Bites

Insects, Spiders & Snakes

Snake Bites
Insect/Spider Bites

Bites

Insects, Spiders & Snakes

Snake Bites
Insect/Spider Bites

Snake Bites

Signs differ depending on the type and size of the snake, the season, the location of the bite and the severity of the bite. Some signs may include:

  • Fang puncture wounds usually on the head, neck or limb.
  • Pain and swelling of the bite area with severe bruising.
  • Breathing difficulties.
  • Paralysis with certain snake species.

First Aid: Seek veterinary attention immediately.

Snake Bites

Signs differ depending on the type and size of the snake, the season, the location of the bite and the severity of the bite. Some signs may include:

  • Fang puncture wounds usually on the head, neck or limb.
  • Pain and swelling of the bite area with severe bruising.
  • Breathing difficulties.
  • Paralysis with certain snake species.

First Aid: Seek veterinary attention immediately.

Insect or Spider Bites

Insects (bees, wasps, earwigs) or spiders (black widows, brown recluse) can cause localized effects and/or generalized signs of an allergic reaction. Often, by the time you realize a problem, the biting insect has already flown or crawled away, so that a presumptive diagnosis and treatment protocol is often instituted by the veterinarian.

Signs of an Insect or Spider Bite

  • Localized redness, swelling and pain
  • Lameness
  • Salivation
  • Signs of allergic reaction
  • Breathing difficulties

First Aid: Seek veterinary attention immediately.

Insect or Spider Bites

Insects (bees, wasps, earwigs) or spiders (black widows, brown recluse) can cause localized effects and/or generalized signs of an allergic reaction. Often, by the time you realize a problem, the biting insect has already flown or crawled away, so that a presumptive diagnosis and treatment protocol is often instituted by the veterinarian.

Signs of an Insect or Spider Bite

  • Localized redness, swelling and pain
  • Lameness
  • Salivation
  • Signs of allergic reaction
  • Breathing difficulties

First Aid: Seek veterinary attention immediately.