Meet Oreo, a 7 year old mini Aussie. Oreo has lots of energy and loves to play. She also has an older sister, Hope, who is like most older ladies, and gets a little crabby when it comes to young whipper snappers. Anxious to play, Oreo tried to get her older sister to join in on the fun, but Hope had other plans: she bit Oreo on the nose because she wasn’t ready to play.
Oreo’s mom cleaned the wound and kept an eye out for infections, thinking Oreo was in the clear. Then Oreo started to have seizures. Oreo was in pain and just wasn’t herself, which meant her mom brought her to the vet right away.
At the vet, blood tests were run trying to find the cause of the seizures. The blood tests kept coming back with perfect results. A bit confused, an x-ray was done of Oreo’s nose. Oreo’s nose had been fractured during the bite and was likely causing the seizures as a response to the pain. Oreo stayed a few nights at the clinic, was given antibiotics and pain medication and is expected to make a full recovery.
Did you know the average bite strength across three large-dog breeds is 269 pounds of pressure? According to PetMD, here's what you should know if your dog is bitten by another dog.
If you know that your pet has been bitten by another animal, it's important that you take them to the vet for an examination.
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