Injured duck PLEASE HELP!!

sophieharkins

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1.5 year old Peking duck attacked by dog on the head. Lethargic and having trouble extending neck, but eating and drinking / walking around.
I’ve put her in a covered crate with food and water. I need help. I can’t take her to the vet without my parents money I am 17 and work an 8 dollar an hour job but if I need to take her I will. Can I buy antibiotics at a tractor supply co?? How do I clean the wound without hurting her or stressing her out?????
She’s my favorite thing in the world she has to be ok..please help
 

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sophieharkins

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Jul 8, 2017
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1.5 year old Peking duck attacked by dog on the head. Lethargic and having trouble extending neck, but eating and drinking / walking around.
I’ve put her in a covered crate with food and water. I need help. I can’t take her to the vet without my parents money I am 17 and work an 8 dollar an hour job but if I need to take her I will. Can I buy antibiotics at a tractor supply co?? How do I clean the wound without hurting her or stressing her out?????
She’s my favorite thing in the world she has to be ok..please help
I have to go to work until 6 but I will check back then
 

CayugaJana

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Start by flushing the wound out with warm saline/salt water. Do you have a children’s medicine syringe you can use to flush it? Then you should be able to see more. I would keep neosporin on it once it’s clean. Keep it clean and I bet she will recover just fine.
 

sophieharkins

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Jul 8, 2017
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Start by flushing the wound out with warm saline/salt water. Do you have a children’s medicine syringe you can use to flush it? Then you should be able to see more. I would keep neosporin on it once it’s clean. Keep it clean and I bet she will recover just fine.
I’ve trimmed some feathers away with cuticle scissors and am trying to clean it with a wash cloth. I’ll try the syringe
 

Raenh

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If you use neosporin, make sure it is not the pain free or pain relieving one. Use plain old neosporin. And it might be just a scratch if she's eating fine.
I had to straddle fancy with one leg over his back to hold his body while I cleaned up his face with warm water and sloppy warm wash cloth.
 

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