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Thread: EEEEK!!!!.....A Leech!!!

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    Unhappy EEEEK!!!!.....A Leech!!!

    Ohhh boy, not much turns my stomach but about 10 minutes ago I found a fully bloated leech crawling across the floor....oh so gross!

    Switched on the main ceiling light and there's blood everywhere! Cleaned that up and then went searching for the leech's victim. It was poor Sally, one of my new foster greys. The leech had attached itself to between the toes of her front paw.

    Anyway, I've given it a good flush with saline and whacked on some betadine.

    Anything else I should do for the wound site that I haven't thought of? I will start checking the other dogs feet now to make sure there aren't any other nasties.

    How come I can cope with poo, vomit, even open wounds, but one little fat leech has made me feel faint!

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    Cause they're so bloody gross, is probably why Grey's!

    Yuk. Poor Sally.

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    aww Von.. i understand your EEEKKKKKKK over leeches.. they make me shudder too

    Hope Sally is going to be ok, sorry i cant offer any advice as i'm not in the know when it comes to leech treatment for dogs.

    Do you have a dam on your property, i'm curious as to how Sally came in contact with a leech ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post

    How come I can cope with poo, vomit, even open wounds, but one little fat leech has made me feel faint!
    And the fact that it just feasted on your baby !!




    I dont think there will be any ill effects on pups as a result ..
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    Hope sally is ok.

    Von....awwww diddums.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Ewww! Poor Sally!

    Try to keep her foor as dry as possible for a few days. It will bleed all over again if it gets wet, the anticoagulant they put on a bite site lingers about for a while.

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    I do have a dam, but the dogs don't have access to it. LOL I think Clea got a baby one on her foot when she first came to get Eddie, but in 5 years that's the first one I ever saw...until today!

    Must just be the rain we had last night that's brought them out of the ground? Hmm don't know, I'm on the top of a mountain, it's not boggy up here!

    Oh look, I'd rather leeches than paralysis ticks!

    Just hoping I've done the right thing as to treating Sally..who is lying next to me on the sofa obviously suffering...NOT!

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    Hey Von, just a thought, get Di to bring her shot gun, that'll do the trick.

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    Mitte you rotten #$%%&&!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Mitte you rotten #$%%&&!!!!!
    If you ever get a leach attached to a bodily part, Just sprinkle salt on it... Makes for a fast retreat !!
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