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Unfortunately a pigeon that as been staying with us (didn't adopt it just stays on our gutter and comes for food permanently) has been attack by one of our dogs, we tried our best to keep them separate but the pigeon just flew down right next to them in the part of the garden when the dogs can roam free.

It looks like it has a puncture wound, it's not really doing anything just lay down in a little bed we made it with a warm towel.. it's not accepting food or water, we have left some near by, it will accept food if you open its beak for it which it does not approve of..

My mother is very sad, and wonders will it die of shock later on?

Please advise

Jon
 

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Can you let us know where you are? We might know of resources near you.

Pigeons are fairly resilient, place it on a hot water bottle wraped in a towel in a quiet dark place. Wash the wound with a solution of salt in boiled water.

70 % of dogs can carry pasteurella and a puncture wound could cause pasteurella septicemia which is a killer, so it would be best to get antibiotics from a vet. The best are Clavamox (in the US) and Synulox or Noroclav inthe UK.

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If the dog bit the bird, you need to start it on antibiotics ASAP if you want it to live, since dogs and cats do have bacteria in their saliva that can be deadly to birds. If you have a heating pad, you can cover it with the towel to keep a constant supply of heat for the bird. It probably is in shock and it is best to keep it in a quiet, dark place for it to get over the stress. I would probably give it at least half an hour to calm down before messing with it again. Then you can try dipping its beak in the water, to incourage it to drink. What kind of food are you providing?
 

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You need to get the pigeon to a vet ASP and not let it suffer.

Where are you located? There might be a member close that could help this poor pigeon.

Yes eventually it will die from shock and that would be terrible for your mother to let that happen.

If you can't afford to take it to the vet contact the humane society or animal rescue in your area.
 
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