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    Ben was attacked yesterday by a large grey dog, a weimaraner I think. I had him on a lead in the local country park when it walked up to us off the lead, its owners shouting it back, it did not look aggressive but immediately went for him, picking him up to its head height and shaking him like a rag doll, It was all over in seconds.
    I took him to the emergency vets immediately, he has a tiny puncture wound to his right ear, a large puncture 1/2" to his back and is sore all over especially to his back which is very bruised.
    Today he is hiding under furniture and obviously very sore and more worryingly not eating or drinking, I usually work mornings but have taken the day off to look after him, I hope that I can coax him to eat but I have just opened a can of dog food and he would not touch it, he usually gets dry food and sees canned food as something tasty.
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    That's absolutely horrendous.
    Thank goodness his injuries,although bad enough, are not life threatening.He sounds very traumatised though.If he's not drinking by this evening,perhaps give the vet a call.
    I hope the owners of the aggressive dog are taking responsibility for this.
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    Hi james

    Poor Ben ,thankfully his injuries dont seem to severe ,if you see that dog again give
    it a kick in the gxxxxxx from me to make it stay away .I would consider having a stout
    wooden walking stick but these things attack without warning its hard to respond one
    has to be so careful with our innocent little Cavaliers .

    Bset Wishes to you James and Ben
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    Oh poor Ben!!! I am so happy the physical injuries do not seem to be horrible, but it is another thing for the emotional injuries. Poor wee soul, what an unfair encounter. This happened to a friend of mine about a month ago, but she has a small Boston Terrier, it took it a lot better than I would ever imagine a Cav would. And what does one do in a situation like this? You were responsible with Ben on a leash, yet the other dog was the problem. I am so sorry

    What did the owners do?

    I bet Ben is feeling some shock which is why he is not eating. Keep at it, maybe try some scrambled eggs or chicken? He might not eat til after a good sleep. Oh, so heart breaking. I will be thinking of Ben and hope he gets better soon!!!

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    Hi James

    So sorry to hear that Ben was attacked, Weimaraners were originally bred as hunting dogs and can attack very quickly as I've seen myself.
    Poor Ben is obviously very sore and upset as you are too. Maybe just try to give him little nibbles/treats that he might like. I'm sure he will improve in a few days. Did you get the details of the dog owners?
    Our lovely breed always seem to be bullied and picked on by other breeds I think other dogs sense them as being a soft touch. I mentioned on a thread this morning that Bella was attacked by a toy poodle of all things, but luckly no damage. However I am considering purchasing a small riding whip, and keeping it up my sleeve or coat, to protect my girls as anything like that is distressing to all.
    Let us know how he gets on

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    Poor Ben, he must feel very traumatised. He may just need a little more time to sleep & get over the shock.

    There are certain things that I have in my fridge or freezer that I fall back on when the dogs are obviously off colour.............

    Try hand feeding him a little chicken if you have any, and perhaps some slightly warmed goats milk will get him drinking ( or cows milk as long as he is not sensitive to it )

    If he continues to refuse liquids, which is the most worrying symptom, I might consider syringing a little amount of water, only a small drop at a time, into the side of his mouth.
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    Poor Ben and what a shock for you too. Thank goodness he wasn't injured more severly. it sounds like he is in shock now after the trauma.
    Do you have any Rescue Remedy drops? A squirt in his water might help him-if he is drinking anything.
    I hope he feels better soon.
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    He ate a little chicken about an hour ago and I just have coaxed him to eat some of the canned food and he then drank for the first time since it happened.
    He obviously very sore and stiff and has just gone back into hiding under the settee.
    A neighbour is getting me more chicken
    The police were informed so I will have to wait and see what transpires on that front.

    I have never heard of flower remedies what are they?
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    James,
    Im angered and appalled at your post. Poor Ben and poor you.
    Leo was attatcked last year by a labrador which was off lead, luckily I had Leo on a lead so he couldnt run away as Im sure the b****y lab would have set up chase.

    I hope you are ok as well as Ben as I was very shaken by the whole experience.
    But I have to say not as shaken as the owner of the lab when I'd finished with him !!
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    Ah good suggestion Charleyfarly, rescue remedy is supposed to be really good. James you can buy it in most chemists and its a case of adding a few drop to the water. It just helps the dog to relax and not feel so stressed. Its great for dogs and humans.
    I'm glad he's had some chicken, hope he's better soon.

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