Tortoise attacked by dog

by beira
(Las vegas)

My dog (boxer) got a hold of my tortoise o just got her she is like 8months old . I reacted pretty fast . Her shell is a little damage in the front edge there was no bleeding bit she is not coming out of her shell and she is moving .. How can I tell if she still alive or I want to know if it was possible that she could of die of shock?

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Jun 10, 2011
INjured Tortoise
by: Anonymous

Touch one of the legs. If it reacts, the tortoise is alive.

Yes, it could be in shock. Be sure it is warm. But don't overheat it. Be sure it can cool off if it wants to. Provide a warm soak to take care of hydration.

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