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    Whilst on a walk yesterday we passed an old labrador and although both dogs were on leads, the labrador ran at harley and the leads got tangled up and harley was yelping. Anyway i just thought he was scared and after a bit of a fuss we continued on our walk. When we got home i noticed his hip was bleeding slightly and it is obviously painful. I bathed it with a little water, which just made it worse so ive left it alone. The wound is very slight more just caught the skin and about a 10p size of flesh in showing, but it very clean and not bleeding much at all, he has a vets appointment tomorrow evening to discuss he results from the animal health trust, and on going treatment so i thought id get the vet to have a look then, is there anything else i can in the meantime, its not covered and he isnt licking it at all. di
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    Di, you should go to the vet. That's quite a big wound but more importantly, the puncture could go a lot deeper.
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    Sorry to hear about poor Harley - yes you definitely need to go to the vets as soon as possible, Pauline is right. The worry is the bacteria on the teeth - especially with an older dog

    In the meantime, bathe the wound with salt water {1 tablespoon salt to 550ml warm water}.

    Hope Harley will be ok.
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    Sorry if I sounded blunt Di, I just panic over these things
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    Oh Di,

    I hope Harley is ok. Leo was attacked by a labrador a little while ago. What is it with this breed lately,,,,,,quite a few people have commented on it!

    I was more shaken up than Leo but I checked him and double checked him for bite marks.

    Hope the vet helps.

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    Awe, I do hope Harley is ok. It is very traumatic when your dog is attacked, esp as the cavalier breed is so friendly and loving to all dogs!
    Izzie was attacked just last week by a huge German Shepherd and the owner didnt have it leashed.. disgusting! Fortunately she was ok, but I took her to the vets the next day to have her checked.

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    I hope Harley is alright now after the attack .

    (Jasper was attacked on 12th May this year, it was an airdale terrier type dog, off lead, owners spluttering oh he's usually okay . He jumped on Jaspers backend, afterwards Jasper was obviously in discomfort, and he seen the vet that day. Jasper hasn't been right since, and he growls and barks at other dogs now which he didn't before, and he is very reluctant to go near the place where it happened.)
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    hi

    thanks for all your advice, where would i be without you lot, anyway i kept the appointment for today, but the vet rang to cancle, (some emergency operation) so i said i really wanted harleys wound looked at, so saw someone else, (may as well have gone yesterday then if id known) anyway yes dog bites might appear nothing, but she shaved the wound area, the bruising is massive, poor little mite. Here i am telling him to socialise with other dogs, and looks what happens to him, i really thought the lab wanted to sniff harley and say hello, both of them were on leads, gosh these thing happen so fast, there was scuffle, a lot of harley yelping both of us pulling dogs back, the leads got tangled up, in fact harley would have better off the lead as he probably would have got away. Still, he has anti inflamatary (sorry spelling) and anti biotics, his pain killers have doubled the dosage, and the area to be bathed with salt water and arnica gel put over the bruising but not the wound itself. So you were all spot on. Thanks pauline, you were spot on. Now for the gruesome pic, look away if your squeemish.
    Meljoy i agree with you entirely i thought there was/are a lovely breed of dog, labs i mean, if i see the owners again im going to tell them and show them the extent of what their dog did and the expense (45 and counting) not to mention the pain my dog is in, just imagine if that was a child, well he is really. di

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    Hi Di,

    Poor Harley...that looks awful. I'd be speaking to the lab owners as well if I were you. Like you said....imagine if that were a small child

    I hope Harley feels better soon....Its made me realise how lucky we were when Leo was attacked

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    Poor baby, that looks so painful...and when you think how little their legs are Does he need a stitch in that? Keep up with the salt water, I swear by salt water.
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