Dogs and the Mange

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A local dog rescuer wants to set the record straight about a common dog disease.

Laurie Deese, founder of Best Friends Dog Rescue in Cairo, says many dogs are abandoned due to the mange. However, she says there are two types. Only one is contagious, and both are treatable.

Deese says, "They don't want children to touch them because they think they are contagious, which it could be the contagious one, but it's not always. Yeah, they get dumped a lot because they have the mange, they look awful, but it's treatable."

The mange is very painful for pups, so you should consult a veterinarian for treatment.

Call 1-229-377-1538 for more information.