My duck was badly bitten by our dog! What can I do?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Brittany123, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Brittany123

    Brittany123 New Egg

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    We have 3 ducks one of them was bitten today by our dog. The duck has a hole in the front of his neck I think its his throat and you can see inside of him through this hole. The duck is alive and no longer bleeding but his head slumps down as he stands. We brought him into the house and put him in a box and he is now laying down. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Is it likely the duck will survive? Please help!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    He may unless the hole is through his esophagus then he may not be able to drink or eat, Have you tried to get him drink water? Clean his wound real good with either watered down betadine or saline which you can make by using warm water and salt take a wash cloth and just dribble over the wound. keep him warm but not hot and quiet. shock is something else you are probably dealing with. Please keep us updated on how he is doing.

    Ducks can come back from horrendous wounds so don't give up on him too soon.
     
  3. Brittany123

    Brittany123 New Egg

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    We tried getting him to drink water not too long ago but he couldn't. He just died a few minutes ago. :( Thank you for your help and concern though.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm am so sorry [​IMG] please secure your ducks we lose so many to our own dogs.
     
  5. Brittany123

    Brittany123 New Egg

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    Thank you. Yes we will be sure to do that I wouldn't want that to happen again.
     
  6. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very sorry.
     
  7. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So very sorry for your loss.
     
  8. Brittany123

    Brittany123 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone.
     
  9. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry, sweetie...I wonder what you're going to do with the dog?
     
  10. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brittany, I am so sorry for your loss. That is so very sad.

    Amykins, she said they were going to keep a better eye on the dog. Accidents happen and dogs are just that, dogs. I think I read that you are afraid of dogs, and that is too bad. But many of us love our dogs and ducks and don't blame and animal for being an animal. The tone of your post made it sound as if you think she should dispose of the dog. That's not fair imo.
     

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