Pet First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

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Snake Bites

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Snake Bites in Dogs: Immediate Actions and Vet Assistance

Identifying the Snake Bite

Crucial First Steps for Dog Owners

If you suspect your dog has been bitten by a snake, the initial priority is determining the snake's type. Even if you can't identify it, try to capture a photo as it can greatly assist the vet in providing the necessary treatment for your pet.

Vital Information About Snake Antidotes

Understanding Vet Protocols

It's important to note that most vets don't stock snake venom antidotes at their clinics. However, they can easily source them from human hospitals. Therefore, swift identification of the snake and seeking professional care is essential.

Ensuring Your Pet's Safety

Preparing for Transportation

Assess your pet's condition and ensure their safety during transportation to the vet's. Severe pain may make moving them a challenge, so prioritize your safety and your pet's by finding the safest way to transport them. Don't forget to take that crucial photo of the snake for the vet's reference.