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Old 06-04-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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While my dog is okay, it's something everyone should keep in mind.

Yesterday we took our two dogs to the dog park that has a creek run behind it. We take them every year, usually several times. Pandora loves to play fetch and our yard isn't really large enough to really exhaust her. Serena, just likes to run around and meet the other dogs.

Well this year the creek is a little lower than normal. We were throwing Pandora's frisbee for her as usual. She is really obsessive about it and jumps into the creek. Well after about an hour or so I noticed her leg was bleeding. We packed up and brought her home so I could clean her up and bandage her. We ended up having to take her to the ER vet.

A stick or tree root that was under the water had gouged her leg, and while luckily the subcutaneous skin was still intact, the dirt and mud from the object that gouged her wasn't comming off her skin and the vet had to cut it away. I'm just so happy it was her leg and not her chest or abdomen.

From now on we will be way more careful about where we throw her frisbee, and check that area for submerged branches.

She has stitches, and doesn't seem like she is in any pain. In fact when we let her out this morning, DH in close supervision to keep her calm, she wanted to play fetch.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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this is an EXCELLENT point..... a friend of mine lost a much beloved dog when he jumped into the river and impaled himself on a submerged tree branch..... so sad so sad..... my friend was HEARTBROKEN and blamed himself for a long long time .......
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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Glad your Pandora is doing ok!
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Great advice. Hope your dog gets better soon! Some of the beaches here have submerged rocks and I hate seeing people throw frisbees/balls in that direction. I keep mine away from that.

LTTP, how terrible for your friend. I can't even imagine something like that.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Thank you for telling us about Pandora and am glad that she's doing well. This is such good advice as we go into the summer months and it is something we do not think about until something happens.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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She has stitches, and doesn't seem like she is in any pain. In fact when we let her out this morning, DH in close supervision to keep her calm, she wanted to play fetch.
Wishing a speedy recovery to your four legged family member. I will keep this mind when out and about with my pup! Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Great advice, Thanks. Hope Pandora makes a fine recovery. PS I love that name and can think of several dogs that would have been a perfect name for!
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Florida
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I hope Pandora's leg heals soon. Thanks for a great reminder.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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We had to take Pandora back to the ER vet tonight. Her leg started swelling, the area around her stitches was red and it started leaking pus. They cut another incision above the stitches to allow for drainage and put her on a stronger antbiotic and an antinflamitory. She still doesn't seem to notice any pain, but I'm keeping a close eye on her. Vet says she wants the swelling to decrease dramatically within 24 hours or bring Pandy back in.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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We had to take Pandora back to the ER vet tonight. Her leg started swelling, the area around her stitches was red and it started leaking pus. They cut another incision above the stitches to allow for drainage and put her on a stronger antbiotic and an antinflamitory. She still doesn't seem to notice any pain, but I'm keeping a close eye on her. Vet says she wants the swelling to decrease dramatically within 24 hours or bring Pandy back in.
Oh no, hope she gets better soon.
Great reminder though with the summer activities.
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