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Callie was also placed on an antibiotic for the urinary tract infection (which may have contributed to the the
UTI and the secondary skin infection caused by the scratching from the mange. We also placed her on a
supplement designed to boost her immune system.
Although this course of treatment seemed to work for a period of time, her progress was slow and
eventually the mange began to come back and in larger areas. At that point, her vets recommended a
switch in treatments which included a series of stronger chemical whole body dips and a different
antibiotic. There was also some concern that Callie was at the point in her young life when she would be
going into her first heat. There is some literature to suggest that hormonal fluctuations can interfere with
the success of the treatment, so it was recommended that Callie be spayed at soon as possible. This
was something that was earlier put off so that her immune system wouldn't be further compromised with
the stress of surgery. At this point, we hoped that we were making the right decision for little Callie.
CALLIE was 4 months old when we first met her and had some areas on her
rubbed bare from trying to get out of the crate. In her short life, Callie has had
more medical challenges than any pup should have. Upon her arrival at
mange" a non-contagious form of mange), an upper urinary tract infection and,
intermittently, a secondary skin infection from the scratching associated with the
mange. The first treatment involved the use of a chemical collar (similar to a
flea/tick collar) to treat the mange and periodic chemical washes. This was
believed to be the gentlest treatment for a young puppy.