SNAKEBITES

by Home Vet Bag

What Happens?

  • Some snakes are venomous and some are not.  Different venom from different species of snakes has different effects on the body.  
  • Identifying the snake (safely) is helpful to treatment

 

What Does It Look Like?

  • Painful bleeding puncture wound with redness and swelling
  • Lethargy, drooling, twitching
  • Collapse and Shock

 

What Do You Do?

  • Keep your pet calm and still
  • Do not try to suck out the venom or cut open the wound
  • Do not apply ice pack or tourniquet to the area
  • Clean the area with water
  • Get to your vet ASAP and restrict your pet from moving more than necessary