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Upset - have I left this too late... I think I have - dog attack

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DoggyDay1 Thu 15-Jun-17 11:37:04

I would welcome opinions... my dog was attacked by another dog about 6 days ago. We were walking on a quiet road, and the dog ran out from a garden of a house. It was a terrier - my dog is a scruffy lurcher/whippet type - she is bigger but quite a nervous dog- terrier dog jumped on her back and the attack lasted about 30-45secs until I managed to grab other dog off. My dog had been leaping around, twisting and turning trying to get other dog off. I marched the dog back to the house and had a stern word with the owners - they were as good about it as they could of been and offered to cover costs if my dog was hurt. At the time my dog seemed ok. There was a witness to the whole thing (their neighbours). Next day she was really limping, we could find no wounds and seemed a tendon issue - we thought rest it for a few days - it got worse, now taken to vets and they think she has twisted her whole hip and back, the vet thinks largely related to the attack (there are no other reasons it could be!) and needs treatment. Vet bills are mounting. Dog is insured but that doesn't kick in until £250. Its too late now to go back to other dog owners now isn't it?

WhooooAmI24601 Thu 15-Jun-17 11:41:56

Nope it's not too late at all. They went so far as to offer to cover costs, call them out on their offer and tell them what's happened.

Their dog caused an injury. It shouldn't matter if it's hours or days later, the injury needs treating and since they're responsible for the actions of their dog, they can contribute to putting it right.

DoggyDay1 Thu 15-Jun-17 12:23:23

Thanks, talking to the vet today we may be running into 3-400...

HazelBite Thu 15-Jun-17 12:27:22

I think you need to talk to them and ask if they are happy to pay your excess.
When claiming the vet has to give a pretty comprehensive account of the diagnosis, cause and symptons, which you should show them before submitting your claim.

caffeinestream Thu 15-Jun-17 12:33:41

They'll probably be happy to pay your excess, if you can provide proof of diagnosis/bills etc.

picklemepopcorn Thu 15-Jun-17 13:23:15

Not too late.

Kidssendingmenuts Thu 15-Jun-17 22:27:38

Make sure you take a copy of the bill so far, you need proof that he is having vet treatment etc. X

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