more often if he won't stop chewing. It doesn't matter if he licks it off after a few minutes. They make neem oil pills. My dog also gets the skin yeast infections dogs can get with demodex so we had to soak him in vinegar. No soap, no scrubbing, just soak good. He has a wading pool. We always add a gallon of vinegar to it. He soaks himself in it and that cures his yeast."
Benzoyl Peroxide, Omega 3, New Food
[YEA] 08/20/2009: Gagirl from Blairsville, Georgia: "Demodectic Mange Treatment
My pug had demodectic mange. It was just hair loss, but in several spots and his chin and neck were almost bare. I took him to the vet and he recommended promaris flea/tick medicine. I used this product three months(three applications). I also bought benzoyl peroxide (acne cream) and rubbed on the spots once a day for about 3 weeks. I started giving him omega 3 gel caps once per day and I started him on ___Natural Choice chicken, oatmeal and rice puppy food. He's completely cured. I don't know which part contributed the most, I just know his hair has completly grown back and he is so healthy and active. I hope this helps someone, cause it took hours of searching for me to decide what to do with my little pug!"
08/27/2011: Martha from Castries, St Lucia: "Hi, I have just read Teds Remedy for curing mange on your pet, and I just want to know what form of Borax should I be using. Is it the Power or the Soap and what is the difference? I can only get the power here so is that ok or do I mix it differently? Thanks, Martha"Replies
04/12/2012: Liza from Houston, Tx replies: "I used 2 parts water, 1 part hydrogen peroxide, 2 tbsp of borax powder (the brand I bought from Target) and applied it to my dog's skin. My dog has been to the vet for two times and the prescribed medicines did not work.
The borax solution will not work right away. I applied it to my dog about 7 times. It did not totally stop it but it relieved the itching about 60%. It was recommended here that I used lavender oil or grapeseed oil in-between days of the borax solution application but I used organic coconut oil instead. It worked. Since then everytime I notice my dog begnning to scratch, I generously apply coconut oil to the skin. The upside to using the oil is the dog can lick it and it won't harm her. I no longer use the borax solution although I was sure it killed 80% of the demodex mites and the coconut oil just suffocated them, sort of giving the finishing touches. I've been using coconut oil for the past four months and my dog does not show any sign that she still has demodex mange. The organic coconut oil's brand is ______ that we bought online. Hope this will help."
Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
[YEA] 09/10/2012: Bobbie from Corpus Christi, Texas: "My little dog got demadex mange @ 6mos. I spent $126.00 @ Vet. The dip was so toxic, I looked it up, & antibiotics to boot. After 1st dip my pup felt so bad, just layed around. I new it was to toxic for her, she is very small, so I found Ted's Remedy with Hydro. Peroxide & Borax. SIMPLY AMAZING! Saw results after 1st treatement, treated every other day for 1 wk. Then it was gone. I still put it on her once aweek helps greatly for fleas. All her hair came back rt. away and is beautiful. I would have been dipping her with toxins from Vet until Nov. Thank You so much! I think every kennel. dog lover, etc should know about this!! I wish I would have before I went to Vet."
[YEA] 10/09/2011: Kimw922 from Youngstown, Oh: "After 2 days of using this mixture of Borax and peroxide and apple cider vinegar. I do believe my dog's mange is clearing up. It was pretty bad and she stunk really, really bad. She has not scratched since the first treatment. Keeping fingers crossed. Thanks so much!"
[WARNING!] 09/01/2011: Coco from Lahore, Pakistan: "Dear All,
after reading such positive feedback on this website for the above treatment for demodex mange. I decided to apply this on my 2 year old femal pitbul who had lost all her hair on her muzzle, around the eyes and was no longer responding to ivomec, lime sulphur dips. I tried amitraz once on her and she did not react well to is, so you can imagine my excitement to find the borax h2o2 cure. I did the dip as advised however the next day my dog's entire face was 5 times its original size and she was oozing blood from her eyelids, ears, muzzle.
She had such a bad reaction to this treatment that I would like to warn anyone new who would be tempted to try this. No wonder we never hear about this treatment anywhere else except this particular website. I would discourage people from trying treatments like I did without my vet's approval. The first thing I did was to give her a bath and make sure that the deadly mixture was out of her fur and body as much as possible. I then rushed her to the vet where she is being treated but she looks bad. If I could post a photograph of her on this site, you would know the before and after."Replies
09/01/2011: Diamond from Salisbury, Usa replies: "Coco from Lahore; I can attest that this method has worked for me and many of my pets, is it possible that you did some thing wrong? or maybe the dog just simply had a negative reaction to the use of borax & peroxide? it takes a lot of care and attention to do these methods. You were very fortunate to have had a great vet to run to as here in the USA they are all money grabbers and meat heads. Good luck with your dog."
08/31/2011: Ayesha from Lahore, Pakistan: "Hi everyone, I have a 2 year old female pitbul who has generalized demodex mange. Right now the worst part is her muzzle which has no hair and bleeds excessively if the dog is in stress. Other than that she has lost most of her hair on her under belly as well as on her legs. I have been struggling to find a cure for her since the last 4 months since her condition triggered as she went into heat in early May. Before that she had a few hot spots but since May she has had major issues. I started her on lime sulphur dips and they helped to control the mange on her body however since I applied the solution sparingly on her face , therefore that was the part that suffered the worst and lost all its hair. The vets in this country kept experimenting with various medicines including anti fungal tablets, ivermectin shots ( she has received 3 of those with only momentary difference ). She's been on antibiotics. Has had her food changed to check for food allergies. However in the end it has been determined that she is suffering from demodex even though the skin scrapings were negative. The vets dont trust the labs here. I read Ted's post and decided to try the borax and hydrogen peroxide solution. It so happened that after 24 hours of administrating this , her symptoms got so worse that I got scared and just gave her a bath and applied the lime sulphur dip. her face was totally swollen and so was her ear, the borax hydrogen peroxide had actually exascerbated the situation and made me get scared that Ihad to wash out the solution.
I am wondering if anyone else had a similar reacation. I used 3 tbs of borax powder in 500cc 3% h2O2 and 1000cc water.
Can anyone suggest what needs to be done next? I have tried one amitraz dip previously which also made her skin situation get worse and I discontinued.
I thought the borax h2o2 was safe. Then why did this happen. Please advise"
06/22/2011: Anni from San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico: "my 4 year old dog has demodex canis around her one eye. the vet has prescribed a months treatment of Iverkol taken orally, as well as Bovitraz solution topically around the eye for one week. Will the borax and hydrogen peroxide work in this case? can it be administered around the eye area?"
06/05/2011: Miranda from San Antonio, Texas!!!: "well this is the third time my dog has mange and I think he will be cured :) thanks"
Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ivomec
07/27/2012: Ryan from Peterborough, On,canada: "I tried many foolish home remedies to try and stop the severe mange in my 10 month old female beagle. The vet kept telling us it was an allergy but finally after finding this website things began to improve. We used 500 ml of peroxide with 1 litre of water and 3 tablespoons of Borax every other day for 2 weeks until the symptoms apppeared a little better. Then we slowed to bathing her every 5 days to 6 days. We have also been giving a daily dose of Ivomec that I purchased at the Co-op in town. The recommended dosage that I was given is 1/10 cc of injectable ivomec per 10 pounds of body weight and this is given orally every day. I found drizzling it over some canned dog food of meat works well.
I am not a vet and I know that some breeds are effected by ivermectin so do your homework about your breed of dog, however this method has been working for us for the last 6 weeks. Almost all of my little girl's fur is back and she has regained her spark for life. Catch mange early and continue to treat even when the symptoms begin to clear. Mange can kill your pet if it is not treated. Thanks to this site for all its help!!"Replies
07/28/2012: Val from Decatur, Alabama replies: "I have seached several post trying to find a solution to my dog having these black fungus spots. I had a friend on facebook post and tell everyone that NEEM OIL (100% cold pressed) cures this and more. Check out neem oil and use this on your pets! It works... Is all natural and you can find it in any health food store. VERY IMPORTANT!!! Make sure you get 100% cold pressed not any that has been diluted with pesticides! I take a dropper full and mix in with shampoo, rinse. Then while my dog is still damp I take dropper full and with gloved hands rub into his coat all over. If it seems a little harsh you can mix with water and spray on and rub in. Use immediately becomes it isn't effective if it sits. No fleas!!! My dog has suffered for years from scratching constantly to the point he had open sores, bleeding and scabs all over. I have tried the 20 mule team borax to no avail. There is no need for all these harsh chemicals that will make your pet sick. I no longer buy flea collars or flea sprays or drops. These black fungus looking spots are drying up and he is one happy little dog! Please try this I bathe him with this once a week or so. Stay with it and you will be amazed!
One side note this stuff stinks! It smells like sulpher. But a small price to pay for our friends being healthy again. He has had no ill side effects from licking his coat after treatments. It says not to ingest but think it means large amounts full strength. It cures fungus, ringworms, mange, can be used on plants for pests. You can use it in your shampoo as well. It is also found in toothpastes. Do some research on it. You will be amazed!!!"
Borax, Vegetable Oil
[YEA] 10/07/2011: Pooch from Middlesboro, Kentucky, United States: "Red mange cure!!!! I gave my dog ivermectin for red mange for 60 days with no results. I found this site and tried the vegetable oil and borax bath. I applied vegetable oil all over the spots on my dog. I crated my dog for 6 hours while leaving the oil on her. I then gave her a bath in borax laundry detergent. My dog is now cured, no more scratching , no more hair loss, her coat is now shiny. Please give this a try to cure your dog. Happy with the results. I plan on using the vegetable oil from now on when she just gets dry skin and the borax for fleas."
Borax, White Vinegar
[YEA] 05/01/2010: Koron from Jefferson, Oregon: "Hello my name is Koron from Jefferson Oregon. I have a Golden Retriever named Benjamin. He got red bumps and flaky skin on the back of his legs, and at the base of his front legs. He was scratching it raw creating sores that would scab over and create black and gray flakes. I thought it was an allergic reaction to fleas, so I treated him with a liquid flea chemical that you drip down their back. It did not change, and I never saw any fleas, so I looked up his symptoms and decided it could be mites (mange). I found your website and tried the Borax and white vinegar treatment. I followed the directions I read. I used about 2 1/2 tablespoons borax per cup of vinegar, mixed it in a blender, and used a spray bottle to soak his whole body with it and then just let him drip dry. I've been treating him (almost every day) for a couple weeks, and it is ALL GONE except a few little red bumps in his front arm pits. Do dogs have arm pits? :) Thank you very much for your help! AWESOME website! I can't believe how great it worked! I spent about $3.00 on a box of borax, and $1.67 each for three 32oz. jugs of white vinegar. I still have over half of the borax and vinegar left, and he is not scratching anymore, and is pretty much cured. I almost took him to the vet, and I almost spent a lot of money on brand name mange treatments. You guys saved me a lot of money and headaches. Thank you very much."Replies
04/20/2011: Zombina from White City, Oregon replies: "I just wanted to point out that petroleum based products can lead to liver and kidney failure/problems in dogs. Some vinegars are made from a petroleum base. Read the label and be sure that it states it's made from grain alcohol. Otherwise this is a great atricle. :)"
[NAY] 05/14/2012: Dianne from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "I have used apple cider vinegar for about four months on my dog and his mange problem has not gone away. These home remedies are a joke is there an injection or pill vets can provide to you?"
[YEA] 07/28/2007: Sherry from Live Oak, Florida: "For Mange - Demodectic:
Brewer's Yeast, 10 Grain 650 mg - Vegetarian Tablets. I gave my 9 year old German Shepherd a hand-full of Brewer's Yeast, 10 Grain 650 mg - Vegetarian Tablets two times a day. (a handfull was between 12 to 20 tablets each time). In less than 2 weeks new hair was returning & within 6 weeks her hair was fully returned, and the black hair was no longer dull & grayish, (she was an older dog) it came back very black & shiney & very soft. She never had another skin problem after that.
Most dogs love these tablets & will happily eat them. I now feed them for treats as well. If you have a dog that doesn't like it, you can buy the Brewers Yeast powder & mix it in their food. Brewers Yeast is mostly B vitamins. Very natural & non-toxic. (Be sure to buy a very healthy product with the least artificial ingredients) I bought mine at the health food store, the kind for people. You will go through more than one bottle.
I have used this remedy for Demodectic Mange with great success on more than one dog.
(Side-note: my dog also had problems with her hips, & after a treatment with Brewers Yeast - her hips got better. She quit limping.) I don't mind answering questions about this. Feel free to contact.
Good Luck & God Bless!!!"Replies
06/17/2009: Iliana Mendez from Bloomfield, NJ replies: "I have a 5 month pitbull i founf out he had mange around may 27 i took him to the vet and he gave me ivermectin. I started giving him medicine since but to me its not working so i bought clean and clear cream which has 10% benzoyl peroxide is that bad for him? And also would it affect him if i stop giving him that medicine and buy him the yeast pills that you spoke about please let me know I'm going crazy here. And by the way the only thing that i notice is that he stop scratching well he does but not as crazy maybe once in a day.
Thanks for yor time!!! :)"
[YEA] 03/14/2010: Ezz from Bolton, Uk replies: "i have been giving my 9 year old german shepherd yeast tablets for just under two weeks and it is working his fur is returning n not scratching as much now this realy works thanks"
[YEA] 04/27/2011: Donna from Chas, Sc Usa replies: "I just cured two half feral (wild) cats with horrible mange/mite infestation on their faces with brewer's yeast powder. First dose on food was extremely generous and next day their faces were almost normal. I think it's important to use good brewer's yeast, but that may just be my opionion. I believe this brand I get were the beets are grown in Europe to be a very good one. Never store in hot or humid place, goes bad."
04/28/2011: Janice from Coloma, Mi replies: "Sherry, this is very interesting. My dog has had cracked lips (in the corners) for over four years. The vets don't know why she has it but of course want me to give her prednisone. I've been working with a homeopathic vet but still we haven't been able to kick this lip thing. She also has sore hips, sore vulva and her coat looks dingy. I'm going to give her some Brewer's yeast and see what happens because she has also lost the hair under her nose. I have a 100 lb lab mix. So between 12-20 tablets a day for how long? Thanks so much for the great information. I've tried everything else so I'm hoping this will work."