Roxy was bitten today

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Roxy was bitten today

Post by Kath » 30 Sep 2007, 20:05

I took Roxy for her walk to our usualy place today and there was a boxer dog and a rhodisian ridgeback playing by the water. Roxy went over to say hi and the 3 of them were all running around having a nice time. the ridgeback had a very large stick and was retriving it from the water and roxy went over to see her. Roxy is normally VERY bouncy but she just sat and watch the dog and didn't make an attempt to steal the stick or jump on her back (which she normally does), without any warning the ridgeback grabbed hold of Roxys face and bit down really hard, Roxy jumped a mile and ran away crying, she squeeled and squeeled, it was horrible. When I eventually managed to grab her and pick her up, she was shaking and whining. After I calmed her down and had walked away (I didn't know what to say to the owner, I was so shaken up), I noticed a deep gash just below her eye. I've bathed it with salt water and I'm going to take her to the vet tomorrow as I think she may need a stitch.

Is there anything else I need to do in the meantime? Roxy doesn't seem bothered by it at all now.

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Re: Roxy was bitten today

Post by barneydood » 30 Sep 2007, 20:12

OMG I hope shes OK!!! You must have been really shaken!!!

Let us know how you get on at the vets!!!
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Re: Roxy was bitten today

Post by groover » 30 Sep 2007, 20:17

poor love

what a fright you must have got.

until you get to the vet tomorrow try and make sure the gash is as closed as possible. you may have to pinch it to achieve this. (it just helps the wound heal cleaner especially if its not going to be stitched)


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Re: Roxy was bitten today

Post by Kath » 30 Sep 2007, 20:18

I was more shaken than she was hence I'm on my 5yth glass of wine!! (and can't type properly any more!)

She's fine now, downstaris with OH biting him to death. I'm hoping that she won't need stitches :cry:

ps thanks groover

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Post by yoz1881 » 30 Sep 2007, 20:30

Poor Roxy and you :( I hope you are both ok.....I may have to go and have a glass of wine to steady your nerves :wink:
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Re: Roxy was bitten today

Post by Hilli » 30 Sep 2007, 20:43

Oh poor Roxy and you, hope she will be ok. Did the owner not apologise or anything? Can't believe some people!

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Post by Judy Shelton » 30 Sep 2007, 20:46

you poor dears what a horrible fright! I think I'll join you in glass of wine to calm your nerves!
hope everything goes well at the vets tomorrow.

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Post by eileenandmolly » 30 Sep 2007, 21:07

Oh, poor Roxy and poor you! What a horrible experience. I hope you are both ok now, and that the vet sorts out her gash ok.

Molls had a nasty experience with fireworks last night - VERY close, and VERY loud, and VERY unexpected, and just when she was having a quiet wee!!!!! I had taken her out in the garden on Nov 5th last year (when she was 4 months old) and she had taken it all in her stride! Last night it took me an hour to calm her down. She was VERY distresed. I thought she would never go in the garden again........but she did !

I am sure that Roxy will put it down to experience, and may be a bit more cautious with other dogs for a while....but she has a lovely owner, who has given her confidence........ she'll be fine, I am sure!!!

Do let us know how she gets on.

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Post by Emma » 30 Sep 2007, 21:42

OMG how awful for you both. And poor Roxy just sitting minding her own business too. Makes it even worse doesnt it. i expect the vet will put her on some anti B's and she will be feeling much better. Glass of wine here too for you. Bottoms up.
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Post by debs43 » 30 Sep 2007, 22:37

same thing happened to zigs when he was about 5 months old again no provocation, poor baby, ziggy had stiches under his eye and inside his mouth, vet gave us antibiotics, we were advised that we had to make sure he was reintroduced to as many dogs as possible so he wasnt frightened, luckily there were no lasting effects, hope shes ok

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Re: Roxy was bitten today

Post by jags » 30 Sep 2007, 22:59

oh dear wot did the owner of the other dog do????

hope shes ok

i drank in sympathy for you last nite must of known something was going to happen :lol: :lol:
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Post by Deb R » 30 Sep 2007, 23:12

OMG, poor you and Roxy
Hope she is ok and everything is ok at vets tomorrow,
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Re: Roxy was bitten today

Post by donz » 01 Oct 2007, 08:11

yep similar to you and Zigs, Scruff was bitten when he was approx 6ths, similar circumstances, and as it was also getting dark didn't notice the hole in his shoulder until he was home in the light. Got him to Emergency Vet, stapled up but then had to stay in for 5 days because of a protective area that came up around the wound and had to have a drain put in.

We since found out that the dog was always having a go at other dogs. Before we moved (3 roads away!) the owner used to walk him past our house and Scruff would go bonkers.

In the past 2 mths, we have seen them again while out, twice both on the lead Scruff would get very loud in a 'stay away' mode but then last week we were up in one of our local fields with a friend and her dogs when we saw the guy at the field but he had kept the dog on the lead (interesting hey?!) Scruff (off lead) went bounding over and I was so scared because I didn't know what he might do as he hadn't ever met this dog again off lead - but like the fantastic boy he can be he came back when recalled!!!! I can't tell you how happy I was!!!

The important thing as already said is to act as if nothing has happened with your dog and ensure lots of socialisation :)
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Re: Roxy was bitten today

Post by Kath » 01 Oct 2007, 09:50

Back from the vets, she had a shot of antibiotics and will be fine. :lol:

She met a few dog this morning on our walk and she doesn't seem in the slightest bit wary so yesterdays event hasn't scared her at all. :roll:

The owner of the ridgeback said 'oh she's never done anything like that before, she's normally so good'. But I was followed by someone who saw it happen and they told me that it is a nasty dog and to keep away. If I see him again, I will be having words!! :evil:

Thank you everyone for your kind words. :wink:

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Post by yoz1881 » 01 Oct 2007, 10:06

So pleased that Roxy is ok :D

Mmmm, always something suspicious about these people that say "ooh, he's never done that before", I would steer well clear in future :?
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