Here Tyson is seen snuggling up to dad while on the mend.
But earlier that week, what we noticed as just a small bug bite, we were told was a possible spider bite.
A spider bite!!
My first thought…My dog is mostly indoors!
After searching and trying to figure out how this could possibly happen, as we all do in these situations.
We notice spider webs underneath the bottom of the stairs by the front door.
Tyson has a habit of sleeping by the door during the day. With the weather stripping being worn and the summer weather bringing a lot of insects, there’s no doubt many bugs creeping under the door.
Something that has since been fixed.
So could this be the reason?? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s always better to be careful. I’m determined to not have this happen again.
So be aware if your dog likes to nap near a shed, ledge, or the bottom of outdoor steps, or even an indoor staircase.
Any crevice or ledge where webs might exist.
Illness from spider bite is something I have heard about, but never had to go through with a pet of my own.
And hope to never go through again.
I’ve always been told to watch out for black widows, but there are many others that can be harmful too. Such as the brown recluse. In fact any bug bite can cause some kind of reaction.
Although if you’re lucky, it will just be irritation of the skin.
Tyson experienced high fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, and infection. All symptoms of this nasty bite.
Luckily we noticed something wasn’t right, as this big boy loves food.
So the minute he turned it down, we became suspicious and were able to act fast.
Always know when an animal turns away food or goes into hiding there’s definitely something wrong.
If you ever suspect a spider bite or high fever get your pet to the vet right away.
Glad to have big boy up n feelin good.❤