The last few weeks the shelter received a lot of complaints regarding dogs that suffer from mange.
Mange occurs when a dog becomes infested with microscopic mites. These mites live on a dog’s skin, digging in and sucking the dog’s blood. They reproduce quickly and are highly contagious. Symptoms of mange can include hair loss, itching and skin inflammation. Mange spreads quickly across a dog’s body if it’s not treated.
The Bonaire Animal Shelter offers free treatment of mange. Call the shelter for more information (0599-7174989).