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Tuesday, Chuck went with me to the dog park. (Or did I go with him?) After being there for a long time, there was a dog that he was going over to check out (he was ona leash). I guess that dog felt threatened and bit chuck's ear (sliced it from the bottom about an inch up). He was bleeding uncontrolably and I was freaking out. I took him to the doctor and 280 dollars later he has 4 stitches and lots of meds.
That has probably been one of the scariest things to happen to me.
 

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Wow. That is awful. Was the other dog owner willing to help out with the vet cost for their unruly dog?

In any case, I hope Chuck has a speedy recovery, he's lucky to have you.
 

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Oh NO! That is terrible. I hope Chuck is all better very soon.
 

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We had a situation like that happen with a previous dog that we owned. My daughter was taking her for a walk and she came upon another dog and for some unknown reason our dog snapped and bit the other dog. It was so strange because our dog had never shown a mean bone in her body, but I was close by and heard it happen so I did end up paying the entire vet bill for the other person.

I hope your little one heals rapidly and that there are no physical or emotional scars from it.
 

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Nope. They never offered or anything. I aws in such a hurry, I didn't get their info, but they did not seem to care about what happened. I was upset because Chuck didn't do anything. He never growled or anything. He was just being a love muffin.
 

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Sorry, just re-read your OP - I know you were in a dog park, but it may help you to read this article... sometimes when we think a dog is running up to another being friendly, they are actually being 'rude' in doggy language.

Allowing your dog to run up to another one can make the other dog feel quite threatened. Sometimes it's safer to ask the other owner (even if you are in a dog park) if their dog is friendly (especially if it is on a leash) before letting your dog greet it.

Anyway... here is the article, I found it very useful!

http://flyingdogpress.com/sayhi.html
 

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Poor Chuck! I hope he's feeling better soon. And I hope you're feeling better soon too. You shouldn't have to worry about your dog getting attacked at the dog park. If a dog isn't friendly, their owners shouldn't be bringing it to the park. Same if they are too scared to let their dog off leash. It only creates the opportunity for incidents like this.

Amber (my last Beagle mix, at the Bridge now) got attacked once. She was in our yard and the neighbors dog got out and came over and attacked her. Luckily, Amber wasn't hurt as badly as I initially thought. She was a bit of a drama queen and layed it on pretty thick that afternoon. She has a small puncture and abrasion, but nothing major. My neighbors never offered to pay anything on the bill and I was too chicken to go and ask them to.
 

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Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Chuck. How scary for you . Hugs for you both. ((()))
 
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