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my dog just bit me through my thumb nail

she thought it was the raw hide bone when we were playing...

blood everywhere... i was screaming and crying... couldn't get a grip... scared the shit out of my daughter... it was hysteria in here!!  My thumb is on fire right now and already black.  I will probably lose this *** nail. I'm so upset... and it hurt so bad!  

i'm ready to lose my shit. 

Re: my dog just bit me through my thumb nail

  • Missy! Do something about this dog!  You're going insane!

    How deep is the puncture wound?  Don't those require special medical attention?

  • The pup should really know the difference between your hands and toys and take great care to avoid your hands at all costs. This dog needs formal training Missy.

    I'm sorry about your thumb. :(

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  • she never bites intentionally anymore.  i swear!  I was grabbing the small bone out of her mouth and playing rough on the floor with her.  she went to grab the bone and my thumb was on it still.

    bit down through my nail and into the nail bed.  I honestly am wondering if this does need medical attention?  my thumb is killing me and the whole thing is hot.  this is GD lovely.   

  • What?

    I'm sorry, but...I don't care if it was an accident.  A dog that bites me and draws blood would be euthanaized, especially with a child in the house. At least, see a behaviorist to see if there is anything to do with her, but I personally wouldn't want to take any chance.  And I'm a huge animal lover.  But biting is my deal breaker.  

  • From what I understand, puncture wounds can get infected pretty easily because the skin closes back on the wound, trapping bacteria inside.  I'd wash it really well (which I'm sure you've done) and take some advil but keep an eye on it.  That's just my layperson's opinion.
  • Ouch! I would call the doctor and see what they say, you may need to go in.
  • Whether is was by accident or not Missy, she's not being careful enough around your hands. She should have a greater amount of fear/respect when it comes to biting you, even by accident. Just the fact that she was biting hard enough at the bone that she could bite through your nail by accident means shes not making any effort to use less force when your hands are nearby.
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  • Ouch!!!!

     * laptopdancer gives the sideye to everyone being a biatch about the dog's training

     

    I'd see a doc if you can.

    cheyjm
  • dog's training is always being addressed, thank you very much to everyone concerend. BUT...

    i presume the next nest rumor is going to be that i have a vicious animal near my toddler and i don't do anything about it.

    Confused
     

     This was an accident.  I hear you STellas, i do. 

     

  • I would call the dr. and just see what they say about it.  One time our cat bit my dad's hand (through the meaty part between the thumb and pointer finger) and the next day his hand was completely swollen and heavily infected.  His hand looked like you had blown air into a rubber glove.  It was gross and can be really dangerous.

    HTH.

  • imagepapie:

    What?

    I'm sorry, but...I don't care if it was an accident.? A dog that bites me and draws blood would be euthanaized, especially with a child in the house. At least, see a behaviorist to see if there is anything to do with her, but I personally wouldn't want to take any chance.? And I'm a huge animal lover.? But biting is my deal breaker. ?

    Euthanized? Dogs need training, and you have to be prepared for a possible bite if they're riled up. ?Dogs are not people and expecting completely docile, in-the-box behavior out of them or death is pretty ridiculous, imo.

  • Hi Missy..I would keep an eye on the bite and if it is quite swollen tomorrow, go to the doctor.
  • That sounds good Missy. I don't think your pup is vicious or anything. :)

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  • I think (hope) Papie just didn't read my entire post.  this was a true accident.  My dog doesn't bite people.  My dog was chomping down on the bone b/c we were playing tug of war with it and she was getting a strong grip and my finger was in the *** way!  My dog does need more training and work... and she is getting it.  She is not a dangerous dog.  period.
  • imageRubyInParadise:
    imagepapie:

    What?

    I'm sorry, but...I don't care if it was an accident.  A dog that bites me and draws blood would be euthanaized, especially with a child in the house. At least, see a behaviorist to see if there is anything to do with her, but I personally wouldn't want to take any chance.  And I'm a huge animal lover.  But biting is my deal breaker.  

    Euthanized? Dogs need training, and you have to be prepared for a possible bite if they're riled up.  Dogs are not people and expecting completely docile, in-the-box behavior out of them or death is pretty ridiculous, imo.

    I know dogs needs training, I'm not a complete retard. But biting to the point of losing a nail is not typical dog behavior imo. 

    After reading the updates, I can see that maybe it was really an accident and this dog won't bite again.  Missy, sorry, if you say your dog isn't vicious, you know her a lot better than we do.   I replied based on your OP...

    EDIT: maybe I read too quickly. I am really not one to suggest getting rid of dogs, but your post scared me.  Sorry again :)
  • According to my vet tech friends hot typically = infection.  Call your doctor.  Dog bites don't get infected with the frequency as cat bites, but they are still prone to infection.
  • Oh I have had that happen before.  Hurt like mfing hell.

    What steps are you taking?

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    Starting her off right, lol!
  • Missy- she's still a puppy right?

    Does she get to socialize with other dogs sometimes? That would really help to teach her bite inhibition.

     Also, it is not the best idea to get down on the floor and play rough with a dog, especially when there are high value treats like rawhides involved. I would play tug with her with a rope toy only, and make sure you always win. Teach her 'drop it', and make her sit before you give her anything.

    I imagine that life must be pretty busy with a toddler and a puppy. There is a method called NILIF that is invaluable for teaching your dog who is in charge. It's really, really simple.

    http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm

    http://www.dogguide.net/nilif.phpjhy 

    Hope the thumb feels better soon.

  • So because the dog messed up and ACCIDENTALLY bit the owner is should be euthanized?? So dogs can't make mistakes when playing because they have sharp teeth. Since they can't talk we assume it was on purpose and she didn't want the bone she really wanted your finger.. that makes no sense... :-?
  • GilliCGilliC member
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    edited September 2015
    Hankiep said:
    So because the dog messed up and ACCIDENTALLY bit the owner is should be euthanized?? So dogs can't make mistakes when playing because they have sharp teeth. Since they can't talk we assume it was on purpose and she didn't want the bone she really wanted your finger.. that makes no sense... :-?
    Dude, this post is almost 7 years old. How did you end up here?!
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    Also, depending on the breed, the dog might have already died of old age.
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