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Aussielover9 July 10th, 2013 06:31 PM

Dog shot in lower jaw
 
Hi im new here.

I also found this site searching for answers online. I do jot know how to thread
And all that but I'm hoping someone will see this and offer my family their advice. Our families beloved Aussie was shot in the jaw Monday. It was horrific And tge whole family saw it. Her tongue is mostly gone and vet said all bone in the jaw is gone as well as teeth except on the left side but it's broken in five places. The vet can't tell us much except euthanasia should be considered. He can only put her in a muzzle for 6-8 weeks and maybe it will fuse enough to support itself but doesn't know for sure. We had hoPed she would be able to lap up soft food and water but now with a lot of her tongue missing we just don't know. We don't want to give up on our baby but hate to put her through this if the outcome isn't going to be livable for her. We have a 3 year old daughter who is very attached to her fuzzy sister. And feeding tubes won't really be an option as our daughter won't understand and be able to handle that sort of thing. The dr said her odds of this working are not in her favor, they are about 40-50. Please help does anyone know enough about this type of injury???

hazelrunpack July 11th, 2013 03:28 PM

I moved your post into its own thread, hoping to make it more visible.

I have no advice, but know that you're in my thoughts and prayers and please keep us posted.

Jull July 11th, 2013 03:47 PM

:sorry: to hear your family is going though such a hard time... all the advise I can really give is to follow your heart when making any decision, only you know what is the best for your baby.

you know... just a couple hours before I read your post, I was reading about Oggy the pitbull, your post made me think of it.


[url]http://www.animals-abused.org/oogy-story.htm[/url]

:goodvibes:

Barkingdog July 11th, 2013 07:35 PM

[QUOTE=Jull;1059510]:sorry: to hear your family is going though such a hard time... all the advise I can really give is to follow your heart when making any decision, only you know what is the best for your baby.

you know... just a couple hours before I read your post, I was reading about Oggy the pitbull, your post made me think of it.


[url]http://www.animals-abused.org/oogy-story.htm[/url]

:goodvibes:[/QUOTE]

There also a story about a dog that had lost his whole jaw , was it posted here too? [url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/10107852/Kabang-the-snoutless-hero-dog-returns-to-the-Philippines.html[/url]

Goldfields July 11th, 2013 10:29 PM

Good luck if you try and save her, Aussielover9, I think ultimately it will be up to the vets though. I just shed bucket loads of tears for these 3 dogs, Oogy's is such a dreadful story but his owners are just the best people, what a lucky dog in the end. The little dog from the Phillipines seems quite happy. As I always say about Dundee, with his birth defects, the dog doesn't know he's not handsome, it isn't going to care what it ends up looking like, the important thing is to get it out of pain and able to function. So, I send prayers and good vibes for your Aussie, but good or bad, the vets have the final say I think.


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