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Snake Bite

Poisonous snakes are commonly found in our area. Some of the species include: Copperheads, Rattle Snakes, Cotton Mouth.

Whenever a pet is found with an unexplained swelling, bleeding and severe pain, consider a snake bite.

Venomous snakes inject toxins into their victims causing tissue necrosis. Non-venomous snakes produce less painful bites as well as less swelling.

Animals suspected of a snake bite should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. Typically animals are bitten on the nose, head and legs.

Pets will be treated with fluids, antibiotics, steroids and anti-venim. Surgery may or may not be required to the damaged tissue.

Snake Bite