Sedona is a beautiful place to live and visit. It is full of amazing hikes and a wide range of creatures, including rattlesnakes. Unfortunately, dogs are more likely than people to get bit by a rattlesnake, particularly when hiking.
Snake bites are life-threatening, extremely painful, expensive to treat, and can cause permanent damage even when your dog survives. If your dog gets bit by a rattlesnake, seek immediate veterinary care. Emergency treatment consisting of an intravenous fluid support, antibiotic administration, antihistamines, pain management, and antivenin will give your dog the best chance of successfully surviving a rattlesnake bite.
Many dogs in Arizona receive rattlesnake vaccines which may help decrease the severity of rattlesnake bites. However, even if your dog received a rattlesnake vaccine, your dog will still need emergency treatment immediately after a snake bite.
If your dog gets bit by a rattlesnake, call us at 928-282-4133 for emergency treatment.