I have the sweetest, loveliest schnauzer in the world. hes just a genuinely nice dog. He got horribly attacked by an unleashed dog that literally tried to rip his throat out. and now, aside from just seeming completely depressed, we have to take him to the vet every 2 days to check his progress/change his bandages etc...and now he just shakes like a leaf from the moment he sees the entrance of the vet's office. She told us that the medicine they inject burns a little and i can understand he hates having ointment (i think is antibiotic or antiseptic or something) applied to an open wound - but theres no way to explain to a dog that we arent trying to torture him, we just want him to get better
it just breaks my heart to see him miserable =( he has made incredible progress in the last week, i mean for the first time he was scratching at the door asking to go out (he cant right now, they removed the bandage for some open air healing and the risk of infection is too great)
the other thing...i dont want him to be afraid of dogs in the future, and now i find when i walk past big breed dogs i get nervous. i need to somehow stop thinking like this, as if he sees me afraid then he'll get afraid too
its just a horrible horrible situation. thanks for letting me vent!!