HELP! DOG ATTACKED AGAIN!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrygirl4513, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sis' dog did it again. While we were at church he attacked the flock injuring 5, killing 1. I need advice on how to treat these awful wounds. The feathers and flesh are just ripped off of them on their bum areas. Meat is exposed.
    I have cleaned the wounds with clear water and quarantined the injured. I've put terramycin in the water and have dusted them with DE to keep the flys off. Is there anything else I need to do? Should I put neosporin on the wounds? I'm not sure how I could do that without terrorizing them even more. And the wounds are so bad I would hate to have to rub on them to put the antibiotic ointment on. HELP!!!!!!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Flush wounds repeatedly with sterile saline solution and kill the dog. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
    The wounds must stay clean. You could possibly put a sterile gauze dressing on the wounds after flushing with a small amount of antibiotic ointment or cream on it. Bactine is a good cleaner and has a pain killer as well, but it does sting when it goes on usually. Feedstores usually carry a wound powder you sqeeze on from a bottle, too.
     
  3. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would it be advisable to bring the severly wounded ones in the house with me? I'm worried that since they are conditioned to outside temps that the A/C could be more harmful than good.
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Are the wounds open to where it would need stictches? Use Crazy Glue to pull the pieces together. I do this with any good size cut we get around here. Clean it good, then paint over it with some crazy glue. ( they've got some colored ones so you can see where you have put it but it's drys clear) It will hold it over until it heals from the inside out. I've done this to me, the hubby, dog and cats. They do it at the hospital now too!

    I agree with Speckedhen when it comes to the dog.
     
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  5. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the wounds are so large there is nothing to stitch up. They are just open flesh. wouldn't the glue set them on fire?
     
  6. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just wondering should I run to walmart and get some bactine. How can I get the neosporin on it? I really need something that can be squirted on the wound. Help.
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Yeah, don't use the crazy glue on wounds that don't pull together. It does sting a bit but if you don't have anything to stick together it's not any use anyhow.
     
  8. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about bringing the more severe injured into the house? Or would they do better in their house? I'm worried about the flys. I'm hoping with the DE it will keep them at bay but I know if they were in here there would be no flys on them. But I'm afear that the A/C would be too much for them since they are conditioned to temps outside. Advice?
     
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Yes, bring them in the house. If you have central air, block the vent in a bathroom and close the door. You can put a towel over the box or crate or cage that you have them in.
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Why was your sister's mutt able to get at YOUR birds again?!!![​IMG]
    SSS!!!!!
    Any antibacterial ointment would be good for your injured birds.
    Some of the pharmacies carry a nuskin type bandage which will keep the wound clean by let air in.
    Good luck with your babies.
    I agree with you Cyn.
     

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