Our boy Duke ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog. Except he’s also very sweet, super cuddly, great with dogs, cats, and even horses! So, I guess that makes him a lot more than just a hound dog. Duke is approx 18 months old. He was adopted as a pup and his future was so bright! A couple of months ago, Duke’s family contacted us stating they needed to surrender him as he seemed to have an allergy and they weren’t willing to take him to another vet to get more info. Upon re-entry into MHCR, Duke went to see a vet right away! He had a bad case of demodex mange and this caused his fur to fall out and his skin to become very red and inflamed. Demodex is a naturally occurring mite that most adult dogs fight off on their own. However, at around age 1-2 years old, some dogs develop an allergy to the mite and their body becomes UNABLE to fight it off on their own. That is the case with Duke. A long course of anti-biotics, some monthly flea/tick treatment (that also treats the mites) and some Apoquel to handle any itchy days, and he’s almost as good as new! Duke’s fur is growing back, his energy is up, and he’s almost completely healed. So, what does his future look like for an adopter? Duke needs monthly flea/tick treatment and occasional Apoquel if he gets itchy. This can be Simparica (given monthly) or Bravecto (given every 3 months). That’s it! Something most owners give their dogs anyway! In return, you’ll get the most incredible houndy friend ever! Duke is house trained, crate trained, free roam trustworthy, great with adults/kids alike, and greets strangers with a tailwag and a smile. He’s around 55-60 lbs and is considered fully grown.