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Old July 8th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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Sam the BMD - graphic photos

My name is Sam. I am an approximately one year old Bernese Mountain Dog who was found as a stray and in a terrible state. I am very nice and gentle, and I have done nothing to deserve this. How could anyone neglect me this bad ?







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Old July 8th, 2006, 03:59 PM
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OMG,is it mange?He looks like a 10 yr old dog.:sad:
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Old July 8th, 2006, 04:03 PM
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Oh no,poor baby...I just do not understand how some people sleep at night,maybe they were just born evil
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Old July 8th, 2006, 04:06 PM
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So sad. Is it curable? He looks very happy to be rescued, what a sweetheart.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 04:08 PM
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OMG,is it mange?He looks like a 10 yr old dog.:sad:
Probably is, yes. He's losing his fur all over his body, his skin is oozing, his eyes are swollen, he is just skin and bones.

I can't believe he is still hanging on to life. :sad:
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Old July 8th, 2006, 04:10 PM
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So sad. Is it curable? He looks very happy to be rescued, what a sweetheart.
Sure. It's just gonna take a while and a lot of care. The saddest thing is that we would want to just lie next to him and give him a hug, but we can't touch him. He's hurting from everywhere - he can't even stand a collar.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 04:14 PM
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I don't know much about mange,but it sounds horrible,where was he found?Was he dumped at your rescue,like the kittens and pups?
Maybe BMDlover can help out,is she not also part of a rescue?
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Old July 8th, 2006, 07:15 PM
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OMG, this poor baby! He looks terrible. I'm glad he's in good hands now and will get the help he deserves!
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Old July 8th, 2006, 08:18 PM
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Oh the poor boy, glad he has found his way to you, breaks my heart to see that. Thanks for taking him in I bet he recovers in no time under your care.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 08:54 PM
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It's the first I hear of Sam but I would be more than happy to help him in any way Inverness would like help with him. Any Berner, anytime.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 08:57 PM
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He is beautiful. If it is definitely mange, do you think it's curable?
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Old July 8th, 2006, 09:07 PM
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Mange is curable but very painful and takes a long time. Poor baby he did not deserve this. You are an angel Inverness. Give him a kiss on the nose for me,
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Old July 8th, 2006, 09:21 PM
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OMG...that's terrible...poor little guy. My heart really goes out to him :sad:
If you find a mange-free spot on his body, please give him a little kiss for me. Keep us updated on his progress....
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Old July 8th, 2006, 11:54 PM
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Poor doggy. :sad: I hope he can make it to the good life he's going to get after Inverness is through with him.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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Despite his obvious discomfort he has a beautiful face...it kills me when I see things like this......give him a kiss for me if you can.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 08:58 PM
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Sam

Poor guy, he must be so uncomfortable. He is in good hands now.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 09:28 PM
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Iverness: I had a physical reaction to your photos, I am having a difficult time even typing this response.

Being a BMD lover and having 2 who are rescues, please let me know if there is something I can do to help even if it is to put to word out to some of my fellow Berner owners.

Those photos are very upsetting to say the least. :sad:
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Old July 11th, 2006, 10:09 PM
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i would like to help...please pm me if there any thing I can do....poor baby. His face carries so much pain
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Old July 11th, 2006, 10:43 PM
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I don't know much about mange,but it sounds horrible,where was he found?Was he dumped at your rescue,like the kittens and pups?
He was found as a stray. I'm pretty sure Sam decided he had had enough of being tied in a backyard somewhere and just broke his chain and ran away.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 10:51 PM
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Sam is not doing very well. We went back to the vet today and had some Vanectyl prescribed to try and stop the itching. Sam is just a huge oozing, bleeding sore at the moment. He is so uncomfortable he doesn't eat, he just lies down and sleeps - or tries to. There has been no improvement of his condition, it even seems to be getting worse. I'll wait and see if the Vanectyl kicks in tomorrow, and if not, we'll go back to the vet again. I'm worried for the big guy. :sad:
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Old July 12th, 2006, 12:04 AM
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I hope he gets through this. Poor guy.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 05:05 AM
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poor dog, there are so many people out there :sad:
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Old July 12th, 2006, 06:48 AM
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Inverness how is Sam doing I cannot stop thinking about this poor boy? I have posted a link below describing the 3 types of mange for anyone interested. I was told there is a natural cure for it but that may depend on which type he has.
http://www.canismajor.com/dog/mange1.html
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Old July 12th, 2006, 07:06 PM
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Inverness how is Sam doing I cannot stop thinking about this poor boy?
mastifflover you took the words right out of my mouth. Everytime I see those pictures I feel the tears welling up. :sad:

I hope that thsi poor litttle soul is able to heal both physically and emotionally.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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I'm sending him lotsa pawsitive thoughts
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Old July 12th, 2006, 10:43 PM
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the person who did this to sam will some day pay for it. i am a true believer of the old "an eye for an eye"....ill pray for this little guy and if there is anything i can do to help, let me know
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Old July 13th, 2006, 09:29 AM
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Ok, I am at work and in tears over this. People make me sick!
Please let us know how poor Sam is doing. I will pray for him.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 10:11 PM
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Berner's are my fav dog, looking at that face just made me cry. They are such beautiful dogs and seem to never complain, they just love you all the same. I find they have a noble personality, even my last dog Travis who was a cross was such a gentle giant ( I still miss him terribly). One day I hope to rescue a BMD, but not until I can live in the country and have lots of room for him to roam. Give Sam a kiss for me, I hope he will find happiness in his life. Keep us updated on how he does. from me and Tucker.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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What is wrong with people these days?
Has the world gone mad?
Poor guy, keep your chin up!
Can anyone tell me the latest on him?
Some good news would be nice!!!
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Old July 26th, 2006, 05:02 PM
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Sam had shown major improvements with high dosages of cortisone. His skin was healing and he was definitely more comfortable. Unfortunately, while trying to lower the dosage, we have reverted to what he was like when he arrived. His skin problem flaired up immediately. We are back with the higher dosage and are going to the vet tomorrow for a reassesment.

One good thing though: he does eat well now, providing I serve him home-cooked meals...
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