The baby cried as the snake catched him, but what the cat did was amazing, bandit saved our family many times and saved my baby’s life here. I’Ll tell you the whole story: bandit a three-year-old male domestic cat came to us one tuesday morning unable to move normally an incredibly affectionate and active cat.
Bandit’s owners were obviously concerned. He was rushed into the treatment area of the hospital paralyzed. His pupils dilated struggling to breathe and his gag reflex all but absent these signs are all typical of a snake bite for beloved bandit.
This repeat: visit to the veterinary hospital clinic must have seemed like a little deja vu. Poor bandit had a run in with a brown snake earlier in the year which he luckily survived after treatment with two vials of anti-venom. Unfortunately, a repeat bite increases the susceptibility of death in the adelaide region. The most common snake bite we see is brown snake. The venom has toxins that affect the nervous system, blood clotting and the kidneys on discussion with bandit’s owners.
There was no question as to saving bandit, so dr warren immediately started treatment, unlike dogs, cats. Typically, don’t show symptoms immediately after being bitten, but more likely within 12 to 24 hours, and this means given how sick bandit was we couldn’t waste any time snake bite victims, often present in shock with reduced blood pressure and bandit, was no exception.
Bandit was placed on intravenous fluids to protect his kidneys and raise his blood pressure. He needed anti-venom to survive, it’s not as simple as just injecting the anti-venom, because it’s a foreign protein and the body doesn’t react kindly to such substance being injected into the bloodstream. In order to prevent an anaphylactic reaction, bandit was given injections of adrenaline antihistamine and steroid, then as much anti-venom is given, is required to improve signs as a general rule of thumb for mild envenomation.
Normally one vial is sufficient, but in more severe cases, two or even three vials may be required. Bandit was as severe as they get. He was given one vial over 15 minutes to minimize the chance of reaction, but there was no significant improvement in his condition within a half an hour. A second vial was started before finishing the second vial bandit suddenly collapsed and his breathing became shallower and slower. Something had to be done and it had to be done now.
Bandit was immediately intubated to allow us to ventilate him for oxygen supply. As the venom had reached the nerves that stimulate respiratory function, it was up to us to breathe for bandit, providing the oxygen his body so desperately needed. But this wasn’t going to be enough. More anti-venom was needed. He received a third and then following this bandit, still needed a fourth vial for two and a half hours, our nursing team breathed for him, and it wasn’t until eight hours later that bandit could maintain his oxygen concentration at adequate levels on room air by himself.
In the following days, bandits showed slow but gradual progress. Initially he was paralyzed unable to swallow or blink and unable to urinate. He was kept on intravenous fluids, given regular pain relief. His bladder expressed manually physiotherapy, was performed on him and his eyes lubricated to keep him comfortable within 48 hours. He was showing promise of improvement.
His reflexes were starting to return and, although still not able to stand and walk bandit was gaining strength back in his muscles. Our veterinary team continued supportive care with plenty of physiotherapy and commenced. Feeding high, nutritious slurry via syringe five days later, bandit, had drastically improved eating by himself able to support his body weight and walk and had become almost too wriggly to hold. You don’t normally find the bites on the patient, but in bandit’s case we found two small scabs about fang distance. Apart on his head.
When reflecting on this, i don’t think the saying sometimes you just have to dive in head. First is quite what they mean here. Once bandit was given the all clear he could go home to his loving family and feline companions. Needless to say, bandit is now an indoor cat. Unfortunately, when it comes to repeat snake bite offenders, they never learn.
We’Ve advised to keep him inside permanently next time. He won’t be so lucky if what they say is true. Bandit has definitely used. Two of his nine lives from bandit’s owner bandit is a second time snake victim with bites eight months apart, one in summer and one now in the spring. So please pet owners be very vigilant around your pets, not just in the summer months, and don’t think that your cat will learn a lesson from the first bite i found bandit as a stray kitten with three siblings.
I find most strays timid, but he has a beautiful and gentle nature. My two younger strays love him as he takes the time to play with them. He brings them home rats and mice. Fun with bandit is now only in the winter months, as from now on, bandit is strictly an indoor cat for six months of the year. Sorry bandit i’d like to thank you all adelaide animal hospital once again for the wonderful care and attention you gave to my precious bandit, especially kale and warren and others behind the scenes that i did not meet.
I have lots of cats six now and i’ve had eight, so i’ve had a bit to do with adelaide animal hospital and i can’t speak highly enough of them. The professionalism and the personal touch that you show to both patients and owners alike is outstanding. This includes the girls on the front desk. I know first hand from when i was out in the back visiting bandit. You all are amazing.
Bandit is doing well and has a hearty appetite, but i’m not letting him get too gutsy at this early stage. I also have to remember that he’s now an inside cat with little exercise, so his diet will need to be monitored. Cats are survivors. A north queensland woman is recovering in the hospital after being bitten by a deadly red-bellied black snake that was hiding under a garden hose denise thine was gardening at her home in marani west of mckay. When she was bitten yesterday morning, i walked out to the yard to pick up the hose to water the roses.
There was a little snake lying under the hose that i didn’t see. She said it was lying there in the sun. I didn’t take any notice until i felt the sting her cat skits rushed to her aid attacking and killing the reptile. Definitely not panic if it’s a real deadly. Looking one sit under a tree with a cigarette with a cup of tea and pray, but yeah wrap it up and hope she came out stalking and it looked like she was mesmerizing it and then she just went in for the kill.
Mrs stein said i turned the snake over and saw the red belly and thought. Oh, that’s not a very friendly one. The 66 year old’s hand started to hurt and she was taken to the mckay base hospital, but she’s expected to be released this morning after it was found. The snake did not inject her with poison. Miss thine said she was well versed in what to do.
As this was the fourth time, she’d been bitten by a snake she’s, not keen on a fifth experience, though i’m a bit of a pro at the snake business. She said my mom always said: it’d be a snake that kills me so yeah, i’m not really planning on a fifth experience, but who knows just be careful and wear your glasses when you go outside that helps miss thine said her experience had taught her that if you’re bitten by a snake, you should definitely not panic if it’s a real deadly.
Looking one sit under a tree with a cigarette and a cup of tea and pray, but yeah wrap it up and hope dozens of snake bites at hospital. This year there have been 58 people taken to the region’s emergency department this year with snake bites 11. So far this month, emergency doctor neil thornton, said it was important to stay calm and call triple o.
If you were written, no panic no running around just get to a phone call. The ambulance first, aid measures is what they call it. He said pressure immobilization bandage. If you’ve got the right kid and you know how to do it, do it if you see a snake minding its own business in the bush just leave it alone, don’t play with it. Even if you think it’s a non-poisonous one.
Do you remember, khan, the wonder dog meet khan, a doberman pincher, who became a hero when he saved 17 month old, charlotte sphilic from the deathly bite of a venomous king brown, snake danger lurks in the family garden. It happened one warm day a few years ago. In the land down under when a little girl named charlotte was playing in the family garden under the watchful eye of her mother, suddenly khan’s behavior changed and the dog began to snarl loudly. He attempted to nudge the toddler away from where she was standing, but she wouldn’t move unbeknownst to anyone else and visible. Only to khan was the world’s third.
Most venomous snake lying under the family, home desperate khan, picked her up by her diaper and gently tossed her a few feet behind him. The movement startled the king brown snake and it lunged forward biting poor khan on the paw khan, reacted immediately to the deadly venomous bite after being bitten, khan ran inside and immediately collapsed. Charlotte’S mother rushed the brave animal to the vet to administer an anti-venom shot.
Poor khan spent a very painful night in the hospital, but he made a full recovery and ate a large breakfast. The next day, a local snake expert informed the press that khan may have escaped death, because the snake was not able to inject a large amount of venom into his paw results would have been different and certainly lethal if the bite had pierced the little charlotte’s skin.
The child’s mother witnessed the terrifying incident. Charlotte’S mother catherine informed the press. If i had not seen it with my own eyes, i would never have believed it. Khan was really concentrating he kept trying to nudge her, but it wasn’t working. So he grabbed her by the back of her nappy and threw her over his shoulder more than a meter about three feet.
Charlotte looked pretty shocked and khan screamed as if he had been stabbed. I quickly realized that it was a snake and that khan had been trying to get between her and the snake before he threw her khan. The wonder dog has found his forever home brave khan, returned to his loving and grateful family who were incredibly moved by this dog’s selflessness and heroism.
Charlotte’s mother told the press that kahn was starving, had been severely beaten and suffered from broken ribs when he had been brought into the shelter where her family found him. She said he was an abused dog, it was borderline and whether or not he should be put down because he was in such a bad way.
Now known as khan. The wonder dog this brave doberman pinscher will spend the rest of his life in luxury in Katherine’s own words. If khan wants a golden bowl, khan gets it. We owe him for the rest of his life. Hey Kahn, kudos and goodness to you. Cats and dogs are great pets for babies.