My very lovely and somewhat pregnant wife was out on a walk with Bideroo on Saturday and low and behold, he was charged and slightly mauled by a Bull Mastiff. The dog apparently had gotten loose while the owner was working on something on his house. The owner broke it up quickly, and Vanessa and Bider came home apparently unharmed. I went over to try and talk to the dude about it, but he was inside his house cleaning up, probably afraid I was pissed, and he didn't come out. I left a message for him via his white trash helper guy - I stopped by following up on what happened, and wanted to check out his dog and make sure it was healthy. Really no big deal, just due diligence on my part.
Then today...When Bider had a fever all day, and then peed on the floor albeit, in excitement, I examined him again, for like the fifth time. That's when I found this...
One small puncture would. puss and all. I trimmed as much hair as he would let me and cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide. Going to the vet tomorrow.
The experience got me thinking about what to do in a dog attack. Here is a good article for you nice dog owners who want to protect their nice dogs from asshole owners like the guy who let his large predatory untrained mutt chomp on my Bider. Whom as we all know is nothing if not the sweetest dog ever to roam the planet.
I thought his tips on fighting off trained police attack dogs were really helpful. Really useful in my life as a jazz musician. "The man" is always siccing his trained dogs on us.
Took Bider to the Vet on Monday, He had a fever of 104.3.(101 is normal) So he definitely has an infection. She found and cleaned the rest of his wounds, and gave him some antibiotics. Threw in an elizabethan collar for free. Total bill $221. He has to go back on thursday.