My Dog = Snakebit.....WATCH YOUR DOG
As the weather warms where you are...stay vigilant - it was 55 degrees and February the day he got bit.
Slideshow tells the story...he was bitten 1 year ago this week by a western diamondback rattlesnake.
Had him at the vet w/in 45 mins of bite
Full meal deal - antivenin, antibiotics, benadryl, etc. $2,800
Night 1 went downhill, could not lay himself down due to bite location and chest swelling
Night 2 & 3, thought he was a goner for sure
Blood seeped ~8 drops a minute for 3 or 4 days
8 full days he was unable to walk, lie down or get up on own
Slept in the living room with him and used a squeeze bottle for water for the first week
Pretty heart rending, but with a good outcome.
Squeamish beware, the wound doesn't look nice.
Back to his old tricks: