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10th April 2012, 03:06 AM
BB got into a fight with a Golden Retriever and clearly was on the losing end of this match. I have an urgent call out to the vet and we will be going in ASAP - does anyone know if you can give baby aspirin to the dog for pain? The dog grabbed her by the snout with most of the cuts being around the nose but one close to the eye lid. She is not badly hurt, cannot see a need for stitches - the concern is her eye is a little swollen; this could have been a lot worse and is not bad.

10th April 2012, 05:51 AM
I wouldn't give anything. If your vet can't give a stronger painkiller because you have to wait for the aspirin to wear off then you'll have made the wrong decision.

Aspirin thins the blood so should not be used for anyone bleeding.

So sorry this has happened. I hope BB has a speedy recovery.

10th April 2012, 06:55 AM
The poor little poppet. I certainly hope that she'll be alright.
Please keep us updated.

10th April 2012, 10:55 AM
Poor thing!!!! No advice here but just hugs to you and thinking of you!!!

10th April 2012, 02:40 PM
Wishing BB a quick recovery!

10th April 2012, 05:21 PM
Poor BB, let us know how you get on. *Gentle hugs*

murphy's mum
10th April 2012, 05:48 PM
Oh no! Please keep us updated. I hope everything is okay :)

10th April 2012, 08:33 PM
so sorry to read bb has being in a fight hope she gets well soon
sending kisses and cuddles from louie and his mum

10th April 2012, 08:40 PM
Oh no, I hope BB is okay I always thought Golden retrievers along with labradors are placid dogs but you can never tell. Hope you are okay too, must have been a frightening experience, gentle hugs to BB.

11th April 2012, 05:49 AM
Thanks to everyone for the good thoughts - BB went to the vet this AM and got some antibiotic drops for her eye (preventative) and some pain meds for the next few days. The vet said she was very lucky and the Golden was likely "teaching her a lesson" rather than trying to hurt her given the lack of damage to her little snout compared to the size of the dog. BB was trying to get him to play with her and he was sleeping, basically I should have watched her better but thoughts she was playing with my friends daughter and BB was more interested in Sully.

The good news is she is back to her normal self and looking much better - - chewing away on her bone, giving lot's of kisses and chasing Tucker around. Thank heavens, I was very worried - she was looking pretty swollen around her nose and left eye but lucky no lasting damage!

12th April 2012, 02:06 PM
Just wondering where and how it happened? Was the owner there?

13th April 2012, 03:29 AM
Glad to hear the little lady is ok!!! xx

13th April 2012, 11:24 AM
Great that she's OK as that can be a very scary experience and you also managed it really well. :flwr:

It's pretty rude for a dog to retaliate like that -- may well be that the golden was annoyed and there can be some unintended damage if the smaller dog is in the wrong place but still -- well adjusted dogs that are not deaf/ill/in pain might growl or snap at being disturbed and annoyed but never make contact, and I'd be a bit alarmed at a golden (or any breed really) doing that. :( Most well adjusted dogs would simply never even snap at being disturbed, only if continuously pestered and even then they don;t make any kind of significant contact when they make contact at all.

Be sure to get her back out and meeting some friendly dogs of all sizes so that she doesn't have this rude dog's behaviour affect her longer term. :)

If you visit there in future just be sure to keep a close eye on her. It is always a wise idea to have a puppy safely at arm's length and under supervision when with other dogs or children the same way you'd be watching a human toddler in a similar situation-- children can unintentionally also inflict serious harm and cause lifelong fear of kids in a dog by not realising what a puppy can tolerate and not tolerate, accidentally stepping on them etc.

Socialising and fun are really important -- they just need to be balanced with active supervision. :)