Hello everyone, This is my first time on here but i need your help. My puppy got into my neighbors yard yesterday and was badly bitten by a 150lb rot. My puppies name is Mocha and she is only 3 months old. After cleaning her up from the bite she was left with 3 holes on her back, we cleaned/bandaged her up and gave her some much needed TLC. She seemed much better today and played around outside but now this evening she crys in pain every time she moves or if i pick her up. This is all new to me, any advice before i take her to the vet? I know this will get costly!
***Edited By: Roxxysmom on 4/7/2008 7:20:49 AM*** Reason: reply
I'm surprised you didn't take her as soon as she was bitten, as there's a great potential for broken bones or internal bleeding. It's possible that she's just sore, or it's possible she's suffering internal tears that are causing her a lot of pain. Get her to a vet asap. Like as in.. Yesterday.
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I agree with the above, definatly a vet asap. I would even seek and emergency vet this weekend. She could have an infection brewing in those puncture wounds. Hopefully it is just soreness, but a good antibiotic from the vet is not a bad idea.
I'm sorry, but your behaviour with this puppy borders on neglect and cruelty. A Rottie can do a lot of damage, and the FIRST thing you should have done was get your puppy to the vet ASAP. You're lucky he did'nt break her neck. Any time a dog cries in pain, it's in a lot more pain than you think. This upsets me a lot, especially the comment about 'this getting expensive.'
I agree, you need to find an Emergency Vet right away. There are organizations that will help pay if you cannot afford it. Try "Actors and Others for Animals" or your local Humane Society to ask for referrals.
The first step you should have taken was to responsibly confine your dog in your own yard. You should have went directly to the vet and bandaging could have been the wrong thing to do because if the rot had dirt or bacteria on his teeth it is now down in the wound and trappd in there because its covered by a bandage. My fiance has benn bitten twice by dogs that someone has dropped off in our yard and both times the doctor would not stitch the bite even though it needed it.
Well Thank you for your UNKIND words. I thought this website was for people to help each other not push them down when they are looking for help. I will not be using this site again.
For those of you that gave good advice- thank you my puppy is actually fine. I took her to the vet after posting and speaking with the emergency vet clinic. No broken bones and no infection just sorness and in shock.
You think we were UNKIND do you? I had a Rottie attack one of my dogs, and after I pulled my dog out from under my car, I raced to the vet as fast as I could. It's a 20 minute drive, and I thought my dog was going to bleed to death. He narrowly escaped death, and so did your puppy. Do you not know how much damage a large breed like that can do? You don't wait hours until the dog is in shock, post and ask for advice, and make a statement about the cost of it all....you take the dog STRAIGHT to the vet. It's common sense. That's not unkind, that's blunt and to the point. I'm glad your puppy is ok, and did not suffer any major injuries, and I hope that you make sure she never gets out to that dog's yard again.
None of the replies were unkind Posters here love their pets and they were stressing t you that te dog needed vet care ASAP, not tomorrow, not after you post on a forum and sit back waiting for replies. Were you hoping to be told that doing nothing was the right thing to do for your pet? The comment about the expense was unbelievable, pets are expensive to have and care for properly, the accident was due to your mistake, your pet should not have to suffer.
I am glad she is ok and was taken to see a vet. I hope he treated her for the shock!
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I have to agree with all the comments here. The advice to immediately take the pup to the vet was correct. I am an adult and was bitten in the hand and it hurt for 2 weeks and I was put on preventative antibiotics, I can't imagine the pain a puppy was going through. Yes there could have been internal damage, infection and very serious consequences! My dogs go to the vet anytime I even have the slightest inkling something might be wrong. If you have to stop and think about the cost of emergency vet bill, yes it is expensive, but worth every dime! If you can't afford to take care of your pet, then maybe you should reconsider whether or not you need one. Everyone here gave great advice and I am with them. You asked for opinions and we gave our opinions as dedicated, loving parents of our animals.
I agree with the posts also- are you aware that dogs can DIE of shock? You are only upset because you know the people here are right. Rule of thumb for the future- if the dog is sick or hurt take it to a VET, don't just ask a public online forum.
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I kind of have to agree and disagree with the the word "unkind". I have three Goldens and two Yorkies and spare no expense when they need care but when you guys give advice, sometimes it is the way you choose your words. You can feel the lecture and anger in the words coming from the page. Do you think she will come back and learn anything from it? NO. I think we should be here to burture and help each other. To teach and learn from each other and not lecture and make the other person think we have never made a bad judgement call. I have and I know you guys have. OUr vets have all made them. Lets not forget that when we give advice and try to remember to choose our words more carefully. That doesn't mean we have to sugar coat it. But we can have a little less attitude in the air. Thanks for the airtime or I should say page time~! God Bless~! I just finished, well, I have two pages left, the book Marley and Me. If you have not read this book and you are an animal lover, or not, you should read this book. This book will reaffirm your love for your pet or maybe just make you realize what you are missing in your life. Our life is not always perfect and maybe not always be perfect with our pets, but what an awesome life they make it. Check out this poem and I will go and not bother for awhile. If we could only be like our pets and have the attitudes they have when it comes to forgiveness~! God Bless~!@ A Dogs Creed Do you remember love.. Wisdom comes with age.. enthusiasm... peace... strength.. inspiration.... clear vision.... secrets to a good life..... canine instincts..... stay present, embrace the moment..... believe in yourself.... let love in.... indulge in your senses.... be grateful... take inspired action... be generous.... take care of others.... show affection.... breathe... forgive others... beloved.... love what is.... play.... we're all connected.... eternal question: do you remember love?
I hope you really did take her to the vet because I would be surprised that there is no infection or abscess starting because usually with punctures like that it happens and left untreated it turns into a much worse situation.
I can only speak for myself, of course, but I suspect what horrified many of us who read your post is that you said "yesterday" your 3 month old puppy "was badly bitten by a 150 lb. rott" & ended up "left with 3 holes on her back". Then you continued on by saying "she seemed much better today...", but "this evening she cries in pain every time she moves or if I pick her up." That was a very critical over 24 hours during which time you could have very well lost your puppy!
Whether or not the responses you got from others on here made you seriously recognize the urgency of the situation & spurred you into getting your puppy to the vet, the important thing is you did get your puppy to the vet & the prognosis is good! I am surprised, though, that you weren't given antibiotics for her just to be on the safe side & I hope she's been scheduled for follow-up care to closely monitor her recovery.
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