(I had to buy an e-collar for dog's neck after this, because my dog tends to want to lick off the substance. You don't want yours doing that. This isnt harmful to your dogs skin, but is probably harmful to the belly.)
What you want to do is buy a bottle of HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. The bottle avalable at your local drugstore is perfect. These bottles are usually 16oz and 3% hydrogen peroxide.
|Borax: The Dog Mange BOMB|
Now you want to find a large empty bottle because that Hydrogren Peroxide needs to be diluted from 3% to 1%.
1) Fill the bottle with 32 oz of water.
2) Pour the whole 16 oz bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide into the bottle of water.
3) Add about 1 CUP of BORAX (you've added enough borax when you see that the borax is no longer being absorbed by the water and just floats and/or settles. In other words, KEEP ADDING BORAX UNTIL IT WILL NOT MIX ANYMORE, somewhere around 1 cup should suffice.)
Throw your dog in the bath. Shampoo and wash as usual. When done with the bath, keep dog in tub and dry it lightly leaving dog still damp but not soaking wet. It is now that you want to pour the 48 ounces of solution on your dog. Pour it over neck and back area. Pour a little, then massage it in well. Pour more and do the same. Make sure to cover your dog's whole body. Do this until the entire bottle is done. Don't worry, it is painless to your dog and will not burn or irritate any open sores. Try not to get this into dog's eyes. (I advise you to use your hand to apply solution to the head area and not pour the mixture directly onto your dogs head.)
NEXT STEP; DO NOT DRY YOUR DOG.
Don't touch your dog with any towel or anything like that. The solution has to naturally dry on your dog. The Peroxide will help it dry quick.
This will dry out the skin of your dog, I've seen some people say they've put some sort of lubricant on their dog after this -- I didn't. The point of this IS to dry the dog's skin, so don't cry for feel sorry for Fido when you do this, he's not in any discomfort and will thank you later wth a big lick on your face, trust me.
Whats happening is:
borax = mild insectide
peroxide = drying agent/penetrant
The 32oz of water diluted the peroxide to safe levels and now the solution will seep DEEPLY into the skin carrying the borax with it. The mites that are burrowed into the skin will get a rude f&%king awakening and all the active eggs on the surface off the skin will be dried out.
You want to give your dog this bath once a week, you will only need to do this 2-3 times, and you should start to see improvement after the 2nd time.
Now I have what I need to rebuild Sarge (my dog) INTERNALLY and the Neem oil and Ted's mange bath to wreck mites EXTERNALLY. We should be set.