Nice discussion on complementary care for snake bite! I live in GA and recently my 8 yr old Vizsla was bitten and envenomated by a pit viper, a Copperhead. Opted NOT for antivenin therapy, rather: prednisone, antibiotic, and Benadryl as Rx by my Vet. My background is partly medical research and worked in a complementary med practice ( for humans ). Wanting to add to my Vizsla’s care I did ( like I would for work ) a literature survey of pertinent research and anecdotal discussion.
I could make this long, but cut to the chase:
2. I’m giving milk thistle cap as well as dandelion tea for liver / kidney support.
3. Benadryl & Prednisone therapy, while debated is a good idea nevertheless; while it doesn’t stop the toxins in the venom it ameliorates some of the symptoms that cause necrosis of tissue.
You can find discussion of same by a vet in FL who swears by it.
4. 30mg CoQ10 as supportive.
5. Canned pumpkin as supportive nutrition, at least enough to be a base to add some of above to.
I hope this above research helps someone / community!