Lol now if those stereotypes were right about some of these "dangerous" breeds I think Fluffy would be in trouble. Instead Lady follows her around trying to lick her rump, she carries her by the scruff of the neck, and even takes her for "rides" lol.
Yes, thank you Pope. Lady does have mange and it is actually starting to respond to the Ivermec. I'll dig up some older pictures that show a crust around her eyes, the most recent pictures you can see the tear stains, but the skin is now smooth and soft instead of crusty and flakey.
I thought you guys would like those lol Lady is a hoot with her new kitten friend. They may have to be friends for life through e-mails soon though, as Fluffy may have found a new home more suited for her (someone who can litter box train her lol) I still haven't a permanent descision since I really like her alot, she's got spunk, and that's unusual for a cat.
barligirl, yes some types of mange are contagous, but Lady has Demodectic mange, which is not. Most dogs have the demodex mite, and while the puppies nurse the mites migrate from the mother to the pups. While puppies are young their immune systems usually are not strong enough to keep the mites "in check" wich can result in the baldness, usually starting on the nose, eyes, and paws. It is not recomended to breed a demodectic bitch, but some people still do. Lady got her demdex from her mother, and it might not have been a problem in her adult life, but due to the fact that Lady was severly malnourished when we found her it caused her immune system to drop and now her body is unable to control the mites on it's own. She receives Ivermectin every day in an effort to subdue the mites, because Lady is over a yr old it is harder to kill the mites, and she may continue to have generalized outbreaks throughout her life.
Lol duchess, I'm more of a dog person, most of the cats I've ever had where lazy, and only came for affection once in a blue moon. Fluffy on the other hand has actually been a hoot since she got here. She was about 4-5 weeks old when we rescued her from a feral cat community, and from the moment she came into the house she took over. She would chase Lady around the house, just to hiss at her. It took her a couple of days to warm up to the fact that she had to share her "home" with humans, but ever since then she's been, well... a great addition.
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