Curly was hurt by my brother's dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kanga77510, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curly's been attacked by a lab puppy. Hubby found the dog at the door with Curly in his mouth. I don't know the extent of injuries but she is in ICU (in the house) with some chicken feed, water with ACV, and some vanilla yogurt. She's a baby, we've had him 5 or 6 weeks. She seems alive but floppy.

    We're going to set up a heat source for Curly right now. What do we need to look out for? How can we help Curly recover.

    edited to change Larry to Curly. Took a closer look at the chick and found out that it was one and not the other
     
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  2. Laney

    Laney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Larry probably has puncture wounds you can't find so he'll need antibiotics. He'll also need a good looking over for broken bones that might need to be splinted. Check his wings and legs. Otherwise I tend to leave them alone to heal on their own.

    Good luck, I hope that Larry does well.

    Laney
     
  3. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, a few hours later.

    Curly is up and walking around. I've cuddled her (which she seemed to like), dripped a bit of water onto her beak. She drank a bit more from my hand. She's peeping but sounds like she's got a frog in her throat. She's wanted to eat, scratching around for food. I put a small bit in the ICU location for her. Her feathers and wings seem OK, but a bit dirty.

    I think; I hope she'll be OK. I really thought we'd lost her. I was nearly in tears over it.
     
  4. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curly made it through the night. She's peeping a bit but sounds really hoarse. She's eaten, drank, and pooped; so we can tell things are working on the inside. We're going to keep her in the house another day or so to keep an eye on her but I think she'll be OK. I was really worried about her yesterday.
     

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