Betty Boop with mange and after treatment
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mange is a skin disease caused by several species of tiny mites, common external parasites found in companion canines.
This month in our Joey's Community Mews segment, our friends at Little Rock Animal Village are educating us about mange symptoms and how animals can easily recover.
Sandy Moore with LRAV stopped by 'Today's THV This Morning Saturday' with Betty Boop, a terrier who was left at the shelter in late July with a bad case of demodectic mange. She had lost most of her hair and had several skin infections. The Animal Village vet and staff treated her with Ivermectin, antibiotics and tender care. With medication, good food and loving attention, her immune system got the boost it needed to heal. Click on the THVideo to hear Betty's story!
And if you would like to adopt Betty or any of the other animals at the LRAV, kennel hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Sundays and Mondays). If you know the name or ID of a specific animal, staff can assist you at 8 a.m. LRAV is located at 4500 Kramer Street, off University Street.