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Help Dog Attack...emergency!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dixiebeast, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    Cross Hill SC
    I got my boys and gals moved into the new coop last night but was going to add another roost board today...my dog of 13 years( first chickens came in april) who we knew would be a chicken eater but had done well about messing with coops suddenly decided to push by me...my biggest roo jumped between him and the others and my dog grabbed him and ran...when I caught him I had to repeatedly punch my dog in the head to get my roo free( I have NEVER had to or wanted to hit a dog but i had tried pulling his mouth open,etc..) My roo stumbled away and flopped down...I put the dog away(crying hysterically)where we put him when we let the guys out in eve and by time I got a kennel disinfected he had walked around some but is obviously in shock...I put him in the kennel and brought him in out of heat...I see no blood but I have not really handled him because I dont want to add to his stress.He is one I can touch when feeding but is not a pet me,love me roo! I am going to try sugar water and was considering gatoraide plus I want to give him an antibiotic because I feel there has got to be some sort of dog bite underthere just not bad enough to bleed heavy...prob some small puntchures? I NEED ADVICE ON ANTIBIOTIC AND CARE FAST...HE IS MY BEST ROO AND ALREADY SHOWS PROMISE AT ABOUT 18 WEEKS OLD!
     
  2. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    Cross Hill SC
    oK...I SEE tons of typos but too upset to worry over!
     
  3. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    That had happened to me. My neighbor's dog got hold of Sweet Annie, my Americauna. He was dragging her by her neck. I thought she was dead. She was injured, but not severely. She was acting very weak, etc. I put her in the coop in a nest box to calm down. She is still laying eggs every day, so don't give up hope. He might be OK! [​IMG]
     
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bring him in and put him in a quiet, dark location. Try and examine him to see if he has some deep puncture wounds. Even deep, they wouldn't bleed very much. You need to find out the extent of his injuries. If no injuries found, he just needs to recover from the shock...keep him quiet and calm and he should be fine. If there are deep punctures, they will need to be cleaned and medicated. Again, he needs to be somewhere where the flies can't find him. Clean with betadine, 50% peroxide, or another cleaning agent. Apply neosporin. Electrolytes will be good as an antibiotic. I'm not sure about the antibiotic, I saw that people recommend injectible for dog bites. Works faster. I hope someone jumps in to help soon.
     
  5. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    Cross Hill SC
    I have brought him in...he is in a kennel in my bathroom with dim light and I closed the vent so it will be kinda cool but not where he can get a chill...he has what looks like some minor scratches ( i was just looking) but again I am doing slow small inspections atleast for an hour or so till he can calm some.He did take some sugar water and I gave him a small dribbled of gatorade...he is fluffing his neck in protest and I think he growled at me!( he is not people agrressive but hates to be touched) he will also make his quiet peeping noise back at me...I have hope now...I have no neosporin as I am allergic but i will try and dribble some peroxide on until I can get to store...the bad thing is my niece is in labor and we are suppose to leave in an hour to make the hour and half trip to see her and "my rooster is hurt" will not go over well and since tractor supply or any store is at least an hour round trip I will do the visit and get supplies then! I would still love advice on antibiotic! He is the greatest guy despite not wanting to be handled and I dont want to lose him!
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  6. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have to go out. Leave him in his kennel with food and some surgery water and i think you can clean out cuts with salt water but i'm not sure so i wouldn't try unless someone who knows says to! When ever that sort of thing has happend i took them to the vets as soon as i could and they don't do birds but they gave me some anti-biotics that would be ok for her!
    Hope he recovers! [​IMG]
    Daisy. xx
     
  7. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same thing happened to my Blue Andy Roo, I mixed up some save a chick and force feed it to him a few drops with a dropper and put him my quiet box in the coop i thought he was a goner because he couldn't stand or hold his head up or anything he was missing a lot of feathers but didn't have any noticable wounds so i just left him alone and every couple of hours i would give him a few more drops of save a chick and the next day he was standing up it took about a week for him to be able to get his strength back and he lost his place as top rooster because the other roos took advantage of his weakended state and now you can't tell anything has ever happened to him
     
  8. Blue Ninja

    Blue Ninja Out Of The Brooder

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    A similar thing happened to one of my brother's red sex link pullets. She ended up having a huge tear under her right wing. I was able to rinse it well with peroxide and dab it dry and then apply a big goop of Bag Balm ointment the first day. After that I was unable to get a hold of her for treatment. I just left her with the others figuring she would be happier than moving around and stressing further. It took her about a month to lay another egg but healed up nicely with the one treatment. Good luck with your boy!
     
  9. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    Cross Hill SC
    Thanks everyone...he is able to walk and is awake although he is just sitting and resting now( he layed on his side in yard for a lilbit before he got up and walked...I was disinfecting the kennel I put him in just in case so i was cleaning nad watching him)...he is scraped and raw but its where he had alot of feathers pulled...I will get some sav a chick...I am doing sugar water and I am fixiing to tackle cleaning his wounds and looking for more...he will def stay in until he is more fiesty!
     
  10. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing happened to me with my little silkie. She was very shocky for 12 hours (panting, out of out, etc) but completely recovered. Some good quiet time and access to good protein (yogurt and egg yolk mixed in, etc) she was just fine. Good luck!
     

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