WARM WEATHER CAN BRING A BITE TO YOUR PETS

May 2019

Don't delay to get your pet the treatment they need!

With reports of adder sightings already racking up, make sure you know how to spot the signs of an adder bite and what to do if the worst happens to your beloved pooch.

How to tell if your dog has been bitten:
  • There will be localised, painful swelling
  • Two puncture marks in the centre of the swelling
  • Can result in breathing difficulties
  • Other symptoms may include drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy and drowsiness

If you pet starts to show any of these signs, urgent veterinary treatment is required and the following tips can help reduce your pets pain:
  • Keep your pet as still as possible - carry them if possible to prevent the spread of the venom
  • Bathe the wound in cold water to reduce the swelling
  • Get your dog to the vet for treatment

It is also recommended that you keep up to date with any dog-walking news for reported "adder hotspots" to avoid when walking your dog during the warmer months as the venomous snakes come out of hibernation.  

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Medium Crossbreed 0yr, Male, Neutered, pp £50
Healthy Pets Gold
Max Benefit
£179.60
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Max Benefit
£579.24
4Paws
Max Benefit
£419.37
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Max Benefit
£244.32
 
Healthy Pets Pet Insurance
£179.60
With a Maximum Benefit of £7500.

Data taken online 15/08/2019. Postcode used GU32 3QF Full comparison page >