We are in the grips of what has been a rampant snake season, starting early this year with our first patient presenting in late August! Snake venom kills animals quickly so if you suspect your pet has been bitten by a snake, call ahead and we can get ready for you whilst you bring your pet straight to the surgery. That way we can start treatment as soon as possible. While it is helpful to know what type of snake has potentially bitten your pet, polyvalent antivenin is available that treats all the snake venoms common to the area.
Keeping yourself safe should be the number one priority.
Also be aware that a brown snake is not always brown in colour – it can vary with age, location and sub-species.
There have been many, many snake bites already this season from juvenile snakes and their bite is just a deadly as the adult snakes.