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Old 10-02-2022, 04:30 PM   #1
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My lab looks like she got bit by something. Punctures are about an inch apart. I shaved the area and marked the two punctures to monitor swelling. Sheíll prob lick them off. Sheís not limping or favoring the leg in anyway. Canít tell any swelling happening. Not sure when it happened I was at the ranch this weekend. Just noticed when she jumped up in my lap when I got home. We live just on top of lake grapevine in flower mound and Iíve seen a couple of copper heads so could be a snake bite. Iíve never had a dog bit so just making assumption. Vet seemed to think it could be a dry bite when I called them. Dog would be visible hurting if envenomated. Just curious if anyone has had experience and any sage advice to offer.
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Old 10-02-2022, 04:33 PM   #2
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Agree...dry bite.
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Old 10-02-2022, 04:39 PM   #3
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Praying for your Girl for a speedy recovery! but just out of curiosity has she ever been to a snake avoidance Class. ?
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:02 PM   #4
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No swelling. Dry bite was my first thought too.
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:07 PM   #5
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Looks like the skin is starting to slough adjacent to the fang marks or is that not what I’m seeing ?
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:31 PM   #6
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Looks like the skin is starting to slough adjacent to the fang marks or is that not what Iím seeing ?
The bite is on her elbow so not sure if itís sloughing skin or what an elbow looks like with hair removed. Leaning towards the later. So far no swelling or favoring the leg at all. Fortunate looks to be a dry bite and she wont have any issues other than the pain that bite felt like.
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:42 PM   #7
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Sure looks like it. Can't believe it didn't inject at least a little venom though. It don't take much before you notice. Got lucky on that.
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:29 PM   #8
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Iíd loosen the collar either way as if there is swelling they arenít choked while it works through it.
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:40 PM   #9
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I agree on dry bite, but if the punctures are an inch apart it's not a copperhead.
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:04 PM   #10
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Warm her up some old bacon grease if you have some.
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:15 PM   #11
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The bite is on her elbow so not sure if itís sloughing skin or what an elbow looks like with hair removed. Leaning towards the later. So far no swelling or favoring the leg at all. Fortunate looks to be a dry bite and she wont have any issues other than the pain that bite felt like.
In that case probably calluses. Glad itís no worse than what it seems.
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:52 PM   #12
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I agree on dry bite, but if the punctures are an inch apart it's not a copperhead.
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Old 10-03-2022, 01:39 PM   #13
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Iíd loosen the collar either way as if there is swelling they arenít choked while it works through it.
Thank you. Removing now
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