Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joanm, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    An outstanding citizen of my community dumped this pup in my neighborhood.

    I was out mowing my yard today and a few kids came by on bikes. This pup was running like crazy to keep up with them, so I hollered at one kid to stop and told her she needed to pick up the pup – it was to young to run such a long distance and being 93 and humid as he**. They said it wasn’t their dog – it came out of the woods and started chasing them. She said they didn’t want it and something was wrong with it. I walked over and this is what I found. I don’t know if it’s mange or not – I’ve seen demodectic mange in a Dalmatian, but it didn’t look like this – I don’t think its sarcoptic – no oozing or redness. She does have an odor though. Has anyone ever seen this?

    She did have a lot of fleas. Could this be the cause of fleas? I bathed, Frontlined, fed and watered her.

    I called my vet – she’s out of town. I don’t believe its life threatening so I’ll take her to my vet first thing Monday.

    She’s got a huge belly, so I know she has worms. She’s being confined in a pet carrier in my office away from my other dogs. She’s a sweet baby – I hope the person that dumped her dies a slow painful death…





    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Poor baby
  3. countryatheart

    countryatheart In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    Victoria, TX
    [​IMG] Oh the poor baby! Bless you for taking care of the poor thing!
  4. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2008
    I am not vet, but it looks like mange which is caused by microscopic mites that irritate the skin. It is easy enough to treat. You can by shampoos or apply medicine to the affected areas. Call your local vet and they will probably have the best advice.
  5. tricia

    tricia Songster

    Jan 25, 2007
    West Central Wisconsin
    Oooohhhh....that POOR thing!! I am so glad you rescued the poor baby!

    I hope the person that dumped her dies a slow painful death…

    Yep. I have a hard time disagreeing with that.​
  6. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    She is so adorable, and you are so nice for taking care of her.
  7. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That poor puppy does not even look old enough to have all this damage [​IMG] It is so hard to believe that life can be so cruel to a little puppy. She is lucky to have found you.
  8. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    yes it does look kinda like mange.. its easy enough to treat.. and worms are easy to treat too... i hope the poor baby gets better soon
  9. Wow she is cute! Glad to hear someone cares!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
  10. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    BTW....I think you should name her DAISY because it is on the sour cream thing next to her that you must have her water in.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008

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