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post #1 of 16
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I just got attacked by a little dog!

I went to pick up my co-op order and the house owner came out to help me and her little dog (yorkie?) bit me 3 times on the back of my thighs!

She asked if I was OK and I said I did not know. She said their vet said he was is an over protective dog and then said he did not have front teeth that he bit me with his gums..but I do have teeth marks on my skin! and cuts and bruises..She was obviously shaken as she was shaking too..I just got in my car and left because I did not knwo what else too do...I even forgot to give her the co-op money...

It hurts!

What do I do ?

I do not want the little doggie to get into trouble, BUT do I go to the doctor or just clean the areas with hydrogen peroxide?
post #2 of 16
Clean the area with peroxide.
Most likely the dog is just over protective and if you came in the house or in their yard the dog thought you were an intruder.

But you might want to tell the lady she should get her dog in some training!
post #3 of 16
You need to make sure the dog's vaccinations are up to date! What a bad experience... hope you are O.K.
post #4 of 16
I'd take some photos to show the owner as well. She, at the very least, should confine the dog when visitors are coming. The next victim may not be so understanding. Some good dog training would be good, as suggested earlier.

As for the wounds, after cleaning with lots of soap and water, I'd apply triple antibiotic ointment and a loose dressing.

Good luck,

Cally
post #5 of 16
You need to find out if that dog has rabies shots and when they were given. All animal bites like that should be reported to your doctor. Most states have a law about that.

And this is the reason why DH doesn't like little dogs - he calls them "ankle biters"!
post #6 of 16
That is not good..there can't be dogs running around biting people! I hope your bites are okay
post #7 of 16
As long as his vaccinations are up to date I wouldn't bother going to the doctor if it were me. Theres really not anything that needs to be done to a minor wound like that, other than to keep it clean and maybe put some anti-biotic ointment on it.
post #8 of 16
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update..

I emailed the daughter of the dog owner and was told that the dog is up-to-date on vaccines and was healthy.

She questioned the severity of my bites as she said her mother said my jeans were not ripped so she did not believe he broke my skin through my jeans\t

SO I took pictures of my bite wounds and sent them to her !

I did not even get an apology from her or her mother. I even made crystal clear that I was not going after anyone or anything. I just wanted to know if the dog was up-to-date and healthy.

even though the bites are painful and sting when I clean them,\t
I did not go to the doctor ..I just used peroxide like some of you suggested along with a homeopathic medicine.

It was just such a weird incident and totally took me by surprise to have this "ferious" little dog jumping up and trying to rip my thighs off. I was so taken aback by it.
I know the little bugger was trying to protect, but holy cow, if the owner knows this about her dog next time she opens the door she needs to make sure the dog is put away or lock in another room until the person leaves..

oh and I was wrong it was a scottish terrier not a yorkie...don't know my dogs sorry dog lovers
post #9 of 16
You showed them proof of the bites having broken your skin, because they didn't believe you? I think you ought to ask to see the proof of up-to-date shots, in turn. I would not trust them to be so responsible, if they could not even issue an apology.
post #10 of 16
I am going to sound a bit harsh here, but I am really tired of owner of small aggressive dogs being let off the hook. If her dog had been a rotti or a pit it would be euthanized.

I know people don't think small dogs can do damage, but my cousin was a paper boy when he was 12. A womans toy poodle jumped up when she opened the door and bit him on the penis. He had to have 5 different surgeries.

I know this is a difficult situation because you are moving into their co-op, but that dog is a danger, even if it is small. Get proof of vaccination, save your emails and photos as proof and tell them you would like them to get training for the dog. If they refuse this then report to animal control.

In all honestly ALL bites need to be reported. If the dog broke the skin through your jeans it wasn't just a nip, but an aggressive bite.

Next time it could be a child's face

PS. your babies are growing up beautifully!
post #11 of 16
^ I agree fully. Every dog (or any animal) owner should be responsible for their animal, no matter the size or breed.

Demand proof of vaccination, you'll let them know you're serious. And who knows, maybe this is not the first time this dog has bitten a person.
post #12 of 16
Postmen say the small dogs are far and away the most likely to bite. I think I heard chihuahuas are the leading biters of letter carriers.
post #13 of 16
I'm sorry that happened to you and I hope that it gets better/stops hurting soon. What I would do would depend on the owners - it doesn't sound like these people are handling the situation properly to me.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Going Nova View Post
You showed them proof of the bites having broken your skin, because they didn't believe you? I think you ought to ask to see the proof of up-to-date shots, in turn. I would not trust them to be so responsible, if they could not even issue an apology.
Yes... you know you have a point there....

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Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
I am going to sound a bit harsh here, but I am really tired of owner of small aggressive dogs being let off the hook. If her dog had been a rotti or a pit it would be euthanized.

I know people don't think small dogs can do damage, but my cousin was a paper boy when he was 12. A womans toy poodle jumped up when she opened the door and bit him on the penis. He had to have 5 different surgeries.
Oh jeez..that is terrible! I am sorry to hear this!

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Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
I know this is a difficult situation because you are moving into their co-op, but that dog is a danger, even if it is small. Get proof of vaccination, save your emails and photos as proof and tell them you would like them to get training for the dog. If they refuse this then report to animal control.

In all honestly ALL bites need to be reported. If the dog broke the skin through your jeans it wasn't just a nip, but an aggressive bite.
You are right-it was totally aggressive..
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Next time it could be a child's face
Yes I realize this and my kids were with me in the car thankfully..that was exactly what I thought when I got back in the car..if my 3.5 Y/O would have been out there her face would have been ripped off..no lie...This dog was jumping up on me to get at me..my bites are right below my rear end.
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Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
PS. your babies are growing up beautifully!

aww thank you....they are little teenage tricksters now...lol..
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
...she emailed after looking at my pictures and she wrote me "oh she had a bite like that once and used some medicine to help it" still no apology and no oh my those look painful..nothing...and I emailed her back that I will not be ordering any more as I felt since no apology they really do not care.

And you know what? she has yet to reply. SO now I do wonder if the dog was really up-to-date...

sheesh....
post #16 of 16
Do report the dog, you aren't being mean or vindictive, but you do have to think about the next person this may happen to, someone without jeans on to protect them. Dog bites need to be reported and quite frankly, I worry about that dog being around any small children. The owner needs to get the dog trained and reporting the bite might make that happen. My guess is this may not be the first time she's been reported either.
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