We were almost home from our walk this morning when Gummi was bit by a snake.. It was our only poisonous, one the Common European Viper/Adder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipera_berus). I gave him prednisolone right away to keep the swelling down (he was bit on the nose) and off to the vet where we he got some shots and he’ll be on pred and antibiotics for a while.. Unless he suddenly appears ill now in the beginning he’ll probably be okay, though kidney issues and heart issues can turn up after a while.. I have to keep him calm for at least a week, now that will be a challenge!
I’m not feeling so good, Mom, I think I’ll just lie down for a while..
Please keep your paws and finger crossed he won’t have any after effects! At least we had a good two hours in the woods before it happened, so he’ll be okay inside for today at least. 😉
So sorry to hear this. Praying Gummi will be ok!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek
That is scary,thank dog youw Mommi had the pwednisone.
I’m sending heling smoochies fow you
Gummi that is terrible! Lady and I pray you will heal quickly with no complications. Maybe watch some Olympics and be a couch potato coach! Gotta get some rest and stay calm!
Oh no! This is horrible news and so scary! Our paws are crossed for you and we are sending you lots and lots of AireZen!
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
Oh man! Are you kidding? Paws and fingers crossed here that Gummi dog is OK. He is a sturdy little chap. I bet he will be fine.
Paws khrossed fur tightly fur all of woo!
Saw your post on DWB and wanted to pop over to tell you all paws are crossed at our house for Gummi’s speedy recovery.
Poor Gummi! That’s AWFUL! We will cross all paws and hooves that you will feel 100% better soonest.
Paws crossed from New Zealand (where we don’t have snakes) that Gummi recovers qucikly from his snake bite.
Gummi, Mom says this is a good lesson for Thunder who thinks snakes are toy. We are so sorry you got bit and hope you will have no lingering problems. Hugs.
Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
Poor little guy! We are sending healing thoughts and hugs your way!
Oh you pooor dear! I am so sorry to hear that you were bit by a nasty snake. The mom here hates the snakes. I am sending good thoughts and purrs that the medicine works and you will be back to your ole self soon. Please be careful when walking in the woods.
We also saw your post on DWB and wanted to let you know that we are crossing our paws and saying extra prayers that Gummi has a full recovery. Our mom HATES snakes and this is one of the reasons why.
Grady and Leonardo
Oh no….So sorry to hear about this. Snakes are really scary creatures. Me and my pack all have our paws crossed that you won’t have any problems at all from this.
-We have lots of poisonous snakes here in Arizona — thank dog I have never met one, although mum did have a close encounter (at a friend’s house a rattler was curled up between the paving stones and she stepped over it!!!). Anyway, I have my paws crossed and so have my kitty sisters and my mum.
Cody in Tucson, AZ
Mango sent us over. We hope you’re all right, Gummi. Almost all of the snakes here are venomous…so we’re not allowed near grass in the summer. Sending you powerful healing vibes.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Oh my goodness we feel so bad. All our feets crossed for sweet Gummi
Benny & Lily
We had a Lab/Golden mix that was bit by a Copperhead (in Carolina). We got immediate vet care for her and we were very worried that she might not make it. But she did! And we are very much hoping for Gummi to be fine too, with no other issues. One friend told us that if a snake has recently bit something, that they might be low on venom and won’t do the second bite too much damage. I am not sure about this but it made us hopeful.
Jo, Stella and Zkhat
We saw this terrible news on Mango’s blog and rushed to wish you well. We will keep our paws crossed for your speedy and complete recovery.
Jed & Abby
Gummi! We are sending strong POTP your way. Our brother Gizmo was bitten by a rattle snake once and recovered beautifully. Our vet kept an eye on his liver enzymes the week following the bite, but all turned out well. Stay away from shiny sticks!!
-Bart and Ruby
Mango sent us. All ten if us have our paws crossed that he’s all better soon with no bad effects. Mom always worries about us finding a snake so she is sending good wishes, too.
Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties
Saying prayers for you Gummi! Hope you are all better soon.
Oh, no. Glad you were there to know what happened and Gummi will be okay.