My dog was attacked and injured.. bunch of questions
A week ago from this past Sunday, my Jack Russell beagle mix came in injured, (he's about 9-10 yrs old and 22 lb)
I took him to the emergency clinic 45 minutes away.
In a nutshell, he was bitten by a large dog in his abdomen and neck. No organs were touched but muscles, tendons and diaphragm were shredded. His ribs are displaced and cracked.
They watched his lungs until Tuesday then did the surgery.
He came home late that Friday.
Now, a week later, he is recovering. I'm very grateful!
We went on a fairly good walk today and he had his first bowel movement since last Thursday. He was exceptionally springy going out but very slow coming back in. I carried him the last bit.
He is sleeping on one of many dog beds (covered with towels), has no bandages but a bunch of leaky sutures -hence the towels.
Question- I have been feeding him Evo 95% chicken canned dogfood in a pool of homemade light chicken broth. He is drinking very little water and won't touch his bowl of Wellness dry food at all.
He gets tramadol for pain every 6 hours and something else in the morning (metacam?)
When should I transition him back to dry food? Ever?
Anything else I can do for him?
I have not seen the dog that bit him, btw.