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If your dog is bitten by a snake....


This has happened to me twice.....once was "unsuccessful" ...once was "successful".

My nearest vet lives an hour away.

He told me the "best" thing you can do is administer vitamin C.

The vet told me...

Either tablets down the shute or liquid form via injection.

Liquid is best ....grab dog by scruff of the neck and inject into "folds" of skin. If you draw blood you are in a vein...no good.

You cannot O/D the animal on vitamin C. Give "literally" as much as you like/have (not litres!)

When sticking the needle in....A)if the dog reacts... its not as bad a bite compared to B) if it doesnt react

Obviously the type of snake is relevant to the outcome

most snakes give two types of bites....A) P;ss off dont come near.......B) I am agro with you cop this 

So is the time of year...immediately after hibeination snakes carry "more" venom than other times.

As venom travels thru the muscle in dogs (not veins) the symptoms displayed by the dog will be to stagger/fallover uncontrollabely 

In my unsuccessful case I did not have vitamin C ..........in my successful case (about 2weeks later) I gave  20 mils immed...then 20 mil about 10 mins later ....then 20mils about 20 mins later ...then 20 mils about 30 mins later......after that  she showed signs of recovering ( being able to stand ..well sort of) . This was 10 years ago and she is still kicking.

I carry two 50 mil bottles of vitamin C and injection/syringe in the fridge.

 cheers Bilbo

 



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Where do you get these liquid bottles of vit C from Bilbo, as have tried to get it myself here in NSW and have not been successful. Have been told the same by a couple of vets, but they are not helpful in supplying it.

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Bicyclecamper wrote:

Where do you get these liquid bottles of vit C from Bilbo, as have tried to get it myself here in NSW and have not been successful. Have been told the same by a couple of vets, but they are not helpful in supplying it.


Readily available https://www.vetnpetdirect.com.au/products/troyvitc 



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available at "saddleworld/stockfeed" type shops.....cheers Bilbo



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https://www.walkervillevet.com.au/blog/pet-snake-bite/

Vitamin C is a popular home remedy for snake bite that was first used in North America. Its mode of action is thought to be by combating oxidative stress.

Even if it works for cytotoxic venoms of rattlesnakes or vipers (for which there is no evidence), Vitamin C has no place in the treatment of Australian snake bite. Most Australian snakes kill by the use of neurotoxins that cause paralysis. There is no conceivable way Vitamin C could interfere with such venom.

Any report of how a home snake bite remedy saved a dog or cat needs to be treated with scepticism. These were likely to be dry bites that delivered little to no venom or from non-venomous snakes.

 



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https://www.walkervillevet.com.au/blog/pet-snake-bite/

Vitamin C is a popular home remedy for snake bite that was first used in North America. Its mode of action is thought to be by combating oxidative stress.

Even if it works for cytotoxic venoms of rattlesnakes or vipers (for which there is no evidence), Vitamin C has no place in the treatment of Australian snake bite. Most Australian snakes kill by the use of neurotoxins that cause paralysis. There is no conceivable way Vitamin C could interfere with such venom.

Any report of how a home snake bite remedy saved a dog or cat needs to be treated with scepticism. These were likely to be dry bites that delivered little to no venom or from non-venomous snakes.

So what would you do/use??..........cheers Bilbo 



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have a old mate 80yrs who works on dogs who has saved many dogs with vitamin c. he puts 6ml anywhere in the body of the dog .a hour later another 6ml has saved heaps of dogs we travel with vitamin in van so i know it works graham

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Well, it has been used heavily here on our area in the past, with a hell of a lot of farmers using it to save their dog's lives.

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