Wiener Dog Question....HELP!!
This last December a co-worker came to me with a tiny little wiener dog, he stated that it just wasn't working with her and asked if I wanted her...if not he was going to just drop her off at the pound. He brought in all of her paper work, she was 5 months old and papered. Shes a blue dapple and just adorable. I noticed then that she was very under weight and frightened. I tried asking him questions about why it wasn't working out and I never got an answer.
I took her to the vet for shots and a check up and find that all of her back teeth have been kicked out of her head and sheÂs very malnourished and underweight.
So I take her home and notice that the little bug won't leave her crate and she's terrified of everything. We also have a two year old wiener dog thatÂs just a love so I thought then that she has major issues because she's nothing like Cooper.
A couple of days pass and she's learning to come out of her crate and exploring a little. I also learn from another co-worker that the guy that had her before paid a lot of money for her and then noticed that she has a very bad under bite which causes her front teeth to really stick out (she's adorable) but according to the vet she told him that if he breed her the puppies would also have this under bite. He bought her to breed her and when he realized this he threw her in her crate and left her there to starve to death. If she messed in her crate she was beat but she was never allowed out. This guys wife finally told him she was tired of hearing her cry all the time and he had to get rid of her. Well she was crying because she was hungry. Needless to say this guy is a dirt bag!
Anyway, she has come such a long way. Her name is Sadie and she's a doll. Her and Cooper have become great friends and she's fit right into our little family.
But we had a huge set back on Sunday....we had a couple of friends over visiting (no kids), Sadie is sitting next to me and Cooper is playing on the floor. We are all visiting and this had been going on for about 20 minutes and all of a sudden Sadie tacked! She came flying off the chair and attacked Cooper. She lost it. I came flying up grabbed Sadie off Cooper and my DH grabbed Cooper to make sure he was okay. She then tacked on me. I grabbed her and forcefully laid her on the couch on her back and kept yelling at her to stop. She bit the heck out me, drawing blood. I have several bite marks on my hands that hurt like heck. She wouldn't stop. I picked her up by the nap of her neck and held her by her feet and put her in her crate where she proceeded to attack the bars. I had a small glass of water on the table; I grabbed it and threw the water in her face. I could tell that she just wasn't "there". When the water hit her you could visibly see her come back. She laid down in her bed, soaking wet and slept for two hours solid.
When we let her out she acted like nothing was wrong and went right back to being her sweet self. We were shocked.
I called the vet today and explained everything and she stated that once she tasted blood she won't stop and I should put her down!
Needless to say I called another vet and got a second opinion and he stated that this could be an issue from her past that made her snap and just to keep a really close eye on her.
Has anyone else ever dealt with anything like this and if so please help! I love her to piece and I don't want to just give up on her. She's been through so much!!