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Pets and poisonous snake bites

Friday, August 3, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

There are some important things that you should know when a poisonous snake bites your pet. First, try to keep your pet as calm and quiet as you can. If your pet squirms around, the venom will spread more quickly. Wrap him in a blanket and take him to an animal clinic immediately. Never try to cut into the bite or try to such out the venom yourself. The bacteria in your saliva could be a potential hazard. Do not apply a bandage as cutting off blood circulation to the affected area could lead to serious damage. A veterinarian will suggest various treatment options depending on the severity of the case. The more prompt the treatment is, the more likely that your pet will survive a life threatening snake bite.

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