26/03/2009 at 09:37 2 comments



Phoenix was very briefly attacked by a collie-cross while we were out walking recently. She approached her potential new pal, wagging and jolly to say hello who then promptly, and without warning bit her on the face.  She now has an inch-long and currently rather conspicuous cut on her cheek. We’re desperately hoping that this won’t leave a long term scar, but it will probably be some weeks before we’ll know. Thankfully it hasn’t in any way put her off saying hello to other dogs though, which is good.

Her recall and general ability to sit, stand etc. has improved enormously and she regularly manages to impress other people when we call her away from them. That click and treat thing has worked wonders.

On our walk today Phoenix was cooed over by a family with two Border Terriers who referred to them as their “border terrorists”, which made us giggle.

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  • 1. Matt  |  30/03/2017 at 15:51

    Did it leave a scar? My Vizsla puppy was without warning bitten by a labor doodle and it was a deep gash. The skin has healed in about 10 days and there are some hairs growing in the area now, but the skin is still very visible. I’m putting vitamin E on it daily now to help the hair grow. I don’t know what else to do, but really don’t want a big scar on my puppy! He is 7 months old.

    • 2. Phoenix  |  30/03/2017 at 16:59

      Hi Matt, no, it didn’t leave any kind of scar, and all of our dogs have managed to acquire a wide array of wounds over the years, none of which have left any permanent marks….I think it also depends on the location and how dense the coat is and thus how quickly is can regrow. If your boy already has hairs growing back in the area of his wound then I’m sure he should be fine, long term. Tim


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