HOW TO TELL IF AN ADDER BITES YOUR DOG;

If you are walking with your dog and he/she get bitten you will normally be alerted by a yelp or scream. 

Adder bites normally result in A VERY PAINFUL LOCAL SWELLING and salivating. There may be a visible puncture at the site of the bite. Dogs commonly get bitten on the legs as they walk past the adder or on the face as they use their nose to investigate.

Other signs include;

1) Salivation

2) Lethargy

3) Laboured Breathing

SEEK VETERINARY TREATMENT A.S.A.P

4) Bruising to the area

5) Pale Mucous Membranes

6) Shivers

7) Vomiting


If you suspect your dog has been bitten by an Adder seek veterinary treatment immediately. 

Do not allow your dog to run, if far away walk slowly.

Treatment will include;

Intravenous fluids

Pain Relief

Antibiotics

Anti-venom