EHO IV wrote:Swamp, I actually gave him 50 mg of benadryl in the field before bringing him home and taking him to the vet. I have to do a follow up visit to my normal vet tomorrow and I am going to ask him if there is anything else to do besides taking him into an emergency vet. My trainer even said benadryl and he should be fine. I just read horror stories of dogs dying and didn't want to risk it. But even if benedryl is the best treatment, what else can you do for the pain and discomfort. Would be nice to carry something else in the firstaid kit to treat it.
It has to run it's course- at least that's what I've heard from others and been told in the past by a Vet. I'd keep pup cool, and as comfortable as I could with plenty water.
If the 'doc prescribed some pain meds. that's about all you can do. After this is over and passed, I'd consider de-snaking, or a de- snaking clinic that'll be a good preventative, if you think this may happen again.
Once pup hears a rattle-(snake), and smells the likes of a snake again he/she will avoid the snake altogether
Swampbilly1980- I got a feeva',..and the only cure is more Mergansers and face paint.