Rattlesnake Bite Emergencies

What to do if your pet is bitten by a rattlesnake

Rattlesnake Bites

Rattlesnake bites are common in our area of California. Dogs and cats are usually bitten in the face and front legs. 

How it affects a pet: Envenomation can cause metabolic changes that can affect the body. The venom can also have an anticoagulant effect on pets.  

Symptoms: puncture wounds and bleeding from those wounds, swelling, weakness or collapse, paralysis, shaking or twitching, dilated pupils, vomiting, bloody urine. 

Sources: Pet Web MD 

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