My 4 month old pitbull terrier puppy got bit by an older pitbull this afternoon. My 22 yr old son, took Pacino to the dog park, my son said, he was holding Pacino by the leash, and the other dog's owner did the same, at first they were both playing, and in a split second the older pitbull quickly bit Pacino, my son had to restrain the bigger dog, and get him off Pacino the puppy. Around Pacino's left eye is puffy and kind of red from the scratch, I patted it with a warm wash cloth, is there anything else we should do for him? He still seems a little traumatized, he's not as rambuncious as usual.
aroung the eye is a very touchy area on a dog, if you have any uneasy feelings about it take him to the vet. getting bit around the eye is not good, use your best judgment. how deep is the scratch? i don't know what the dogs wounds look like so that is all i can tell you. i imagine it scared the crap out of the puppy.
***Edited By: dachshundlove on 9/16/2006 10:26:45 PM*** Reason: m
If this happened to Peace (my Pit) First things first, I would take him to the vet and see what she had to say. I highy recomend that you do so, if this gets infected your puppy could end up with way more serious injurys then he already has. In the mean time you might be able to find something at a petstore for pain or you can give him a bendrill allergy pill(in some cheese or something) to make him calm down and sleep. Also, since your vet is more then likely closed at this hour you might want to make a call to an emergency vet and ask them what they would recommend you do untill you can take your dog to your vet. Hope this helps.
Sorry to hear about your pup. However, this should be an excellent learning experience for you. No, not every pit bull will grow up to be dog aggressive, but remember that your dog may, at around 2 years or so, decide the doggy pals he used to romp around with are no longer on the friends list. Personally, I have seen dogfights every single time I have visited dog parks, and because of this, I no longer go.
I think dog parks are a bad idea because most people are oblivious to the situations their dogs are in, and end up realizing too late when the dogs are ripping into each other. And I don't mean for pit bulls, but for any dog. If there's a dog you know your dog loves to play with, setting up supervised playdates may be the best way to let your dog interact with other dogs. It may also prevent another fight from happening, and generally keeps this breed from confirming ignorant people's beliefs that these dogs are out of control. You and I know that dog fights happen to all breeds, but try explaining that to the guy who already wants them banned when his fluff ball starts the fight and yours finishes.
Just something to think about. Hope your pup recovers fully and is back to playing in no time.
Thanks for the advice. It's sad but true, that someday my innocent pitbull pup will eventually turn on his playmates, but I will always have supervision whenever he is in contact with another dog. I am being hopeful that he won't be the aggressive type, just a good natured dog. My puppy is doing well, he made some new friends today at the dog park, and he knows how to keep up with the big dogs. There weren't any pitbulls around, and my son and I were on the lookout for any pitbulls. He got along great with a Rotweiller pup, they were the same size and same age, it was so fun to watch them play with one another, it put a big smile on my face. I feel once my puppy is an adult dog, I won't be letting hang out with other dogs.