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I'm a new member with 2 Penkin Ducks. My dog attacked one. His battery died so he was out of rage. Any suggestions?
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It's difficult to tell what kind of wounds you are dealing with in that picture, but more than likely there are a few puncture wounds. I would rinse the area with clean water of any dried blood so you can get a better sense of the injury. My guess would be your dog clamped down on her once, so fingers crossed there was no shaking, which would increase depth/complexity of wounds and increase risk of broken bones. If you identify puncture wounds, clean them as best you can (ideally irrigate with a syringe although I know most don't have those lying around...). Feel along her neck and wings for any type of abnormality (bone should be smooth-no bumps, no "crackly" feeling. The key is keeping the area clean and as dry as possible (feathers should do a fine job of repelling the moisture as long as they are intact) and preventing infection.

(You may want to also post this in the emergencies/injuries for more responses...)
Edited by redheadedhens - 5/4/16 at 11:19am
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Sorry to hear one of your ducks had been attacked. I you would suggest you clean the area up and then you can see what is going on. I would also get your duck inside where it will be warm and feel safe. Shock can be a real killer when it comes to attacks. Please do pop by the emergency section, here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

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Hi and welcome. You have some good advice, so i will simply wish you well with treating your duck.

 

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I think you also need a more reliable way to deal with the dog.   Either have an escape proof pen/run for him  or for your birds.   If a dog gets excited enough  a shock  will be ignored. It's always best if  dog/cat   and birds NEVER meet.

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Sorry to hear one of your ducks had been attacked. I you would suggest you clean the area up and then you can see what is going on. I would also get your duck inside where it will be warm and feel safe. Shock can be a real killer when it comes to attacks. Please do pop by the emergency section, here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

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