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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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My Russel got in a fight with a small racoon last evening

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My Jack Russel got in a fight with a small racoon last evening today she is just lying on the couch wont eat or drink dosent act normal nose is warm
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

I am so sorry that Lucy does not feel well. Check her all over for any lesions that may require cleaning such as cuts or bite marks. If you find this, cut away the fur and clean with peroxide. If you do not see anything there still may be an infection that is causing Lucy's depression. Check her gums to be sure they are pink,...anything near white means that there may be internal damage and this is an emergency that requires a vet. If all appears normal, provide supportive care such as Pedialyte every 4 hrs and a dose of Nutrical, available at the pet store, every 4-6 hrs. If Lucy does not come around within a few hours or within a day, take her to your vet for an exam.

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