Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Prince Update

The patient is doing well today!  He's still swollen, but not nearly as badly as he was yesterday.  I took this pic this morning while transporting him from the overnight emergency clinic to the regular vet.  I think they will release him today!  I certainly hope so.  Mickey didn't sleep well last night without him, which meant hubby and I didn't sleep well either.

We've lived in the same house for the last 18 years, and we've had up to 5 dogs at a time since then.  We've never had a snake bitten dog until this year, when we've had 2!  We really think the excessive rain our area has seen this summer has brought the snakes out.  Enough already!

The anti-venin treatment is $700.  The vet said the reason it's so expensive is that not many people want to "milk" the snakes.  Sounds like a lucrative career, but for someone else.  I don't care to ever see a snake again.

4 comments:

Anne said...

So glad to read that Prince is doing better. I have seen quite a few snakes on my daily walks and have just considered it lucky that our dog hasn't gotten bitten yet since she loves to stick her nose down into brush and little holes in the ground.

Barbara said...

Glad he's feeling better too.

Anita in Florida said...

Hi, glad your little dog is ok...saw your post on Quilter Blogs...and being a sucker for hot dogs...we have a little girl...I had to check it out. You mentioned 2 snake incidents this summer...I think I saw your post...another hot dog with his paw badly swollen???? Hope all continue to do well and have no more snake problems!

Wendy said...

So glad he is o.k. just can't imagine that kind of trauma twice in one year!
I'll take bears over snakes any day!