brue replied on 26/04/2021 19:00
Posted on 26/04/2021 19:00
Just a warning if you're in the SW with your dog. There have been several cases of adder bites with dogs. Possibly the warm weather has encouraged the adders to do some sunbathing and dogs will spot them and get too close. It looks like it's better to keep dogs on a lead on footpaths and heathland etc.
The advice on our local TV. Pick your dog up if possible if you suspect an adder bite, carry them to your car or home and phone a vet immediately. The example shown was an elderly labrador, who survived, with treatment costing over £1000.
Make sure family members know what an adder looks like and keep children well away.
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