Are there dogs suffering from scabies/mange (lutho) in your neighbourhood and do you want to help them?
You can! And it’s not too difficult!
Warning: Whenever you touch a street dog make sure you are safe. Don’t give the dog a chance to bite you!
The medicine, Ivermectin, is widely available and easy to administer. You don’t have to touch the dog during treatment. Positive results are usually seen within a short period of time.
What do you need?
Buy Ivermectin tablets in one of the bigger (human) pharmacies. In Patan for instance you find the tablets in Alka and Sumeru Hospital pharmacies. They are available in 6, 8, 10 and 20 mg. Animal Nepal also provides them for free to volunteers.
How much should I give?
The dosage is 400 micro gram per kg, so give this much:
• Puppy of 1 kg: 0.4 mg
• Small dog of 10 kg: 4 mg
• Medium dog of 20 kg: 8 mg
• Large dog of 40 kg: 16 mg
How should I give the tablet?
Put the tablet in some food, like a piece of meat, a sausage or a piece of bread. You can also grind it and mix it with sweet milk or meat soup.
How often should I give the medicine?
You need to give 4 doses with an interval of one week. The total treatment takes 1 month. If the dog can be touched you can put a skin cream such as Wokazole to speed up the healing process.
Sometimes the skin disease returns after a year or earlier. You can then repeat the same treatment.
If any problem call our veterinarian (9801222307) or the Mobile Response Team (9801222306).
Lalitpur, April, 2017–
Animal Nepal and Lalitpur Metropolitan city jointly organized a programme on Humane Dog Population Management Programme on the 9th of April.
Chief Executive Officer of Lalitpur Metropolitan Hari Prasad Dahal talked about dog related issues and said it is responsibility of all people. ‘Community education and people are really not aware that dog is a man’s best friend. ‘, says Dahal.
Environment Programme. Officer Pradep Amatya explained about the concept and objectives of a rabies free Lalitpur area.
AN Program Manger Kapil Kafle described the work done by Animal Nepal in helping animals in Lalitpur. He shared some success stories where when abandoned and sick dogs where given timely treatment along with love, they made remarkable recovery.
At Animal Nepal, we believe, education is the key. Since animal welfare is an evolving concept in our country the community and especially the kids still need to be educated about its importance and long-term impact.
We need to change the thinking of the people! The stray dogs in Nepal are in dire need of help and there is no arguing on this. We need a very strong programme to address the stray dog problem of our country.
Social workers from Lalitpur Metropolitan are often invited to the programme where they learn about the issues of stray dogs and other animals. This way most wards in Lalitpur have already been introduced to our Animal Birth Control, Anti Rabies programme and the suffering of stray dogs in general. However, we aim to make it bigger and better by taking our awareness programme to a whole new level in coming days.
Apart from the officials, forty social workers also participated in the discussion about Humane Dog Population Management. There was healthy interaction amongst all the participants regarding welfare for all the street dogs. In the beginning, our major focus remains on teaching the participants about the five freedoms of animals and why we should not violate them. We also encourage them to act on their own and if they discover cases of animal abuse we provide them with a helpline number for an immediate response. LGCDP focal person Kriti Shrestha, AN Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma were also present in the programme.
Lalitpur, 2ndMarch, 2017 – As part of our annual vaccination programme, this quarter, our team vaccinated 60 dogs ( 44 male and 16 female) at Dhapakhel and in parts of Hattiban area of Lalitpur district. Our Humane Dog Management Programme was organized with the objective of providing anti rabies vaccination to all the dogs in the above said area.
Animal Nepal program manager Kapil Kafle, veterinarian Krishna Kumar Yadav, vet technician Gautam Khetri, Kushal B.C, volunteer Trishna Shrestha, dog catcher Mohan Maharjan, and assistant Ramchandra Shrestha worked hard for a full day at the camp.
The team was supported by an enthusiastic group of local people. Besides vaccinating 60 dogs from these areas, many dogs were treated for various other skin diseases.
Our vaccination camp was very successful. Animal Nepal would also like to thank the local people of vicinity who were very caring and kind towards animals in their area and were extremely supportive towards our programme. A big thank you to the Humane Dog Management Programme team and especially to the local community for making the programme a huge success.