Saturday, August 31, 2013

Jane Doe Dog

Margaret had to stop the car to keep from running over this poor pup as she, the dog not Margaret,  rolled in the road trying to scratch herself on the rough surface.  She was smack dab in the middle of our lane as we crested a hill.  We brought her to the cabin, packed our bags lickety split, crated her and started home.  Margaret called Dr. Haynes' office and they said they would fit Jane in.   She stayed overnight so he could check her out. She has only a small bit of hair on her back, the on the top of her head, and along her snout, that's it.  She is malnourished and her toe nails have never been cut.  And boy did she stink!

 Margaret picked Jane up this morning.   She and Jim bathed her when they got her home and though she is not quite as rank as she was she is still no rose.  Her prognosis is pretty good as her mange can be treated with antibiotics, it is not a mite infestation.  She is about 1.5 to 2 years old and seems healthy.  Dr. Haynes said she does not look as though she has ever been cared for as her skin condition is a very long standing one.  She is to go back to the see him on Wednesday, in the mean time we can see how she does with us.  On Wednesday we can discuss what treatments she needs and decide if we will keep her.  
While here I have been giving Jane a children's dose of anti-histamine when her itching starts worrying her.   It does help reduce the irritation and she sleeps.  She is eating and drinking well. 

She gets  along with all of the cats and dogs here.  She rode in a crate all the way from the mountains to the vet's,  about an hour and a half,  without complaint and crates wonderfully here in the house.  She is not food aggressive nor does she take food from your hand roughly.  She  likes children too.   I do not believe this niceness is all due to illness either.  Of course, we know nothing of her background but she has been socialized.
Is that face not adorable!
Oh, and if you haven't guessed, this dog definitely has Shar-Pei in her.  Gotta' love all the wrinkles and those baggy legs.  
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1 comment:

  1. OMG! She is so wrinkly! Good grief, how do you and Maggie keep happening on these babies? Cohen told me that there was a dog on the yellow line in the road and ya'll picked it up. I thought it wasn't a living one, so I asked if it was sleeping. I was scared of his answer, but he said no. hahaha


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