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    A Hawk Springs man says he saved his dog's life after sucking venom from a rattlesnake bite out of the animal's nose.

    But a nurse at the hospital in Torrington later told Bobby Jenkins that's not a good idea.
    Jenkins says he began feeling ill after getting his dog, Tank, to a veterinarian. He went to the hospital and received a dose of antivenin.

    In all, Jenkins needed four vials of antivenin at a cost of $3,500 per vial.

    Meanwhile, Jenkins says his dog's head swelled up to three times its normal size. Tank had been bitten after running under some equipment on the family ranch.

    The dog also received antivenin and both Jenkins and his dog have recovered.

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    Wow sounds like they are both very lucky! I have heard a few stories that turned out for the worst. If i was in that situation i would have and i think most people would do the same thing. I am glad where we live we do not have to worry about venomous snakes but it is always a concern when you travel to places with your pets. I am glad it turned out that way for them!
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    I doubt I would intentionally ingest a poisonous substance. The dog’s life would depend on the speed I could get him to the vet. I think that person watched too many episodes of Bonanza as a child. I am glad they both survived the episode.

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