View Full Version : Squirrel Bites

*future vet*
06-15-2006, 07:52 PM
Kona, my 10 week old Sibe pup was in the backyard today, while we were in the front yard. He started to squeal, we ran back there, and found a squirrel clinging to his paw. He must have dropped it from his mouth and it clamped down on his paw. My mom ran over and tried to get it off and we did. It drew blood so we soaked it in rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, and the corona stuff that can be used for animal wounds. It was a slow and young squirrel, and I was wondering if it could be dangerous? Thanks for the help!

06-15-2006, 07:58 PM
dogs worst enimy lol
hope that your pupy feels better

06-15-2006, 08:07 PM
i can't belive the puppy caught the squirl! other dogs have got to be jelous.LOL

depending on how bad the wound is you could probably just keep it clean and wouldn't have a problem. but if it's bad you'll have to go to the vet. squirls sometimes carry deseases. you may want to make a trip to the vet just in case.

06-16-2006, 08:26 AM
Whoa. Kona you are my hero. I can't believe you caught one of those nasty critters. They have been teasing me for years. I've gotten "this" close to catching one, but they get away at the last minute. I look up to you man. You're awesome.

Fenway....squirrel & chipmunk hunter

P.S. I'd make sure your family watches your paw. If it gets swollen and you can't walk on it, I'd hate to say this....but you should see the.....v..e..t.

Kona's my hero!

06-16-2006, 12:34 PM
Wow, Kona you caught a squirrel? I'd watch him closely to make sure he's walking on it and that it's not too swollen. Hope he feels better soon! I know how he feels, I got bit by a squirrel and chipmunk when I was 8... in the same week!

06-16-2006, 01:44 PM
I'm not sure of your state laws and although it is highly unlikely that the squirrel had rabies, but here in NY if your dog has not had it's rabies vaccine & gets bit by ANY animal you must report it to Public Health. Usually resulting in a 10 day quarantine.

I don't mean to scare you, just thought I'd post the law.

Hope all turns out well.

06-16-2006, 01:46 PM
Oh I hope he is okay. I guess he won't be chasing those critters anymore eh?

06-16-2006, 06:40 PM
I hope your foot is ok little one. It is very very rare for a squirrel to carry rabies so don't worry too much about that. I had heard once that it is impossible for them to carry it, but with further research found out it is just very rare.

*future vet*
06-16-2006, 06:47 PM
Ok, thanks for the help! Kona is just fine, he runs and jumps and walks fine, the paw isn't swollen and he hasn't been limping. I'm sure when he's older he won't give up till he tracks all those squirrels down :p .

06-16-2006, 07:36 PM
Kona caught a squrriel!? :eek: Wow!

You might want to notify the vet and see what he says, because the bite may contain rabies.