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    Pet injuries

    Injuries to pets can also hurt their owners.

    One of my dogs was chasing a deer. The deer jumped a barbed wire fence. My dog going full speed made it over the fence but ripped the crap out of his leg to where the bone was visible. The leg tear was 1/16th of an inch from bursting one of his arteries so I presume, that he is lucky to have survived the ordeal.

    According to the vet it will take three weeks for his leg to heal. In the interim he has to wear one of those cones that is attached to his neck to keep him from messing with his bandaged leg.

    This dog is hyperactive and I have to keep him from running or putting pressure on the leg until it heals.

    I'll be locking him up in the garage during my workdays.

    Its going to be a long three weeks.


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    Re: Pet injuries

    Just a word of warning....dogs and grapes don't mix.



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    Re: Pet injuries

    I'm not trying to be funny, but have you and the vet considered meds to calm him down. We also have a basket muzzle for our dog when she has had stitches. It works pretty well and a bit easier to get around with than the E-collar.



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    I brought home a stray

    cat which my wife "rejected". I took her in to the vet to get her fixed and while they were working on her found a hernia that they also repaired. When they checked on her during the weekend (she was still in the vet), her sutures had ruptured and she was lying on her back trying to push her guts back in (how the vet described it). Tore me up, but it served to soften my wife's heart for my new baby. Cat came through just fine and has become a loved (though unproductive) member of our family.



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    Re: Pet injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone90 View Post
    I'm not trying to be funny, but have you and the vet considered meds to calm him down. We also have a basket muzzle for our dog when she has had stitches. It works pretty well and a bit easier to get around with than the E-collar.
    By active I meant that he is a stay outside during the day dog. He essntially lives the life of a ranch dog and has never been confined to a yard let alone a space as small as a garage before.


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