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Chihuahua vs. German Shepherd: Who Will Win?

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – If you have more than one pet at home, you know that pets can fight, just like kids fight. The difference is — dogs can bite.  And a Chihuahua is no match for a German Shepherd.

It’s emergency surgery at Southeast Veterinary Specialists in Metairie in this week’s NOLA Pet Docs!

Meet poor little Sarah, the Chihuahua. She was just minding her own business when her owners’ other dog, a German Shepherd, bit her.

“What bite wounds tend to do is have one little puncture wound on the outside but then there`s a whole lot of soft tissue trauma underneath because it basically comes in, and under, and tears up all the muscles underneath,” board certified small animal veterinary surgeon Dr. Lynne Snow said.

But it turns out; Sarah might not be as innocent as she looks.

Dr. Snow said, “She [Sarah] actually has a history of being a little snippy on occasion, and may have actually started the fight.”

But don’t worry, Dr. Snow Said Sarah is getting better and she should have a complete recovery.


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