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I just went on a walk with my dog and while she was sniffing

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I just went on a walk with my dog and while she was sniffing a gate a dog on the other side bit her nose and punctured it. I washed it (? well, I don't ) know but I dodn't know what else to do. She is kind of shocked. Also what should I do about that dog, had it beed a child's hand she/he wold have cut it off.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry you and your Setter had such a horrible experience on your walk!

I would advise a veterinary exam and antibiotics since the mouth is full of bacteria we want to ensure this other dog's bite does not result in an infection

In addition, I would call your local animal control agency because we need to make sure this other dog has been vaccinated and is current on rabies for your dog's sake but they can also do a wellness check to ensure this dog is not a danger to the neighborhood

But first and foremost she should be evaluated by your veterinarian and placed on oral antibiotics, I would not wait for infection to form in this situation but begin preventative care with antibiotics and possibly anti inflammatory medications as well

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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