We had animal control bring us a HBM (hit by motor home) female Boxer on Friday night that was running around on the freeway. She had no collar but was microchipped, unfortunately the microchip was still registered to the puppy mill in which the owners bought her from and was never updated.
Animal control told us they could not get a hold of the puppy mill corporation until Monday morning to get more info.
So we stabilized her as best we could (IV fluids, Cefazolin, Mannitol, Buprenex) and flushed and packed her gigantic wounds with wet to dry bandages. Our doctor did not even make an attempt to close it as the femur suffered an open comminuted fracture.
The city animal shelter shelter insisted on taking the dog this morning to their facilities and treating it. I have no idea what happened to the Boxer as they close at 5pm and she did not return back to us for continued care today…
She had a few more wounds but this one was the worst. I must say that this really is one of the worst wounds I have ever seen. The bone that is exposed is the femur.
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