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Old 11-16-2002, 07:02 PM   #1
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Here's the scenario:

We picked our new pup up on Monday Nov 11, 2002. After bringing him home I noticed a small bump on his head, but thought nothing of it. The next morning I noticed another bump on his tummy. We made an appointment on base for the vet (it's free on base) but it's not till next week and that exceeds the 7 day grace period we have in case something is wrong. Anyways I started to notice more bumps so I told my husband that he should just make the appointment off base and take him ASAP. My husband said that I was being paranoid and that he will take him so I would shut up already. On friday we were able to get an appointment off base. We found out that our pup has mange. He was born with it and it can be transferred through genetics. So he can't be bred. It can be treated but it's kind of difficult because of all the wrinkles the dog has. The vet suggested that we take him back to the breeder because we paid a lot of money for him. Anyways now I'm sad because my son got attached very quick and I don't know how to break it to him.

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Old 11-16-2002, 08:46 PM   #2
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Sorry to here that...I have no knowledge of mange....As long as there is no health danger to your sons, I guesss its ok.

Hmm, not sure what I would do in that position, since you paid etc. For all you know the people you bought the pubs from have no idea they all have mange? At least contact them I suppose.

Good luck with all that.
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Old 11-16-2002, 11:32 PM   #3
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Just take it back and get a different dog. 1g seems a little steep for a dog in states anyway!

Check the sac/stockton area for a better deal.

It does suck though!

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Old 11-16-2002, 11:41 PM   #4
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My poor little pup got the mange too. Sounds like the vet is telling you it's hard to treat with the dip...called mytiban. Did he tell you there's an oral treatment too called ivomec. My vet told me that it's pretty much good for any dog except collies and shetland sheepdogs/sheltie collies.

Maybe you can get some of that stuff. My dog started out on mytiban, but then our area had a rash of mange, mytiban supplies got scarce and a collie had come in with mange, so all the mytiban went to it and my pup got switched to the ivomec.

So unless you're just dead set on breeding the dog maybe you can ask for the ivomec. I wasn't too sad about my dog getting the mange (since I'm already very attached to her) other than the fact that it cost me a lot of money for the mytiban, but oh well.

What kind of pup did you get. Mine's a Boston Terrier and they are very very prone to mange from what I've been told and it can be triggered from them being outside too much, which is why Boston's are supposed to be indoor dogs.

Hope this helps and good luck!

If you get bored, pics of my pup are on my website in the "Reese" section.

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Old 11-17-2002, 12:27 AM   #5
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Purebreds = bad genetic makeup.

This type of thing isn't a surprise. Sorry to hear about your pooch.

Save one from a shelter and pocket the cash!
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Old 11-17-2002, 03:44 AM   #6
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My poor little pup got the mange too. Sounds like the vet is telling you it's hard to treat with the dip...called mytiban. Did he tell you there's an oral treatment too called ivomec. My vet told me that it's pretty much good for any dog except collies and shetland sheepdogs/sheltie collies.

Maybe you can get some of that stuff. My dog started out on mytiban, but then our area had a rash of mange, mytiban supplies got scarce and a collie had come in with mange, so all the mytiban went to it and my pup got switched to the ivomec.

So unless you're just dead set on breeding the dog maybe you can ask for the ivomec. I wasn't too sad about my dog getting the mange (since I'm already very attached to her) other than the fact that it cost me a lot of money for the mytiban, but oh well.

What kind of pup did you get. Mine's a Boston Terrier and they are very very prone to mange from what I've been told and it can be triggered from them being outside too much, which is why Boston's are supposed to be indoor dogs.

Hope this helps and good luck!

If you get bored, pics of my pup are on my website in the "Reese" section.

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We got an english bulldog. The vet told us that the dip is not too good for our pup because his face is the most infected part and with all the wrinkles being mostly in the face it wasn't too helpful. The ivomec was mentioned but he said it was scarce and expensive. We've only had the dog for about 5 days so that's why we don't feel we should be responsible for the costs to cure him especially after we paid $1000.00. We definetly have been looking into the rescues but these dogs are hard to get a hold of.

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Old 11-17-2002, 03:49 AM   #7
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Purebreds = bad genetic makeup.

This type of thing isn't a surprise.
Save one from a shelter and pocket the cash!
Very very very very true!

BTW...Lisa, Ivomec is a large animal medication that is not a perscription. It can be aquired at rural "Feed stores". Honestly, if you are going to keep the pup, go to a rural large animal vet...like in vacaville, out in the farmlands. These city vets are just out to rape you for your cash. Also, are those Army vets on the bases any good? I would not trust them with anything.

We used to give Ivomec to the cattle, and horses, but I can't remember what for. It comes in a syringe tube looking thing with a flat cap instead of a needle. Give it a try.

BTW, puppy vaccines (With the exception of rabies) are availabe at rural "feed stores" as well. It is roughly 4 dollars for a week...and you should run a 6 week cycle. It is a sub cutanious shot that you can give it uner the flabby skin around the neck...

Take it from an old farm boy...screw city living!

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Old 11-17-2002, 03:53 AM   #8
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im soo sorry lisa
it seems like you and your family always get the worst luck.

i hope everything turns out OK.


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Old 11-17-2002, 04:35 PM   #9
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BADWRX,

We just got back from returning the pup so I don't think we will be purchasing the ivomac. You won't believe what I'm about to tell you though. The lady who sold us the pup lives about 2 1/2 hours away from us. My husband called her on friday and told her about what the vet said. He then offered to drive all the way over there to take the pup back instead of meeting half way. He was supposed to start work today at noon so we left at 6 a.m to make sure we had enough time to go and get back. She (diane) met us at a gas station and began to put the dog on a leash and said she will call when HER vet says if the dog has mange or not. She then proceeded to walk away. I said hey where is our money? She said the dog is not hers it belongs to a breeder who she helps sell the pups for and she will need about 5 days to find out whats going on. I was furious and we began to argue. I knew my husband had to get to work otherwise I would have called the cops. I made her sign a bunch of stuff and write exactly how much we paid her. She tried to write $300.00 on the paper. I can't believe she actually did that, but I corrected her and she fixed it saying she had us confused with someone else. Anyways I took down her license plate # and have all her info. I really feel stupid leaving the site but really had no choice.

I think she's gonna try to just give us another pup, but I don't want one because I'm afraid the others will also have mange. On the contract it says a replacement pup will be given if something is wrong, but I think this should be an exception since it is a contagious disease. I don't know what will happen.

Dorifto,

I couldn't say it any better, we've had the worst luck lately.

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Old 11-17-2002, 04:55 PM   #10
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Dorifto,

I couldn't say it any better, we've had the worst luck lately.

Lisa
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next time i go to travis, ill buy your whole family some lunch or something, compliments of my scholarship $$
really, best of luck. I hope only good things lie (lay?? i was never good in english..) ahead of you.

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Old 11-17-2002, 04:59 PM   #11
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thanks for the good luck blessing, were really gonna need it.

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Old 11-17-2002, 06:30 PM   #12
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Lisa,
My pup had mange to... even though I got him for free anyways its not a death sentence and its easy to cure...I got some mytiban from my vet. I mixed it up with water as per the directions and just put in a spray bottle, very easy to apply. I just soaked the little guy a few times a day. Just needed make sure he didnt lick it off because the stuff makes the dogs very sleepy. Anyways used it for a few weeks and he was good to go. Five years later he has never had it again...

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Old 11-17-2002, 06:32 PM   #13
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I'm glad to hear that your dog got better, it gives us hope. How did you first notice something was wrong?

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Old 11-17-2002, 06:39 PM   #14
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Unhappy excessive scratching

After a while he kept licking himself and the bumps started appear was pretty scary at first...you read all the stuff posted on the net you think your pups got some crazy infection or something. I took him to the vet and he made the diagnosis. I was lucky my dogs a short hair so the medication was easy to apply as a spray on, but for dogs with long hair you might need to shave down to the skin.

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Old 11-17-2002, 09:14 PM   #15
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Our dog started to break out big time in his face. Big blisters are everywhere. Under his belly is also really bad and there's even patches of hair missing. It was night when we picked him up and we were outside at a restaurant so there wasn't much light. A soon as we got home I noticed it. I think the pup has had it a while already.

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