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Dog attack, please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by earthfaerie, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. earthfaerie

    earthfaerie Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my girls was just by a dog earlier today. We managed to stop the attack before she was killed but she is injured. What I would like to know is how to treat her injuries: she is missing quite a lot of feathers on her back and breast, she also has a couple of puncture wounds on her back between her wings. I've got her isolated in a carrier inside with some scratch and water (she ate and drank a bit) and has pooped but what else should I do, what can I do to help the wounds heal (I've cleaned them and put polysporin on them) etc..

    Also, she has since layed an egg, not fully developed (soft shell), no blood present. She is moving a little but not extremely active. Ohhh... and she is clucking softly when I talk to her.
     
    Thanks in advance,
    EF
     
  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what i read, she is doing well for the situation. She does not appear to be in shock or bleeding everywhere, from what you describe.

    Eating, drinking and clucking are great signs. I would keep her in the crate for another 2 days and then let her go free, if her condition seems to improve.
     
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You can give her a mashed cooked egg with a little plain regular yogurt to her several times a day. Add a 1/2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar in her water. Apply neosporin Without pain killer to wounds several times a day and keep wounds clean. Keep her warm and comfortable. Wounds need to healed and covered well with Blu Kote so other birds will not peck at them. Keep her isolated for a few days. Good Luck.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013

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