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#1 Hunt'EmUp

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:53 AM

Well at least we made it through the season, without this happening. But last day the geese (stupid specks I've been watching all season) decided to land in the field across from the "Repairian" area (is that what the tulley swamp-open hunting area is called?), . After a rather good duck weekend, good camping-duck hunters banquet; we were all feeling our oats and decided to put on a sneak. This required crossing the irrigation canal, drain off from the Repairian area, this would be where I'd assume the dog, got access to the Niland toe bacteria. Only other time I've gotten this crap is hunting in that Tulley swamp; a few years back.

 

Welp got up across the canal (attempted to jump across, semi made it (wet backside but heck it's for geese right ;). We belly crawled, with the dog (dog is better belly crawler than I ;) ) across the field. We were about 30-40 yards out of shooting range, able to see their little beady red devil eyes and orange noses, but not disturbed (THIS IS GONNA WORK). Almost there. The others of the group started their "sneak" from the other side of the field. Sneaking that might be described as an Elephant troop on safari. Heck they didn't even get off the road, when the birds start rustling. Well maybe they'll scare them over us. (NOPE) never thought bird that big could go straight up, BOOM BOOM (last shots of the season, have to try right?).  Didn't even pull a feather (DANG) oh well back to camp. Attempt to cross canal again; seems a whole lot wider than the first time also deeper; (JUMP...SPLASH) this time boots fill up, pants drenched, up to my waist; have to crawl up the backside of the canal; the dog (who gets up that crap way too easily; has to be called over so I can grab a hold of her and pull myself out). Seems like it's time for a Drink, before pack up (Season over this year ;))

 

Dog nearly jump out of her skin once the Geese exploded. and (although I am still feeling aches and pains in muscles I didn't remember I had). Still Completely worth it. But then the next morning dog comes up lame; swelled up foot (look btw the toes red) So now it's Soak, Lance, Drain; morning and evening. Lovely Nasty white crap, to squeeze out; Smells great. Hopefully I caught it fast enough and I wont have to go into the vet this time  I had hoped that the junk had flushed out of the area. Not the case.  


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:21 AM

My dog stepped on a stick and small puncture .it was CRAZY! Never had it before. Took him to vet yesterday on meds today and rest of the week.

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:24 PM

Better than taking a manzanita stick allllll the way down the rib cage to the hip and breaking off.......

 

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:36 PM

Better than taking a manzanita stick allllll the way down the rib cage to the hip and breaking off.......

 

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Holy crap man, that is insane!


Give me a bow, a topo and two weeks and I guarantee I kill two weeks!

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:07 PM

Sorry to hear about your dogs foot and ESS, that's terrible. My dog picked up a nice thorn that went into her pad almost a half inch. I noticed her limping and started to feel her pad and found it. I was afraid an infection would follow but I got lucky. Wister and that area is tough on dogs

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:41 AM

My dog got "wister foot" about 4 weeks ago and her paw and bottom part of leg swelled up huge, fast. Red puncture mark between toes on back paw. After paying a big vet bill for the lancing and draining and meds, she sat out the remaining weeks of the season to recover. Never had this problem in the Los Banos or Colusa areas. Wister is tough on dogs is an understatement. I know of someone else's dog that got the same thing on closing weekend at wister as well. I think the bacteria is all over the refuge, nasty stuff for sure.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:13 PM

Better than taking a manzanita stick allllll the way down the rib cage to the hip and breaking off.......

 

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Ok that is horrible, I would shudder to think, how infected that got and the recovery time.  Bet that cost a bit. Did they leave the hole for a drain?

 

As for my girl 3 days of washing and draining, Red is gone, still got a bit of a hole, but that is allowing it to drain on it's own just clear juice, no pus or fool smell for now. I think we are over the hump, glad I caught it and lanced it right away. Hopefully I'll get away without having to take her in, last time the vet had NO idea had to go back and forth a couple of times


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:41 AM

 

Better than taking a manzanita stick allllll the way down the rib cage to the hip and breaking off.......

 

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Ok that is horrible, I would shudder to think, how infected that got and the recovery time.  Bet that cost a bit. Did they leave the hole for a drain?

 

As for my girl 3 days of washing and draining, Red is gone, still got a bit of a hole, but that is allowing it to drain on it's own just clear juice, no pus or fool smell for now. I think we are over the hump, glad I caught it and lanced it right away. Hopefully I'll get away without having to take her in, last time the vet had NO idea had to go back and forth a couple of times

 

4 drains..... But 4 days after the surgery, around the entry wound, the skin melted away. About a 4" patch. Had to resort to a medical grade honey patch. Looked like a grham cracker. Promotes tissue growth. Had to be changed out every 2 days for 6 weeks @ the vet. Not even gonna tell you the cost. She made it and is back to hunting. But only with a vest regardless of weather. Was hell baby sitting her for that long. Especially when ducks were landing in the pool. 

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:43 AM

These dogs are high end athletes. They push through pain long before we notice a problem. Montana got a significant puncture wound hunting quail at Niland. We were able to get it to heal on our own. But we had to be very vigilant. Cone of shame for two weeks. Keeping the wound site clean and neosporin. I have dropped a couple of thousand on both labs. We have pet insurance so that has helped. Worse then ownning a boat. In fact, my boat has cost me less in up keep and repairs.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:05 AM


 

 

 

4 drains..... But 4 days after the surgery, around the entry wound, the skin melted away. About a 4" patch. Had to resort to a medical grade honey patch. Looked like a grham cracker. Promotes tissue growth. Had to be changed out every 2 days for 6 weeks @ the vet. Not even gonna tell you the cost. She made it and is back to hunting. But only with a vest regardless of weather. Was hell baby sitting her for that long. Especially when ducks were landing in the pool. 

 

 

I had one kind've like that, not near as bad; dog ran into an unseen metal stake; The guy I was with had seen such happen before, he tackled the dog and held the skin together to stop the tearing, still tore a good 7-8 in. Basically had to hold it together until we carried her back to the truck and I could put a couple of stitches in, and off to the vet. It was surprising how fast a wound in that area will tear. I bought a skin stapler after that (and have used it many times great item to have on hand). Honey-Sugar  is a miracle, I keep in my kit; it was the only thing to save one of my dogs ears, after she somehow ripped it in half and had to be sewn back together. Resulted in Nasty infection took months of changing bandages to finally heal that up.

 

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Got to love these dogs even if they do tend to cost us a bit of money, injury, tears, wounds, recovery never seem to phase them; changing nasty bandages seems to effect me a lot more, that and getting the Dam dog to keep the bandage on .


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

ESS,. I always have a vest on my dog regardless of the temperature when duck hunting. If it's hot I'll just put her in the water...
But not sure how much protection from something like this it would provide...(I know it provides some protection)
Did you have a vest on her at the time of injury?

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:05 AM

I love my labs. I have come between them other dogs that wanted to fight and so have my boys. No one or thing will get a shot at my dogs without going through me and often times my vet and wallet.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:27 PM

ESS,. I always have a vest on my dog regardless of the temperature when duck hunting. If it's hot I'll just put her in the water...
But not sure how much protection from something like this it would provide...(I know it provides some protection)
Did you have a vest on her at the time of injury?

She didn't have one on. But you're right.... more than likely it wouldn't have helped to deflect it. The piece that broke off in her hip was about 4" long.... and really sharp.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:23 PM

I'm glad both of your dogs are doing well. These animals have such drive during a hunt that I believe most of these accidents are unavoidable. When my dog takes a route through that thick brush I cringe.....
Kind of off topic but I will post my one and only duck pic this year in this thread. It's not only dogs that can get speared by the branches. This Pintail I shot landed just like the picture shows

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:27 PM

Maybe this is better..

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