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Home Remedies for Mange | Ted’s Famous Borax for Mange Treatment

August 14, 2019

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.


  • Reply Pink Glittery Unicorn December 25, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Thank you for the video

  • Reply December 25, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Excellent video. My dog doesn't have this, but itches from allergies. I may try anyway. Happy Holidays!

  • Reply art December 27, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Great video! Can this be applied with a spray bottle if your dog is already clean?

  • Reply Pink Glittery Unicorn December 28, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I did this today but put in a spray bottle. After his bath I put his coat ( he stole from me, lol) on him and he is in bed sleeping. Thank you again for the video.

  • Reply pearlsrevealed January 2, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Can cut the mixture in half when the solution is applied with a spray bottle. I treated 2 medium sized dogs with the solution made as directed and there was a third left over. Treated my "nieces" this afternoon. Both bolted out the tub once regular bath was done. They like to be dried off immediately. Surprisingly they both remained still as I misted and rubbed in the solution like they were happy to get a bonus spa treatment. They do not have mange but sometimes take with itchy fits. Will try to remember to update on results in a month.
    UPDATE: the solution did stop the itching. My sister had to resume their expensive allergy pills. I felt it helped with oder suppression. The solution did not make their coat tacky. They were very soft.

  • Reply Gorge Poppa January 15, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks! I have a friend that has a pit with mange I am sure they will give it a try.

  • Reply Caro Leota January 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    thanks for the video it helps me to think again.

  • Reply karin Odendaal January 21, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    My Bully has just been diagnosed after several tests, with demodex, only her paws are effected. She has been on a free range RAW diet for over a year now and her feet flared up about 8 months ago. I tool her off all poultry meat about 5 months ago, but after no change to her paws, i decided to get to the root of the problem, which is now proving to be quite a complicated matter. I believe in everything natural and will only resort to drugs if there is no alternative.
    I started this bath today and will follow through and let you know if we were successful or not.

    I dont believe in dr

  • Reply AandJay'sEndlessPlaylist's 1 January 31, 2018 at 1:34 am

    How about Cheyletiella mange? What is the treatment

  • Reply marsack7 February 10, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Does it change the color of the dog's coat? Peroxide does that. Does it harm your clothes?

  • Reply Iraly Henriquez February 16, 2018 at 7:49 am

    This was so helpful ??

  • Reply Maria Luisa Cardenas March 2, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Olive oil. My cat had mange and I rubbed it all over every few days till his hair started to grow back.

  • Reply Karen Love March 22, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Does this also cure fungus infection on the dogs skin?

  • Reply mica onyx March 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    If you can figure out a way to let my cats give them a bath like that you would be a miracle worker.

  • Reply Joshua Espinoza April 25, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Would it hurt if I did treatment every day for the first 3 days?

  • Reply MeaAnjali786 April 27, 2018 at 3:05 am

    is boric acid and borax are same.?

  • Reply Rich Williams May 2, 2018 at 3:03 am


  • Reply Odelia Tan May 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    What is the temperature for hot water? Same temperature for milk powder or raw honey? Btw, for putting into washing machine do you also dissolve in hot water before doing laundry? Will the undissolve borax stay in the washing machine?

  • Reply nicole crystal June 2, 2018 at 5:38 am

    i think if u put the borax in a blender w some hot water maybe it will help? Well thanks for a great video

  • Reply isaiah_pie _row714 June 3, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Wouldn't that hp make em turn red

  • Reply Savannah June 13, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I really miss Ted. Does anyone know how he's doing?

  • Reply Rigo Perez June 15, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Tried this on my bully and after two weeks you could tell it was working. Really helpful video ! Thank you

  • Reply Sister Charlotte June 19, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    My dog has not been diagnosed with mange, but I am pretty sure, after several days of itching and chewing on her hip I found there is a red scabby spot about the size of a half dollar! I ran right out and bought the borax and Peroxide. Bathed her, shaved her and used the solution, let it dry and covered it in OLIVE OIL. That was day before yesterday, today i noticed the red open scabby scales are gone and she has stopped chewing on it. I washed it off and used more solution and olive oil. Will come back when I see more results, but so far LOOKING GOOD THANK YOU FOR THE INFO. <3

  • Reply DragonWarrior7771 June 24, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you for this. My puppy's eyes are getting better

  • Reply angel Alvira June 28, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Thank you so much for this video

  • Reply Saurabh Saxena July 6, 2018 at 7:20 am

    The dog was so beautiful!

  • Reply Patricia Westcott July 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I've used this and it worked immediately. So simple and safe.

  • Reply Sister Charlotte July 9, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Ok, I am back after 2 weeks. After bathing and using this solution, the itching seemed to stop. I did use leftover solution to clean wound for several days,, as long as it bubbles it is working, then I applied some "TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT" several times a day. After solution ran out I just used peroxide to clean and then apply the ointment several times a day. I knew it was working but boy this has been some mean stuff and you have had to stay on top of it, today the wound FINALLY is closed… this was only one spot about the size of a silver dollar, SO THIS BORAX SOLUTION, WORKS, just be consistent, I think the ointment helps relieve some of the dryness and helps with healing too..So, now waiting for hair to grow back…THANK YOU SO MUCH and PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME, YESHUA/JESUS…

  • Reply Xavier Vargas July 9, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    3 tablespoons borax
    2 cups of hot water (let borax dissolve)
    2 cups of warm water
    2 cups of 3% peroxide

    Wash dog normally then solution
    (Don’t wash off solution)

  • Reply Sheri Noor July 14, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    I've been frantically searching for anything and everything I can find on mange. Thank you for your video. After all the things I've tried this really helps.

  • Reply ladeene06 July 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Awesome! Great video! Thank you.?

  • Reply Emily Lund July 24, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    I just did this with my dogs, is it common to see them looking quite dandruffy afterwards? (They are black labs so its easy to see dandruff on them)

  • Reply Auto Werkz July 25, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Youre so beautiful

  • Reply Chicago Living July 31, 2018 at 1:10 am

    On week on do you have to bathe him every other day before treatment?

  • Reply Lizbeth Molina July 31, 2018 at 10:34 am

    My dog is black, has mange but I'm afraid if I do this his color will change? Anybody knows if using the hydrogen peroxide will change my dogs coat color? And if so is there any other substitute I can use to prevent the color change?

  • Reply Jocelyn Levasseur August 1, 2018 at 5:45 am

    My dog want help

  • Reply kkeylo keylo August 2, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Can it be used on little puppies too

  • Reply Brazy Tinkk19 August 2, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Can it be used on lil puppies

  • Reply Alicia Barnett August 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Water therapy combined works even better.

  • Reply fanciella mylove August 21, 2018 at 2:24 am

    I used this on my pug. He has mange on his hind legs. I put a cone on him yet he manages to take it off. Is borax safe for him? Like if he licks his legs after doing the solution?

  • Reply jsmilers September 6, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    You added some things to the original instructions and I believe that some of them are incorrect. The formula does not have to be remade every time you apply it to your dog. It keeps just fine. My dog only required the formula every 7 days. One batch would treat him four or five times. I never remade the formula and the 4th or 5th batch work just as good as the first. While it's okay to bathe your dog before applying the treatment, it is not necessary. If you do bathe your dog prior to the treatment, make sure to use a shampoo that does not contain any soap whatsoever.

  • Reply Matt Moon September 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Why tap and not purified water?

  • Reply dinah thomason September 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    thank you nice lady

  • Reply Jerrice Thorson September 14, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    I have tried this and it works great! Problem I had is my dog is black… and this made her hair a blonde color! I want to do this treatment again but am wondering what I can substitute for the peroxide so it doesn't bleach her hair.

  • Reply Tasha phillips September 15, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Thanks ?

  • Reply Matthew Cleary October 1, 2018 at 11:55 pm


  • Reply Angel Ashley October 8, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Thanks! Great, clear and to to point instructions.

  • Reply clark hall October 20, 2018 at 12:52 am

    My french bulldog has now had 3 treatments. Night and day difference. thanks

  • Reply Hernan Canizales October 21, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Nice..very helpfull..thanks…

  • Reply MyEcoLife November 12, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    I would assume once you give your dog a bath that the dogs pores are filled with water like a sponge that is already soaked… Wouldn't it be more effective to soak the dog first in the borax solution or give the dog a bath and wait till it dries and then put the solution on… Maybe not I don't know but I do know we soak up a lot of water when we take a shower or bath so I thought putting the solution on first would be good

  • Reply David Mcclaughry November 14, 2018 at 5:45 am

    i have a dog that i am starting treatment on an he is staying under my house that is up in the air 6ft with concreate floors should i spray the floors to or no?

  • Reply Angel Salas December 5, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Where do you buy the borax ?

  • Reply Lisa Coffield December 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I'm glad you said, specifically, not to let that stuff get in their eyes. Hydrogen peroxide will burn the heck out of your eyes (said the girl who accidentally used that AOSept stuff as rinsing solution and burned her cornea badly with it. Felt like fire in the eye)

  • Reply Bryna Walden January 10, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    My dogs tend to lick themselves after a bath. Do I need to worry about them ingesting the Borax? Once it's dry is in no longer dangerous for them to lick? Please let me know. Nice video.

  • Reply Saniya Kar January 12, 2019 at 10:41 am

    dog shampoo name

  • Reply Andi Amador January 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Would these products be okay for a cat? She has some kind of skin affliction that causes her too much itching and some scabby areas that change location.

    It's not contagious mange or mites because my dog and cat are near each other daily, and he has the best coat and cleanest dog ears I have ever seen. They are completely clean all of the time.

    Could I use this solution and just rub it in, soak it in, with a baby wipe or cloth, and then rinse her off afterward, or let her dry?

  • Reply paulitza9 January 21, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I shall try this remedy … will share the results … thank you so much for sharing your video

  • Reply paulitza9 January 21, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Just to let you know, a greyhound breeder recommended "Vicks vapour rub" on the back of my dog, I was desperate and tried it. One week later the sores cleared up and it appeared as if everything was hunky dory but it only moved the trouble spots to an area not treated. Now the trouble spots have moved to his hind legs and tail … and I am constantly brushing the tail and gently wiping legs with a clean rag. It seems to alleviate the itching somewhat, but it won't clear up completely. I am so glad I have watched this video and will go to Chemist to see if I can get the necessary products. Am a bit worried about the measure of 3% and may have to ask for a measuring cup … or something.

  • Reply Sally McGregor February 3, 2019 at 6:15 am

    thank you thank you thank you this helped tremendously

  • Reply Sally McGregor February 3, 2019 at 6:40 am

    you said to leave the solution on the dog and do not rinse off will the solution hurt the dog's skin thank

  • Reply Pam Macpherson February 7, 2019 at 12:37 am

    While massaging treatment onto my cat I found my hands
    healing. Began using
    Borax + H2O2 as a
    Splash all over after shower, air dry.
    I have Morgellons and this
    Has quieted the itch.
    Don't know if it's a freaky
    Remedy but seems to be
    Working. Life changing.
    I ve had rashes +itching
    For over 30 years. Told
    My Dr. +got the eye roll.

  • Reply Jessica Ruiz February 7, 2019 at 6:04 am

    So when you say every other day? Do you have to wash them each time you put the solution on them??

  • Reply Rob K. February 9, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Use lime sulfur dip .way less effort.

  • Reply Ericka C. February 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Is it safe to wash them so often is they have a skin infection? My vet told me that my dog had mange and he said I caused it cause I bathe her to often? Now I'm afraid to bathe her. I did today and tried your way. I hope it works she is my baby and I hate to see like this all itchy and with sores?

  • Reply Eric Garcia February 22, 2019 at 12:51 am

    I hope this works for my dog, I’m really worried bout my best freind?

  • Reply Jimmy Smith March 2, 2019 at 2:34 am

    This worked for my Brutus! Thank you!

  • Reply L March 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Is it safe for 1-2-month old pups?

  • Reply Hillary ForPrison March 25, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Do you have to give them a bath everytime you apply the solution?

  • Reply carmen rodriguez April 5, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Hi how are you, can you please tell me where to get the shampoo

  • Reply Jesse Ramirez April 6, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you it works

  • Reply TheF8ofman April 13, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Sid and I thank you so much!!!

  • Reply jessica inhofe April 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    YO I just wanted to check in at about two months of this procedure…
    Within a few days the hair started to regrow. she had a bald spot the size of a sugar baby watermelon and now one would never know. Make sure you follow the instructions and stick to the schedule!!! Good luck dog lovers!

  • Reply Jonathan Oakley May 18, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Wouldn't the borax be a good exfoliant as well for crusty flaky skin?

  • Reply Rocco Rocks May 26, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Thank you for detailed measurements of Borax and etc.

  • Reply fcolpz May 27, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Safe for puppies? This morning I found 2 puppies at my doorstep and I think they may have mange spots

  • Reply littlejess xox June 16, 2019 at 5:23 am

    How is that dog so calm whilst having a bath my do goes crazy.? lol.

  • Reply RFC Rabindrflute Craft June 19, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    what is risk if dog licks borax @ hydro peroxide solution, is it harmful to dog ?

  • Reply Phil Pacific July 2, 2019 at 6:09 am

    i wish my dog enjoyed baths that much.

  • Reply Phil Pacific July 2, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    tried this and my dog seems even more itchy especially in the areas that are still wet. any explanations?

  • Reply Samantha Ellmore July 4, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    your voice is extremely calming

  • Reply Tina Hachey July 6, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you all give it a try ???

  • Reply Ariane Coronel July 12, 2019 at 6:09 am

    i came here for her calming voice..

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