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I had to get stiches from a dog bite today...

yep...from the new doggie. My ankle hurts so bad....and DH is certainly not happy at the moment.

Re: I had to get stiches from a dog bite today...

  • Ouch!!  Was it a lot of stitches?? 
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  • Have you spoken to anyone from the rescue?
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    Have you spoken to anyone from the rescue?

    yes...they think he needs to be re-homed. I'm so sad Crying

  • will they actually take him back? The rescue I used to volunteer for wouldn't even adopt out a dog that had a bite history.

     

    Sorry to hear it isnt working out for you. I wouldnt be able to deal with a dog like that either. 

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    will they actually take him back? The rescue I used to volunteer for wouldn't even adopt out a dog that had a bite history.

     

    Sorry to hear it isnt working out for you. I wouldnt be able to deal with a dog like that either. 

    I actually want to keep the dog, but DH is getting way to frustrated and my ankle was bitten pretty badly. 

    The dog did NOT have any issues in his foster home, so they think he might just need to be with a family that is home 24/7. It is almost like I am having the complete opposite experience. 

  • At the risk of being unpopular, you should return the dog. He has bitten you hard enough to require stitches and he doesn't get along with your husband. If it was our house, DH would have been insistent on returning the dog and he loves them and is willing to give any animal a chance.
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  • I'm surprised they gave you stitches unless it was a really bad bite.  They often don't stitch animal bites because they have a lot of bacteria.  Did they give you antibiotics?  If not, I'd call your primary doc tomorrow and ask his/her opinion.

    I'm also on the side giving the dog back.  Sorry.

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    I'm surprised they gave you stitches unless it was a really bad bite.  They often don't stitch animal bites because they have a lot of bacteria.  Did they give you antibiotics?  If not, I'd call your primary doc tomorrow and ask his/her opinion.

    I'm also on the side giving the dog back.  Sorry.

    Ditto this, I got bit by my neighbors husky and it went right through my finger and they still didn't stitch it. My aunts lab bit my arm and (sorry gross warning) it went deep enough for a pin to go in but alas, no stitches! Just tons of antibiotics to keep from them getting infected. 

    For the dog part, if it was any of the rescues I volunteer for with the exception of one, we would ask for the dog back. Clearly the dog is too stressed and it can be hazardous to their health, then the obvious is that you and more so your DH fear the dog now and feel uneasy (which is totally understandable) and the dog can sense that so it can possibly only feed into his aggression. 

    Has the rescue offered any ideas as to what they think the issue is? Maybe the foster mom will consider keeping him if he does so well there? I'm sorry, I'm so frustrated for you so I can only imagine how frustrated you are :(

  • Ugh!! Sorry to hear things aren't going well with the dog. It does sound like it would be best for both your family and the dog to return him to the rescue though.
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  • oh no! that's awful, i'm sorry :-(

    My thinking was the same as NDM's - in that it seems to me in such a situation the rescue would want the dog back, obviously something is very wrong and I wouldn't think the rescue would want to leave the dog in an environment that is leading the dog to be aggressive like that (I'm not implying in ANY way that its your fault, sometimes certain dogs and humans just don't "gel," you know?)

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  • I really think you should return the dog. Specially now hearing that he didnt act like this with the fosters. At this point you are putting yourself at risk.
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  • I'm so sorry that happened.  I am usually all for an adjustment period, but something seems to really be not agreeing with this dog in this situation and it would be in the best interest of the dog and the rescue to take the dog back.
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