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Help! Dog Bite

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Keiko The Pig

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Please I'm here looking for advice not criticism! I have 2 male guinea pigs who turned 1 just last week. They are my only pets and therefore live in their cage on the floor. This week my parents agreed to dog sit a dog we've known and watched over since he was a puppy. In the 10 seconds it took me to go to the washroom and back to my room they arrived home from their walk with the dog and he went into my room (door shut 24/7 when he's here) and got to my pigs. I didnt see what happened. But when I quickly chased him out and examined my boys one is missing a fair couple chunks of fur near his back end. His skin was a little red/irritated looking but seems okay now (more pink than anything). There's no blood or scratches or teeth marks to be found. After some coaxing I got him to eat some watermelon (his favourite treat that I don't feed often). Since then he's been okay eating, moving around, squeaking, rumbling at his cage mate. Is there anything I should be on the look out for? Should I do anything for his skin or just leave it be? A barrier has since been put up so the dog can't access this entire half of the house. I would never let my guinea pigs be in any danger they are everything to me this was a total accident and shock to me :(
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Aww poor little man, think i'd get him checked over by a vet if you can? They can suffer shock quite easily & he may need some painkillers if a tuft of hair has been pulled out or the skin surrounding it starts to bruise, theres also a chance of internal damage.

but it's good that he sounds like he's doing his usual eating, sleeping, pooping, walking normally actions, bruised or broken bones or teeth can be a problem with type of injury too - so try & keep a close eye on that for him.

healing vibes for your little one. xx
 

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I would be inclined to get him checked at the vets just in case. Bites from other animals, even when it has only grazed the skin, can carry bacteria which can cause infection. Better to be safe than sorry.
 

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Aw poor little man, it's just an accident, you couldn't have foreseen what happened.
I've give your parents the vet bill. Just get him onto the vet for him to have a check up. He will be shocked the vet will advice you.
Could your dad put a slide bolt on the door.
Also the dog now knows where your piggies are & will go in there the last thing you want is another attack.
 

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I agree with all of the above, a vet visit is best to check for any further injuries and give pain relief if needed.
 
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