LIVE: Venomous snake bite and other pet emergencies

 
By Speaker: Dr. Michael Schaer • Published: January 21st, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Florida has many snakes, and only a few species are deadly. If and when your pet is bitten by a venomous snake, emergency veterinary care is imperative to save the pet’s life. How do you know if a snake is venemous? Should you ever bring a dead snake with you to the emergency veterinary clinic? Dr. Michael Schaer, an emergency and critical care specialist, will clarify what to do and not do in situations where pet owners suspect their animal has been bitten by a poisonous snake or by another venomous species.