- May 19, 2008
I have been watching the neighbors 2 dogs for the past few weeks while he is away at work. I take them to my house during the day so they are not alone or locked up in a kennel. Last night I had brought in a hen who had some foot issues and was fixing to work on them (scaly leg mites) I heard a knock at the door and went in to answer it with the hen in my arms. It was the neighbor guy coming to fetch his monsters. I never trust any dog around my chickens and they have never been around them. The guy was talking to his dogs standing in the doorway with the door wide open. One dog flew out the door while the other stood below me drooling at my chciken. Before I knew it the dog had jumped up and grabbed my poor little rhianna by the foot/leg and was tugging HARD! I gave the dog one hell of a kick but it came back for more, thats when I put the hen out in the garage to see the neighbor off and the dog too! The bird was bleeding pretty bad and was very shocky so I cleaned it up quick like and applied some corn starch to stop the bleeding. I planned to soak her feet today anyway. SHe was walking on it last night but today she is just sitting in the pen like a bump on a log. I am afraid that darn dog broke her foot. Here is what I have on hand. Triple antibiotic without pain reliever, betadine, epsom salt, sterile saline, vet wrap and gauze. Do I need to get something else to ward of possible infection? I am gonna be keeping her in the house for a few days to monitor her, I will get a better look at what I am dealing with here when I soak her foot. I didn't wanna soak it last night because she was bleeding soooo bad. STUPID DOG!