Originally Posted by mooandmcgee
I know I am knew to this group but can everyone please hold a good thought for our special little chick Carla, who is at the vet this very minute getting fixed up after a dog bite. 😢 The next 48hrs are crucial. At only 4wks old she is the friendliest calmest chick who comes when you call her. She already has my young daughters totally in love. THANK GOODNESS, they were not home when it happened. 🙏
That is sad to hear mooandmcgee ... and I know Carla is very special to you. However, a dog bite, depending I guess on where the bite is located and how deep, is fairly easily fixed in regards to bacteria introduced from dog teeth - that's fixed easily enough with anti-biotics.
As she is so docile and willing, and close to you, perhaps when she comes home, you could do a lot of nursing and gentle cuddling of her - to help her over whatever the results of the bite are. De-shock her ( in a way ). Not knowing the degree of damage it is difficult to say, but I would think she would respond positively to a lot of attention from you - if you don't have to work etc. At only 4 weeks old, she is small - but hopefully very resilient. Also, if you have a crate or cat carrier, she might do well in recovery, inside that, indoors - away from anything whatseover that might frighten her into a relapse. With soft bed padding underneath, a small water trickler and some food - she would get used to the confined quarters quite quickly. AND she would feel safe.
Was the dog your own, or a stray ?
Best of good wishes to you and little Carla ... for a complete recovery.