Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby SwervesBar » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:54 pm

AHBD wrote:Can you post new pics of the tail ?


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Hope that link works!
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby AHBD » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:58 pm

He's a beautiful leatherback ! I'd get some raw honey on the tail + no bathing unless it's in a betadine solution. See about the vet ASAP though, better safe than sorry .
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby SwervesBar » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:00 pm

AHBD wrote:He's a beautiful leatherback ! I'd get some raw honey on the tail + no bathing unless it's in a betadine solution. See about the vet ASAP though, better safe than sorry .


Thanks! He's quite the boy <3

I'm assuming no bathing because it might get unwanted bacteria in the wound? Would running under water still be ok?

I get to work a 15 hour shift tomorrow so I'm going to have to call them at work.
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:34 pm

Hello,

That sounds good, it will hopefully heal up well. He is a very handsome dragon, indeed!
Yes, too much bathing can invite bacteria on open wounds. If you need to clean him, you
can use running water, sure, or try wet ones also.
Let us know how he is doing!

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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:57 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

That sounds good, it will hopefully heal up well. He is a very handsome dragon, indeed!
Yes, too much bathing can invite bacteria on open wounds. If you need to clean him, you
can use running water, sure, or try wet ones also.
Let us know how he is doing!

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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby SwervesBar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:23 pm

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

That sounds good, it will hopefully heal up well. He is a very handsome dragon, indeed!
Yes, too much bathing can invite bacteria on open wounds. If you need to clean him, you
can use running water, sure, or try wet ones also.
Let us know how he is doing!

Tracie


Hey !! Just wanted to post a hopefully final update!!!!
It's day 3 from being attacked and his wounds are scabbed and look to be healing up really nice! Granted it's harder to tell on his tail thanks to his shed. No discoloration in his tail and he's using it just like normal!

Here's his most recent pics., Let me know if this is looking like a good start to a road of recovery or if there are any other concerns!!! I really appreciate the support and advice, it's been a big help!

Claw to the back of head:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 144843.jpg

This was just after running him under warm water;
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 144827.jpg

I tried to take this chemical-free for now, but if it did/or does, get any worse obviously medication is in line with one of 2 reptile vets I found nearby.

Thank you guys!!! Pancake sends his love!!
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:27 pm

Hello,

That sounds promising he is active & using his tail some also. I hope all of his shed comes off
without any issues too. Has he eaten anything?
Definitely more pictures would be good!

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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby AHBD » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:48 pm

Sounds good, hopefully everything will heal up just fine. :) I would still advise using watered down raw honey on the tail , since he's shedding you don't want any part to linger + cause restricted blood flow. The honey will lubricate + act as a barrier to bacteria.
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby krba201076 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:34 pm

I am so sorry about Pancake. I don't blame you...sometimes things just happen and they happen fast.
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby SwervesBar » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:10 pm

krba201076 wrote:I am so sorry about Pancake. I don't blame you...sometimes things just happen and they happen fast.


Yeah-- but you know, accidents happen-- and we can learn from our mistakes!!

He is all scabbed up and healthy again, and his tail is shedding now!

A mistake I've definitely learned a TON from lol! And there are so many people willing to help on this site with a ton of good information. All the love and advice has really helped my Pancake get better!!! He's asleep right now otherwise I'd sneakily snap a pic :3c
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby Aaradimian » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:06 am

I'm so glad Pancake is going to be all right!

Is it correct to say that there were no puncture/fang wounds, just surface claw injuries (as far as you can tell)? From having owned cats & inevitably receiving both types of damage myself, I know that bites are normally a lot more serious from an infection and crushing/tearing perspective. That might make a difference in both the immediate and longer-term treatment recommendations judging from this outcome.
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby SwervesBar » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:31 am

Aaradimian wrote:I'm so glad Pancake is going to be all right!

Is it correct to say that there were no puncture/fang wounds, just surface claw injuries (as far as you can tell)? From having owned cats & inevitably receiving both types of damage myself, I know that bites are normally a lot more serious from an infection and crushing/tearing perspective. That might make a difference in both the immediate and longer-term treatment recommendations judging from this outcome.


As far as I can see, he was never bit! But in the picture he had deep claw gashes on his tail. He also had a deep gash on his cheek next to his eye, I think my cat was testing him out.

So, Pancake is enjoying being cuddled as a spoiled baby.

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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby Aaradimian » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:41 am

SwervesBar wrote:So, Pancake is enjoying being cuddled as a spoiled baby.


Awww! Totally jealous. Mine's brumating, so no cuddle time with him for a while now. Luckily, we have 2, so I'm not in complete withdrawal yet :D
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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby Drache613 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:59 pm

Hello,

That is great news your dragon is doing so well now & is healing up! So she is eating well
& basking normally?
When you can, definitely post new pictures of her.

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Re: Turn your Back? Cat Attacks.

Postby AHBD » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:20 pm

Glad to hear she's O.K. :) So was it just topical ointment and no vet or antibiotics ?
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