Snake Bites in Cats

Cats tend to enjoy running and playing outdoors and chasing prey. Sometimes their prey may lead them into tall grassy areas where they could run into a snake. Some cats just enjoy spotting a snake and pouncing on it. This is not always a good idea. No matter how it happens, if your cat gets a snake bite then you need to call your vet immediately. Even if you’re not sure it’s a snake bite, if there is any odd-looking bite on your cat and you are concerned, please call your vet. Snakes tend to bite and leave their mark on the head, neck, or legs of a cat. Venomous snakes have elliptical pupils and non-venomous snakes have round pupils. This may help to determine if it’s poisonous. Your cat may show signs of poison from a snake bite by developing dilated pupils, muscle weakness, drooling, vomiting, etc. Follow the instructions for treatment given by your veterinarians Marion, IA.


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