Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
Unless this was a sewage canal, she was injured with a cut/ wound, or is showing signs of distress you should be fine monitoring for any signs of gi upset versus an injection or oral antibiotics
Typically we will only do preventative antibiotics if warranted in the situation but this would be a bit more proactive then I would advise for my own pets so wouldn't advise it for yours either unless she is showing signs this might be necessary
Glad you were able to get her home, cleaned off, and warm. It sounds like it was quite an eventful day!
Thank you very much for that. It has put my mind at ease. It is not a sewage canal but does run along the edge of farmers fields and she is 13 years old and thought I was going to loose her, so thank you x
That is very scary...glad she is ok
Do you know if the farmer's fields have been sprayed lately?
If so, you might want to bathe her again in 24 hours with ten minute contact time of shampoo prior to rinsing it off...
And minimizing her licking/ grooming until you repeat...
Glad she is alright, that really must have been terribly scary.
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Yes it has, so I will do that, she loves her baths so I'm sure she won't complain. Thankyou
Perfect, good luck to you both...she will definitely sleep well tonight!