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Old 06-03-2015, 05:03 PM   #51
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Glad to see she is recovering.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:10 PM   #52
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Dang, sorry to see this. Hope she makes a full recovery.

My dog just got bit by a cottonmouth on Sunday. This is the second bite in the past 6 months. The first bite was in the belly and required surgery for all the tissue damage but when it happened he didn't get real sick other than being real lethargic and not being able to walk around. This most recent bite reminds me of what you described. It got him on the nose and about 2 minutes after he was bit he emptied his stomach and lost control of his bowels and then fell over and his breathing was very labored. It was terrible to watch. I didn't think he was gonna make it. We poured some liquid benadryl in his mouth and rushed him to the vet for antivenom. He is back home now and doing much better. I am looking into a snake avoidance class for him now.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:47 PM   #53
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I have known this guy for ever good people. http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...SNAKE+BREAKERS

Heres his site with dates and clinics.
http://www.snakebreaker.com/

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Old 06-03-2015, 06:50 PM   #54
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Poor pup. Hope she feels better soon and good luck hunting that snake.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:59 PM   #55
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I get my Labs Trained in the snake avoidance training, best $50.00 you can spend, took them two years in a row and Wayne said don't bring back, they have it instilled.
Check out Wayne Snakebreaker.com clinics
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:01 PM   #56
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Prayers for the baby.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:11 PM   #57
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Aww poor doggy. Hope she gets better soon.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:49 PM   #58
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Sorry about your dog. I hate snakes!!
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:58 PM   #59
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Dang Steve. Good luck
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:26 PM   #60
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My dogs get regular rattlesnake vaccinations. Also take them each summer to a snake avoidance clinic each year. I think the vaccinations work pretty well. My 8 year old JRT got hit last summer. He did not feel too hot for about a day but the next day he acted like nothing ever happened. He has had the shots since he was less than a year old. I believe in them.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:55 PM   #61
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I'm glad your dog is doing better. Glad u have pet insurance. Sounds like a great preventative measure.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:34 PM   #62
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Been in meetings all day. Sophie came home last night around 8:30. She was still pretty drugged up. Slept off the drugs, now she is alert, but not really into eating or drinking anything. Still pretty swollen and in some pain, but overall doing real good. Looks like she should make a full recovery. The only thing we are unsure of now is the extent of tissue damage in the leg from the venom. Wife stayed up with her most of the night.

Thanks for all the well wishes.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:53 PM   #63
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Well, it's been a week since the bite. The vets have been battling an infection and some pretty bad tissue damage. She goes back to the animal hospital later this afternoon and will be prepped to have her leg amputated in the morning. It wasn't the first option, but the one with the highest odds of success while putting her through the least amount of pain, not counting putting her down. Which really wasn't an option. Wife is pretty torn up. But animals do MUCH better than most humans when it comes to losing a limb.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:56 PM   #64
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dang that stinks!!
deff have yall all in our prayers...God has a plan!!
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:58 PM   #65
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Sorry to hear that hope it all works out
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:08 PM   #66
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Oh man.... I bet the little Fella will do well. Like you said... we are such wimps compared to them. Praying for all to go well and have your little Fella back to normal soon. Thanks for the update.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:16 PM   #67
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I'm so sorry she's going to lose the leg, but as long as she feels good, you should, too. I'm glad you were able to save her.

On the pet insurance, does it cover death, other than natural causes?
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:18 PM   #68
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Dang Steve, that's rough. I bet in a few short months she will be her regular old self and get around just fine.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:19 PM   #69
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I'm so sorry she's going to lose the leg, but as long as she feels good, you should, too. I'm glad you were able to save her.

On the pet insurance, does it cover death, other than natural causes?
I'm not sure on the death benefits. I'll have to look that up. It does cover injury due to snake bites!
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:29 PM   #70
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That's no good but dogs do adapt very well to losing a leg. I have a three legged dog and I could never tell a difference in how he got around after it happened. And honestly I really don't think he knew anything was much different after he lost a leg.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:04 PM   #71
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Sorry to hear that she has to lose her leg. Good thing the vet is just across the street.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:15 PM   #72
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Man that's sad. I hope all is well after surgery.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:25 PM   #73
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Easy sugery... From experience, well except for the poor guy with the bone saw, that is WORK....

Dogs do GREAT as tripods... way way better than people losing a leg

let us know
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:49 PM   #74
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Man, I hate to hear that she took a bad turn, but I'd much rather have a 3 legged dog than having to bury one.

I hope she makes a quick recovery and is back to herself, very soon.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:08 PM   #75
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Wow!! Thats terrible. Hope he recovers quickly.

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Old 06-09-2015, 05:13 PM   #76
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Sorry to hear this. Did you ever find the snake?
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:18 PM   #77
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man, i hate to hear that she took a bad turn, but i'd much rather have a 3 legged dog than having to bury one.

I hope she makes a quick recovery and is back to herself, very soon.
could not have said this any better, hope baby girl gets well soon.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:19 PM   #78
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man, i hate to hear that she took a bad turn, but i'd much rather have a 3 legged dog than having to bury one.

I hope she makes a quick recovery and is back to herself, very soon.
i could not have said this any better, hope baby girl gets well soon.
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:07 PM   #79
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I need to look into this "pet insurance"... you all have a recommended company?
Shhhhh!!! Next thing you know the lib-tards will make it mandatory for all pet owners.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:03 PM   #80
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Any update on how she is doing after the amputation? I hope things are going better now. 3 legged dogs do as well as four legged dogs, so I wouldn't expect any issues for her down the road assuming recovery went well.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:11 PM   #81
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I am looking into a snake avoidance class for him now.


/\/\/\ Way cheaper than vet bills and antivenin, and far easier on your nerves as the likelihood of a bite decreases significantly.

Was on a lease with a vet and he said regardless of whether or not you get the snake vaccine, send 'em to school!!! Ruby (blackmouth cur dog of another hunter) had been to the class and even 4 years later she was still in the full avoidance mode. One night we were sitting around the fire and she started up--Jim (owner) said there's a rattler out there-she smells it. We got our lights and sure enough there was a 3-footer crawling across the parking area towards us.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:13 AM   #82
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Did the dog make it? You ever find the snake?
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:21 AM   #83
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Did the dog make it? You ever find the snake?
in for the update as well. Love westies.
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:44 PM   #84
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Sorry I forgot to update this last year. Yes, Sophie made it. Saved the leg minus one toe. She stays away from the creek bed now.

I came back to this after seeing the post by jakeb03 and his two dogs getting bit.
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Old 11-01-2016, 11:28 PM   #85
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That's great. She was lucky seeing as how small she is.
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Old 11-02-2016, 01:22 AM   #86
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