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December 29, 2008

Apologies

Hello there puppies... Aki and Poopie's manang here.

First off, we are very sorry for not being able to blog as often as we promised. When Poopie and I travelled home (Bacolod City), we were very hyped and wanted to give each and every pup a chance to blog. If Aki failed to mention before, we have 15 more dogs living with my parents and we wanted at least each of them to be able to share their stories.

Unfortunately, one bad thing came after the other. First, internet connection here is really bad and it is taking us minutes just to open your bloggies, thus Poopie had to contend herself with just reading your posts and not leave a comment.. :((

Secondly and more importantly, we were surprised to learn that a mange outbreak took place and sadly affected most of the dogs. One could just imagine dealing with 15 healthy dogs.. but dogs with mange?

If anything, we are relieved that only 3 are severly affected- Jhudora our senior Aspin dog (mutt) and her daughter Cadness and Guan Long our male chowchow. Our other senior dog, just recovered from mange and we are striving to isolate the source.

Yesterday, we decided to shave off all of Guan Long's fur in order to better treat the infected areas. We also brought him to the vet this morning since he had the worst mange infestation. Thankfully, the vet informed that he is negative with sarcoptic mange and just need deligent treatment. He was given Ivomec and ADE shots and will be taking in itch relievers alongside other vitamins like Vit. E and Ascorbic Acid. Aki's manong3 and manong2 i.e. my brothers will bring him back after 2 weeks for a follow-up check-up.

Tomorrow, we will be busy building more doggie fences to separate the other dogs from the unaffected ones. We might consider shaving off the fur of all the other furry dogs (Prof. Heinz and Caocao) to check for hidden mange too.

I am a little perturbed at this occurence because we never had mange infestations before. We don't know exactly what the catalyst for this was and we hope that by isolating each of the dogs we can put an end to this. Poopie and I have approximately 6 more days before our vacation ends and we have to work doubly hard to make substantial improvements here.

We miss all of you and we are wishing and each and everyone of our doggie friends a Blessed 2009 filled with good health, happiness, tranquility and love.

oh! News from Cebu-- Aki is doing fine with his nanny. Kuya Emer's family adores him and the kids and their dad accompanies him to do his 'business' everday. He is also getting lots of love from the (human) ladies so we are at least happy for that piece of good news.

14 comments:

Bobby said...

I hope all goes okay and every dog gets better soon.
We do not see mange so much here now.

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Awww ~ Aki & Poopie ! We will sure miss you a lot !!!

Sweepy said...

Woofy Manong and Manang you're back! Our neighbor Doggy and his other dog companion was left home alone for three days without food and water so Keeper was both sad and angry frantically running back and forth to feed and soothe them all week!

I am glad you are OK, Aki. And sad the other furries have mange. The black hounds had mange but was treated well and fast for just a week by our old vet. I hope they will be well soon!

Woofy howlidays!

Snowy and Crystal said...

We missed you guys and sure hope that all doggies get better soon

Maltese Paws

S&C

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh my, Aki, I just googled up the images of mange, what I found scared me.
I pray that your doggies back to normal healthy skin again, love, muahhhh!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Paws khrossed
and Sibe Vibes being sent your way!

Would it help if I save my fur and send it?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Maggie and Mitch said...

How unfortunate that this had to happen! We hope all of the doggies get well soon! We miss you guys!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed for all the doggies there! I hope they all get better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Huskee and Hershey said...

OOhhh Noooo.. I hope every doggie gets well soon and it didn't spread. It must be such a busy time for your Manang and Manong...
** Hugs to all**

Thor said...

I hope all doggies get better very soon! Keeping my paws crossed!
Aki and Poopie! I miss you a lot my friends!
Take care!

Love
Thor xx

Chow Chow said...

Oh dear, I hope all the doggies are fine! Please send my warmest regards to Guan Long! Get well soon! It's no fun being shaven. Trust me, I know :(

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my. We are hoping that no more doggies get infected by mange & the those who are infected will get better soon. This is bad...

Have a great 2009!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lacy said...

w00f's, ooo noo, me iz sorry the pups have the mange, that iz sum nasty stuff..me will cross me paws that u caught it in time, so all the pups will have a full recovery...have a blessed 2009!!

b safe,
~rocky~

Lacy said...

w00f's again, cood u pleas peemail me at lacylulu the at thingy gmail the dot com...thanks...

b safe,
~rocky~