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My Dog has been injured... & I'm angry damn it!

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posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 08:57 PM
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With no Pets Forum (Support Jude on that one)...
Added to the fact I was gonna rant anyways...
I stuck my thread in here.




Name: Ghost
DOB: Sept 16 2013
Breed: Pitt




I'm pissed off...

Beyond pissed off...
Angered!!!


Last night I was at my Nan's house...
As I do everyday since her partner passed away...
I spend a few hours with her and have a cup of Tea...
We watch Quiz Shows & Football...
We get the right answers between us, & Chelsea usually win...


Enough smiling anyways...

I received a call 7:00ish from my Missus, after she went to the cinema with my Mum...
The film was s# apparently...
Knowing I was at my Nan's, she was calling to ask me when I'd be back...
"I won't be long"...


Fast forward an hour...
She calls again, this time tearful... "Come home, the dogs been attacked"!!!

I was straight out the door... We live 2 streets away from my Nan's!


Got back, and there he was, bleeding from his neck, top of his head & right ear...

The story goes, my Mum & Missus got back from the cinema about 7:45ish, went in the house and left the door open, they were just putting their bags away so they could walk Ghost...

All excited, he thought he would beat them to the front door...

But there was another dog being walked outside...
This was a little Jack Russell... With no lead...
Being inquisitive & excitable while still in his early years, Ghost went to investigate, they did a little run around...

The man walking this Jack Russell, starts screaming...
All the while struggling to control his fully grown Adult Mastiff, which was on a lead...
The lead did him no good as he is an older man, maybe late 50s early 60s...

The Mastiff sunk his teeth in...
My Missus started to punch the dog to get him off, it took them a while to break it up...



I get back about 10mins after the attack...
They're both tearful, both feel to blame for leaving the door open...
That's not what pissed me off...
It's the jerky old man who doesnt have the strength to control his own dog...

I can't blame the dog, he doesn't know Ghost's temperament...
For all the Mastiff knew, Ghost was trying to attack his buddy the Jack Russell...


So anyways, Ghost was doing all right, despite the blood pouring from his wounds...
He seemed to be enjoying himself cleaning up every drop...

Superficial wounds that probably won't even scar...


He slept well... No complaints...




Woke up this morning, took him out for a walk...
Usual routine, down to the River & back... Pissing on every pole, bush & tree along the way...
He seemed perfectly fine...
Still no complaints...


Went to my Nan's again about 3:00ish...
Came back about 8:00pm...



He's in the bedroom, with my Mum & Missus...
Playing with his ball...
But quiet, without greeting me...
Unusual, rare... But it happens some days...


They said to me "he keeps growling"?
I was puzzled...
They told me "every time we try to stroke him, his ears pin back and he growls"...

I thought to myself I better test that out...
Yep... He growled...

They also said he's been limping...
Yep...

Just tried to take him out, it's 2:00am...

Usually he hears the Velcro on my gloves and knows, it's walk time...
He didn't get up, instead just stared at me...


Finally got him to the stairs... After about 5 minutes...
He struggled to get down them...
Lifting his right paw cautiously before going down each step...

He never had this limp last night...
He never had it this morning...

& I'm #ing pissed...

We got to the first tree right outside the front door...
He pissed... A loooong piss...
Which is strange because it's usually a two second burst each time so he can piss on as many objects as possible...
Took him another ten feet... Another loooong piss...
Then he turned back towards the front door...
Usually he drags me towards the River...
He wasn't up for walking...


Took him back in...
Took the lead off... He growled a bit...
Took him a while to get up the stairs...
Ever so cautious about putting weight on his right paw going up...

That pissed me off as well...


He has been licking one of the wounds on his right leg...

I'm wondering if it's muscle damage, with the pain setting in late causing the limp...

If it continues, he'll have to see a Vet...
For now, I'll let him do what dogs do, heal...
But if it doesn't pick up in a couple of days he's going to the Vet...

I'm glad I wasn't there in a sense...
I mean, I wish I was there to protect him, of course...
& I'm wondering if he is thinking "where was you daddy"... That upsets me...
But if I had been there...
There would be a dead Mastiff in this thread...

& in hindsight, I don't blame the Mastiff...


He's moved from the bed to the floor since I began typing...




I've had a Pitt before, Trouble, & he lived for 11 Years...
Never really had any trouble with him either...
I learned from him, that sometimes dogs growl when they're injured...
Don't want to be touched when they're sore...
So I can understand what Ghost is doing... It doesn't worry me...

Up to now, in just over 1 Year & 3 Months, Ghost has been as good as Gold...
No confrontation...
I hope this doesn't change his view of the World...


I'll just have to wait & see...


Thanks for reading...

I'm a little less pissed off now!




posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:04 PM
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Your dog is in a lot of pain, that is what the growls mean.

Get him to a vet and at the very least, get him on pain meds.

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posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

My heart goes out to you and your pet dog...pets are family...I hope for your dog a speedy healing.

Please take your pet to the Vet...he really needs to go.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:08 PM
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Yeah gotta worry about an infection you can't see that may have set in from a puncture wound. Those don't tend to bleed a lot, so the body's natural cleaning mechanism (bleeding) doesn't work as well on them.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:11 PM
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Thanks for the kind words & advice my friends...

He probably will end up in the Vets tomorrow...

I'll see how he is when I wake up, if he still struggles on the stairs & doesn't want to go for a walk...
It's Vet time.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Agreed, dogs won't show pain unless it is really bad most of the time.

@OP As pheonix suggested, I would be getting him to the vet at least for a good once over and some pain meds. Better to be safe than sorry.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:16 PM
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posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:28 PM
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Get that pup to a vet Charlie.


ETA: and pick up a bit.

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posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Dear Charlie - please take Ghost to a vet. Something isn't right about this. Sure some pain, some muscle aches but I feel it's more than that. Especially not being excited to see his daddy. He isn't acting normal.

Sorry to sound like a pest but yeah I don't feel right about the way he's acting. Plus a vet bill now will be much cheaper than later if something brews into trouble.

Hugs to Ghost, poor fella. Keep us posted.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Damn, Bro!

I'm sorry man that sucks. I hope Ghost heals fast man. That's a beautiful dog you got there, he looks just like mine (bit smaller) down to the white tipped paw and everything. I showed Jazz Ghosts pic and told her he us hurt, she licked my phone. So I think she is saying get better Ghost!

Did you name him for the Direwolf?




posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

yeah I need to hoover up I think!





posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: ccseagull

Thanks for the kind words pal, I'll make sure to keep people updated!




posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:37 PM
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Man, not fun... I would get him to a vet for some antibiotics. Dogs carry some nasties on their teeth and In their saliva. The problem with puncture wounds, is if allowed to heal at the surface, they trap in bacteria underneath that can cause infections. They need to ooze the junk out of them...Not something you want to play around with, particularly on a facial bite. This can easily get away from the dogs natural immune system.
The eyes, ears and brain are way too close. Simple antibiotics is prob all he will need.
If he is feeling grumpy, muzzle that bad boy for the vet visit.

Another idea is to monitor his temp with a rectal thermometer...
Normal is 101-102.5 deg f/38-39.2deg c....a fever is 103.5 f and up.
Infections may cause a fever, but it may take a few days, so monitor it for a week or two.
That sucks, good luck man.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

Lol thanks Cag & Jazz it's much appreciated.


Actually I named him Ghost because I hear voices/spirits, I thought it would be handy to have a Ghost around that I could always be aware of.





posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Lol, nice man. At any rate, he's got a look in his eye that says he's gonna be just fine. I think he might have learned a lesson as well. Don't rush strange dogs! Poor guy.


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posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:40 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

Until ketsuko mentioned it, infection had slipped my mind, mainly because they don't look like puncture just superficial cuts, but I won't take any chances, just in case...

I don't think he'd ever let me stick anything where the Sun doesn't shine though...



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

I'm sorry you guys have had to go through this. Damn that man and his inability to control his bubs. None of the dogs' fault, of course- just that man. In my opinion, his dogs wouldn't have a #ty attitude, if he didn't have some kind of #ty attitude (unless they're new rescue bubs that haven't learnt normal life yet).

This man reminds me of my housemate, in a way. He refuses to acknowledge the dogs' limitations (personality wise) and puts them in danger by acting as if 'eh dogs will be dogs' kind of thing. That other man may not be anything like my housemate, but grrrrrr the ignorance is similar in this tale. I've had to restrict his access to my dogs when I'm not around to supervise (and can only hope for the best with 'his' dog).

Dogs are good at being very stoic about pain- also huge babies about it too, as I'm sure you know. Maybe treat her like you would yourself with muscle strain...warm wrap, keep it moving- but slowly, enough to avoid it becoming too tense).

Take a good look though, for puncture wounds. They can hide even in short pitty hair (my two are pitbubs). Treat them accordingly!

PS: give lots of motorboats on her cheeks. I'm giving my youngest (sounds like i have human children) cheek mototboats right now. You do not realize the healing effect a good, loving, and smiling motorboat on the cheek or tip of the nose! pppppbbbbbtttttt!

PPS: Had 2 beers after work...:cheers
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posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

Exactly what I said, it's a learning curve to be weary around other dogs he doesn't know rather than all excitable.

I'd have preferred he calmed down of his own volition, but this will hopefully teach him that at least & something good will come of it.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: Hushabye

Thanks Hushabye...

I've seen the old geezer before numerous times...
Jack Russell always without a lead & the Mastiff dragging him everywhere...

To be honest I don't think it's fair on the Mastiff to have an owner who can't control him or pull him back when he gets antsy...

If he bit a human cos the guy wasn't strong enough to stop him, that's it...

I'm not one for police involvement in any issue really, so he gets a pass from me...
Others might not be the same though.



posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 09:58 PM
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Hugs to ghost, pls get him to the vet. The experience will effect him less if he isn't in pain. His growl is his way of saying 'ouch'.
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