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Old 07-27-2013, 10:57 PM
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At the beginning of the month, I thought Pepper got snake bit. I thought I saw where the fangs got him. This morning, Babushka started swelling. Not as bad as Pepper, thank goodness. But I can find no bite or sting on her unless it's in her mouth, which she won't let me or the vet open. She's still eating and drinking, alert, walking and interested in her surrounding, so she won't be staying overnight at the vet's. I know we have a bad fire ant population here, I wonder if she is super sensitive to them? Does anyone else's dog have a bad reaction to ant bites?
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:05 AM
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Poor, poor baby! It doesn't look so good! Hopefully it will go down soon!
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Oh gosh. That looks painful. Poor baby. I'd give a dose of children's Benadryl and see if that'll help. Keep us posted. xxx



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Well, she's had her first dose of Lasix, a diuretic and it looks like the swelling has gone down a bit. I will probably see a bigger improvement in the morning after the second dose tonight, at least that's how it went with Pepper. She is a pain to give meds to so I crushed her Lasix and put it all on a piece of hot dog and down it went. For the liquid pain med, I have some left over mashed potatoes, I'll build a pocket, squirt it in, and make a ball for her to gobble down.


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Wow! That's really scary looking! I don't know how you're staying so calm. Hope you find out what's causing it.
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Oh poor baby! You look just as sad as poor little pepper
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Wow! That's really scary looking! I don't know how you're staying so calm. Hope you find out what's causing it.
I'm so calm because I just went through this with Pepper and he was 1000 times worse. Pepper wouldn't eat, I had to force feed him and force him to drink. His swelling was much worse. He wouldn't walk and just laid in my lap for 5 days. And he made it just fine. So, Babushka's isn't that scary to me. She's eating, drinking, and walking around. Even tried to play this evening. Right now she eating my tortilla chips. Lol.


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