As n giftige slang jou hond pik, het jy n groot groot probleem. Nes met mense is slange se gif baie gevaarlik, en as jy n klein hondjie het is dit baie erger. As dit by ” first aid ” kom is jou veearts die beste en die enigste opsie vir jou hond om te oorleef.
Ter wille van verdere opsoekmoontlikhede, die res in Engels
GIFTIGE SLANGE VAN SUID AFRIKA:
- Swart Mamba -Black Mamba
- Groen Mamba – Green Mamba – alle mambas is giftig
- Kobras’- Cobras – alle Kobras is giftig
- Pofadders- Puff Adder
- Vine snake
- Viper Snake – alle Vipers is giftig
TYPICAL SIGNS OF A VENOMOUS SNAKE BITE
* Puncture wounds, with ore without bleeding.
* Painful area around the bite.
* Dog suffers from breathing problems.
* Extreme restlessness.
* Uncoordinated gait
* Respiratory depression
* Death- due to Respiratory Paralysis.
* The dogs behavior is also a sign.
A snake bite is very painful for dogs.
* Signs of enovenomation may take hours to appear, and that is caused by?
* time of year
* snake specie
* toxicity of the venom
* venom amount injected
* bite location
* size of the dog and the health of the dog
Swollen tissue and discolored tissue, this is caused by bleeding @ the side.
Severe venom is also known to occur within local reaction.
HOW SERIOUS IS A POISONING SNAKE BIT FOR YOUR DOG
It is undoubtedly a MEDICAL EMERGENCY, snake bites vary in severity.
FACTORS INCLUDING SEVERITY
* toxicity of the venom
* amount venom injected
If the bite is almost dry, that means a very little amount of venom has been injected.
* how swiftly the bite is treated
* the size of the dog
Smaller dogs are much more seriously affected, because the amount of venom injected per kg of body weight is much larger.
* Toxicity of the venom, determines the speed of its action and the effect it has on the dogs body.
* Cytotoxins causes – tissue damage, and is also the cause of tissue death @ the bite side, it can also extend to the surrounding area. A Puff Adder bite is well known for this.
* Haemotoxins in the venom, cause blood clotting problems, so that causes internally and loose blood from all sites of the body,
* eyes and the dogs* ears
This bite damages the dogs nervous system, and
* Respiratory failure
* Brain damage,
and * Loss of muscle use, including the heart muscle.
This bite is the most life threatening to dogs,
* Rapid Respiratory depression,
* Death can result very quickly.
With a Cobra bite, large volumes of Anti- venom are required and the dog may need ventilators to help breathing, while Anti-vonom work is in progress.
FIRST AID FOR YOUR DOG FOR POISONOUS SNAKE BITE
* A non poisonous snake bite can cause pain and infection, a venomos snake bite can be deadly, your pet can be dead within two hours.
* Dogs are much more sensitive to snake bites than cats.
* Most snake bites is in the face ore the neck.
NOW WHAT MUST I DO NOW
* Try and see which snake bit your dog, it will help if you can tell your vet, it will speed treatment up for your dog at the vet.
* Phone your emergency vet clinic asap.
* Do not try and panic
* Keep your dog as calm as possible, movement will circulate the venom faster.
* If the bite is on the neck, take the collar off, the collar will only hinder breathing.
* Take someone with you to keep your pet calm, ore to drive you to the vet.
* While transporting your dog, turn up the air conditioner as high as possible – the cold air will help slowing down the venom circulation.
DO NOT !
* Wash the wound.
* DO NOT – apply ice- ice damage tissue
* DO NOT – make cuts over the wound
* DO NOT -suck out the venom
Beware the venom of a poisonous snake can be deadly for up to @ hours after the snake is dead.
THEY KEY IN THIS SITUATION IS get to a vet asap!!!!!
WITH WHAT WILL MY VET TREAT MY DOG WITH??????
Treatment depends on the snake specie that bit your dog.
some of the treatment will be,
* Respiratory support
* Circulatory support
* Intravenous fluids
* Anti – venom
Snake species need a specific antivenom.
The earlier the anti venom is given, the better for your dog.
All dogs should be hospitalized after a snake bite for up to 24 hours.
Pierre van Niekerk©