As the weather warms up, snakes are coming out of hibernation. In the last two weeks the clinic has treated three cases of snake bite, already!
Please monitor your pets very carefully. If you suspect your pet has been bitten by a snake call the clinic immediately on 5445 5288. If you see your pet playing with a snake and your pet suddenly collapses (even if they seem to recover), bring them straight to the clinic. A sudden collapse after being bitten by a snake is indicative of receiving a lethal dose of venom which if left untreated will be fatal. As some times the onset of symptoms can be quite delayed, it is always recommended to see the vet if your pet has been playing with a snake.
Even non venomous snakes can cause significant pain, swelling and infection at the bite site and bites require treatment.
Snakes usually prefer to retreat when encountered but can become defensive if threatened. Most snake bites in humans are received by people who try to capture or kill a snake.
If you have a venomous snake on your property that you believe is causing a threat, it is best to have the snake removed and relocated by professionals. You can call Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers.
If you suspect your pet has been bitten or have any concerns, please don't hesitate to call the clinic on 5445 5288.