How to prevent rattlesnake bites:•Keep your dog indoors: Protect your feline companion from snake bites and many other potential dangers that outdoor dogs face by simply keeping her indoors.•Opt for a short leash: When venturing outdoors for a dog walk or hike, keep your pup on a short leash to ensure he stays on the path. Avoid areas with long grass, overgrown brush, or rocks.•Clean up your yard: Make sure your yard is clear of anything that could be a good rattlesnake hiding place including brush, pool toys, and garden tools.What to do if your pet is bitten:•Stay calm.•Apply pressure to any bleeding.•Immobilize your pet to prevent the spread of venom.•Keep your pet alert and upright.•Remove your pet’s collar to keep the airway clear.•Get to a vet ASAP.It’s important to remember that rattlesnakes don’t attack unless provoked or threatened. If you do see a rattlesnake or hear the rattle, retreat a safe distance away.
Canine - Equine - Feline
Debbie’s Pet Service
Lillian, Elberta, Foley, Perdido Key, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and areas of Pensacola