I do not know about ALL snakes, but have had recent experience
with the bite of the Eastern Diamondback Rattler. My dog (40 lbs)
got bit twice on the face- both fangs each time, yep 4 holes. She
didn't cry when it happened. Asked to go in house. It was hot, so
let her. Thirty minutes later- she was salivating extensively and
her face was swollen. Her eyes were strange, almost glassy. She
would not come when called. By the time I got her to the vet, my
Aussie Cattle Dog looked like a javelina! All the angles of her
face were gone. Her entire head was triangular from swelling. The
swelling progressed downward through her entire body. The pain they
feel is incredible I have been told. Dogs may bite their
unsuspecting owners when they pick up the dog. If your baby has
these symptoms, for goodness sakes, quit reading and get to the
vet! Please do not wait until morning. And yes, $2000 later, with 1
night of doggy ICU, complete with anti-venom and morphine...she
made it. I didn't know for about 1 week if she would. It is THAT
bad. Good luck, Shasta's Mommy
A venomous snakebite will cause swelling at the bite location within a couple of minutes. The first thing to do if you suspect your dog has been bitten is to feel for a lump and look for two puncture wounds near the lump. Get your dog to the vet immediately!
Other early symptoms may include restlessness, panting, drooling
and weakness, followed by possible collapse or seizures. But don't
wait this long to seek medical attention.
Swelling and pain the affected area, excess salivation resulting in foaming or slobbering, followed by dehydration, increased anxiety, attempting to lick or bite the affected area, followed shortly by uneven respiration, more swelling and redness. get the dog to emergency treatment immediately.