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HOW TO TREAT YOUR DOG FOR SNAKE BITES

HOW TO TREAT YOUR DOG FOR SNAKE BITES

Approximately 80% of pets survive a snake bite if treated quickly, so a prompt response is essential. This involves recognizing the initial symptoms of a snake bite and immediately seeking care.

Recognize the Symptoms

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Although the intensity of snake bite symptoms will depend on the factors listed above, watch out to see if your dog is exhibiting any of these signs:

Sudden weakness and collapse, followed by your pet getting up normally. This is a symptom characteristic of snake bites — though not the only thing that can cause this type of collapse.

  • Trembling, shaking or twitching of muscles
  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • Unsteadiness/weakness in hind legs
  • Excessive salivation, drooling or frothing at the mouth
  • Bloody urine
  • Dilated pupils
  • Paralysis

Another important symptom to check for when determining how to treat a snake bite on a dog? Evidence of bite wounds and pain/swelling around a bite site. Snakes will often bite your pet in the face, neck, or legs when the dog tries to catch the snake. In many cases, there may be minimal pain and swelling so this isn’t the most reliable way of determining whether your pet got bitten or not — you still have to watch for the other signs.

Read also: Routine health care dogs

Snake Bite Emergency Care

After calling the veterinary clinic, administer first aid/emergency treatment to minimize the effects of the venom.

Here are some things that you can do in terms of how to treat a snake bite on a dog (but don’t waste time doing this instead of driving to the vet hospital):

  • If you see the bite wound, rinse the wound with water to remove some venom.
  • Keep the wound below the heart, and keep your pet as still as possible to discourage the spread of venom.
  • If your pet isn’t breathing, call the veterinary clinic for instructions for how to administer CPR.
  • Keep calm. Pets can sense panic, which can cause them stress. An increase in stress levels may cause venom to be circulated in the body more quickly.

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