I just tried the borax and peroxide paste (and vaseline) on my Great Pyrenees. I took him to the vet last week and spent $70.00 for dip and oral meds, he was still itching quiet a lot. The peroxide/borax paste did upset his stomach as he insisted on licking it, but it was very temporary and this STOPPED his itching completely- immediately. I can see a difference already and I just used it yesterday. It is important that you do not get boric acid and borax confused. borax is in the laundry detergent area of WalMart, usually sold under the brand name 20 Mule Team. The borax was $2.50 and the peroxide was $1.00. Borax is good to wash pet toys and blankets, etc in as well, it will kill the mites there too. It is recommended to wash items that can't be washed in hot water and dried in a dryer for all pests, such as lice and mites. Also he didn't run from me when I applied the paste as he did when I sprayed the dip on him. The dip was very painful it appeared as he would run when he saw the spray bottle after the first time I used the dip (from the vet) he doesn't seem to mind the paste and enjoyed the 'massage' when I applied it.
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