Snake Bites in Cats

Cats love to hunt and they seldom can keep themselves back from chasing after a slithering snake. The problem with chasing snakes, however, is that sometimes the snake will stop and fight back. This is incredibly dangerous if the snake is venomous. If your cat has been bitten by a snake, please do your best to find out what type of snake or at least try and get a physical description which will help your vet determine if the snake is toxic or not. Snake bites on cats are most often on the head, neck, legs and sometimes mid body but seldom. Venomous snakes have elliptical pupils and non-venomous snakes have round pupils. Do not apply a tourniquet to the bite or try to suck out the venom. Go to your vet right away. Signs of toxic snake bites include dilated pupils, muscle weakness, drooling, vomiting, etc. Take your cat to your professional vet Mesa, AZ immediately for help. 


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