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Sherman got attacked at day care!

They were walking him and a dog-aggressive bulldog got away from its handler and went after Shermy. He's got a few lacs on his belly that's he licking. No puncture wounds or anything, just scratches. Any advice how to treat, as he is licking the area a bit?

They called as soon as it happened to give me a head's up, which I appreciate. I know these things happen, but I wish it hadn't happened to my sweet guy.

He had impetigo as a pup and I'm worried about it coming back...
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What is a dog aggressive dog doing at a dog daycare? There should be better controls than that. I can see dogs having spats from time to time but there should be adequate controls in place for dogs known to be aggressive towards other dogs, or maybe they shouldn't even be there around other dogs at all. Hmmm. I'd be concerned about that.

I don't know about the impetigo, not sure I even know what it is!
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I was gonna ask the same thing, why do they have an aggressive dog at a daycare?
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A lot of dog daycares do training, as well. But for dog aggressive dogs, there should be after hours training with one-on-one away from the general population. I would think that a responsible dog daycare owner would not allow owners of dog aggressive dogs to handle their dogs around other dogs at the place of business. That sounds to me like a huge liability issue. Maybe the owner learned her lesson. I hope!

Major red flags here. If I were you, I'd be asking some questions about how the owner of this business is going to prevent this from happening again. You do realize how dangerous dog fights are ... you have more to be concerned about than possibly impetigo.
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Wow sorry you and Sherman had to go thru that. Sounds like a scary situation. I certainly hope the bulldog got suspended from doggie day care!



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wow, very scary. Sorry you had to go through that I hope sherman is okay.

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The facility is a boarding/training/grooming facility, in addition to the doggy day care. The dog was not in Sherman's playgroup, he was being moved from one area of the facility to another and that's when he got Sherman. IDK what he was there for. Obviously I do have concerns about why a dog w/known dog aggression was allowed near my dog and will bring those up w/the facility. However, my immediate concern is preventing another possible case of impetigo (a skin infection) and, if necessary, treating the lacs that resulted from the attack.
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I think you should clean it thoroughly and put some neosporin on it. If he got the impentigo (skin infection) as a puppy he may have grown out of catching something so easy. If it shows any sign of infection get some antibiotics from the vet and give the bill to the daycare. Good luck and I hope Sherman is going to be ok and not traumatized from the attack. (((HUGS))))




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Major red flags here. If I were you, I'd be asking some questions about how the owner of this business is going to prevent this from happening again. You do realize how dangerous dog fights are ... you have more to be concerned about than possibly impetigo.
I'd be INSISTING on changes to their procedures or at least make them pay for a vet visit for your pup. They are legally liable and if they and should have liability insurance for this reason. If they give you grief, find another facility!
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I'd also be concerned about how he will react to other dogs now. Sometimes a situation like that can cause lasting anxiety around other dogs.
The daycare people need to work with him to be sure he's happy and friendly around other dogs and not stressed by them. A lot of dogs will just shrug it off, others will have lasting fear.
They should be sure they don't just throw him back in the playgroup and hope for the best!



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