Cat Rattlesnake Bite Treatment

Cat Rattlesnake Bite Treatment

We are open 7 days a week until 7 PM
Visit us at 350 
East Linden Street.
At Broadway Veterinary Hospital, we carry antivenin for rattlesnake bites. Cats are generally tougher to treat for a rattlesnake bite and will need to be hospitalized in most cases. Rattlesnake bites are a neurotoxin to cats and can cause limb swelling, necrotic tissue, neurological issues, blood coagulation, vasculitis, pain and death. Timing is important when treating for rattlesnake bites in cats. It is imperative that the cat is brought in the moment that it is found acting differently than usual in order to increase the odds of survival. Treatment will most likely will include iv fluids, pain killers, antivenin and antibiotics. Blood pressure and bloodwork will need to be checked. Immediate care is offered at Broadway Veterinary Hospital. We request that if a rattlesnake bite is suspected in your cat that you come directly to our hospital and if possible call on the way to let us know your time of arrival. Emergency patients are treated prior to all other patients at Broadway Veterinary Hospital because we expect that everyone understands that if it was their pet that was an emergency, they would want to be prioritized over everyone else too. 

Call us at 208-344-5592

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