Mange on the Range

17 Sep

Attention pet owners: Mange is on the loose in the BLMA. Veterinarians around the Northwoods are reporting a dramatic increase in pet owners seeking treatment for their pets these past few weeks due to this parasitic skin disease. Mange is carried by creatures spotted in the BLMA like foxes, coyotes and wolves and then transferred to dogs which can then be transferred to humans.  Symptoms of mange include increased and excessive itching, biting of feet, hair loss, inflammation and unpleasant odor. If untreated, mange can cause a total loss of hair, in addition to infected lesions so take that pooch to the vet for medicine, stat!

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