Hello. I am new to the boards and looking for some advice. My name is Jess and I live in NC. While looking at cars for my boyfriend today, we were approached by the salesman. He asked if we wanted a puppy. He had a blue pitbull pup that he was giving away. He claimed to have found it on the road on his way to work. The pup was curled up in a ball on a cold cement floor. His skin was thick and bumpy. He was missing hair and had a HUGE belly. Tail wagging, he tried climbing in my lap and giving me kisses. I swear, even when I'm not looking for them, animals in need find me. The man told us the pup was 6 weeks old. How would he know, you ask? There were two pits in the back of the store, the female had nipples down to her knees. Instead of choking him and going in the back to find the other pups, I brought the small male home in a box. So now what? He's too young for chemical mange treatments. I plan on taking a skin scrapping on monday to find out what type of mange it is.I gave him a bath and some dewormer. He's eating like a pig and went potty. there are a few areas that have a bit of infection going on. I put some antibiotic on them. He is not itching at all, but he looks terrible. I know there are holistic alternatives to chemical treatments....has anyone tried them?