(Closed) My dog was just attacked!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsRuby:  Oh no! I’m so sorry! That is so upsetting. I’m super paranoid about my pets, so I would probably bring him in. That said, I can’t see the wound so it’s really your call. What happened? Were you at a dog park or something? Did the other owner do anything? I wonder if you could get them to pay…

Post # 4
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh no, what attacked him?!


Ie he bleeding bad enough that he can’t wait until morning? Could you possibly put gauze on it and wrap it with that springy dog tape (I don’t know if you know what i mean, they used this on my dog when she wouldn’t stop bleeding after they drew blood)?

Post # 5
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh nooo. I’m far from being a vet, but can you maybe put some antibiotic cream on there and then close it up with butterfly sutures/steri-strips? If you have an ace bandage around maybe you could gauze him and wrap him up in the bandage. Ugh. I hope someone else knows more about helping an injured animal.

Post # 6
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Do not wait!

Post # 7
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think my answer would depend on what bit him

Post # 8
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hydrogen peroxide to clean the wound – it will hurt…and then neosporin or another antibiotic cream until the a.m…..and…make sure the other dog was vaccinated against rabies!


Post # 9
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Aw, this is horrible! Sorry =( If I were you, though, I’d suck it up and pay the money. My dog is just like my child and I wouldn’t wait if it were my child. I just took my dog to the ER vet this past weekend and I am SO thankful I did.

Post # 10
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

OMG I’m sorry! A few years back we had a maltese who practically got eaten by a german shepherd. We had to take him straight to the ER and they had to stitch him up and put tubes in his wounds that we had to flush out. His entire middle from his neck to his tail was shaved to the skin and had wounds all over it. It was so traumatizing – I know how this feels! Go to the emergency vet, that’s my advice!

Post # 11
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’d take him to the emergency vet.  It doesn’t take long for infection to set in.  At the very least, they’ll thoroughly clean the wound and probably put him on some antibiotics.

Post # 12
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Poor baby!  That is awful.  What bit him?  I think I’d take him in ASAP even though it’s going to cost a bit more.  It will be for his comfort & safetly and for your peace of mind.

Post # 14
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Sorry did not read your update, thank you for taking the hospital’s advice.

Post # 15
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

@MrsRuby:  I’m so sorry!! I work in wound care twice per week and my wound care docs STRONGLY advise against hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol for people, just use soap and water. The poor baby =( =( I’m so so so sorry! Keep us posted.


ETA:  Hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol are good at killing stuff, but in addition to bacterial they kill epithelial cells and cells the body uses to heal itself, thought I should explain myself. Also, you can give him benadryl (1 mg per lb, that is the dosing for dogs) to help sedate him so he doesn’t move around too much…

ETA2:  Just read your update! Good that you got some advice!! =)

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