Thursday, September 11, 2014


I've been working on a new room tour blog post for a while now.
It's still not quite finished but should be next week.
In the meantime I thought I 'd share an update on other things going on around here.

Mainly it's dealing with this:

You may recall this post about picking this stray guy up off the streets back in early June.
Housebreaking was no easy task but I think we have finally conquered that.
He is sweet and cuddly and is slowly learning how to behave.

But, as they say, there is no such thing as a free puppy.
When we first picked him up and had him checked out, he was treated for mites (scabies) and seemed to recover fairly quickly after 2 injections, a couple weeks apart.

Then, there was a tapeworm debacle.
The one pill treatment after diagnosis was easy.
Taking in a stool sample to get that diagnosis was less than glamorous.

We've also been getting all of his vaccinations up to date, which have to be spaced apart a few weeks each time which means we've had to wait to have him neutered until they are complete.
Unfortunately he's sometimes...amorous so that day will arrive none too soon.

This past weekend we took him in for his final round of boosters.
At that time I mentioned needing new flea treatment because it looked like he was covered in bites.

The tech said they were mites, not bites.

Basically it's mange.
Which is the other type of mites than what he had the first time.
So his fur is falling out in patches and he has bumps all over his pink skin and he's back to looking like a chupacabra again.

We're treating him with oral medication daily for the next month.

The good news is that the mange type of mites are usually immune related and caused from stress.
Since he's no longer in the wild and he's now receiving proper nutrition and soon will not have 'hormonal' issues wreaking havoc, the mites should stay gone once his treatment is complete.

Fingers crossed.
Because the 'do-gooder' in me is wondering what the hell kind of mess I have brought upon myself!?

À la vie et à l'amour

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