Cats are predators of snakes and lizards, which can be a threat to their lives, and a disappointment to us.Being cautious, is a good choice to save our cats, and keep them away from any threat.
what a threat of snakes and lizards for our cats?
Cats are predators of snakes and lizards, but sometimes things go wrong. the threat of snakes and lizards , to our cats depends on the species , there are two types of snakes , Poisonous and nonpoisonous , distributed North America :
the threat of snakes and lizards for our cats exist, then there are four varieties of venomous snakes in the United States , that are deadly: cottonmouths (also known as water moccasins) , rattlesnakes , copperheads, and coral snakes. Diagnosis of a venomous snake bite, is made by the appearance of the bite, the behavior of the bitten animal , and identification of the snake species. (Kill it first, if possible.)
snake and non-venomous lizard bites
Cats may come into contact with snakes , while hunting or out of curiosity. In general, bites of nonpoisonous snakes do not cause swelling or pain. They show teeth marks in the shape of a horseshoe . Ninety percent of snake bites in cats involve the head and legs
snake and venomous lizard bites
snake and venomous lizard bites , are threat for our cats, and if it turns out that the cat has been bitten by a snake or a venomous lizard , and is within 30 minutes of a veterinary hospital, it is essential to make an appointment at the veterinary hospital immediately.
treatment of snake and lizard bites
to save our cats from any threat that can make snack and lizard bites, we need to identifie the snake or lizard, and the bite examined. If the animal is not venomous, the wound should be cleaned and dressed.the cat must be kept calm . because The venom spreads quickly if the cat is active. Excitement, exercise, and fighting increase the rate of absorption.
Carry the cat. – If the bite is on the paw, apply a tight bandage (a handkerchief or strip of cloth) between the bite and the cat’s heart.
You should be able to fit a finger under the bandage; loosen the bandage for five minutes every hour. – Do not wash the wound, as this will increase the absorption of venom. – Do not apply ice, as this does not slow absorption and may damage the tissue. – Do not cut the wound and/or try to suck out the venom.