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Old 01-08-2009, 10:53 AM
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Well our wonderful Mail-lady called me yesterday about a dog she had just found digging through the trash not far from our house. So I went down and found a 2-3? year old female basset hound still at the trash cans looking for food. I don't have any pictures yet but will get some later today so I can post them. She has a bad skin condition, ear infection and one of her dewclaws was grown into the pad of her foot! She is very sweet though and loves getting attention from people despite the fact it appears she was grossly neglected.
With the help of the great people at our animal shelter we got the toenail out of her pad and gave her a bath and have her on some medication to hopefully help her itching a bit.
She does have that hound nose too, once it hits the ground she is going to follow it where ever the good smell leads!
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:01 AM
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Aaaaaaw, poor thing! Our shelter got a couple of Chihuahuas like that yesterday, except they were taken out of a house of somebody. Terrible shape.

I'm having issues with Doogle's dew-claws and have decided to have them removed while he is under to get his awfully smelling teeth cleaned. A cloud of odor surrounds the entire dog just from the teeth, I can't stand it anymore. Cost me "only" $200 for it all for a 4 lbs Chihuahua...grmpf.

But his dew claws keep curling and growing in so fast...I just can't clip them.

Anyways, can't wait for pics! Can you rule out mange as a skin condition?
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:53 AM
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Sorry it took so long for pictures. But here are a few from the day after we found her.
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The skin condition and ears both seem to be a yeast infection and are improving greatly. We did find her owners and it seems that she won't let them handle her feet so they hadn't been trimming her nails. She had been to the vet for the skin and ears but the medicine hadn't worked. So anyway the dog was returned to the owner with some information and will be checked on periodically.
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Phew, good job! She looks terrible though! I hope that education works in this case since the owners appear to be caring enough to have made an effort and take the dog to the vet.
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The last report I got was that the dog had been to the vet and gotten all the medicine she needed. It cost the owners 300 dollars for the care.
The vet said we did all the right things for her while she was in our care though so that was nice to know. The owners were very happy with how we had taken care of her also.
So it seems it all turned out well in the end.
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That's great!!! Good job!
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