Snakebites are undoubtedly one of the most frightening things that can happen to your dog during an otherwise-routine outing. The combination of your fear and your dog's discomfort will cause even the coolest customers to melt.
But while snakebites can be a serious medical issue, dogs often have a good chance of surviving the incident and recovering completely, if provided with prompt veterinary care.
Some of the important things dog owners need to know about snakebites below, including the venomous species of the US, the symptoms of different types of snake bites and some of the treatments for it.
The three most important things you must do following a snake bite include:
- Move away from the danger. You don't want to make things worse by suffering a bite yourself or allowing your dog to be bitten multiple times.
- Try to identify the snake from a safe distance. If possible, take a photo of the snake with your phone.
- Get your dog to a Veterinarian, immediately