A quick update on how Patch is doing. We took her to the vet yesterday and he’s very happy with her. The wound is healing remarkably quickly. There’s no sign of infection or irritation and no excess fluid beneath the wound. There’s no impairment of movement. We can’t take her for a walk until the stitches are removed in ten days time. Understandably, she’s a bit nervous of being touched, but likes her tummy being tickled. We are amazed (and delighted) at how quickly she is recovering.
We have been in touch with the owners of the dog who attacked her. They assure us they will be taking measures to prevent a reoccurrence. We haven’t reported the incident to the police. We don’t want the dog to be at risk of being put down. It’s really down to the owners to manage it properly. We are just glad that it wasn’t any worse. Jack Russells are very resilient!