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Finding Inexpensive Pet Clinic?

Finding Inexpensive Pet Clinic - brown and white dog sleeping on his bedI found this beautiful American Pit Bull one day while out driving around. When I found him he was in great health and looked like he was taken good care of. I've had him about four months now and he's got sore spots on his back and tail. I don't have much money to do anything about it, but it appears he's itching really bad and I feel sorry for him. He was so healthy looking when I found him and now not so good. Any advise on how I can get him taken care of cheaply, if not for free. Please help.

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February 6, 20170 found this helpful

He could have mites. I think you should take him to the ASPCA if you are short on cash. Some vets are nice and will do what needs to be done at their cost.

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February 6, 20170 found this helpful

yes, he probably has mites or hot spots. Sometimes when they have fleas it creates a bad skin rash. Also make sure he doesn't have ringworm because then he will get it to you!

I wonder if there's something in your environment that he's allergic to or responding to? It is interesting that he seemed to be doing well until he entered your home.

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You can try different natural methods to cure him, or contact the ASPCA as mentioned.

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February 8, 20170 found this helpful

If he was in good health and well taken care of he was not likely a stray. He was a lost pet.
Did you post flyers? Call nearby vets and animal shelters to let them know you had the dog? Get him checked for a microchip?

If not, do all of that now. Go out and find the original owners. And don't bring home any more dogs unless you intend to find those owners. You cannot keep pets if you can't afford their veterinary care. And someone is probably missing their dog.

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February 9, 20171 found this helpful

I totlly agree Abigail.... if he was in good helth he might have been lost.. i hear stories all the time of dogs and cats getting separated fro the owners and showing up months later..

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might want to check to see if he has a microchip

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February 9, 20170 found this helpful

i agree that you should try to find the owner but his overall health is the primary thing right now.

As for finding a clinic you can Google dog/pet clinic with your zip code and there may be some listed that have fair prices (most cities do have these). Or check your local Humane Society and tell them your problem - they may help with either reasonable services or at least some advice.

You do not say if he is an indoor or outdoor dog but it seems he could have picked up something even on a walk.

My family uses Diatomaceous Earth (DE) food grade on all of our animals and it keeps them free of just about everything - inside and outside their body.

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Here are a couple of sites that describe how and when to use DE:

www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/.../

www.stopskinmites.com/.../diatomaceous-earth

Here is a video on you tube that show how to dust your dog. Just be sure and try to not inhale very much dust - turning your head away is usually enough but a mask is better.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3OE5dN08I8

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