Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

adventures in demodectic mange

It was very sad and lonely without Oscar. I found this poor puppy on petfinder. He was in a high-kill gassing shelter in North Carolina.

An organization called A Shelter Friend pulled him from the shelter for us and arranged to send him to us. He had to be in quarantine for 2 weeks to make sure he was healthy enough to travel. Unfortunately during that two weeks his shelter illnesses got much worse. Lenny showed up in a crazy van full of dogs on their way to rescues in the northeast, at 2am. He was a mess!
Poor Lenny had demodex mange with a secondary staph infection, coccidia, hookworms, and tapeworms. Also he stunk like a dirty horse. It is sad for dogs in shelters how the stress and circumstances can make them so sick. And also make their furs fall out so no one wants to adopt them. But now after six weeks of a million pills, Lenny is better! I just hope the day comes soon when I no longer have to squirt ivermectin down his gullet. He is now very feisty and bitey and has gained 13 pounds. He will be starting dog school soon.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009