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#1 Amarillis

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    Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:37 PM



    I am so sad today - and just need to vent - yesterday while at a barbeque at a girlfrieds cottage - my baby-dog Jackson was bitten by another dog (Sophie). Sophie is very clean, well taken care of - thus, I was not worried about rabies etc. Sophie's owner was in hysterics over the situation, and was so worried about Jackson. I was surprisingly calm and FI was very proud that I didn't go into hysterics at the time.

    Later last night when we got home, I cleaned the spot - assuming that it was just a surface scratch - near midnight, I discovered that he had been fairly badly punctured by the bite.

    I took Jackson into the vet this morning (I have a fantastic vet) but, because he is a hyper Jack Russell Terrier, the vet needed to sedate him. Once the area was shaved and prepped the vet needed to to put 3 staples in his puncture wound, to seal it. Upon further investigation, another small puncture was found and simply needed surgical glue.

    I have been sick with worry all morning and cannot wait for the day to be over so I can pick up my baby Jack from the clinic.

    Thanks for listening - I actually feel better.

    #2 DanielleNDerek

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      Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:44 PM

      Your poor pup. I'm sure he'll heel quickly. I hope that this doesn't affect him emotionally. Sounds like he got bit really bad. I hope he doesn't get skittish (sp?) now.

      I'm glad that your friend was very upset that her dog did this. Has your dog been around this other dog before?
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      #3 Jacqueline

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        Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:46 PM

        awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww poor jackson!! he will be ok, sounds like he's in good hands. and its a good thing he has a loving mother to take care of him! hope all is well when you go pick him up... he will be soo happy to see you im sure.

        #4 KatyKo

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          Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:50 PM

          Poor pup! I'm sure he will just be thrilled to see you again that he will forget all about his boo boo Dogs are resiliant, especially spunky little Jack Russell's! My pup was bit by the sweetest dog I have ever met, not bad enough for a vet visit, but she stuck her head in his food bowl while he was eating and he nipped her cute little jawl. She was frightened for about 2 seconds and then immediately went back to her crazyness.

          Hope the baby heals soon!!

          #5 Kat81

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            Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:54 PM

            Oh poor baby. He will be okay. He will be pretty sleepy when you pick him up though. But it should wear off by tomorrow. Just give him lots of kisses and love. He will forget about his owie in no time.

            #6 Dez921714

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              Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:58 PM

              poor baby! I'm glad he's ok though. Where are the staples? be careful he doesn't pull them out...my daisy had surgery in March on her knee, we can home from dinner one night (we weren't out more than 2 hours and it was abotu 3 days before she was to have them removed) and she pulled them all out and needed an emergency trip to the vet, new staples and had to wear a bucket on her head for 3 weeks...literally, here's two pics
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              #7 nicole.gia

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                Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:06 PM

                I am so sorry. That happened to my dog Toby about 1 1/2 years ago and the neighbor's dog bit him in this neck! We too thought he was OK since we looked for any bite marks and didn't see anything (he has really long thick hair). Then about 1 hour later we saw he was bleeding and rushed him to the vet. He too had to get sedated and had a staple in his neck. Jackson will be OK, just make sure you keep the area around the staple clean and that he doesn't scratch or bite at it. I know it is so scary - my dog is like my child and I love him so much. Know he will be OK and will be just as happy and excited to see you too when you pick him up.

                #8 Kat81

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                  Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:12 PM

                  My dog got bit once on the lip. It was REALLY deep. He had to get stitches and I bought him a cone. He had to wear it for like two or three weeks. His name is Trigger and We started calling him Triggy Triggy Conehead. LOL he love it. I would say it in a sing song type of voice. He still answers to me when I call him Conehead lol. OH I love my dogs they are a constant source of love and entertainment.

                  #9 Dez921714

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                    Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:37 PM

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                    My dog got bit once on the lip. It was REALLY deep. He had to get stitches and I bought him a cone. He had to wear it for like two or three weeks. His name is Trigger and We started calling him Triggy Triggy Conehead. LOL he love it. I would say it in a sing song type of voice. He still answers to me when I call him Conehead lol. OH I love my dogs they are a constant source of love and entertainment.
                    haha, we call Daisy Buket Head (so does EVERYONE at the vets office LOL) Last summer she came in the house one night and we thought she had mud oh her head...it was a slug...so we started calilng her Slug Head...it's a wonder she knows her name at all...
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                    #10 Kat81

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                      Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:52 PM

                      Ok so I have Trigger - conehead
                      Diesel- Shmiester
                      Cami- Missymay
                      Bones- goofball
                      I swear I call them their nicknames more than their real names. People come over and I am like Missy get over here. They are like who is missy?! lol




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