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Dog Fights – Interview With Our Vet Dr Cori

As you know, I took Party straight to the ER vet after his attack (because – of course, this would happen on a Friday night … I actually do not recall that any of my dogs ever had an emergency during business hours on a weekday! Always nights and weekends).

This can be a tricky decision – emergency vets are pricey, and after your dog has been in a fight and has no visible injuries, you might wonder how crucial it is to take them to the vet right away.

How do you know if there are any hidden injuries, and whether your dog needs immediate medical attention? Can you treat small puncture wounds at home?

To answer these and all other questions about the aftermath of dog fights, I interviewed the veterinarian of our team, Dr Cori Wigfall DVM, BVM. BVS(Hons) BVMedSci(Hons).

I am crossing my fingers you will never need this information!

But in case your dog is ever involved in a fight, you will learn:

  • How to quickly assess your dog’s condition after a brawl
  • Where to check for hidden injuries
  • How to decide whether to go to the ER vet or wait until the next morning
  • What to watch out for in the days following the fight
  • What you should know if you get bitten trying to break up a fight

Again – all fingers and paws crossed that you never need to apply this info!