Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education & Awareness has the goal of providing assistance to the many victims of dog attacks and maulings that include people and animals alike. One of the means we use to do this is to share victims’ stories. We have received many stories and are in the process of compiling and formatting them to publish on our site. Please check back to this page in the near future to learn more about the journeys of several victims. If you are a victim and require our services or would like to share your experiences, please e-mail [email protected]
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Pet Care: Keeping you, your dogs safe outside
By Julie Damron – Special to The Record – Posted Feb. 6, 2015 @ 6:15 pm
Dog attacks pose a serious threat to both you and your dog. Unfortunately, these incidences are not uncommon in our area. Our clinic recently treated several dogs that have been attacked when out exercising. Some clients also have suffered injuries.
Here are some strategies to help protect you and your companion.
Establish a routine for safety. Bring a cell phone with you at all times so that you can call for assistance, if needed. Walk in familiar neighborhoods and only during daylight hours. Avoid areas that you know might have free-roaming or aggressive dogs. Carry a large stick such as a walking stick or golf club with you. You also may want to have pepper spray/mace.
Pay attention to what is going on and be proactive. Be on the alert and look around for any roaming dogs, and try to stay away from them. Report any loose dogs to animal control as soon as possible. Watch for other people approaching with dogs and give them adequate space or consider crossing the street to avoid a confrontation. Do not walk an intact female dog if she is in heat.
Try to remove yourself and your dog from an attack as soon as possible. Carry small dogs when large dogs are present. Do not try to separate dogs using your hands; use the stick instead to stop a fight or ward off an attacking dog. It can be very difficult to separate dogs once they are fighting, and it is easy to get bitten, even by your own dog. A stick or golf club is a safer implement to use to try to pull off an attacking canine. Pouring water from a water bottle on a dog, blowing a loud whistle or having some other noise device also can be helpful. Pepper spray also can be beneficial.
Get as much information as possible if there is a fight. If there is an incident, take pictures of the attacking dog, your pet’s injuries and the surrounding neighborhood. If another pet owner is present, try to get vaccine information for the other dog. Contact animal control or the police as soon as possible.
Provide medical care for your dog, even if everything seems fine. It is important to have your dog examined after any altercation with another dog. Some injuries may not be immediately or readily apparent. Even minor trauma can become a serious issue if it is not adequately cared for. Treatment recommendations may include shaving and wound cleaning, drain placement, radiographs, blood work, intravenous fluids, hospitalization and more. Medications such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and other pain medications may be prescribed.
I hope these tips help to keep you and your canine safe. Be aware that the risk of a dog attack is very real, and in some instances may not be fully preventable.
— Julie Damron is a veterinarian at Sierra Veterinary Clinic in Stockton. Contact her at [email protected]