Dog Attack HELP

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

  1. lowshildon

    lowshildon New Egg

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    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 New Egg

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    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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