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Posted: June 20, 2017

Puppies have swollen faces, but expected to recover from copperhead snake bite


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Puppies have swollen faces, but expected to recover from copperhead snake bite
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By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —

Five puppies in Tennessee are recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake Thursday.

The puppies are being fostered and were bitten by the snake while on the foster parent's porch, WATE reported. 

The foster parents immediately administered Benadryl and transported them to an emergency veterinary clinic.

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The puppies' faces are swollen and they were in a great deal of pain just after the incident, but veterinarians told WATE that their conditions are improving and the puppies are expected to make a full recovery.

The treatment comes with a high price tag. For all five puppies, the treatment expenses are estimated to be $8,000. A GoFundMe account set up to help cover expenses has already reached its initial goal.


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