Originally Posted by scottandanna
I am pretty sure it wasn't a snake, and definitely not a poisonous one. The entire side of her head would be WAY bigger, and her ear would puff up like a sopapilla.
This is exactly right. I have had two dogs bitten by rattle snakes over the years. One was in the 60's and he was just a ranch dog and he just had to get over it. Old timers said that if they were bitten on the head, they would survive. His head swelled up to the size of a basketball, and he had permanent scars. The 2nd was when I was in high school. She was an Australian, and it cost me the equivalent of 3 car payments to get her anti-venom shots on a Saturday. Her head still swelled up to baseball size and she was permanently scarred. Both were bitten on the nose. Wonder why?
Now all our dogs get rattle snake shots at the vet twice a year. HMMMMMMM!!!
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