One of the most popular remedies in Earth Clinic’s pet section is Ted’s Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax cure for mange. In addition to this treatment being very effective for mange, our readers have noted that borax is useful as a rinse to treat other ‘itchy skin’ problems that their dogs are having.
Borax for Demodectic and Sarcoptic Mange
We don’t know how many people have used Ted’s Mange Cure, but have received countless reports over the past decade of successful treatments. Not only is this treatment successful, it is also very inexpensive. This remedy has also been used by our readers to treat ringwom and similar conditions.
Borax for Yeast Infections
Borax is effective for treating yeast infections because it prevents sugar from reaching the yeast, starving the yeast or at least reducing the severity of the problem. A saturated borax solution is made with 1% hydrogen peroxide to use externally to kill the yeast. Ted has said that the saturated borax solution is even more effective if 1/2 teaspoon of manganese chloride and 1/4 teaspoon of zinc acetate is added per liter of water. Dietary changes are also necessary.
Borax Added to Drinking Water
For internal use, a very small amount of borax is added to a dog’s drinking water. This has been found to be another way that borax is helpful in treating skin conditions and other issues, including ringworm, yeast overgrowth, parasites and more. See Ted’s post below for measurements.
Borax for Fleas
Borax sprinkled on carpets dries out flea eggs so that they can’t hatch and perpetuate the flea infestation. Outside areas can also be treated for fleas with a mixture of 4 parts of borax, 1.5 parts of salt and 1.5 parts of baking soda.
Continue reading below to learn more about the internal use of borax for dogs and please let us know if you’ve tried using borax in your pet!