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Neighbors dog just attacked (GRAPHIC PIC)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilshadow, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    Milaca, MN
    My son just saw my neighbors dog come into our yard, and grab my BO hen. My son chased the dog down, and grabbed my chicken. She is walking fine, very vocal. She is having some wheezing, but I am not sure if that is from her injury. There is no other visible injuries to the hen. What can I do for her? I know that on human's you do not stitch animal wounds.
  2. mrs.67

    mrs.67 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 30, 2008
    OUCH!!! You will want to flush the wound with a saline solution and maybe put some neosporine on it. Put her in a quiet place for her to relax in and offer food and water.

    I like to offer scrambled egg , they love it and it has alot of protein in it.

    Then time to talk to the neighbor.

    Good Luck.. keep us updated
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    If I had a nickel for every dog attack...
    Get her asap into a quiet, warm, comfy, stress free environment. (such as in good sized dog carrier with soft bedding and placed in quiet room). Food and water accessible.
    Rescue Remedy in her water if possible (good pharmacies and health food stores should have it).
    Topical neosporin where possible....the deeper wounded parts may require oral or injectible antibiotics to heal.
    I think it's going to be very uncomfortable for her but an avian vet told me that 9 parts water to one part betadine can be used as a solution to cleanse the wound. She may need to calm down a bit first.
    If she seems in pain (which could stop her from eating) and you don't have an actively bleeding situation tomorrow you can put a bit of aspirin in her water.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Oh! That has to hurt. Maybe rinse the wound with saline solution and lightly wrap with a cloth bandage and give her an aspirin per quart of water for pain. I would also keep her isolated and indoors if possible in quiet and darkened room for comfort. The other chooks might peck at her wound.

    I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will come along and offer more info for you. good luck with her.
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bless her heart!!!

    Dang dog! [​IMG]
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    My goodness, by the time I typed my reply, you got loads of advice! I'm just not fast enough! Hope she heals well.
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    I would be calling the neighbor and let them see the injury as well.
  8. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Oh my~~Poor bird. :eek:

    I hope she does well after such a vicous attack. [​IMG]
  9. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
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    LOTS AND LOTS of neosporin!!! I always give a little bit of baby tylenol orally. Some people disagree with this, but it has never hurt any of my injured chickens and seems to help the rest better...keep us posted!! Darn dog!!!!

    Just make sure your neosporin doesn't have one of the "caine" treatments to it. I remember reading that awhile back, that those will kill a bird.​

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