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Bitten by next doors dog, not sure what to do!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by LittleMissSunshine, Jul 26, 2009.


  1. LittleMissSunshine

    LittleMissSunshine PetForums VIP

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    Morning all, yesterday next doors Bichon Frise bit me, he just smelled my leg then nipped me, it's VERY swolen and there are clear teeth marks nd it bled and bled and bled. I have kept it very clean and checked with my neighbour that the dog is up to date with jabs etc, but it's really awkward!

    I still have no immune system since transplant and have no tetanus cover or anyother immunisations (even childhood ones as when I had the transplant it made my immune system 'forget' my past, I will of course ring my consultant to see if there is anything I need to do.

    It's just awkward!:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    OMG that loos bad. I hope they apolagised to you?

    i would be soo embarassed if any of my dogs bit anyone

    I would deffo ring your doctor and see what he says
     
  3. LittleMissSunshine

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    She is mortified! and we do get on really well and she is really feeling awful about it. I just don't know how to approach it! x
     
  4. kath123

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    That looks really nasty hun, i would definitely phone the hospital and ask do you need a tetnus etc.

    Are you good friends with your neighbour? xx
     
  5. MySugar

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    Ouch. That doesn't look good. Poor you. I agree, you really do need to speak to your doctor.
    I can imagine you do feel awkward. It's hard to say really how to over come that. It's a difficult situation. Once it's healed i'm sure that feeling will subside.

    Really though, do contact your doctor.
     
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    I agree with Kath123 - speak to the hospital. With what you've been through (with the transplant) you need to take care of yourself.

    Any idea why the dog reacted like that?
     
  7. Jazzy

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    Crikey I never thought of Bichons as viscious dogs - that looks nasty.:eek: Is he/she usually unpredictable?:eek: I would definitely get in touch with your doctor to see about getting a tetanus.
     
  8. Nicci

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    That looks like a very nasty bite and because of the circumstances, if you were my child I would definately be thinking about contacting the police.

    How did this happen, as in did this take place outside in the home ? Was he offlead ? Etc..
     
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    That does look nasty......have to admit i would not know how to approach this as you have to think about what if the dog bites someone else.....i would be thinking should this be reported...i can imagine its a hard decision with it being your neighbour........
    I think you really need to make sure your ok though as your health is important.....
     
  10. LittleMissSunshine

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    I'm not allowed tetanus yet. it could do more harm than good.

    I would also worry, what if it was a childs face and not my leg??? I know how I'd feel if I were in her position!
     
  11. Fleur

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    Most importantly ring your doctor/consultant and get some medical advice - you can't afford to take any risks.
    As for the dog - it's a hard one, how well do you know your neighbor and the temperament of the dog? It may be worth suggesting they muzzle him when out and about and take him to the vets for a check up if this was out of character for him.
     
  12. Nicci

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    This is why it needs reporting, I'm so sorry I don't know what else to advise, your health and wellbeing is paramount and as I said in a previous post if you were my child, being through everything you have I couldn't think about what happens to the dog or how my neighbour felt.

    I hope you heal very quickly :)
     
  13. LittleMissSunshine

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    I just spoke to her, she is going to take him to a behaviouist and her vet to check him out, My groomer got badly bitten by a schnauzer (sp) and it turned out he was very ill, so things aren't always what they seem...
     
  14. Jazzy

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    Yes it is particularly worrying if you neighbour has children because Bichons are usually good with children. Our male Bichon is fantastic with children, dogs, furries. I can't fault his temperament at all. He's never so much as growled - he's just such a softie. All the children stroke him outside school and he's fine.
     
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    That looks real bad! I would wash the area with dettol wash! Put some cream like germoline on it! Then call Gp you might need anti botics! That does look real bad!
    Sandy
     
  16. LostGirl

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    ouch! that looks painful

    Hope they can do something so no nasties come from it (health wise i mean)

    its good shes getting him checked.x
     
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    Hope it gets better soon, and you don't have any complications from it.

    However, if I was you I wouldn't contact the police, or report it. You say you are friendly with the owner, and the owner is genuinely disgusted about what has happened.
    I would suggest that the dog be muzzled 24/7 when out in public. Aslong as she agrees and complies, there is no need to waste the polices time.
     
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    I can honestly say ive never been bitten by a dog! But it does look a nasty little bit, so would suggest you do get it checked out, because of having no immune system, you dont know what was on the dogs teeth at the time, so best get it checked out huni! And let us know what they say please!

    As for the approach to your nieghbour, it is an awkward one, the thing is she knows what has happened, so best to wait and see the results of the bite, before you go any further..............
     
  19. LittleMissSunshine

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    I saw mt GP this morning, as I am recieving treatment from a haematology consultant which is fairly specialist she cannot advise what I should be doing but she did tell me that it is superficial on the surface but ther is a heck of a lot of tissue damage underneath (the whole of the bottom on my left leg is now swolen and EVEN more bruised) I might keep a photo diary just for fun!!! lol

    I am seeing my consultant tomorrow who will be able to tell me exactly what to do. Grrrrrrrrrrr
     
  20. What a terrible position to find yourself in with your neighbour.
    I do not think that any of us here are able to advise you what to do bearing in mind your previous health problems. Am relieved to learn that you have seen you doctor and that you are now going to see you consultant as you really cannot afford to mess with your health.
    Hope that you are not experiencing too much pain and like everyone else on the forum am hoping that you do not have any long term repercussions through this.
    Just one thing! Do you know has the dog shown any aggressive tendecies previously.
    Regards
    DT
     
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