karalei, where is the bite, and by 'bleeding tremendously', what do you mean? There must be a vet somewhere around your area,or a shelter with access to one. What kind of pain reliever did you give the puppy?
I had a dog once bitten by another dog on a weekend, tore a half dollar size hole in his throught. He bled a lot at first theen with some pressure it stopped, no artery or veign punctures. Then we flushed the wound with some saliene solution for contacts (it's sterile) then floded it with Clinadine solution (careful it will stain everything) packed it with gause and wraped his whole neck first with an ace bandage then with Duct Tape so that it would not get wet and he could not scratch (Not to tight be sure he can still breath) He was fine, I took him to the vet and he said we did a great job and that he could now stitch him up. They will usually wrap a bite and cleanse it while letting it drain for a few days before they stitch at the vets.
This all depends on the type of bite and the size of the dog as well. If you can not get the bleeding to stop with pressure you will need to get to a vet immedieatly. If it will be a long drive then do it! Get someone else to drive while you do some of the disenfecting and apply pressure. Keep the lil guy calm as well, to do this you also need to ramain calm. Let us know how it all turns out. Best of luck!
to everyone: thanks for the help. we shaved him just to see the wounds... the pup got 5 bites :( but it stop bleeding. we put some antibacterial ointment.. :( we are from the philippines. our neighbor brought her pup awhile ago to the vet. hope the pup is doin fine.. i'll keep u posted. thanks again for the help.
karalei, you should take the puppy to the vet, because she will probably need antibiotics. It would be a good idea to check to see what shots the biter has had, and make sure yours has had her shots too.What did you give the puppy for a pain killer?
Oh god that's right Ibuprophen (sp)IE: advil or motrin will shut down the dogs liver and he could die! Will definatley need antibiotics, even if no stitches are needed. If the pup has not had all shots and was bitten by a stray with rabies pup could get rabies and need to be put down. I believe that they can do something to prevent this if the pup is treated in a timley manor. If you can locate the owner of the stray it would be a good idea but don't try to catch it yourself you don't want to get bit too! Call animal control maby they can find the stray for you.
Oh my god, besides the wrong pain meds. You can not see the internal damage that may be done. Fractured ribs, torn muscles or ligaments, by the dogs teeth dragging along you dog. The wounds need to be flushed and possibly tubed so's any junk can drain out. Hope he's ok.
***Edited By: Puttin510 on 7/11/2007 12:10:35 PM*** Reason: add
Whoever said you can't buy happiness, must have never owned a dog!!!!!!!!!!!