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Dog Attack HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lowshildon, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. lowshildon

    lowshildon Hatching

    Jul 19, 2016
    Please can anyone offer any advice - my favourite hen was attacked by a dog. She is still able to walk and run although has a wound above her tail and one to her wing. [​IMG][/IMG]
    I have cleaned them and sprayed with vetericyn and she is in a dark box.

    Any advice appreciated!

  2. TheRoths

    TheRoths Hatching

    Jul 19, 2016
    Hi there,

    Sorry to hear this. One of my dogs got hold of my favourite hen last year and she was badly wounded. I did much the same as you. I did clean the wound with hydrogen peroxide before the vetericyn though. Put her in a cat carrier with towels and access to water. I didn't give her food for the first night. I put electrolytes in the water and cleaned her wound each day.
    I was lucky and she healed nicely but it did take about 2 weeks, for which I kept her in isolation. I did let her out in the yard by herself so she could forage for a while each day...I am convinced that helped too.

    Good luck with this, I hope she comes through this ok.

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