It’s April in Texas, the weather is getting warmer and snakes are coming out. They are having their babies now, so the Mama snakes are very protective and the baby snakes hurt even more than the big ones, because they can’t control their biting yet… kinda like me, Mama sais.
Especially my brother Ranger and I like to play at the lake and sniff around those big rocks. Where the snakes like to hide. Mama always sais not to, but we do it anyway …
Last year Ranger did get bit by a snake and here is what Mama did:
Clean the area and put 1 to 2 drops of either Basil or Tea Tree Oil on the wound to disinfect it. Repeat this every 2 hours until you can get to the vet.
DON’T PUT ICE ON IT!
Go to the vet as soon as you can — Snake bites are very painful and some snakes are poisonous.
Keep calm: Mama keeps herself and us calm, by putting a little lavender on her wrists and petting us behind the ears with it. We need that, because none of us like going to the vet. Sorry Doc, nothing personal!
After you’ve seen Doc, you can use 1 to 2 drops Frankincense and/or Helichrysum twice a day to speed up healing of the wound.
Mama always adds a drop of Lemon Oil to our water (good for our choppers and gums) but if we’re sick, she puts a drop of protective blend In there. That tastes even better! And she sais it’s a lot of healthy!
Poor Ranger did’t want to play for 2 days and his nose was swollen — but then he was as good as new again and we were back at the lake playing — but don’t tell Mama!!!!