Just wanted to make sure I did the right thing...(long winded...haha)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by akcskye, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. akcskye

    akcskye Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    This is somewhat old news that I didn't share here...but I *think* it has worked out...so I wanted to make sure there's no steps I'm over-looking.

    My SLW, Domino, got bit by MY dog on Halloween night.

    The kids took her outside to pee, and in the excitement of their Aunt Kari coming over to take them to the town Trick Or Treat festival...left Skye outside.

    Tony and I were in the house talking and we hear this "arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"...really high pitched...and it was already dark.

    So, I go running out there and hear it by my house, and see Domino jump up from behind the junk sofa we're fixing to take to the dump.

    I thought it got dark on her and she couldn't find her way out and panicked...so when I went to grab her, I noticed she was being pulled, and saw a dark shadow.

    I got closer and it was Skye, so I immediately called her off and grabbed her by the nape and put her in the house (she's a Mini-Schnauzer, I'm not Xena...LOL) and by the time I got back outside, Domino was gone.

    I figured that she was able to get away was a good sign...and I went back to the hen house and did a head count (the door was left open is how Skye got to them) and she wasn't there.

    1.5 hours later, we found her roosting under a bush...and I got her and brought her in the garage and found that she had 2 small punctures on her tail and minimal blood.

    I washed with warm water...had her stay inside until dry, and put some antibiotic ointment that the hospital gave my grandma when her leg was amputated last year...it was all I had.

    I'm pleased to say I think Domino has made a full recovery...but I wanted to make sure there was nothing else I should've done or still need to do, even though the punctures (they weren't deep) have seemingly healed.

    I just knew she was going to die considering back in June, I lost my Roo and a hen to a dog attack from neighbor's dogs.
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    If she is eating, drinking, pooping, and moving normal, then she has apparently healed from the attack.
    It's always good to take action immediately.
    GOOD JOB!!

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