Big Dog bites wiener.

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I arrive home at about 1340 EST to bloody paw prints, bloody drool spots, blood smudges all along the hallway, blood drops and splashes in the kitchen .... blood over most every inch of the bathroom floor ..

And a little dog in my workout room in a lot of pain and clearly in early stages of hemorrhagic shock.

So, I go into buddy aid / ACLS mode and scoop her up as I call the woman to inform her that "your dog is all fucked up, blood is all over the place come to our Vet now" ... and added " Oh by the way .. drive safe! "


She is still bleeding as I get her in the car, her vision is glassy and she is starting to doze off from blood loss and pain, I talk to her to keep her focused on me, she has those eyes ... you know, THOSE eyes. The eyes that say, if they could, please make it better while at the same time saying what did I do to be hurt like this.

^ Yeah those eyes....
... yep.

What we think happened is that out largest dog had a moment of food aggression and took a bite out of the little dog as the little one was holding a thing in her mouth, the big dog bit down in an effort to take the thing away and either intentionally or not, took the little dog's face with the bite. They have lived together for almost 8 years, and have not had issues before but ANY unsupervised animal can show momentary signs of food aggression.






^^ The arrow #1 and # 2 is where her jaw is basically severed.

Arrow # 4 is the spot a tooth USED to be and the vet believes the tooth was crushed by the bite and aggravated the jaw breakage.


Arrow # 3 is a tooth puncture hole.




So, tomorrow, 21 Dec the little dog goes to see a specialist in bone repair. A dude that already reconstructed THE BIG DOG'S crushed back leg.

Surgery and further work may be needed, certainly the jaw has to be rebuilt....



Sigh ...
 

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The eyes that say, if they could, please make it better while at the same time saying what did I do to be hurt like this.
I have been trying really really hard not to cry... much... but this is it....
 

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virtual hugs and kisses come with no touchy touchingness :)

but seriously, positive stuffs her (and your guys') way from Josie :khi9l:
 

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virtual hugs and kisses come with no touchy touchingness :) but seriously, positive stuffs her (and your guys') way from Josie
Thanks, we really appreciate it. She just got her pain meds for the night. Took a while for them to kick in but she is almost asleep by now...
 

SlimSkeeter

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Goddamn, I know how you feel... My pooch came home after 3 days with a crushed leg, dehydrated, and unable to stand for very long. She had that same look. It broke my heart and I lost so much sleep over that.

You guys have my best wishes, as well. Thinking about that poor dog in that much pain makes ME tear up. I hate that look on their face.

Please....keep us informed...
 

SittinGrumpy

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:( I'm sorry but thankful that y'all can afford to have her fixed. Keep us posted please
 

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Much of suck.
One douchebag left my gate open a long time ago, while my bitch was on heat.
Result: 10 or 15 local street mutts entered my compound, and started to fight with my male who came second . . . . or 16th in this case, quite bad.

Anyway.
Virtual petting for poor little dog.
 

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These things are important to consider.
Yes those things are important to consider.

Considered. <---- I decided NO before I even finished typing that word.

Why?

1. The specialist we will use has demonstrated outstanding skill by rebuilding our largest dog's leg after she was hit by a car. It was beyond a simple fracture and we were told by another Vet that amputation is a viable option due to severity.

We said nope, had her rebuilt, and today she runs about as it nothing has happened.

2. We can afford it.

3. She's a part of the family, for nearly eight years she has had a place in our home.

4. Its her JAW that is the issue. The bite wounds are insignificant by comparison. Jaw breaks are fixable and do not pose the same sort of rehabilitation nightmare that a weight bearing limb would. Also, she does not talk and would not need a jaw fix that has to take into account a usable speech pattern.

As shitty as her wound LOOKS and as painful as it may be there are measures to mitigate the pain with drugs, and after all it is a JAW and jaw breaks are not as painful as other breaks. (subjective statement)

5. Most importantly ... we have not consulted face to face with the specialist yet ... that will be in about 3 hours.
 

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She is awake and - of course - pain. I moved her in a "sick small dog travel container" - aka laundry basket. The other dogs are staying close by all the time.
We will leave shortly. Poor baby...
 

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So doc looked at her...says she'll stay there for further exam and xray so a game plan can be formulated. The crushed tooth is adding isues to the hands on exam because the tooth chunks are hard to distinguish from bone chunks. Therefore she needs to be unconscious so the doc can open the jaw and fully view the break site or sites.

We'll know more when we know more ....
 

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aww poor lil one :( She is one of the lucky ones to have owners that value her as family, and will do what it takes, I respect that cos so many dont they just pts and replace.
 

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Poor baby. I teared up reading this. Poor baby. No offence, but I hate your big dog right now.
 

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She will stay over night. X-rays/surgery are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

No offence, but I hate your big dog right now.
Kessy is not so happy with herself either at this point. I just got home. Usually she would hang around me for a while and try to get some attention. Not so much today. Took a treat and went back into the bedroom to lay on her bed...
 

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She will stay over night. X-rays/surgery are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.



Kessy is not so happy with herself either at this point. I just got home. Usually she would hang around me for a while and try to get some attention. Not so much today. Took a treat and went back into the bedroom to lay on her bed...
aww poor thing, she must feel sad and prolly shocked herself as well.
 

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(subjective statement)
Subjective indeed. As someone who's been through it, ouuuch. On top of that, what's pup going to have to eat post-surgery? For 6 weeks after mine I wasn't allowed much but mush and liquid. (The smell of food is just cruel in those 6 weeks.)


The poor doll. :(

Sorry to hear it, you two.
 

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Talked to the vet office earlier today. She did well last night. She is on pain meds etc. Surgery is scheduled for around 14:00. They will call me when it is over.

Sigh...

She will be on liquid/soft food for the next few weeks.