Veterinarian Mark Acker said Tuesday that Saba is expected to make a full recovery after a few more days with a swollen leg.
"We usually see about ten rattlesnake bites on dogs each summer," said Acker
, who advises a snake venom vaccine for dogs who are routinely taken to rattlesnake exposure areas.
"If the dogs get to the clinic quickly, they usually do pretty well.
We have had only two dogs die from rattlesnake bites that I know of."
said that Croy Canyon west of Hailey is known for having many rattlesnakes.
Although the Western rattlesnake's range reaches altitudes of 11,000 feet, Acker
has only heard reports of their regional presence as far north as Hulen Meadows, near Ketchum.