Pet Parents – a friendly reminder to be extra vigilant for snake bites as the weather warms up!

With the days getting warmer, not only are people out and about replenishing their Vitamin D, but our scaley friends also come out of hiding to soak up the extra heat.

Watch your pets during walks and playtime, especially in grassy areas. Snakes become more active in the warmer months, and our furry pals might not realise the danger.

Tips to safeguard your pets:

  • Remain on clear paths, and if possible, avoid long grass.
  • Clear your backyard of potential hiding spots.
  • Create a snake-proof zone by fencing off certain areas.
  • Walk your pets during cooler parts of the day.
  • Know the signs of a snake bite: sudden weakness, drooling, vomiting.

If you suspect a snake bite:

  • Seek veterinary help IMMEDIATELY – the chances of recovery are much greater if your pet is treated early.
  • Try to keep your pet calm and limit their movement.
  • Do NOT attempt to suck out the venom or use a tourniquet. And PLEASE do not attempt to catch the snake.

Contact us for more information or if you suspect your pet has been bitten.

Photo by David Clode

Recommended Posts