Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Injuries common with downed dogs

I haven't been around for a while as Daisy Mae, a long term, downed foster, has been injured. It is an injury common with downed dogs. She has crawled over something that gouged her side. Because of her paralysis, she does not feel it when she crawls over something sharp. Frequently, downed dogs will get hurt crawling over the metal floor strip which joins different types of flooring. The screw heads in the strip can work their way up and become very harmful to these dogs.

With her heart murmur, she could not be anesthetized for stitches. The vet was able to stitch the smaller wound under local freezing. The bigger owie needed more than freezing, so it could not be stitched.

She is healing. I change the bandages twice a day. She has antibiotics and Medicam for pain. Of course, she is being carried more these days Sling

Some dear friends are sending Daisy Mae a scootsack, so that this should not happen again. I will post a picture of DM in her new scootsack when it arrives. She also cannot use her cart again until this is completely healed as the saddle will rub the wound that could not be stitched. Poor little girl.


Ruby and Penny said...

Poor sweetie. We hope her wounds heal quickly.
Ruby & Penny

Poppy said...

Oooh, poor Daisy May! I hope her scootsack works well and she can scoot around again.


Three Dogs Long said...

Oh, Daisy Mae! You little sweeheart! Please heal quickly, little one!
Sending lots of hugs & kisses your way!
Can't wait to see pics of you in your scootsac!

(((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Twix said...

Daisy Mae, I'm so sorry that happened to you. But I am glad that the vet said you were healing well. I am sending you some doxie healing sun rays to speed up the process. Hope they help!
Love and hugs,