You're right 8cc may seem like a lot because I give 10cc to my horses if they stocked up in the stalls. It is like penecillin in that the body only uses so much at a time and anymore is in the system as needed. This was on a 70lb Lab that recieved the 8cc. The Dex for swelling and I would use Penicillin for antibiotics. Snake bites are very nasty. Dex Works.8cc's is alot of stuff to be putting in a muscle but if it works it works. i lost a dog a couple of years ago to a rattler. i did try the shock thingy but all i had was a shock collar. turned it up on high and zapped him right on the bite three times. it really did seem to have a positive effect on him. i took him to the vet any how and they keep him over night and he died the next morning. first time the vet had lost a dog to a snake bite. he thanks the snake just poured alot of venom to him and his body could get through it. who knows.:headscratch:
Rosco, I'm curious would the Vet not give the dog a shot of Dex for you or just not sell you the Dex to give it yourself? It is prescription I think but my Vet will sell me a bottle but I have used him for years and he knows I can give it, however, it is a steroid and I'm sure some people will abuse it.Guys,
I had a dog bitten Sat. night. I did not have any Dex on hand.
I gave her benyderel (Spelling ?) and an antibotic cream. I took some advice and fed her warm salty meat. ( I don't know why but "I did )
She is still a little sore but seemed to be ok this morning.
Looking for a vet to get Dex from. The one I called would not give it to me.
Rosco it sounds like she will be alright now. I certainly hope so. I wish you could have got some Dex for her so you could have seen how fast the swelling would go down. It is almost unbelievable. Good luck with her.RKW,
I tried to get the Dex from him last week. He would not give it to me.
I am going to find me a good country vet.
My wife is a R.N. she should be able to give him her.
I have not been to the vet since the dog got bit. I am using some of the advise on this forum and it seems to be working out. I think the swelling has reached it's peak and taht was my main concern as the bite was on the neck. The swelling seems to be localized around 1/2 of her neck. If the swelling has indeed stopped I believe we will be in gdd shape. I gaveher a benadrel ( spelling ) tonight. I vleaned the wond with alcohol and put an antibiotic cream on her neck.