Based on their physical examinations, we determined that a rattlesnake had bitten both dogs. Their owner, who found parts of a Diamondback Rattlesnake upon arriving home, confirmed this.
Pepper and Trixie were admitted to Animal Medical Center and treated by Dr. Whitney, our certified technician Marie, and assistant Sue.
After a full day of hospitalization, Antivenin and medications, they were transferred after hours to the Emergency Veterinary Center where their supportive care was continued overnight.
The following day, Pepper and Trixie were transferred to the Florida Veterinary Referral Center for more care. Forty-eight hours after initial presentation, Pepper and Trixie were allowed to go home. Five days later, they returned to AMC for a very happy follow up visit with Dr. Whitney. Congratulations on a speedy recovery, Pepper and Trixie!