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Rattle Snake Bite, Bee Sting and Pet Allergic Reactions in Diamond Bar, CA
Wild animal wounds are among the most common reasons to seek pet emergency care in Diamond Bar. At East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic, our experienced veterinary staff is able to care for your pet in emergencies situations.
Whether your pet receives a rattle snake bite or bee sting during regular hours, on the weekend or in the middle of the night, bring the animal to our clinic without delay. We’ll address any pet allergic reaction and stabilize the animal to increase the chance of a full recovery.
What to Do When Your Pet Gets Bit By a Rattle Snake
If your dog is bitten by a rattle snake while hiking a trail around Diamond Bar, immediately restrict your pet’s movement to slow the spread of toxic venom. Loosely immobilize the bitten limb. Don’t attempt to suck the venom out of the wound and don’t apply ice or a tourniquet. On the way to the vet, carry your pet rather than having him walk.
Once you arrive, we treat the rattle snake bite immediately. Options include administering antivenin, antihistamines, IV fluids, oxygen, antibiotics and pain medication. We test for bleeding problems and organ damage and provide a blood transfusion if needed.
How to Treat a Bee Sting
Curious cats and dogs may be stung by a bee while playing outside. If you see this happen to your pet, remove the stinger as quickly as possible to stop the venom from spreading. Use a credit card or other flat object to scrape the stinger out and prevent rupturing the venom sac. Reduce swelling with a cold compress and administer over-the-counter antihistamine, such as Benadryl, in the amount of 1 mg per pound of weight (so a 10-pound cat should receive 10 mg of Benadryl).
You know your pet needs emergency vet care for a bee sting if he shows signs of anaphylactic shock, including vomiting and pale gums. If you see these signs, bring your pet in for emergency care. We’ll treat him with IV fluids, steroids and Benadryl injections.
Is Your Pet Having an Allergic Reaction?
Just like humans, cats and dogs can suffer from allergic reactions to food, medication, insect bites, pollen and mold. Signs of pet allergic reaction include swelling, hives, itchiness, warm red skin and agitated behavior. Rarer, more life-threatening signs include difficulty breathing, abnormal heart rhythm, low blood pressure and collapse.
For mild allergic reactions, treat your pet at home with Benadryl. The dosage amount is 1 mg per weight of your cat or dog. When more severe signs of pet allergic reaction appear, don’t hesitate to bring your animal to East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic for immediate treatment.
Seek Emergency Care in Diamond Bar for Your Pet
If your pet is having an allergic reaction to a rattle snake bite or bee sting, bring him or her to East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic for emergency care in Diamond Bar – no appointment necessary! Just call us at (909) 861-5737 to let us know you’re on your way.