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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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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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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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Kudos to you for realizing that things do happen at daycares. Although this exact instance would raise some questions which you said you would address, I'm glad that you aren't automatically:"daycare is bad"
 

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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))))

I agree. Have the vet check him and give the bill to the daycare!
 

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poor guy - Faith sends kisses
 

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I'm going to touch base w/our vet this morning. I'm not too worried about long term dog anxiety--last night he was romping in the yard w/his neighborhood Dane friend like he always does.

I'm also not automatically saying daycare is bad b/c it provides a socialization/exercise outlet that I can't always provide for him. But I do have some questions for the staff...
 

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I hope he recovers with out any problems.
I would look into another daycare and find out their policies on aggressive dogs.

I would NEVER send our Gunner to daycare or board him since he does have issues with dogs he doesn't know. I won't even say what I think of owners who would do that.
We don't go to dog parks or any dog events because of Gunner's issues. When walking him I am always aware of anyone with a dog anywhere!
 

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Impetigo is a staph or strep infection of the skin. If you are going out to buy an antibiotic ointment I would get Polysporin instead of Neosporin because many people and dogs are allergic to the Neomycin in Neosporin. I hope your poor baby is feeling better. Jamie sends puppy kisses.
 

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I'm so very sorry. Even though he only got scratches, I hope the day care said they would cover him being seen by a Vet. It is the least they can do. I feel Dog parks and day care are accidents waiting to happen. I used to bring Shadow to the dog park daily while he was a pup. When he got older he hated it and really isn't good with very many other dogs. He was wonderful in ALL situations until he hit a year old.

"Neomycin in Neosporin" My son is allergic to this!
 

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sorry Sherman had a scare at doggy day care I agree with the rest, the bulldog should of never been allowed there. wow haven't heard Impetigo in a long time...my whole family had it when we first moved to Maine including my dog, wish I could find the pic of him...he was an all white dog and the meds on one side of his face turned him purple for awhile? they still using that kind of meds for dogs?
 
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