Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm a Mangey Mutt!

That's right folks...I've got mange. As you know my orbs have been broken for about a week, in fact we enjoyed reading every one's thoughts and suggestions (and well wishes) when I posted a blog about it. In fact, Pearl suggested mange as a possible problem. Well I went into the vet today and he stuck dye in my eye and made my eyes glow!! He thought maybe I had a scratch, but it wasn't (but it was cool to have my eyes glow!!) Then he said he was going to scrape my eyelids...I was like what?? My orbs are the source of my power, please be careful!!! He was gentle and I was diagnosed as having mange.
Mom went into the back and he showed her my film and she saw both live and dead mites on the microscope. Here is a picture of what a mite looks like. Mom was happy to see that I had the kind that isn't contagious, so we can still hang out with other dogs.

So I'm pretty happy that I don't have to have gooey stuff put on my eye everyday anymore (mom was putting eye ointment on me). Actually, I don't have to do anything...the mites should just go away on their own. So thanks for all your well wishes and your pug (and non pug) pawsitive thoughts. In a few short weeks, my orbs will once again be at full power...then watch out! I will unleash ultimate orb-age upon you all.


  1. Look forwards to the orbing Belly! We can't wait for you to be back to your orbing self!
    Much luvs and lickums,
    The Slimmer Puggums

  2. Hmmm. My human mentioned mange, but thought you were too old for demodex since a lot of time it's a puppy thing. Did the vet think the mites were able to attack your orbs because you've been sick lately? Dr. Wanna Be here said something about "compromised immune system".

    Whatever. I'm just glad your orbs are OK and your cooties aren't the contagious kind.

  3. Hey Pug, Mom thinks my immune system is in the crapper..not sure what that means. Mom didn't think it was mange either because of my age, but you can get it all the way until 2 years of age! Mom hopes it goes away on its own. I wonder if there is something pugs can safely take that can boost their immune systems? huh...

  4. Gald your vet got to the bottom, know the eye of the problem, you should be feeling alot better soon
    See Yea George xxx

  5. Oh Belly we hope you get those little mites take a hike soon! I just had my orbs glow green because I had a scratch last week. Orbs are very important.


  6. Hola Bella!
    We are so glad your Orbs going to be Ok Dokie!!
    Hope does Mangie Mutts go away soon!
    Spongy & Licky

  7. They are telling you NOT to treat the demo? Demo won't just go away, it will get worse, WAY WORSE!!!! I cannot tell you how many dogs have come through our rescue with demo including my own Dogue De Bordeaux. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


  8. Bella hope those obs are back in business soon!
    We are sending the Power of the Paw to make those mites take a hkie!

    Gen & Lefty

  9. Bella! I'm sorry to hear you got the mange! Lincoln has had the mange. Things turn out just find as long as you take your medicine and fight those buggies off!

    Good luck!


    Minnie Moo

  10. Booooo...paws down to the mange. I am sorry Belly...if it makes you feel any better you still look beautiful! I'll take ya any day- bugs & all. You're still my girl.

  11. Oh sheesh Belatrix,
    I'm glad you found out what was going on with your orbs. How dare those creepy mites invade your precious orbs. I hope you recover fast! Hold on Brigitte wants to say something....

    Oh my goodness!!! Bella, I came home yesterday to find the most bountiful box of booty ever!!! Thank you so much, it was more fabulous than I ever could have imagined. Wilma is going to let me blog all about it. I even have a video. Thanks again Bekatrix!
    Love, Brigitte

  12. Oh gosh we know how it feels to have mange. Revolution works on any mange just don't put it on your orbs. Our human has the box available. Maybe she can post a picture of what is says so your human can ask the vet if it is okay for you. Our vet says it is all right when there was a case of demodex mange with Baby.

    Good luck with your treatments. We really hope everything works out for you.
    -Baby and Lucy

  13. Hey Bella-T,
    Sorry about the mange, but glad you found out what was happen around your orbs. Hang in there and you will be good as new before you know it.

    Sending hugs and big licks to get well soon.

    Love Ya!!!

  14. Belly~

    We are so sorry 'bout mange, but yous orbs are orbs like no others and - watch outs.... Belly's back in full orb mode when all this clears!!!

    IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man


    'da Josie had 'dat same glowy green eye stuffs in my Josie eye balls befores!!!

    We are send super healing hugs!!