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Help!!

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:24 pm
by Moon4wolfgirl
I know this isn't a tortoise forum but I really need help. My dog got a hold of my tortoise and he has teeth marks in shell and some shell is peeling off. Any ideas on how to treat the wounds so it doesn't get infected. I can't take him to the vet because I think it closed but please just tell me stuff on how to sooth his pain and treat the wounds.(there wasn't any blood that I know of) :cry:

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:33 pm
by Moon4wolfgirl
I found belittle blood and soaked him in some bedatine

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:16 pm
by Martadragon017
I'm sorry, but I don't know very much about tortoises, but I would probably recommend bringing him/her to the vet if you haven't done that already. I've also heard of people using manuka honey, but again I don't have very much knowledge regarding tortoises. I also found this website: https://www.vettimes.co.uk/app/uploads/ ... injury.pdf
It seems to mostly be info for vets, but you might find something useful there. It also mentions manuka honey though so I would probably try that. I also found this tortoise forum so you might be able to get more help from there: https://www.tortoiseforum.org/
I hope this helps! :(

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:56 pm
by CooperDragon
Try to keep the wounds clean and protected until you can get him to a vet. Using diluted betadine to clean the wound is a good idea. Then cover it with telfa/gauze and tape over just the edges to hold it in place but allowing the wound to breathe. Hopefully the wound isn't too deep and won't get infected.

https://azeah.com/tortoises-turtles/dog-bite-wounds-turtles-and-tortoises

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 10:39 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

Oh dear, are you going to be able to get him to a vet to have more care?
As suggested, use some diluted betadine to keep the wound cleaned up. You can also try
getting some manuka honey or raw, unpasteurized honey to use while covering the area with
gauze also.
How is he doing?

Tracie

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:28 am
by Moon4wolfgirl
He's doing better, walking around. I'll try to get some raw honey, and take him to the vet if it starts to swell up. I bandaged his wounds to. Some parts the parts of shell was gone :cry: . But he's acting like it doesn't hurt him.I want to take him to the vet but my dad said if it starts swelling up well take him. Thanks for replying
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Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:35 am
by Gormagon
If you wait until it starts to swell, that means infection has already set in and, could be to late to treat it. Poor thing!

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:14 am
by Moon4wolfgirl
Ok. I found a exotic vet care in going to take him to if the prices are ok. I'll see if I can take him soon.

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:45 am
by CooperDragon
That's good to hear, please let us know how it goes. Some vets are able to repair shell damage once the wounds are cared for. Hopefully they'll get him all patched up.

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:38 am
by Moon4wolfgirl
The vet was way out of our price Zone so I'm looking for more. :banghead:

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:00 pm
by Moon4wolfgirl
Found another vet taking him tomorrow

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:14 pm
by Gormagon
Moon4wolfgirl wrote:Found another vet taking him tomorrow

You little buddy will appreciate it. 🙂🙂🙂

Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:11 am
by Moon4wolfgirl
hi, I thought it would be good to do a little update on yoda (the tortoise)
his wounds are about healed and so much more alert, I do think it scard him because you have to approach him slowly or he will pee, but overall he is very well and has grown a lot more
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Re: Help!!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:26 am
by Drache613
Hello,

Yoda is looking good! How is he feeling now?
Poor guy, it looks like he is going to be just fine though. :D
Thanks for the update on him.

Tracie