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What to Do if Your Pet is Bitten by a Rattlesnake

What to Do If Your Pet Is Bitten by A Rattlesnake

Depending on where you live, preventing your dog from getting a rattlesnake bite might not be possible. More pets die from snake bites than any other bites annually. At Dove Mountain Veterinary Clinic, we want to help you keep your dog safe. So, if your dog is bitten by a rattlesnake, bring them to our Marana, AZ location. There are ways to prevent snake bites from occurring and actions you can take if your dog is bitten. While these bites can be deadly, your quick response can make a difference in your pet’s survival.  

How to Tell If Your Dog Has Been Bitten by a Rattlesnake

Signs and symptoms can vary in pets, but the most common symptoms of rattlesnake bites are:

  • Excessive drooling
  • Excessive panting
  • Seizures
  • Body weakness
  • Passing out
  • Paralysis
  • Agitation
  • Diarrhea

How Soon Should You Seek Treatment for A Rattlesnake Bite

You should seek our emergency veterinary immediately following the rattlesnake attack. The sooner you get your dog to an animal hospital, the sooner your dog can recover. Our team cares about the safety of your pet. As soon as you bring your pet in, we go to work on stabilizing them and start emergency treatment.

We Can Help

Until you get your pet to see us, try to stay calm and keep your pet calm. Rattlesnake bites are painful which may cause your pet to be irritable and moody. Keep them safe and comfortable, until they are in our care. Self-treatment is not recommended, since your dog might be allergic to certain treatment options. Our team can pull up your pet’s medical history to understand what treatment method is right for them. We at Dove Mountain Veterinary Clinic care about keeping your pet safe and healthy. That’s why you can count on us when you need an emergency veterinarian the most. We are located at 12110 N Dove Mountain Blvd, or you can speak to a veterinarian by dialing (520) 448-2255.

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