Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Wart on Dog

Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:26:27 -0700
Posted by Idot13 (Ireland) on 07/26/2018


Try garlic and Vaseline and put it on every day. It might take a while as it wants to be sealed but it should work but it will take a lot longer than an adult.

 Re: Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:21:46 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/26/2018

Hey Theresa!

Demodectic pododermatitis/pododemodicosis = demodectic mange mites. You have done scrapings and found no mites: I agree with Janet, this sounds like a contact allergy. If this were my dog I would consider standing him in a tub of Ted's Mange Remedy - not for mange mites but for its cleansing power - for half an hour, maybe working with a soft brush around the nail beds. I would also do a soak with Dakin's solution. So one night Ted's remedy, the next night Dakin's solution; you can pour either of these solutions when soaking the feet over the sores on the back. If the feet become dry then you can slather them with a healing cream or salve from the health store - calendula with lavender might be a choice - and then have him wear doggie booties so he leaves the lotion on them to do its work. If you suspect an allergy to the grass or something outside, then he should wear the booties when outside.

You might also consider upgrading the diet - even though you may have fed the same diet for years, allergies can be aquired with age so it is one of the first places to start. You might consider a home made diet or RAW type diet. For sure avoid grains and fillers in whatever you feed and try to get a single source protien and feed on a rotation to see if you can determine a food allergy. So buy small bags of food and try a chicken diet and monitor results and then next bag beef protien, and so on.

If you have access to a doggy chiropractor or even a human one, you can use Applied Kinnesiology and test many foods that way and save a bunch of time. You can also use AK to see if your boy has an allergy to the soil or grasses in the yard, or laundry detergent or new carpet, etc. It is also helpful to keep a journal of what your dog eats by mouth - any foods or treats or chews - and see if you can find a pattern to the break outs. And new carpet can be an issue, as well as changing laundry detergent or new dryer sheets. So keep a journal and you may find a pattern.

Allergies of any sort may be helped with the addition of turmeric to the diet, along with quercetin and also colostrum- these need time to work, so long term supplements. Also alkalizing the water with baking soda will help, along with Ted's Borax protocol for dogs.

Finally, you are using Bravecto - I would run from the hills from that one, however you are in a bind with the constant infections and inflammation/antibiotics and steroids. You might consider colloidal silver for the MRSA or read up on EC's pages for MRSA.

Please report back!

  Re: Ted's Borax and Peroxide Mange Treatment

Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:16:52 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/26/2018

Hey Rose,

If your dog is clean, you don't need to shampoo.

 Re: Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Wed, 25 Jul 18 22:47:28 -0700
Posted by Janet (In) on 07/25/2018


My first suspicion is yard chemicals, yours or the neighbors. Mosquito Spraying. Residual chemicals. Carpet cleaners, insecticides.

Dietary, In order for his body to fight back, his body needs the tools to do it. I imagine you vaccinate, the ingredient in vaccination over a dogs life, the adjuvants do not leave the body. Heavy metals especially aluminum, add in fluoridated water his body cannot fight an infection. His thyroid activity may be diminished.

Real meat and fats. I probably would cook meat lightly. In bone broth to power his gut. Good meat with fats. Maybe add 1/4 cup of pumpkin to help his elimination stay normal. Empty his anal glands, no intervention needed. Because of the staph, raw meat would not be ideal. In a crock pot. Bone broth, sea salt, pot roast, or some other cut. A few carrots for vitamin A. Or some chicken or duck. Then you do not have to cook every day.

When you feed him, to his food add 2 tbsp of non GMO lecithin. This will boost his overall health and keep his liver in tip top shape. Every third day, with 1/4 tsp of cilantro to help remove heavy metals gently. 1 canned sardine in water for fish oil. 500 mg MSM for sulfur and diminish his symptoms. Add a scoop of liver powder or brewers yeast, this will improve his amounts of b vitamins, needed in each step of health. In an older dog, just like people, digestion is less than optimal, nutrients from food need some help to be absorbed and utilized.

Raw meaty bone to chew every other day. Cleans his teeth, and further improves nutrition.

To really make an impact on his health, add Teds alkalizing drink. 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, add 1/2 tsp baking soda, let fizz. Add 1/2 glass of water. Divide this into 2 doses. Pour one over morning meal. One over evening.

This will do the work of alkalizing, improve circulation, sleep, clean up his digestive tract. A miracle in a glass.

Defluotidate his life, spring water to drink. To remove it from his body you can add Teds 20 Mule Team Borax remedy. This will improve his ability to heal. To make it, 1 liter of spring water add 1/8 tsp of Borax. Add 1 tsp to his water when you change it.

Now to kill the infection, 1 drop of lugols iodine on his feet, rub in. Alternate feet each day. This will wake up his thyroid. You could even wash them with a few drops of iodine in water. To kill the infection. If he is jowly this solution to wipe his lips and mouth

The internal remedy,

In a 1 liter bottle add spring water. Leave an inch or two at the top. Buy l lysine, l threonine, sodium ascorbate powders on amazon

A human adult dose for 130 lb person is this remedy. If he is a big guy, this will work for him. You are making 4 doses a day for 3 days. In the am, every hour, syringe in one dose. For 4 hours.

In your bottle, 500mg sodium ascorbate, 6000mg l lysine, 1000mg of l threonine. Shake, cap, store in frig. Mark the bottle with 12 equal marks.

Topically. Teds mite spray. Often.

I also soak our dogs in Epsom, they need lots of magnesium. So in a kiddy pool or the tub, ankle high water. 1 cup Epsom 1/2 cup if borax, have dog stand in it as much as you can.

You may repeat the lysine remedy another 3 days. But I think this will do it.

Wash his spots and areas and bedding in borax and Epsom . No softeners or scented products. Spray with mite spray. I spray our yard with a gallon sprayer 1 x a month in warm months. Detoxifying and kills offenders. Or diatomaceous earth. Mix with some soil in a spreader. Renew after rains.


Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Wed, 25 Jul 18 12:44:41 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Weatherford, Tx) on 07/25/2018

Demodectic pododermatitis:

Hi, my 13-year-old Rottweiler started with a toe sore last November was started on antibiotics, then prednisone, then developed large sores on his back and spread to all 4 feet now and we feel at a loss on what to do next! He has had biopsy of feet and sores on his back and scrapings all came back negative for mites or cancer.

Just shows major infection and most recent showed staph, beta-hemolytic strep, Corynebacterium and Pseudomonas. We have searched and found about this demodectic type of mange. We started him on bravecto. His infection is so bad but now it's MRSA. He was on two weeks of amikacin with 500 mils of saline subcue. Now we are giving meropenem 500 mg twice a day with the 20 mL of sterile water. His liver function is fine, his renals are fine. He is going to the bathroom and eating good also. Just can't get the infection to go away on his feet. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Theresa

  Re: Ted's Borax and Peroxide Mange Treatment

Wed, 25 Jul 18 12:07:26 -0700
Posted by Rose (Fowler, Ca) on 07/24/2018

Do I have to shampoo my dog every time I use the Borax & Peroxide treatment?

Rat Ear Infection

Tue, 24 Jul 18 14:36:17 -0700
Posted by Chelsie (Indpls, In) on 07/24/2018

One of my rats has an ear infection and I was wanting to know if sweet oil would be safe to use on him?

  Re: Flea Allergies in Dog

Mon, 23 Jul 18 14:13:17 -0700
Posted by Candace P. (Oregon, United States) on 07/23/2018

Please try Rescue Remedy for any stressed or grieving pet. Such a small addition with noticeable improvements.

D-Mannose for UTI in Dogs

Mon, 23 Jul 18 13:46:21 -0700
Posted by Lauren (Queens) on 07/22/2018
5 out of 5 stars

D-Mannose for Uti in dogs

So guys....I have to share this for all the pet lovers out there since this site has helped me so much over the years, I felt like now is my time to make a contribution. So my 11 yr old cockapoo suddenly came down with an apparent Uti this weekend. I was at my wit's end trying to figure out what to do since his doctor's office was closed for the weekend. I tried probiotics/cranberry/uta ursi(not sure of the spelling) etc but nothing worked. I noticed that he started appearing really sick later that day and guys I was really scared. I mean this dog is my life lol....then I remembered....I had read somewhere that D-mannose is used sometimes with great success for this type of issue. I remembered that I had some stashed away in my pantry and immediately gave him to eat mixing it with a little bit of honey to make it more palatable. Well what do you know...the next morning, he went out to do his business and surprise....not a speck of blood in his urine, hallelujah.

Today day 2...same thing...urine clear as crystal. So guys please everyone with this problem try this remedy...hopefully it will work for you the way it did for me.

One more thing, your pup has to drink a lot of water to flush the bacteria out as well. In my case, my dog hates water so what I do is make some warm tea, add a little milk and he drinks it like crazy cause he loves milk.

If this post helps even one dog, I'll be so happy. Have a great night guys.

  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy

Mon, 23 Jul 18 13:27:37 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/23/2018


Use Ted's Remedy. Ted posted variations on his remedy and I may be referencing that, OR it may be transcribed incorrectly from the original. Unless you can specifically cite what is different I cannot properly comment, so all I can say is use Ted's :-)

  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy

Mon, 23 Jul 18 08:59:31 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/23/2018


Use Ted's Remedy. Ted posted variations on his remedy and I may be referencing that, OR it may be transcribed incorrectly from the original. Unless you can specifically cite what is different I cannot properly comment, so all I can say is use Ted's :-)

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Mange in Cat

Sat, 21 Jul 18 22:06:15 -0700
Posted by Dorothy (San Diego) on 07/21/2018

Do you know if the cat had feline scabies mange or demodectic mange?

  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy

Sat, 21 Jul 18 21:57:18 -0700
Posted by Dorothy (San Diego) on 07/20/2018

Theresa, why is your recipe different than Ted's? Why should we use your directions instead of Ted's?

Borax Demodectic Mange Remedy Did Wonders

Fri, 20 Jul 18 11:13:31 -0700
Posted by (Wheatfield, In) on 07/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Borax Demodectic Mange Remedy for Skin Allergies

Any fears I had about Borax injuring my dog are eliminated after using this miracle treatment!

My 4.5 yr old Old English Sheepdog, Bentley, had been cranky and full of itchy skin since we got him at 9wks old. He's had multiple vet visits, being prescribed antibiotics and antibiotic ointment, and skin scrapings with no relief. His resting respirations would be very rapid and he was very aggressive and annoyed. He hated me grooming him and would require a muzzle, though I tried to be easy, any brush stroke or clipper pass would be uncomfortable for him. I had heard BORAX was bad for you and didn't want to further injure my dog, BUT THIS SOLUTION HAS CHANGED HIM!

He now after 2 treatments has a slower resting respiration rate (not laying in constant torture of being bit all the time, totally brushable fur—with a fine tooth comb—without a muzzle (never been done before- OBVIOUS SKIN HEALING! )

I'm sorry it took so long to find this remedy for my poor miserable doggy!

Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas

Fri, 20 Jul 18 10:50:12 -0700
Posted by Keener (Larryville Ks) on 07/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

It REALLY works for fleas and ticks. I live in an area of the US known for having lots of fleas and ticks. I started using the diatomaceous earth in May and it's now July and I have had NO fleas on my dog or in my house :) I simply put it in one of those red ketchup bottles from the dollar store. I put it on my dog and on his bedding. We have been flea free all summer :)

  Re: Diagnosing Cushing's Disease Vs Mange

Fri, 20 Jul 18 10:42:41 -0700
Posted by Sandra H. (Melbourne, Fl) on 07/19/2018

Maybe mites?

  Re: Witch Hazel for Dog's Greasy, Smelly Skin Problem

Thu, 19 Jul 18 17:23:43 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Nsw) on 07/19/2018

Try colloidal silver, both internally and topically.

  Re: Witch Hazel for Dog's Greasy, Smelly Skin Problem

Wed, 18 Jul 18 10:14:59 -0700
Posted by Barbara (Kentucky) on 07/18/2018
1 out of 5 stars

I tried it, did not work on my babies.

Multiple Remedies for Parvo

Tue, 17 Jul 18 12:44:26 -0700
Posted by Angela Darlene Whitaker (Ohio) on 07/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

OMG! OMG! I've lost 3 dogs total to parvo over the last 8 years. (Chihuahuas) Just recently in the last 2 days I lost the 3rd puppy to parvo. Now I have an entire litter of 4 puppies sick with either parvo or distemper! None would eat or drink anything for 3 days! I thought I was going to die from stress! Through trial and error, I have discovered that these things work wonders and I would swear by it. We aren't out of the woods yet but I had to share this because they haven't moved in 3 days. Haven't eaten or drank but a slurp here and there. Vomiting, gagging, diareah.....the whole 9 yards. I went to TSC and the health food store and purchased these things:

*Colloidal Silver/Sovereign Silver

* Nutri-Vet Puppy-Vite (Nutritional Supplement Paste

* GOATS MILK! Puppy formula and real raw goats milk in bottles from the Amish market

* Activated Charcoal and Pepto Bismol

* Pet Natural Care "Kaopectate"

* Pedialyte of course!

Came home, pumped my puppies full of all that! They gobbled down the goat's milk and were immediately up playing within 2 minutes. The one puppy tired out pretty quick. But the other 2 are up roaming around. These dogs had not budged for 3 days! 3 whole days! And they are up playing! And running and drinking water!

Look me up on Facebook, send me a msg if you are in panic mode about your dog! I'll help explain everything I did! I just literally saved the rest of my litter! On a budget of $100.00! I'm seriously pissed I didn't know about these things before! I miss my best friends that passed! So I'm posting this in honor of them to save the life of a dog or puppy or litter!

  Re: Ted's Borax and Peroxide Mange Treatment

Tue, 17 Jul 18 12:37:32 -0700
Posted by Kinga (Tinley Park, Il) on 07/17/2018

Yes, shampoo the dog first before the borax bath. Rinse well. Then do the borax, water and hydrogen peroxide 1% mix. Pour over a dog for 10 minutes all over in a bath. I was rinsing mine with small plastic container I had since it was easier in a bathtub. I did that for good 10 minutes - all over. Then leave the solution on the dog, I carry mine outside so he can shake it all over.

Don't worry if his hair coming out ever more and skin is ultra dry - that is normal. Mange is dying off the skin. You will notice that after few baths the skin turns like black or so. That is normal - skin will return into its pink color after you stop with baths in 2-3 months.

1. Very important - clean the floors, house, dogs bed, leash, brushes, anything he has contact with - hot water and borax. That will kill all the mites, larves and anything you have on the floor. (it is not visible with naked eye but it is there). Keep the dog in one clean area - and was the floor with hot water and borax every other day. He have to be in ultra clean place. No riding in a car either - there are mites there (if we was in your card before).

2. Another important part of treatment is giving your dog a water mixed with borax for internal clean. 1 liter of water and 1/8 of teaspoon of borax. Mix it. Give it to him as a water. I gave mine after a walk since he never wanted to drink but when we came back and he was thirsty - either that or no other water. He drink it. You will notice that his energy is back, eats better with time. Don't worry if he puke at first after the water with borax. That is normal. Mine chow-chow did not but I read that some dogs do. The idea here is to kill mites internally since they are digging tunnels deep in a skin and lay new eggs. They mix with dogs blood internally and that is why it is so hard to get rid of them. Adding borax to his water will do the will notice in 1-2 days or so. Energy comes back to the dog, he wants to eat and live. When mites overtake dogs body they drain blood and energy out of him, that is why he is so skinny and weak.

3. Do not use any lotions, oils, anything moist on his skin. Mites - LOVE THAT - don't do it. The idea is that borax will dry off the skin and those nasty parasites with them. It does work for sure.

4. Mine chow chow is mite free for 6 years now. I did good treatment once for 4 months and I kept him in one area, cleaned house with borax (floors, sheets - anything he might have been - (don't use it on the leather, I destroyed my purse by accident when I swiped with borax, I taught that mites might be on it since he smell something there all the time).

5. Follow the steps and mange does not return. 100% truth here - my dog is healthy, red hair grew back, black crust on his skin went way (after so many borax baths)- I only wash him when I see he scratches a bit because I worry that he might pick up a thick or something. I do the borax bath and he stops scratching.