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Donna Wraught | 4 years ago
My Dog Got In A Fight With A Pit Bull Yesterday And Suffered From A…

My dog got in a fight with a pit bull yesterday and suffered from a puncture wound in his mouth …I can’t afford a vet what can I do for him at home

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Sarah
4 years ago

Sorry about your dog! I understand that cost is a major concern,but my advice would be to find a vet that you can work out some sort of payment plan with. In my opinion, it is important to have your dog seen. Aside from. The obvious stress and injury to your poor pup, there may be a hidden injury. Plus, you have no record of the other dogs medical history (vaccines up to date, sickly, etc.) and would not want to take a chance that your dog was exposed. Best of luck! I hope your dog is alright.

Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

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I’m sorry to hear about your dog. Puncture wounds almost always benefit from antibiotics. You get these you would need a prescription from a vet. I also always want to make sure the rest of the mouth is ok and that there isn’t any damage to the mouth (etc) that would prohibit normal function. If there is swelling or any signs of infection please see a vet or call all of your local rescues and shelters to find low cost options.

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Lacy Fennelly | 5 years ago
My Cat Got Fixed This Morning, And She Is Severly Fighting Me To Put On…

My cat got fixed this morning, and she is severly fighting me to put on a cone as i cant watch her when i go to sleep. What am i suppose to do

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Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

If you cannot get the come (e-collar) on safely you will have to do the best you can to watch her so she doesn’t lick at or bother her sutures. In general cats don’t need an ecollar. I never give my post op cats ecollars. They are impossible to put on and cats go crazy trying to get them off which probably will cause more harm than good.

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Lindsay Miller | 5 years ago
My 15 Year Old Dog Developed An Ear Hematoma Several Weeks Ago. I Did Some…

My 15 year old dog developed an ear hematoma several weeks ago. I did some research and was scared off from seeking vet help when multiple vets reported that treatment would include putting the animal under anesthesia. I tries keeping the ear upright with the use of a bandage around my dog’s head and that proved to be helpful when she would keep it on. Since research assured that the hematoma would naturally reabsorb I didn’t fight with the bandage but now the ear seems to have a solid mass in it rather than a fluid filled pocket. Is that cause for concern? What can I do to help my old girl. She does not seem to be in any pain, I can touch and squeeze the ear with no protest.

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Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

Hello,
The blood inside the flaps of the ear has become a solid hard fibrotic mass. It is now not treatable and the misshapen ear flap is permanent. You should have not been scared away from treating it earlier. Placing a drain does not require anesthesia and my concern is that theisshapen ear flap will predispose the ear into more infection. It is not painful any longer but they are cosmetically unpleasing and may predispose to more ear problems.

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Charly Kayle | 5 years ago
My 10-yr Old Tonkinese Cat Has A Seroma On His Throat From Fighting With His…

My 10-yr old Tonkinese cat has a seroma on his throat from fighting with his brother (littermate), who bit him in the neck. This happened over a year ago. The vet did full test panel (no cancer), etc and drained it. It refilled within a week. I took him back to drain again, it refilled again. I did NOT want to repeat this cycle for fear of infection (not to mention cost). The seroma is still on his throat and I know bothers him, but does not affect his appetite. All the vet suggests is draining it again. He does eat more slowly than he used to, and doesn’t purr quite as much as he used to. I was hoping it would have shrunk by now, but it hasn’t. Any advice? I am extremely interested in holistic, alternative ideas, if possible. Thank you!

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Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

Hello,
I am not a holistic vet but if you were my client I would inquire about doing a culture and sensitivity of the fluid or cytology making sure it isn’t infection or a mucocele or salivary gland abnormality. I would be curious to see if there is more to this than a seroma. I hope this helps.

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Nathalie Gallardo | 5 years ago
My Cat Is Not Vaccinated, And Had A Fight With A Stray Cat Yesterday. Altough…

My cat is not vaccinated, and had a fight with a stray cat yesterday. Altough my cat doesn’t have any visible injuries/is not bleeding I got very scared when I started thinking that maybe the stray cat gave my cat rabies. I touched my cat’s fur hours after, and then thought that the stray cat`s saliva may give me rabies. Today my cat was a little wet, maybe from its own saliva. I touched it to see if it was hurt, and I dont have open wounds on my fingers, but Im scared of my own cat. Help!

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4 years ago

You cannot get rabies without the saliva contacting open wounds. PLEASE stop letting an unvaccinated cat outside – this would have been completely prevented if you’d kept your cat inside, where he belongs.

Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

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I think it is time to have your cat examined by the vet and vaccinated. If you don’t know of the other cat is vaccinated the best you can do is vaccinate yours.

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Bethany Stilwell | 5 years ago
My Friends Have A 9-month-old English Bulldog, He Is Male. He Was Recently Neutered, (they…

My friends have a 9-month-old English Bulldog, he is male. He was recently neutered, (they thought that this would help the situation) They also have a 5-year-old Male Golden Doodle and a 4-year-old male Boxer lab. The issue is that the bulldog seems to have a problem in attacking the doodle. All dogs have been neutered.

Doodle will be walking around or just standing near you wanting attention and Frankie (bulldog) will lunge at doodle for no reason. They have tried to take him on walks, punishing him by putting him back in his crate when he attacks and tells him “No, bad dog.” Some fights are really bad and all doodle does is just take it, while trying to protect himself and once Frankie is contained doodle stops. Doodle has never instigated any fights.

I was recently told that while they are in bed (all dogs are with them) Frankie will try to attack if the other dogs try to get into bed with them. He will actually follow doodle around the bed until he tries to jump onto the bed.

Is there any way to correct/ stop this from happening?

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Jana
4 years ago

This cannot just be answered with a quick fix. A professional is needed to help determine what exactly is going on and what to do about it. Need to find a good local positive trainer or behaviourist.

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K Milton | 5 years ago
My Puppy Was Fighting With My Other Dog And I Hit My Puppy (slightly) But…

My puppy was fighting with my other dog and I hit my puppy (slightly) but I accidentally hit her tail& she was crying really bad for like 10 seconds & she put her tail under her… but like the next minute she was wagging it again…. keep in mind she’s a Doberman ! Did I injure her tail in anyway?

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Madelyn Fischer
4 years ago

Hi, I’m sure she was not hurt, you might have just startled her. I’m glad she got back to wagging.

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4 years ago

Do you have any experience with Dobes? They’re VERY sensitive dogs, and do NOT respond well to being hit. Please get into an age-appropriate training class with a balanced trainer to better understand how to work with your dog in a way to foster a great relationship.

Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

The tail is an extension of the spine. It has bones (vertebrae), muscle, blood supply and a nerve. It is possible you injured it but if she is acting normally and using the tail I think I would just recommend that you continue to monitor it for now. I don’t know how old she is but puppies between 8 weeks and about 6 months should be seeing the vet every 2-4 weeks anyway for their routine puppy stuff. I would ask the vet to check it at the next puppy visit. Nice to hear of a dobie with a tail… Read more »

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arsh khan | 5 years ago
My Cat Is 2+ Years Old . She Went Out 3 Days Ago And When…

My cat is 2+ years old . she went out 3 days ago and when she came back yesterday she was miserable. I’m sure she had a fight . Her intestine area , just above her back legs looks Squeezed as if she hasn’t eaten for days and her liver/stomach area is weirdly kind of bloated , not bloated exactly it looks like there is tumours inside but when we touch it , its so soft . There is no wound outside , she has stopped eating and she walks very very slowly , and she screams when we try to examine/touch her stomach . I think she had internal bleeding . she’s in pain. And the problem is there’s no vets near our town . I’ll try to take her to city as soon as possible . she has 3 kittens and they are 4.5 months old now. What should i do now?

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Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

Hello,
I am guessing that it might be an infection or abscess secondary to the fight. If she is not eating she needs to be encouraged to eat, but usually they will not eat if they have infection or fever. She needs a vet. They need to provide fluids (injectable subcutaneous, or, ideally intravenously). She also needs injectable antibiotics, ideally also intravenously. If she has internal injuries she may need surgery. I’m sorry but this sounds too critical and too serious to recommend or even discuss trying to manage at home. I hope she is ok

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Kelsey Allerton | 5 years ago
I’ve Been With My Fiancé For 6 Years. He Previously Had A German Shepherd With…

I’ve been with my fiancé for 6 years. He previously had a german shepherd with another girl. After they broke up, he kept the dog because “he needed the dog and the dog needed him.” Nico is our german shepherd. He’s 9, growls at me, shows teeth, has bitten me several times, takes things of my fiancé’s and hoards them. When I walk by him with “his” things, he shows teeth. Recently, we’ve REALLY been arguing about the dog. We have argued about him for about 3 years but now it’s getting to the point where he’ll say something like I don’t think you’re ready for marriage or to be a mom. First off, why would you compare this giant dog to a baby? I feed the dog, I pick up his giant poops, I constantly vacuum up all his hair, I’ll brush him, I take him on walks. I recently stopped walking him because I haven’t noticed any changes in his behavior with me. I can literally feel the tension between the dog and I when I walk past him. I’ll try petting him, showing him love, and he gets still and feels like he’s going to bite me. I’ve been wondering if this is because he sees me as the woman taking away time and love with him and his owner? I try talking with my fiancé and he says I’m selfish and don’t try with the dog. We constantly fight about the dog and it’s gotten to the point where we don’t want to come home or don’t want to be in the same room. I’ve suggested giving the dog to one of our friends that have other big dogs so we don’t have to constantly fight and the dog doesn’t have to be in a tense relationship. And of course, we both argued about that. It’s getting to the point where we may possibly split because of the dog. I need help. Am I the bad person? What can I do? What can he do? Help, please.

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Lindsay Miller
4 years ago

I would also like to add that these breeds tend to be possessive of master and they also act as you have described, with old age. I suggest that you love the dog and walk him more and relax around them both. dogs sense energies. always love

Krista Magnifico
4 years ago

hello, I am so sorry to hear that it has gotten to this point. GS are incredibly intelligent and bond very closely with their person. In some cases they only bond to one person. I feel very strongly that two things have to happen. 1. your boyfriend needs to understand and agree to get help for both you and his dog if he wants to maintain a happy and healthy relationship with you both. 2. You need to understand why the dog is doing this and be willing to be a part of the long road of retraining to get… Read more »

Jana
4 years ago

Kelsey, I’m sorry you’re all having such a hard time. Obviously these issues are beyond a simple online answer. The best thing to do is to find a good local trainer or a behaviourist who can figure out why the dog i acting this way; I’m sure there is a reason which would be much more readily visible to a third pair of eyes. I’m quite positive that with right guidance of a positive trainer you should be able to rebuild the relationship with the dog.

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susan collins | 5 years ago
I Volunteered At A Local Humane Society Last Year And Ended Up With 7 Dogs…

I volunteered at a local Humane Society last year and ended up with 7 dogs. 1 pit that I adopted as a baby, now a year old (Gator) a Boxer that I adopted as a baby, 2 years old (Buford) A Pit/Cur female that I got as a baby, 3 years old (Mya), A Chihuahua mix that I rescued at about a year old, he was about 3 years old when he was killed (The Dude), a Pit female that I rescued at about 3 months old, now a year (Lulu) a Chocolate Lab mix that I adopted at about 3 months old, now a year (Jack) and a foster pit that had apparently been a bait dog, about 6 months old, about a year old when he was put down (Baby Dog). All spayed and neutered. Now that you have all the cast of characters, here is my question. I’m going to try and make the story short. We were living in a rental house with an acre of land, and the last two dogs that we adopted were Lulu and Baby Dog. Baby Dog was very skittish, scarred up, scared of the other dogs, etc. Lulu was fine with everyone except my female, who did not like playing with her and would snap at her. Long story short, we were made to leave the rental house because my landlords house flooded and he made us get out, even though we were negotiating to buy the house from him. We had not a lot of time and too many dogs so we ended up renting a house from my cousin, and the yard is less than half than we had for the dogs to run around in. This is when the problems started. They would get into scuffles, not bad, but they never did this at my other place. My female, Mya, is the female pack leader and my boxer, Buford is the male pack leader. My son lives away from me and wanted to take Gator, the pit, for a couple of weeks to visit. During this time, Baby Dog started getting more confident and sociable, except with The Dude, my chihuahua. The Dude thought that he ran the show and the other dogs would just ignore him but Baby Dog started acting aggressive toward him to the point that I had to separate them when I left. When I was here, I always corrected the behavior as soon as I saw Baby Dogs tail stand up and he would listen. Well, when Gator got back home, it was almost like Baby Dog was trying to be second in command after Buford, because he knew Buford was the pack leader and was submissive toward him. He started acting non-submissive toward Gator and Jack, not to the point of fighting but not frightened of them anymore. Last week, I was home by myself and turned my back for one second, and Baby Dog attacked The Dude. He would not let go, even though I was beating him with a broomstick, trying to tear him off of The Dude, and Gator was also on top of Baby Dog biting him and trying to get him off. I finally managed to get The Dude away from him and ran to the vet with him, but I knew it was pointless. I was covered in blood, he was seizing and could not walk. Baby Dog had broken his back and the vet had to euthanize him. I cannot explain how horrible, devastated, inconsolable, depressed, etc. that I am. And even worse was that my husband immediately took Baby Dog back to the shelter where they euthanized him, which although he killed my baby, I still felt horrible because the reason he was like this is because people raised him like this. After this, there was 2 or 3 days that there was tension in my house with the dogs. I could sense it. Then my husband and I came home from somewhere and could not find Lulu. She was in the backyard, torn to shreds so badly that she could not even get up. We brought her to the vet and she has been there for a week. She has huge wounds on her legs and her face and ears were almost torn apart. My husband and I are having a possible divorce filing over who we think did this to her. My pit, Gator, had wounds on his face. My pit/cur mix, Mya, was covered in blood but had no wounds at all. My husband wants to get rid of Gator because he says there is no way Lulu’s wounds were inflicted by my pit/cur mix because she is about 20lbs smaller than Gator. He also said that Gator being gone for a couple of weeks totally screwed up the pack order of all the dogs, with Baby Dog trying to take Gator’s spot as number 2 and that is the only reason he was attacking Baby Dog while he was killing the Dude. He says that Mya probably snapped at Lulu, like she always does, and Gator just went crazy on Lulu. Now he is fearing for Jack, because he is our smallest, less tough dog and thinks Gator is going to kill him because since the fight, he says everything has changed with the dogs. I say it was Mya, and Gator was trying to help Lulu and Mya bit Gator. Mya is basically a bitch to every dog and does not like playing with them. The vet also says with the extent of Lulu’s injuries, she thinks it was Gator because he IS a pit and DOES have very strong jaws. I do not know what to do. I am so devastated by all of this. Gator is my baby, who doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. Mya has actually bit people who have come into my house, whereas Gator will lick them to death. I do not have alot of experience in the psyche of a dog mind, but can someone who does give me their take on this? I surely do not want anything to happen to Jack, whom I adore, but I raised Gator and hand-fed him because his mother was too sick so I have a special bond with him. Please help.

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4 years ago

This is a horrible situation to be in.

You need a behaviorist in your home, assessing the situation. You need to be crating ALL dogs when you aren’t home/can’t supervise them, and you may have to crate and rotate dogs for the rest of their lives. This isn’t fair to the dogs.

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4 years ago

Crate and rotate until you either rehome some dogs or they pass away, then. That’s your only solution.