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, January, 2018-
Dogs don’t always get a chance to enter a Buddhist monastery. However, recently the dogs of Godavari and surrounding villages were taken to a monastery and even spent the night!
Rinpoche Geydak had been worried about the dogs suffering from mange and females giving birth to many puppies in the neighborhood of Shri Singha monastery in Godavari for some time. When he shared his concern with manager Dhanmaya Thapa she knew exactly what to do. She called Animal Nepal.
Dhanmaya has been an active volunteer with Animal Nepal for many years. She is well aware of the importance of birth control to improve the conditions of community dogs. In consultation with Animal Nepal, the monastery decided to support a Catch Neuter Vaccinate and Release (CNVR) camp from 25 to 28 January 2018. The local community was prepared through leafletting and word to mouth advertisement.
Thanks to the wonderful support of the monastery in regards to accommodation, food and logistical support, a total of 79 dogs could be spayed and vaccinated. The dogs were kept for one night at the monastery, and checked upon after release. The life of a pregnant pet dog whose puppies had died inside the womb could be saved. Local dogs suffering from wounds and mange were treated too.
Rinpoche Geydak promised to support three more spaying camps in the coming years. His loving care and support is very much appreciated, as is Dhanmaya’s kindness and commitment.
Similarly, Godavari Municipality Deputy Mayor Muna Adhikari, has promised financial assistance for a similar camp in coming days.
Animal Nepal’s team did a great job! It consisted of veterinarians Sunil Thapa and Sajana Thapa, volunteer veterinarian Samir Thapa, vet technicians Gautam Khetri, Kushal B.C and Sushant Achrya, dog catchers Mohan Maharjan and Ramchandra Shrestha, as well as volunteers Janga and Rebant. Program Manager Kapil Kafle coordinated the event.
CNVR camps are a very effective and humane way to solve stray dog problems in Nepal. Animal Nepal encourages communities to organize CNVR camps, to create a country in which people and canines can coexist in peace.
Lalitpur, 15th December, 2017
Animal Nepal organized an education session about Humane Dog Population Management Programme for local government representatives and community people of ward number 23, Lalitpur Metropolitan city.
AN’s Programme Manager Kapil Kafle shared some major works of the organization. He also showed a short video which includes different programme of Animal Nepal such as Humane Dog Population Management and Working Equine Outreach Programme. Similarly, Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma shared some success stories about abandoned and sick dogs which made remarkable recovery after proper treatment along with love.
The team took that opportunity to explain about pet care and overall pressing issues affecting animal welfare in Nepal. We were happy to meet such a wonderful and enthusiastic public representatives. The response from the local government representatives and community member have been very positive, encouraging us to expand our awareness programme.
We would like to thank all the participants for giving us such an opportunity to share some of our work. We are especially grateful for the kind support provided by Mr. Vyukaji Maharjan, chairperson, Mrs. Sanumaya B.K., member and Mr. Harka Bahadur Adhikari, office secretary of the ward. We plan to make our awareness programme the top priority, so a more empathetic and compassionate society develops and are able to give a voice for all our furry buddies.