Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Murphy freaked out last night

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dumfries, Scotland
    Posts
    1,015
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Murphy freaked out last night

    We've been away to Fort William for the weekend, so Misty and Murphy stayed with my MIL. She's watched them before, and apart from Misty having more pills, it's the same routine as always. There were no problems to report when we picked them up yesterday around 11ish, and we spent the rest of they day relaxing on the couch

    We put them to bed around 11 last night, same routine, out in the garden, and then pills and veg for Misty, and a biscuit for Murphy. Well.... Murphy totally freaked out, he was scrapping the bars of the baby gate like crazy, frantic to get past it. We ignored him, but then heard him whimpering and I decided to come downstairs. He was in a right state! He had been drooling, so his chest and chin we soaked, he was breathing really hard, and he was shaking like mad. Then I noticed there was blood on the floor, it turns out he'd caught his dew claw. So I'm sitting at midnight doing first aid to Murphy, the dew claw hadn't came right but there was a lot of blood, but we got it stopped and got him settled back in his bed. I closed the kitchen door this time, and went upstairs again, he scrapped at it a couple of times, and then settle down.

    We were in to the vets at 0910 to get him check out, although the bleeding had stopped last night, the nail was still hanging on at an odd angle. So he's now had it removed, it started bleeding badly again afterwards so he had a big blue bandage on his leg at the moment.

    Poor wee man, I don't know what set him off last night. It seemed more than just the change in his routine, we're not quite sure what to think, but we're just glad he's okay.
    Paula - mum to Murphy(6) & Misty(7), and Jerry our cat.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,051
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    Oh poor fellow! (and poor you, that must have been stressful). Hope he heals up quickly after all of that.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Lily Tansy Libby Mindy
    In memory: Lucy Leo
    Cavalier SM Information site:www.smcavaliers.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    2,614
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Poor Murphy. Look at his little face he doesn’t look happy. Sounds like a nightmare. Could you see some blood where he might have caught it downstairs? Hoping for a speedy recovery.
    Sabby
    Rosie-06/06 - Ebony-01/07 Harley-08/08
    " My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dogs eyes "

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    1,826
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Bless him, glad you managed to get him sorted ok.
    Tania and The Three Cavaliers!
    Dotty!- A Sweet Little Tri
    Molly - Pretty Tri Dougall - Gorgeous Blenheim

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Yorktown, Virginia USA
    Posts
    1,426
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Poor baby. Hope he heals fast, I'm sure you were freaked out after that too. Good thing you have those first aid things on hand. When I put together a first aid kit just for Fletcher my husband thought I was crazy but you just never know when your going to need it. FYI those same bandages work great for kids too, I keep extra in my house for them too. My kids hate band-aids I know most kids love them but mine and weird.

    Melissa

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Dublin,Ireland
    Posts
    3,037
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Poor Murphy
    Hope he's feeling better soon...those dew claws are a bother sometimes!
    Gus(blenhiem) Pippin(tri) DJ(ruby)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    co durham england
    Posts
    785
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    hi
    what a sad face murphy has(but beautiful) hope he has a speedy recovery
    louie has jumped up at me when i've come in from shopping and caught his dew claw on my clothes and snaped part of it of
    so now i keep them short

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dumfries, Scotland
    Posts
    1,015
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Got his wee bandage off, and bathed his wound. It's lovely and clean, and now that his bandage is off he's much happier

    He went to bed no problem last night thank god. We never heard a sound from him all night.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Paula - mum to Murphy(6) & Misty(7), and Jerry our cat.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Scotland - east coast
    Posts
    9,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Oh what a scare poor wee fellow. Dew claw injuries are extremely painful so that would be why he was in such a state.

    He looks so sad with his bandage so pleased that he has had it removed now. They are amazing how they can injure themselves sometimes - I guess like us they can have accidents anywhere.
    Nicki and the Cavalier Clan Our photos www.scotlandimagery.com
    Supporting www.rupertsfund.com and www.cavaliermatters.org

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    victoria bc
    Posts
    666
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    aweeeee pooor guy *big hugs to him*
    Oliver and Max and Meeko man, i will meet you at the Rainbow bridge. I love you all. Miss you more then you'll ever know.
    wait for me...
    Chelsea

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •