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.