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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Tazz Attacked by loose dog

Hi Everyone,

You all know me and now I have a serious question to ask you all. Last Friday Tazz was attacked by a loose dog, needless to say I rushed him to the hospital Friday afternoon and upon the initial exam. the vet did not find any external damage. The next day I gave tazz a bath because he was covered in urine from the attach and that is when I noticed a lump on his right rear hip. I took him to another emergency hospital at which they did an ultra sound of his hip and found he has a hematoma / fluid in his hip.

The vet gave me some anti-inflammatory liquid to give him but he is still in pain and you can see it when he tries to jump or climb. In addition his whole demeanor has changed to being scared of the slightest noise or movement. He hides frequently and doesn't not even talk anymore. My question is, what can I do for him at this point? I figure the hip will heel given enough time but what can I do for him to ease his fear of every little noise?

I have been looking online for some answers but have not come up with any yet EXCEPT that I did order some Feliaway Spray which one of the vets said would help with his anxiety. So, if any of you have anything to offer, please give me a hollar.

Thanks Much!!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 08:43 PM
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I think that time will heal the trauma from the attack, Clint. Along with the healing from the physical injury that's giving him pain. Just give him some time and space and avoid any other incidents that might frighten him. He'll just have to learn that his world hasn't changed and that everything is still just fine. Which he will in time.
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Clint...I agree with Tim, he just needs time to get over it. He may be hiding because he's still in pain. Give him his quiet time and lots of lovin'.


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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 11:23 PM
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Poor Taz is in pain. That and the trauma from the attack are the reasons for his insecurity. If you can get some appropriate pain meds from the vet to make him feel comfortable that might help him feel more secure, too. Lots of lovin' and gentle care will turn him around; it just takes time.
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Sending hugs and prayers!
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Thanks for the well wishes and words of wisdom!! Tazz is doing much better today, I think the meds (Metacam) the vet gave me for him have helped a lot. Yesterday was his last day on the meds so we'll see how he feels this afternoon.

Thanks Again Folks!!

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I hope Tazz will be feeling better and back to his normal self soon!
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I hope Tazz will be feeling better and back to his normal self soon!
He's getting back to his normal self ALTHOUGH he's still a bit slow and freakish with noises. I got the Feliaway today in the mail and you would be surprised how well it works.

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I'm glad Taz is feeling better. Just remember that spot will be sore for a while if it's anything like a hematoma in a human.
I know from experience.
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Just a quick update to tell you Tazz is doing MUCH better!! After about 3 days on the NAISD he stated to not be so sore and was jumping around on all the low furniture. He's not quite back to normal buts he's getting there.

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