Usually bites occur on the head or feet of the animal. Seite Snake George1 Page 1 Image 0003

 

Symptoms

Combination of 2-3 of the following symptoms can be appeared:

  • Swelling and bruising of the area
  • Strong pain, cries
  • Frightened look
  • Tachycardia
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Confronation

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What to do:

  • Try to keep the animal immobilized because the movement spreads the poison in the body, therefore do not let the animal walk or run.
  • If the bite is on the leg, place the animal in such position, so that the bite is below the level of heart.
  • If we have cortisone injection, we use it to prevent allergic shock and risk of anaphylaxis, in consultation with our veterinarian for proper dosage and mode of administration.
  • We tighten a bandage or fabric between the bite and the heart, so that the poison will not flow in the heart (if the bite is on the leg and it turns dark, loosen the bandage every 2 hours).
  • We squeeze around the bite area, from ​​the region to the bite point, in order to abstract blood from the wound and drag along poison as well.

 

Caution: We do not attempt aspiration of venom from our mouth as it is very dangerous!

We visit the vet immediately because only by antidote our pet survives!

 

Tips

  • Depending on the type of snake, the bite point and the amount of venom, the symptoms may occur several hours after the bite, therefore when we go walking in the mountains or if the yard has tall grasses, we check for bites if our pet behaves strangely (at the bite point marks are distinguished from snake's teeth and seem like two small holes sized lentils).
  • If we see the snake and recognize the type we refer to the vet.