posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 11:05 PM
I've been working in the Veterinary field since 1995. I have never seen a dog or any animal
that has been attacked by a Cougar in the Los Angeles area of CA. Never had an animal come in
that had been attacked by a bear. The East Coast was a different story as I experienced many
dogs that had been attacked by bears. I was astounded to find out that many hunters cut their
dogs lose as in abandon them in the mountains of NC at the end of hunting season.
Bear hunting was an eye opening experience. What I'm posting is in regards to me own
personal experience working ER for ~ 15 yrs with 6 yrs in NC.
I could not believe that hunters prior to hunting season would take their dogs out to hunt
bears. The hunters say they are getting their dogs seasoned & trained. The bloody dogs have
no other protection, only themselves since it's out of season & the hunter is either not carrying
& for sure is not shooting on the dogs behalf. I saw many hunting dogs admitted due to being
sliced up by the claws of a bear...& the wound can be quite long & deep from superficial to a
few inches deep.
A cougar usually attacks mostly the throat & jugular area & I don't think your dog would be
alive if attacked by a Big Cat. Big Cat's rarely attack dogs especially med to lg ones & when
they attack as far as I know they usually kill their prey & devour them. I am NO expert but
have worked with many exotics including Big Cats.
As far as the Wild Boar goes, yes they will attack. The laceration on your dog seems too high
for the tusk which would usually be an abdomen puncture or puncture & rip.
Like I said I'm not an expert & could be wrong, just throwing in me 2 cents.