I am not a bet behavior expert and they are all different. What sort of time frame are we looking at for my dog to fully recover and return to his duties as a delta therapy dog, visiting the elderly and young children with learning difficulties? He was bitten in the front of his neck. My question is, as the large dogs owner, was her reaction to the smaller dog attacking her normal? A pitbul attacked my Mom’s 4 month old morkie last night and they see a broken rib and puncture in it’s stomach. CLean water and mild dish soap or soft antibacterial soap. Right after the incident he still ate his food and he’s still the same. I’m hoping after she heals up we can work on this but i’m afraid my current nervousness around her is affecting her. It cant be because he was threatened. I didn’t see the fight but I heard it (we live rural on 20 acres and he runs free though is an inside dog.) Dominance; Fear; Defence of their territory; Pain; Frustration; Overly enthusiastic play; If a dog is deemed to be “dangerously out of control” then the owner could face a fine of up to £5000, a jail sentence of up to six months, and a ban on future dog ownership. My dog has been bitten severely by a big dog which was off the leash and the owner could not free my dog from it’s grip (jaw).. so l agree owners should not have big dogs if they are not strong enough to have COMPLETE control. I really can not help without knowing more. If she continues to act strangely then she needs to see a vet. I would let her rest, and eat and drink normally until Midnight then get her to a vet in the morning. Sounds very bad if he is not doing anything?!?! My 11 week old Chihuahua was bitten by my older Chihuahua. We appreciate your help. I took my 19 week old Lab Pit mix to a friend of mines mom’s where I wasn’t informed she wouldn’t be home. Hopefully now she won’t have any problems pooping and her wounds will heal up. She couldnt say what happened without seeing it…even with our detailed description. Thank you. I’m praying for my little daisy, hope she makes it. Impossible to evaluate over the internet. So my friend’s dog was bitten by my dog, who I had to leave with my friend because I can’t take care of her for a few months. Thank you so much for your reply! I have never heard of a crushed esophagus. I didn’t and still after 3 nights do not see any signs of trauma in that region… he checked the wounds and said stomach cavity was not compromised but the chest cavity was…. I got one Pom to come in the house but my little one stayed outside. regardless, make sure your dog does not contribute to the “prey” drive by their behavior. Very sorry but you need to see a vet. I heard some good things, but… What do you think about them? Keep you eyes open to any signs of aggression and count your luck stars that the little guy Benny is ok! Take a look back on the comments. Is it just the trauma of what happened that’s making him whine and refuse to eat/drink, or could there be other wounds the vet missed? Is there a risk to the humans who dealt with the bloody aftermath? She also has 2 drain tubes in. She’s fine with all calm dogs, but any quick movement towards her or incessant barking sets her off. Very hard question. I would take her to a vet ASAP. Thank God my little dog survived. Is it possible it’s just shock and the medications causing it? The dog wouldn’t let go and my mum had enough and pulled the dog back. My boyfriend tried to kick it away. These are very hard questions to answer without being there. His vitals are good at this stage being 24 hours since incident. Police officers are also authorised officers under the Companion Animals Act 1998. My story goes like this, we rescued Marlee 5 years ago from a kill shelter. His best dog friend came over for a play date and he was completely disinterested when typically they can wrestle and play tug of war for hours. I am so blessed to have them in my community. Cold compresses will only go so far if it is very serious. or what can i do now ? Is it possible it is due to pain? We went to go inside and both dogs know they have to sit and clam down before we go in. I really can not tell from the description. I do not know any sure fire way except prying the jaws. I have only seen this happen twice before in seven years when I was home. He is now home resting and doing well. Should I be worried? I have heard that and seen plenty of dogs that have attacked only once. How hard is to have an overseas adopted puppy adapt well to its new home? They x-rayed him and said he had a collapsed lung. Roofus had his blood test yesterday. Go back for a check up. I immediately took her to the vet. So he is drinking,eating, going to the bathroom and walking. Weh, how’s Pom temperament? That’s when he started puking with difficulty. We knew about the heart murmur, but she said it wasn’t that bad about a year ago. I was so shocked that all I could do was scream. Bummer, might teach you about you friend. My only question is I honestly do not know if the GSD did this to him. A few days ago, I took him to play with my brother’s girlfriend’s 2 year old golden retriever, I naturally thought golden retrievers were nice. I’d like to add that she lets me gently touch the bruise and extend her leg without freaking out on me so I don’t think anything is broken, but I’m not an expert. Sorry to hear this. Maybe, but it really does this on a VERY mild level (good advertising campaign.) It was not the big dog’s territory and so that is not an issue. i believe her left leg or upper part is injured too im not sure. As for the leg, he says that too much muscle was lost for his body to regenerate and replace, considering he his old. Given the fact that CPR in a dog is less than 1% successful, I would suspect that massage and helping him breath was what brought him back. Sounds like you are really waiting too long. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my post. Her eyes were bright. I tried to grab him and he drag her in his mouth as I was pulling him approx 10 feet before I tackled him down and pulled at the base of his tail for him to release her. Is it possible 1 or both of my dogs attached him w/o any blood? She dropped the case. What do I do? Is it bad if my Chihuahua is really adventurous she likes to go around and comes back as soon as i call for her i wish i can find the owner of that dog and sue him for having a aggressive dog and that my Chihuahua has no advantage over it. The vet checked him out but couldn't find anything, so we took him home but he still won't eat anything. He was my baby my advice is to not wait. It lasted about a minute. I guess you could say I’m looking for some closure, I just hate to know he suffered! What’s your opinion? You can try giving it time to heal, but if there is damage or infection then it might get worse. He was very energetic. Good luck . I’m not sure what exactly you are asking but it sounds more like an animal training and behaviour question. I would really appreciate it if you could reply. There was no instigating. Disclosure: Nothing against Pitbull. I believe they made the difference between life and death for my little dog. Sorry I can not be more help, but if the vet gives you a good prognosis with a transfusion then try it, if not then you need to evaluate the cost and benefits. Dear Dr Stewart, A little dog on a retractable ran up and challenged barking, and snarling toward mine. Two big dogs attacked my 2 year old boxer dog and he got bit in the neck and arm . ate he drank. BTW, yah, we have an emergency vet office at our neighborhood, luckily. Hopefully the IV fluids and antibiotics will fix him and there will be no complications. Thank you so much for your answer, and we’ll be taking care of him. My friend has a maltipoo and he has some bad manners because she was rewarding his bad behavior . He’s hurt with puncture wounds on his neck n groin. If the large dog owner isn’t comfortable doing this, have them take the leash of your dog and then you can disable the large dog. Thanks!! Suggested I find a different vet that had the time n space for my little guy. He’s eating and drinking and went pee outside and played with his toys. I imagine she is in a lot of pain and needs a vet visit to help her. Sorry. The dog i’ve kept is on antibiotics and painkillers for her many punctures and gashes. For more informations, visit the local animal or human hospital, all depends of who’s (if it’s an animal or if it’s a person) being affected by shock. Define TIGHT, like a pocket of fluid or pus in the area swelling and not draining? 3) No idea on time frame, it depends on the injuries. Some peoples’ situations change after a period of time and they don’t deserve to be berated to told to surrender the dog because they can’t afford to take the dog to the vet for every problem. I would get a rabies booster if you are in a rabies endemic area and consider getting the stray its shots just to be safe. I’m not an animal behavior expect but if this never happened before and the bone was the only variable then I would start by feeding them separately and never give them treats together. this leash mention is all assuming that the owner of the big dog can control their dog. I dont know what yo do but keep them seperated at meal times as i feel he got jealous that pup was trying to get in position to steal his food. She does not seem to be in physical pain although I am sure there is discomfort still. It was on a leash, by the way, and fortunately its owner is my good friend and neighbor who is an extremely nice person. Now I think I will feed all separately but shih poo will have to be with collie in the pen when needed (only two pens with doors into the house and can’t make another. There are no visible wounds, I was in the same room so I was able to break it up pretty quick. To restate what I’ve said prior…if my dog (Rottweiler) is sitting peacefully, minding her own business until a ‘little’ charges us, teeth bared, growling and snapping…the little dog is the one that instigated the altercation and the little dog & owner are at fault. i feel sick to my stomach. Try to get her seen. I guess it’s just in their bloodline. usually she would run around the house, and jump on people and just be a playful pup, but now all she does is stay away from everybody, and just lay down.. that night i picked her up and i saw that she has a fat neck, looking like a double chin, i guess something is swelling up. Might be ruptured, swollen, bruised, scratched…. It is not worth the risk. The paralyzed rear legs is a serious concern with a Dachshund as they are so prone to disk herniation and that is most likely what happened. Please thank you. January 7, 2017 The vet said my dog will probably need to stay in hospital again tonight. Give him some more time, pain medication, antibiotics and rest and see how he does. One of her legs (the front left) seems like it’s broken and she can’t walk with that leg. Even then I can in NOW WAY guarantee that the Rhodi will not bite the smaller dog at some random moment, over food, environment or …… There are certainly good animal behavior specialists and training groups you can take her to and slow monitored introductions are always helpful, but you personally might never feel 100% comfortable. I’m just not sure how to handle my anxiety associated with having a dog that has bitten before. I’m just not sure what to do or look for? All hes doing is sleeping do u think hes in critical condition and do you think he will make it for acoue days till i can get him to the vet? Hello my male mastiff and my 8 pound Pomeranian got into last night and my mastiff got ahold of my Pom. U MUST BE A SEX OFFENDER.. You hit the nail on the head, you should see an “expert” to get an opinion. Very little risk unless the dog has rabies. On August 12, 2014 my 2 Lb 1yr old tea cup Chihuahua was attacked by a uncontrol dog 10X his size my puppy didn’t make it he died August 14 @ 2:30 a.m. he was not just any regular dog or pet to us he was part of the family he was the little one very very smart We will MISS HIM ALWAYS !! I would post pictures but it wont let me so any info would be appreciated thanks. It’s been about a week and a half and he has 2 small scabs and a large scab right around his jaw area in front of his ear. Sounds like that new vet is very good and are on the right path. the smaller one growls and thats what triggers the rott. Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Swolecat, Mar 18, 2017. Not for sure) last night and I’m concerned. Today I found a large lump about two inches away from his sutures. Good luck! What happens “next” is not a follow-up to what happened before; it’s simply a different situation, and he won’t understand why you’re treating him harshly. The big one walked over picked up the little one by her neck and slammed her to the ground a couple times. The Shepard dropped my dog and stood over him as he lay there motionless. I’m concerned. )’: She needs to see a vet. Thats brutal.. my dogs all know safe zone.. my crested will not come to it. Nothing but time and healing now. The vet doesn’t know which can be causing her mysterious rash, so, our hypothesis are about a mange. ? what should I do? I can see that he seems tired after some strenuous activity. Is there anything I can do to help him? Now, it didn’t stopped drooling and is vomiting blood. Read the previous comments about wound care. Good luck to you. The pain med made him pant harder, so I stopped giving it to him. After the male was rehoused the female’s behavior changed dramatically. Our lab attacked our papillon. Without seeing her it is hard to say, but it sounds like either brain damage, back damage, ear damage or something else serious. They sent Trouble home with a morphine patch for pain and antibiotics and said he would be in alot of pain but he would be ok, that night he let out a whistle with every breath and his heartbeat was rapid and very strong, could feel his heartbeat just pounding. Make sure you are using mild solution to clean it, not peroxide or anything harsh. The have many good uses, but these are not them. It’s not shattered only broken. the smaller one trys to be alfa i think thats why they have gotten into it, at first the rottweiler would be scared of the little dog but not anymore. I am very concerned about what is causing his neck problems. He did good the first day but I can’t get him to eat or drink, let alone eat to get his medicine down. Notice that I never mentioned size in my reply. Any advice us much appreciated. I had to take my shoe off and knock the little bugger off and shout for … We can’t afford a vet bill. Upon taking him inside we noticed a minor scrape under this chin below his mouth with a little blood. so frustrating. Princess was adopted by the family and is now an emotional support dog and doing great. We rushed him to the Vet Hospital and got him x rays and thank god no bits puncture through in to any major organs. I would not have gotten a dog if I felt I couldn’t afford any vet bills. I wasn’t there so I don’t know if she was being highly aggressive or if her behavior was normal for a dog in her situation. I think it was instant kill. He might have serious problems. Great story, I will defer to the professional dog trainer. Hello my sisters little palmaranian lab mix was attacked today by a rotwillier at the dog park and bitbehind his ear on his skull. I took my little Benny to a vet today and actually this morning was the first time Benny started “pepping up” again, moving around more, wagging his tail, looking up and around. The stray also needs to be quarantined as you do not know its vaccine status and it just bit your dog. Is it too late to take the mini schnauzer to the vet? Thank you so much for your prompt reply. She has teeth marks all over and she will not tolerate being moved or picked up. I have taken him to the vet and he is on antibiotics. I cant believe so many people don’t just take their dogs to the vet after an injury instead of asking for advice here. There is not a lot you can do after treating it like a normal wound. I’ve had my 4 yo 50lb pit mix for about 3 years. But she eats grass whenever she can sneak out of the house, then dry retches. I was wondering how likely it is that her muscle naturally grows back together (fixes itself), or if surgery is usually the only way to fix such a problem? She is due to see the vet again in 2 days. Shepherd mix was at a dog park and got attacked on the neck by a bulldog mix today. So true, I have a Doberman and on July 3, 2020 at 10:15 pm I took her out. We are knowledgable but have decided to consult with a professional dog trainer. IV fluids and antibiotics are key and hopefully he is getting both. While in the ER I was talking to the lady at the local kennel we took the dogs too. The lab has never touched my cat though and when younger they slept together. Kuper is 11 years old, by the way and not prone to fighting unless defending himself. She stalled him consecutively and started the fight. People have mentioned it and I kinda feel since he’s 3 it really wouldn’t help much? If so, you have even less chance, if not you need to get him vaccinated (Federal Law) as soon as possible anyway. I would consider a basket muzzle for the mastiff if you are concerned. Call everyone you know to scrape the money together or try a local shelter. he lunged at one and when the owner yanked it up he jumped up in the air and got it in his mouth. If the attack occurred outside local council hours, you may call your local police station. Good luck. They were chasing each other and the chihuahua started screaming badly and ran under a bush. Our 7 YO Mini Dachshund was attack 3 days ago by a larger dog. It would have healed faster with veterinary care and possibly stitches or staples and antibiotics. We have two teenagers, GSD female since puppy and 5 months ago we have adopted a teenage pit from the shelter. After the short attack we checked him for active bleeding and found only some scratches and redness near where we saw the saliva. If only they knew how much that meant to me! Mat. Intense staring, ears forward, rigid stance, and low growling. Try to video an episode for you vet to watch, then see if you can re-create it with neck or back manipulation. http://caspca.org/about-us/stats/ I think the SPCA is a great organization (all across America) with obvious outliers and exceptions that are either over populated or underfunded in many cases. How serious can an abscess be? If you dog is now lethargic I would go back tot the vet and get a re-exam to see what is going on. Good luck….. sorry. It would be interesting if one or both were intact (not neutered) as that might be a cause. Hi, dr. Stewart, Even though on pain meds she was still crying. My dog is in shock he’s not moving eating or drinking water I’m scared he got in a fight again with my pit bull we can’t afford the vet what should i do???? The puppies head above his eye looks like it’s swelling. NOW please. It happened so fast. You need to evaluate and decide if she needs to go to an ER, otherwise keep the wounds clean and the dogs apart until Monday. The vet said she will need therapy to fix this but didn’t really say why it’s happening or what actually is causing her to walk this way. Unfortunately big dogs attack smaller dogs with great frequency. We had her spayed and thought that would help with aggression but two days after bringing her home from being spayed she did it again. Now that they can get a full examination of her the vet is stating that her esophagus has been crushed and will no longer be able to eat or drink and is saying that she will have to be put to sleep. Take him to the SPCA and have them look at him or surrender him. And sometimes, the big dog is a “really sweet dog” who lives with the little dog. She had to be stitched 2 places on her left side and a place on her neck. It was all prompted by your dog, regardless of the odd situation and the other dog would not have died. You can not fix every problem. Lab cross was at first freaked out by the shih poo who always wants to hump him. No swelling yet. Thank you. Please have him checked. my dog lunged back and dragged me 5 metre to grab the jack russel and shake him. Could be anything, like shock or infection, pain…. He seems to be very Docile now and is not his happy self any more. Can you take your dog to a vet? It took an hour of cuddling with her after the event before she stopped trembling. My puppy was bitten from my other dog it’s was sleeping for a long time first it had a grey toung then a green one then red it started getting stronger but still laying down but I think it’s neck is broken it tried to stand but fell down it whines because it hurts so much pls give me ways how to help her ps.it loves salt water so, it gets stronger still cries and still tries to get up. We got a female puppy (boxer mixed with border collie). I assume you brought her back in the morning and found out more, hopefully she is not too serious. The next day her stitches opened up, and we took her the next day as it was already in the afternoon and she seemed ok. My Maltese was bitten in the nose and mouth area by a lab. Turns out the Rottweiler severely bit her, breaking the muscle on the right side of her spine in half and bruising her stomach. It was over a tug of war toy and I think me partially with the whole territorial thing. Last night,we noticed significant bruisings and swelling on her neck. It would have been worse. The tramadol is a great drug but can cause the lethargy and maybe some panting. This sounds like normal dog dementia and aging….sorry. I can’t believe there is no other option!! http://greenbrier-emergency.com/veterinary-resource-links/ Even late in the game it helps. Ok, I would like to give very bland responses to your questions because you are CURRENTLY in a vet office under veterinary care. Now I am worried for the shih poo. He is walking with a slight wobble, not eating or drinking (not even treats) and looks dazed. Most damage is to his front legs. Shop around for someone that takes payment plans. Princess, a 5 year old German Shepard who was left outside chained up and neglected. I was screaming at the top of my lungs and all the neighbors came out of there houses. Then aspiration pneumonia set in along with peritonitis, which is inflammation of the silk-like lining of the abdominal wall. 256 satisfied customers. Is there anything Ayla home we could do for her? 4 puncture wounds on one side of her neck and two on the other. How Come the Weight-Loss Food Has More Calories than My Dogs Regular Food? Good luck! Unfortunately this dog attacked my other dog, seemingly unprovoked (no food or toys were present at time, behaviour was loose relaxed and happy). The only way to describe her behavior is shock and what looks like depression. My question is this: what type of infection can this be which is not healing with the strongest of antibiotics? My big dog attacked my little dog and I am looking for help about how to address the behavior, prevent future attacks, - Answered by a verified Dog Trainer . …. Breaths fine, came outta shock. i bought my dog a halter muzzle so she cant drag me like that again. I will take her to a vet but it’s late here now and was hoping for some advice as I couldn’t find my vets late night number. There are others larger dogs in the class and when we leave to go to our car there are other dogs coming…Pitbulls and German Shepherds. The poodle after attacked bit a small child and then walked a little way off and laid down. Keep a close eye on your pup and if you have ANY concerns then you do need to see a vet. what should I do? Animal control was called and they took possession of the poodle since the owners weren’t home and had no rabies information. We rushed her to the vet who said she was in shock and gave her meds thru a needle to help with the pain and the shock. I sure hope so. He walked by while the husky was eating and the husky went after him. She had never had any confrontation like that b4. Who has been the chillest dog ever and never bites. His eye was fine the following day. He can only get rabies if the neighbor’s dog has rabies. Nothing I can tell you without seeing him except that he needs a vet. Since we got Nala she has attacked Ella twice within this month. She appears to be acting the same except that she’s more frightened (tail between her legs) and she reacts when we press on the bruised areas (e.g. Aspen shrieked and trembled for a while. My 4 lb chihuahua was attacked by a dog that came into our yard. Good luck. Give the vet time and the dog time to recover because sometimes these resolve. Both dogs needed to be the only dog and Princess needed a job. We have encountered a similar issue. 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