Snakebites In Dogs: What To Do If Your Dog Is In Need Of Emergency Treatment (And How To Prevent Them)

City or suburban dogs might never encounter a snake. Dogs that live in rural areas or take on hiking, hunting, or camping trips have a high chance of coming across a snake at least once. Most of these encounters will be harmless. Many dogs will try to attack the snake or even play with it. This is always a possibility. Fatal snake bites are more common in dogs than in any other domestic animal. Up to 80 percent of bitten dogs survive with prompt treatment. Symptoms of a snake bite on dogs include swelling and bruises at the bite site. A bite from a venomous snake is far more serious. When a snake bites your dog, dramatic symptoms can start within minutes. Your dog may begin to move, or you might notice twitching muscles, especially in the dog's back legs. The legs might become weak, causing your dog to fall to the ground. Most dogs will be very agitated or nervous. You will see your dog pant heavily, pace, drool, or even froth at the mouth. [Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus]. Or water moccasin, Little St Simons Island, Barrier Islands, Georgia, USA [https://fast. maomihezi. com/api/v1/optimize?fileUri=https%3A%2F%2Bwww. thesprucepets. com%2Cthmb%2DcP5xm &9CooiNiPP-1 &3D%3F5500x3659%2Pfilters%3Ano-upscale%28&responseType;=Binary&openIn; Use an ice pack directly to the wound. Even a package of frozen vegetables will work. After proper treatment, your dog usually will start to rebound within 24 hours. As a general rule, bite wounds to the animal's abdomen or chest are the most likely to prove fatal. Even an nonvenomous bite can become very serious if infection sets in. There is no absolute way to prevent snake bite in dogs. . . .

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