On August 14th my dog got an “insult” that I believe, from my research, was a bite from a pit viper, either a copperhead or rattlesnake. This would be her second snake bite. The first was much less severe and was on her lip.
She has healed amazingly fast. Compare the pictures in Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7 to the one below.
All better now and back to chasing cats. = )
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It is good to see Elle is a tough pup and made it through THIS snake bite. I hope she keeps to chasing cats and forever gives up ninja snake fighting.
It’s good to see she’s all up and at it..!
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Just wanted to say that I’m glad your pup recovered from the ordeal. I came across your blog because my own dog is in a similar situation and is still hospitalized. Had the same horrible edema and bruising and had to be admitted and put on IV antibiotics and fluids. Vet thinks it was either a spider or a snake bite. He’s supposed to be coming home tomorrow, though. Hope mine has as good a recovery as yours did! 🙂
Good luck to you and your injured soldier. It was a long recovery for us but Ellie is full of vim and vigor these days so it was well worth the struggle.
Hi! I know this is an older post to your blog, however I am very interested in what you did to get Elle from Part 6 to Part 7. I am very happy to know that Elle is all better and made it through this obviously painful ordeal. Our dog received 2 snake bites very close to each other. From the looks of your photos he is currently in Part 6 of this process. He is feeling/acting fine, going to the bathroom, however he has the gaping hole in his stomach and it seems like it is only getting bigger. Did Elle have to receive stitches in order to heal?
Ellie was in the Hospital for several days. She received Vitamin K injections and strong antibiotics. I think she was sent home with some oral antibiotics. I irrigated her wounds with water.
Vipers cause the circulatory system to collapse. It sounds like your dog needs the vitamin K to stop that.