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Old 06-21-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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What's going on with the scar on the inside of the other leg? Is that from the same incident?

That's a serious injury. It's life threatening and the dog is likely to have diminished use of that leg as a best-case. You need to do something about that. To me, the dog is better off being turned over to the HS than being in non-medical care and going septic.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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What's going on with the scar on the inside of the other leg? Is that from the same incident?

That's a serious injury. It's life threatening and the dog is likely to have diminished use of that leg as a best-case. You need to do something about that. To me, the dog is better off being turned over to the HS than being in non-medical care and going septic.

agreed .... that looks to be a serious wound.... and hard as it may be, it might be kinder to turn the dog over to a rescue or the humane society if you can not afford appropriate treatment......
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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This kind of tear requires stitches to heal properly. The injury looks similar to the other leg, which was stitched up and healed properly, based upon the scar it left. There could also be muscle or tendon damage.

If you can't afford a vet visit, take the dog to the Humane Society as soon as possible. For the dog's sake, do not try to treat this kind of injury yourself.


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Old 06-22-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Evans, GA
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Definately stop using the peroxide, it kills tissue. Some vets will give you antibotics over the counter. Like Amoxicillian or something similar to zythromax. Don't bandage it, keep the wound clean and dry. But definately try to get to a vet, some vets will work out a payment plan or even hold a post dated check. Also, if you can apply for carecredit @ carecredit.com

Good luck!
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Evans, GA
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Ugghh Ok I just saw the pics. Get that dog to a vet ASAP, he needs more than what you can do at home, not only does he need antibotics, he needs stitches!
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Ugghh Ok I just saw the pics. Get that dog to a vet ASAP, he needs more than what you can do at home, not only does he need antibotics, he needs stitches!
It is to late to stitch it. The skin around the wound is dead.

Yes, the dog needs to go to a vet.

However, I feel we all preaching to the choir at this point.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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The OP has a camera, a computer, and an ISP. Perhaps sell those for the funds for the vet to care for the dog! Priorities are not straight are they?
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: East Windsor, NJ
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How is the pup doing? Any updates?
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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OMG OP I hope you got that dog to a vet!

Call a vet and explain the situation, some may just call in a script for you to pick up. DM me if you haven't gotten him anything yet I might be able to ask a favor.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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wow that looks pretty bad! My vet is realllllly good with letting me keep a bill and paying it off as i go. My sisters dog was attacked by another dog and had a very deep wound....the vet had to put in a drain so the wound could heal properly....unfortunatley it looks like you do need to get the dog to the vet. Just like other posters posted, contact some pit bull rescues and maybe they can check it out for you. Also google cheaper vets in your area...my vet is soooo cheap compared to others! PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED! good luck!
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