Published: 15 years ago
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borax helped my dog
My dog would scratch and bite himself constantly, and also had really thick discharge coming from his eyes. After many vet visits, their only conclusion was that he had some sort of allergy. I suspected he had some kind of skin infestation that they were not picking up and I read here on curezone that a borax/hydrogen peroxide solution helps kill mites.
I applied a solution of about 1/2 cup borax (20 Mule Team is most common), dissolved in about a cup warm water with about a 1/4 hydrogen peroxide once daily, using a rag to sponge it over his whole body, working it down toward the skin. I did not rinse, I just left the solution on and then later brushed out the dried borax solution. He is itching much less, which leads me to believe that he had some kind of unidentifed pest (mite?) that the borax solution has been killing.
Most importantly, the heavy discharge from his eyes is almost gone. Now, in the case of the discharge, I believe that that WAS an allergy, an allergy to the detritus of the mites near and around his face. In order to thoroughly remove any mite particles, I combed through his hair on his neck and head with a lice (nit) comb, removing what looked like dandruff. After a week or so of the borax treatment, the mite "dandruff" was much less, and his eyes are much better.