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I just looked at this question I am caring for a friends dog - small 5 yr old mix - great at sit on command etc - but last night he encountered a large racoon - horrible fight which I ended by spraying the garden hose on them both - he had a bite on his tail but nothing else - He has been happy walking today - but he just stands beside me - and will not sit on a gentle command. I have gently rubbed him all over and he seems to have no pain thank you Judy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
Can you confirm that the bite penetrated the skin?
Is he up to date on his rabies vaccinations?