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Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Texas blue dog debate continues..

Following on from the ongoing debate about the blue dogs of Texas, and whether they are suffering with mange, or whether they are something genuinely interesting, one of our Missouri reps, Lanette Baker writes:

This is Bello, the first picture was taken before we bathed him and the second was after we bathed him. He has generalized demodectic mange & secondary staph infection, the staph is normal with a bad mange case due to the scratching causing the secondary infection. It is often the staph which causes the thickening of the skin.

If you notice when looking at Bello his back legs seem longer than his front legs, this is just due to his build which is perfectly normal and is more pronounced in breeds that are more of a natural predator, such as coyote and wolf, then also other breeds of dogs, wolf hounds and grey hounds.

What is bad is that dog is the personal dog of someone who has a "rescue"

Publish all you want, I am working to get the lady who has the dog put out of business....

1 comment:

Syd said...

The poor little thing.
Good wishes to you Lanette in your effort to get its owner closed down. There is no excuse for allowing a dog to get in that state.
The owner not only needs closing down, but putting in prison for cruelty.