We were coming back from the river, her and her pal Bella were tired and just chilling- we had put them on lead as we were heading to the car. This guy was coming with two Doberman, off lead- obviously we were keeping an eye on them- but one of them came running up to us. Sammi thinking it was play time went up to him and before I knew it he was on her and I heard a yelp! The owner was right there pulled him off and apologized before I could say anything he was gone!! I did a quick check of Sammi thinking everything was o.k, we headed on, a little shook but no worse for the wear, then I saw the blood. Crap Sammi had a puncture wound on her ear that I had missed - long story short, thank goodness for "quick stop", that dang thing wouldn't stop bleeding- its not suturable, the bleeding would stop with pressure and time, but everytime she shook her head it started up again and the blood would go everywhere- After a through cleaning and quick stop, all is good- any other suggestions other then watching for infection! I have antibiotics here for for her- always keep them on hand because you never know. Do you think I should start her on them? I'm used to fixing humans, not as comfortable with my pup Its keflex used for wounds and skin infection- thanks for any advice- Di
no help--just wanted to say "poor sammi" give her a big kiss and hug from us. damn doberman !!!
boone and joann
Poor Sammi. (sorry no advice)
Laura & CJ in New Hampshire
Yep. God knows what diseases (if any) that dog was carrying. That's one of my biggest hatreds is these morons that can't/wont control their own dogs. Pity you couldn't get his car rego, hunted him down & had him prosecuted for not having his dog under control.I have antibiotics here for for her- always keep them on hand because you never know. Do you think I should start her on them?
Get well soon Sam.
I know what you're saying--I always come up with great things to say after the fact. That'a probably a good thing !!!
Hope Sammi is doing okay. Keep me posted.
boone and joann
Thxs Joann- I called her vet and she wanted her started on the antibiotic- so its done- I'll watch her for infection and make sure it doesn't keep bleeding! Man do you know how far blood can shake from a dogs ear!! YIKES!! DH and I were a mess, he said it looked like a crime scene I'll keep you undated- Di
Ugh. People with dogs that aren't friendly and BITE other dogs for no reason just piss me off. They are the reasons that a lot of places don't allow dogs at all, let alone off leash.
And now because of that moron, Sammi has a hole in her ear. Poor girl.
I would use an antiseptic cleaner, chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine and make sure that everything's clean... once or twice a day. You could probably do Neosporin for a couple days, too.
How big is the wound? Just a bite-size wound from a canine tooth? I might even cover it up if she is outside playing around and might get some dirt or something in it.