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Today I got confirmed what I thought before - the local pack of Arctic wolves is ill.
All the members of the pack shows signs of this illness (mange or scabies?), some of them almost TOTALLY lost their fur. It was a terrible sight and I almost cried. Even this tiny puppy was scratching its head and its legs already showed symptomps...

It was terrible, terrible.
The journal with photos of ill wolves has been posted, but better do not look if you can not stand that sight. Go to my *woxys profile to see them, but consider it...

I think you know how much I love those wolves, I visit them since 2007 when they arrived... it is very hard for me too see them in this condition. Oh :( since I saw them today, I feel SO down.
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RoguishRobin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Did the wolves recover from this illness?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
yes :aww:
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Neko198 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
the puppy is so cute
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:iconcryanth:
Cryanth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
What a cutie!
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aidan-wulver Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable photo! :) Sorry to hear about the wolves, though.
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Montal14 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
It's sad what you wrote.. ):
I love wolves, hope I can see ones some day..!
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
aw he's so cute! but its super sad to hear about their situation :(
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DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it is possible to treat mange in all animals, it's caused by burrowing skin mites and the treatment is a low-grade pesticide applied to either the skin, orally, or injected. if this pack is in captivity or carefully monitored, it should be easy enough to treat them all. since they've all been affected by this, it's the more contagious variety that burrows into the hair follicles. the other version is easily fought off by the animal's own immune system. hopefully this gets taken care of soon, a healthy animal can easily bounce back from this.
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woxys Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
yeah, but finally it is not mange... :(
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DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hmm: yeah, got to that part. it's sad that the pack has to be broken up, but hopefully it helps.
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TheCuriousGabie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
As it is sad for these wolves. It saddens me. Is there a means to cure them?
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ulyferal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If I remember the documentary I saw about this condition, there is a cure for it but with wild wolves its nearly impossible to treat them. I personally think they should capture the pack, treat them, then release before they are all gone.
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ulyferal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We too have this terrible disease taking its toll on the recently transplanted wolf pack in Yellowstone Park, USA. We too could lose our wolves. I sincerely hope they find a way to treat them before that happens.
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Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Can they cure them??? I don't know about the scabies... except that people can get them too and they are little bugs. But I think that is pretty curable. Mange however is very hard to treat, unless caught early. I will have to check out your gallery to see if they are in captivity, however I probably can't look at those photos, it will upset me too much. I am hoping they are in a wolf rescue or something so they can get treatment. I can't imagine how you feel, I know seeing the pics would bother me and I have never been around these guys.
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cutie
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ilovefurrsuits123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwXD
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:iconpjenz:
pjenz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwww :( so sad
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Haxixus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww!:(
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Rebecca100 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Poor puppy </3 God bless these angels!
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Farkas13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope the pack gets better... Hopefully their caretakers will be able to treat the condition.
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thundaflare Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Oh... :)
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Jenny457 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Ooooo...... So sweet ^^
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GamerTEAL Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWHH I WNAT IT
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77th-Role-Player Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
This wolf pup is quite the endearing sight. It also shows how connected a wolf pack is since any change affects all of the members.
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IllusiveWolfe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
awww poor wolves! I feel so bad for them I hope they get better!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel for you and the wolves, it's so sad :(
I hope they find a cure soon, I've seen animals in my local zoo disappear after a short illness, and it never gets easier.
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Howling-Crew Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
:(
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
That sounds sad. And this little guy seems to carry out the message.
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Ottanara Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Noooooooooooooo I love wolves too, its terrible that situation! T.T
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spudthephoenix Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww....but aren't most skin conditions curable?
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aww, that is very sad to know... :(
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
it's curable, for mange any oil based substance should help kill off the parasite, scabies would be a little more to deal with since that parasite lives off the nerves and when the host is constantly agitating at it sort of helps it more. they will probably need to be sedated.
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JackieRoyal Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( poor wolves!

WE MUST HELP THEM!

somehow.....

WE MUST!
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BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:(
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is easy to fix???
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
if only I knew :(
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think so.........I HOPE so.
:)
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Jagdwolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013

sulfur dip.   Most wolves have a recusant gene that make it easier to get mange.   The one thing that is a sure fire cure is a sulfur dip.   With mine and I know it not totally health for me as a human, I filled a kiddy play pool with water and the correct amount of sulfur. (this is from a vet they normally use it on cows)   Just pour the dip over the wolf avoiding they eyes and inside the ears.   With in a few days, the mange mites are dying and the wolves feel much better and the mange goes away.

 

Might want to pass that along.

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Dryft-Art Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they are being treated though?
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
...such a terrible crisis....really hope something can be done to help the poor dears....
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KangeeTheOnyxFox Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I hope they all get better and recover soon. We like our foxes fluffy, healthy and happy.
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Vailwolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist
The vet at the zoo should be taking care of it though, right?
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Pooka135 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This breaks my heart entirely. As someone who wishes to deal with wolves in the future, it is hard to see something such as this happen.

I hope you are able to keep us all updated on this! I know I would appreciate it greatly.
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hayley--jade Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no :( :hug:
That's terrible.
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Scythe69666 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
What are the symptoms? My mom is a vet, she may be able to give you an idea of what the problem is.
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