Dog attack. When to cull? (Graphic pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by campingshaws, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws Crossing the Road

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    I was gone from 10 am til 7:30 pm today. I save Kinnick (DD calls him Hawkeye; we already have a Herkey) for last. He was out of his small box and hiding in the back corner of the bathroom. I made him a big boy house.

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    There is more poop on the floor, but he hadn't touched his water and his crop is ROCK SOLID. I tried to massage it some, but it is extremely full and firm. It was the same last night.

    I was going to tube him some water, but now I'm not sure? Should I try a little olive oil to get his crop moving first?

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    The bathroom smells very "chickeny" right now. His tail looked a little wet, but with thee blukote it's just hard to tell what's going on.
     
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  2. Hholly

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    I would stick with water. I've heard of problems with oil. @casportpony has something in one of her threads warning about giving oil, if I remember correctly.
     
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  3. campingshaws

    campingshaws Crossing the Road

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    Ok thanks! I'll go look for that.
     
  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Songster

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    I would put 3 percent hydrogen peroxide on it clean it up put some triple antibiotic cream on it and rap him up with vet rap
     
  5. aohare

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    I would avoid hydrogen peroxide personally, I haven't found it to be a good anti bacterial and it dries everything out, with an open wound you want to keep it moist. I would use a watered down iodine solution (about tea colored is what I shoot for, no exact science) or veterycin 3x daily, but make sure you irrigate with a saline wash first to get any skin bits and dirt out.

    Hope your girl is feeling better soon.

    AJ
     
  6. Chicken Egg 17

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    I did not think of using iodine
     
  7. campingshaws

    campingshaws Crossing the Road

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    I bathed him with dawn dish soap and warm running water. Then I trimmed his feathers away. Most of the area is just plucked, not damaged. The tail is missing skin, but no deep gashes or punctures. He and I are both a lovely shade of indigo from the blukote.
     
  8. aohare

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    I've always found blukote to dry the area, maybe thats just me though, it also makes a great carpet dye ... :)

    I hope he's feeling better soon. I'd switch from dawn to baby shampoo so it doesn't strip the oils from the feathers, he will probably have a hard time keeping oiled while he's healing anyways. Just a thought.

    AJ
     
  9. TalkALittle

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    How about raw honey? Supposedly great for wounds.
     
  10. casportpony

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