|Fickle (fickle) wrote,|
@ 2011-09-12 14:32:00
howl my heart out
Nova got attacked by a Staffy, taken to a vet who pronounced him okay, then I noticed some blood on his side the next day and took him to our usual vet instead of the emergency one that was closest and found two deep puncture wounds in his back as well as a wound on his side. The vet buzzed his hair off, put antibiotics on the wound, gave him an injection and then gave me painkillers and antibiotics to give him daily. If his wounds get cellulitis or infected, then they're going to have to put him under anaesthesia and stick drainage tubes into him.
The dog just basically grabbed him by the side and held him down and when we tried to pry it off Nova, it let go for a second and then grabbed his stomach. Something pink flashed and I swear, I thought that it was his guts coming out. Win turned away because she thought Nova 'was a goner' to quote her words -- it was the owner, Stuart (Ruby's owner) and me who were fighting to get the dog off Nova. Everyone says that Nova's really lucky to not be dead and that if it had picked him up and shaken him, Nova would've snapped in two.
The dog had attacked another dog before but the other dog that had been attacked was a snarly one that also attacked other dogs, so we thought that it was because it was such an ill-tempered dog that the two of them got into a fight. But Nova's just a loving little fluffball who's never hurt anyone. There's no way that he could've provoked another dog into a fight. He just yelped and screamed while that dog was biting into him.
Win drove me to the vet so I bought her some blue-purple orchids, and I got Stuart a card and big box of chocolates as a thank you. I'm also going to bake her a thank you cake.
My hand got a little scratched prying the dog's jaws open but no bites. I took a photo of the puncture wounds in the dressing room and the vet said it was a good idea but then I had to stop taking photos because she needed me to hold Nova.
Nova's still shaking. I put him on a chair and the chair started shaking too. It' like he's vibrating. But he's eating treats now (raw chicken, smackaroos, home made honey oatmeal biscuits) and drinking water and he's walking about a little awkwardly but it's walking, so I think he should be okay.