Friday, March 15, 2013

Guest Post: San Antonio Pets Alive

Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

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Mange is nothing to lose hair over...for long. The first sign of mange in a dog or cat is hair loss, usually around the ears and face. Mange can be diagnosed with a simple skin scrape. It is treatable with topical ointment and can take between 4 weeks to a few months for your pets hair to grow back. There are two types of mange: Demodex, which is non-contagious and Sarcoptes which can be spread to animals and humans without simple precautions but is non-contagious after three weeks of treatment. If left untreated in pets, mange can lead to a painful and unnecessary death, especially in shelters where they euthanize homeless pets with simple medical conditions. San Antonio Pets Alive! is one of the few rescues that take in, treat and successfully find foster and forever homes for dogs and cats with mange. Beauty isn't just skin deep. Don't overlook rescuing a pet because it has a temporary case of mange.


Meet Briggs!

Briggs is a 2 month old Rottweiler mix puppy with Sarcoptic mange. Since his treatment is in progress, Briggs is now non-contagious! He has an upper respiratory infection (aka bad cold) that he is being treated for and his eye sight may never be 100% because of a previous eye infection, but did that stop Ray Charles? Briggs is a sweet little puppy with so much love to give. He will flourish in a loving foster and forever home. Briggs is excited about meeting you so come on down to the SAPA! kennels for puppy kisses & wiggles!

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Our Dog of the week, Aries, just needs some TLC and to beef up a bit! Aries #A230852 is the large dog spotlight! He is a 9 month old small statured lab mix and weighs approx 25-30 lbs. He is a sweet, playful, boy and appears to be good with other dogs. He is a bit skinny and could use some TLC. We are feeding him puppy food several times daily now to try and get some weight on him.


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This week’s Cat of the Week is: Felix A234218

Hi, my name is Felix! I am a 2 year old, black & white domestic short hair cat. Not only am I quite handsome in my tuxedo, but I am super sweet and laid back. I am great with other cats and kids. I can’t wait to have a family to snuggle with, please email


Come visit our 4710 151 Hwy 151 (SAPA! Building 1) location or come out to our adoption event this Saturday. March 16th: 1-6pm at Petsmart at the Forum, 8278 Agora Pkwy Selma, Texas 78154 (210) 566-7309

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