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Adopted an Abandoned Dog

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  1. mangoman

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    Our neighbors moved away about two weeks ago, abandoning their dog, leaving her in the street. So we've been feeding her and giving her a place to sleep at night in our carport. However, she stinks and is dirty, but still she refuses to let us bathe her, even though she is miserable, scratching herself repeatedly. So we're hoping someone here will have the name & number of a good vet or dog groomer in the Dumaguete/Valencia area, who can help us help our new furry friend. Thank you in advance for your help.
     
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    I may be wrong on this, but I am guessing many vets will NOT want a dog in their premises if you have no vaccination certificates. They may be willing to come to your home. Once I contacted by text 6 vets in the Dumaguete area about an askal dog (which HAD been vaccinated) but received a reply from one only - he said he was too busy! One possibility, mentioned on this Forum by others, is the City Vet, located above the Public Market in Dumaguete City - but you may have to take your dog to them.

    Dog groomers may be a different proposition, especially if they come to your home. They will not likely have many veterinary skills but can be great at dog handling.

    Dogs can dislike being bathed unless used to it from the puppy stage. I advise you very strongly to show huge caution as the dog may strike out and you will then have to receive rabies vaccines (and perhaps medical attention for injuries). But with patience you may succeed. She will not like it, but I would put a muzzle on her (if you can, without being bitten) if you do try to attempt any body contact.

    The scratching could be fleas or may be mange - there are treatments available. These can be purchased from an agrivet store - no need to see a vet and this can be mixed with the food. My wife had success using this on an askal puppy we adopted within a period of about one month.

    You may also find (I am assuming here) that feeding a very favourite food (found by trial and error - chicken may be good) may make her more approachable (but I repeat my warning about the risk to yourself, especially if you are not familiar with dogs). Dogs can be fine but in new situations they get scared and stressed - great what you are doing but just be cautious.
     
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    Smith & wesson
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, especially the idea of using a treatment for itching that is mixed in with the food. I fully agree with your advice regarding caution.
     
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    Contact these people who will be able to help: https://www.dumagueteanimalsanctuary.com/
     
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    Agree fully with Notmyrealname, but advise first of all to let him a rabies vac.

    Govmt Vet Office in Valencia Lipton do it for free. Phone 09068389219

    If you talk or better first visit him, he will come later to your home.

    The Vaccination is free, I give always some Peso for Gasoline and the Time he spends.



    STINKY and scratching. May be also Mites. Try to find out its coming from inside the ears.

    For that I use HYDROGEN PEROXIDE / Aqua Oxigenada 5-7 % and rub inside the ear.

    We use it also for Hand disinfection – much cheaper than Alcohol.

    (Crown Pharmacy 85 Peso 500 ml 20 %. will give you 2 Liter. 5 % )

    But I repeat the warning about the risk to yourself !!


    In Agrivet y can also get IVERMECTIN powder to mix in the food for deworming.


    btw: wee feed ours 80% NFA Rice mixed with some cheap chicken, fish or meat and their Bones

    and once a week the dry dogfood offered from the big bags in many stores. Peso 60-85 per kg.

    good luck
     
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    Have to be careful when handling animals you suspect may have mange. There are two types: demodectic (red mange) and sarcoptic mange (canine scabies). Sarcoptic mange can be transmitted to humans. The mite can't complete it's life cycle in humans but it sounds like causes some unpleasant discomfort and itching.

    An easy way to diagnose mange:
     
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    If your only response to me giving you an 'abhorrent' for your 'Smith and wesson' reply when everyone else if trying to help keep this dog alive and understands the kindness of the new owners, is to give me an abhorrent back for my positive suggestions, then I feel sorry for you. I know you often comment on the Forum in a ranting and negative fashion and I am sure many have figured out your personality by now.

    I don't care about an 'abhorrent' or 'trollin' - in fact, you went through my previous posting and gave me SIX negative ratings today! One (a dislike) was even for my information on a Comet!! VERY sad man. They are only 'marks on paper' and mean nothing if they come from someone like you. Coming from the decent folks on here would force me to rethink my attitude. In your case, it is a joke. I like jokes.
     
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    To treat mange use Nextguard, you put it in the food, price is between 500-800 pesos depends where you got it from, vet or animal sanctuary. I have seen it works, totally hairless dogs starting to grow new hair in 2 weeks time and can recover 100%
     
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    What Nextgueard does it's killing the mites, and the dog stops scratching after 3 days, the dog is fully recovered in 3 months in most cases, maybe that the dog has several diseases
     
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