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Anonymous

My 1 year old lab has been battling a minor, localized case of mange for months. It started with a quarter-sized bald spot on his back ankle and some scaliness around one of his eyes. After a trip to the vet, we did 8 weeks of a lime-sulfur dip applied once weekly, which was torture for him and for us. His condition improved significantly, but, several weeks later, we noticed some fur loss on the tips of his ears. Wanting to avoid another trip to the vet and another 8 week stint of a rotten egg-smelling dog, I researched some home remedies. I alternated between applying a borax and hydrogen peroxide solution to his trouble spots one day to kill the mites and applying olive oil to those spots the next day to combat any drying effects and smother the mites. After about a week of alternating between the borax solution and olive oil, he has gone from losing 20 or so little clumps of fur each time I would coat his ears to fur regrowth! This regimen has worked wonders- his ears are back to their original velvety/adorable state! I plan to continue this regimen for at least another week.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax Solution (I used a sponge to apply the solution to his trouble spots):
-1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide
-2 parts water
-as much Borax as will dissolve leaving a small amount of grit at the bottom of the container

Olive Oil Treatment (I simply rubbed the olive between my hands and coated his trouble spots)
-1 tablespoon of olive oil

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alexia

is borax something like baking soda? and will this work on all manges?

Anonymous

Borax is the name of a brand of laundry booster that can be found in the laundry aisle at the grocery store. As far as I know, it should work on all mites.

Ronnie

how do u mix it

Karen.M

Do you bath the dog first before putting this mixture on them? Or just wet them down then pour the mixture on the dog?

debbie

help
i took home a blind week old calf from a livestock sale and i felt scabs around her ears. Now 2 months later she is loosing the hair on her ears and back. i think it is mange. Can this transfer between my other animals. What do i do? the vet is giving her a shot. I dowsed her with borax before i called the vet but will that irritate her skin if it is left on? Help.Now the other calf looks like he is loosing hair on his back. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous

I had heard about this remedy before its just nice to know that somebody has tried it and it really works

K

Using this on our pets and ourselves. Pets and people all got bites from these nasty little mites. It seems to be working on all! TY

peggy

How do.i.mix this concocted mess. I need.something that will work.fast lol

Judy

from what I've just read, the mites travel down into your dog's ears, which would explain how my dog is acting. How do you treat those mites with this process? I've been using Zymox thinking it was an ear infection, but now I don't think it is.

Anonymous

Im confussed as to which borax to use:

1-borax laundry soap
-or-
2-borax ant/roach killer

please advise.

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