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  • Arnica gel and bite marks

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    03-24-2009, 10:55 PM

My (shetland) boy Bruno, who is 5 years old, has a bite from one of the other boys on his shoulder
My boys have never did this before, so I have no idea why they are biting eachother. It's quite deep, and there's dried blood around it .... I've washed it up, and cleaned it, does anybody have any further advice? He is not in any pain as such, but his brother Spencer also has a small cut.... I have no idea why they are doing this! Help!
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    03-24-2009, 11:22 PM
Well, first for the bite you can also use arnica gel (also great is Sore No More that has arnica in it) to help reduce swelling.

As for the fighting, it could be that they are getting hayed/fed too close together and arguments ensue, could be a shift in pecking order, it really could be any number of things. So long as no one is getting seriously injured and no one is running around like lunatics, they should work it out on their own, but definitely keep an eye on them to make sure there isn't any pinning in corners or kicking as that could be very dangerous. Good luck!
    03-25-2009, 09:35 PM
Thanks a lot :)
No more bites or anything, so hopefully it isn't anything too serious.

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