Hi, I’m Deirdre Layne from Earth Clinic. Today, I’m excited to share with you one of Earth Clinic’s most important remedies for dogs first shared with us over 15 years ago by Ted from Bangkok. Since then, thousands of dogs and even cats around the world have been relieved of the misery of mange and other parasitic skin problems with this simple, safe and inexpensive remedy… borax and hydrogen peroxide. Let’s get started by preparing the mix ahead of time. The first thing I’m going to do is add 3 heaping Tablespoons of borax to a clean bucket. Now I need a total of 4 cups of warm water but I need the borax to dissolve first so I’m going to to start off with 2 hot cups of water. The borax hasn’t quite dissolved so I’m going to stick my hand in there and agitate the water until all of the borax granules have dissolved. I’m making an effort to dissolve the borax because I don’t want these little granules that haven’t dissolved to be too itchy on the dog. Now test… See, there are no granules. Perfect. Now I can add my final 2 cups of water and this water can be warm. Keep in mind that you’re going to bathe your dog first so the solution is going to start to cool off so it can be a little bit on the hot side. Now I’m going to add 2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide. That’s exactly what this is – 16 ounces. So I’m going to add this entire bottle to my solution. I’m going to stir thoroughly again with my hand. Now I’m going to set the solution aside because I’m going to shampoo first and apply the solution after she’s shampooed and rinsed. First I’m going to shampoo my beautiful friend Emmy with a good dog shampoo. I particularly like Dermabenss for dogs who have any kind of skin conditions. I’ve been using this product for years and it’s excellent. Now I’m going to see if I can get her to shake! Finally I can apply the borax solution. I’m going to put my bucket in the tub take my measuring cup and I’m going to just apply it everywhere. Make sure it’s a comfortable (temperature) I’m going to massage it into her skin. I’m going to stick each paw in the solution. Good girl… Keep the solution out of their eyes. I’m using both hands to massage it in gently. Yay, we’re done! Do not rinse off the solution once you’ve applied it. Now if you’ve given your dog a bath outside you can let him or her dry out in the sun. It’s a little chilly here in Los Angeles today so I’m going to towel dry Emmy and leave her in a cozy cozy room on her bed. How often should you give this bath? The first week, use the solution every other day. The second week, use solution every 3 days. Weeks 3 through 6 – use solution weekly. Weeks 6 through 12 – use the solution every other week. Unfortunately, you must make a new batch of the solution every time you give your dog a bath because it doesn’t keep. Your dog should begin to experience relief after the first or second treatment. But keep in mind it can take several weeks for the healing to be complete. On treatment days, wash your dog’s bedding in hot water and dry in a hot dryer. Add 1 cup of borax to the wash water as well. I would do this out in the yard if it’s a hot summer day. However most of the time, I prefer to bathe my dogs in a warm bathroom. I often bring in a little mini heater if the room is chilly. Be aware that older dogs get cold fast in baths and it can actually take hours for their body temperatures to warm up after the bath. This is why I make sure the bathroom that I bathe them in is warm as well as the room where they dry off. So if, at any point during the bath or after, if your dog is shivering, it means he or she is cold so warm them up. Now, if you have a different dilution of hydrogen peroxide and need help converting it to 3% I’ve included a link in the description below with conversion help. Don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel to keep up to date on fantastic natural remedies for pets… and their people! Get it right.