Others
thumbnail
Parent125123
Sun, Mar 31, 2024

My pup got badly attacked by at pit bull. His head was inside that dogs mouth and that dogs jaws were locked. In an attempt to release the pit it's owner sprayed it with peper spray witch go on rowdy.


Create an account to access Dr. Windom’s answer to this concern.

The vet's response to this question is only available to members of Dr.Tail Create a new account to access +100K cases in Dr.Tail.

  • 24/7 priority consultations
  • Analysis of the cause of the issue
  • Home treatments and care tips
  • Guidelines for vet visits
  • Vet experts matched to your needs
or continue with
vet-thumbnail
ONLINE
Dr. Windom
Veterinarian

Given that his head was in the mouth of another dog, it's important to first assess for any puncture wounds or lacerations, which can be serious due to the risk of infection. The force of a dog bite can also cause deeper tissue damage that isn't immediately visible.

The pepper spray exposure can cause significant irritation to the eyes, nose, mouth, and respiratory tract. You may notice symptoms such as squinting, redness of the eyes, coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, or excessive drooling. It's important to flush Rowdy's eyes and mouth with saline or clean water to remove any residue of the pepper spray. This can be done by gently pouring the saline over his eyes and offering water for him to drink or gently rinsing his mouth.

It's also crucial to monitor for signs of infection or other complications from the bite wounds. Keep an eye out for swelling, heat, pus, or an unpleasant odor from any wounds, as these are signs of infection. Additionally, watch for any changes in behavior, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or aggression, which could indicate pain or discomfort.

If Rowdy shows any difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, or seems unable to see properly, these are urgent symptoms that require immediate attention. Similarly, if the wounds from the bite are deep, bleeding excessively, or showing signs of infection, he should be seen by a professional as soon as possible.

In the meantime, ensure that Rowdy stays hydrated and offer him his regular diet. If he's reluctant to eat due to stress or discomfort, you can try offering soft foods that are easier to chew.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.