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Regrowing Hair on a Dog

Posted by Tony on 09/25/2007

asking how he might restore the hair his dog has lost.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

Tony: I have always had great success to get hair grow on my dog many times over. Once the dog was attacked with mange a couple of years back, its hair loss was almost 100%. I applied a borax in 1% hydrogen peroxide everyday and it came back. It worked well for several years, until my dog has gone very old and he's now about 15 years old and recently has lost 1/2 of the hair on its body. The old formula stopped working because it may be a non-mange. So back to the old drawing board, that I noticed skin irritation on the skin skin as it is bright red, which today's doctor would call it "autoimmunity" and had nothing to do with mange. So I used a copper chloride solution, which worked well with my fungus foot problem, a 3/4 level teaspoon per liter of water applied to the skin almost 3 days in a row on my dog and the hair came back, while the old rotting hair fall off. And this took me less than a week! I wasn't even trying and I decided that with that kind of improvement maybe once a week slapping on copper chloride solution using my latex gloves to prevent skin discoloration when applying on the dog. Of course the latex gloves turn to a light brown color with such reaction, but on human skin it becomes a light green, especially the toe nails (which is potentially ideal REMEDY against the TOE NAIL FUNGUS!!!)

I have noticed time and time again a clear pattern. Regardless of ANY HAIR FORMULATION to get hair to grow back the chemical components used traditionally has always been anti fungal whether it is coal tar, selenium sulfide, nitric oxide promoters, amongst some of the more common ones. Even my own remedies, such as copper chloride (best effectiveness against fungus), borax or hydrogen peroxide are all anti-fungal. Some company even went so far as to market something called copper peptides, which is simply amino acid reacted with copper chloride. However, I didn't go through that expensive route although it may be patentable, it's not an effective route, so in practice a copper chloride in relatively weak solution is mixed in water then applied directly on the dog's skin works better than any copper peptide, based on my own observations. The copper chloride reacts directly with the body's proteins to form copper peptide and copper collagen which it is this collagen may have accelerated the dog's skin healing process tremendously. In under a week (more like 3 days) the dog's hair regrow clearly and loses it old hair.

Fungus it seems, amazingly enough, my white hairs disappear entirely within a week from some nutritional changes since drinking water here are full of copper contaminants almost difficult to avoid, which I have not directly recorded. What is so interesting about these fungus is that they either eats up melanin, or causes the body to produce in excess. When melanin becomes nonexistent from fungus eating it up entirely it causes gray hairs, leading to white hair and very pale skin in old people. The strongest anti-fungal medications I have found to date with a lasting effect is the copper chloride solution. I also suspect this may one of the many answers to why hair losses exist. A copper reacted with the body's proteins may have something to do with getting rid of the fungus leading to hair loss, promoting hair growth, etc. Interestingly enough vitamin C which I used to help reduce gray hairs along with B complex synergistically reduces the same since vitamin C increases both copper and iron utilization.

There are many causes of course, but treating my own dog has generally been easy on the hair loss and may offer some parallels as to why humans have similar problems as well. As a sidenote, the best hair growth medication at least for my own dog is the copper chloride. It offers yet a great potential for human applications, but the solution should not be used near sensitive areas such as the eyes or the mouth. While I did not rinse my dog of the solution since it was patted on the rump, to avoid any other risk, I think after a 15-30 minutes the solution can be washed off since the copper chloride are already reacted with the body's proteins and collagen.

Replied by Gloria
Brantford, Ontario

With regards to the above listed remedy for pet fur loss - where can I get the copper Chloride solution. I have no experience in chemicals what so ever & been Googling for hrs. Please help. What do I get & where? Please & Thank you.