Carmella Comes Home!
I don't know how long it will take for all thr bruising to go away, but the vet wants to check her again in a week.
The company that was supposed to come out yesterday to look for the snakes is coming on Monday instead because the man who was assigned got tied up removing bats from a elderly woman's house on Thursday. I had hoped he could have the nesting areas identified before Carmella came home. So far I have not seen any when I've looked around myelf but they could be somewhere I can't see like the big burrow underneath the width of the back porch that some other animal made. Just in case, I am keeping a close eye on her and taking her out on the leash until the guy comes to inspect.
* Prednisone (20mgs)
* Ciprofloxacin (250 mgs.; 1/2 tablet (125mg. every 12 hours)
* Cephalexin (500 mgs.; 2 Tablets every 12 hours)
* Metronidazole (500 mgs. every 12 hours)
Eek! After the emergency visit Monday night and treatment overnight for 3 days at her regular vet's, the bill is somewhere around $1,500 already. I was just beginning to make a dent in her previous medical bills when this emergency happened.
If you would like to help her there are several ways to do that;
* Purchase one of the ad spots through Scratchback on my blog in the sidebar
* Use the Donate To Carmella button at the top; donate via Paypal
* Purchase Jewelry from Giftbearer
* Purchase jewelry supplies/craft supplies from GiftbearerSupply
The holidays are coming up and I have lots of variety in both Etsy online shops to choose from be it a piece of finished jewelry or something to help you create finished jewelry or other crafts. I make a point of offering alot of one of a kind and limited stock items.
I found this video on YouTube that might be helpful to those of you who have animals. It is the season for these venomous snakes to be restless and with the weather changing these seem to be more on edge and more likely to bite.
The dog in the first video was bitten by a rattlesnake, not a copperhead, but the clip is interesting also because apparently someone has developed a vaccine to help protect dogs from these bites.
The dogs n these videos below were bitten by a copperheads;
There is a product I found out about that is supposed to repel snakes from your yard called Snake Away;
I don't know whether these work or not but they might.
Some people claim that moth balls repel snakes but I can't stand the smell of moth balls!
I found this video on snake repellents which says the strong smell in some of these confuses the snakes;
http://www.foxlabs.com/ makes one that is supposed to be eco-friendly and safe for humans and pets.
Carmella has been sleeping soundly tonight while I've been on the computer and researching on Youtube.
I'll continue to keep you posted on her recovery.