Do you work your dog in the summer? Has your dog ever been bitten by a snake? You may think that this would be a rare occurrence in this country but Veterinary clinics are seeing an increasing number of dogs with varying degrees of snakebites. We are constantly aware of the possibility of our hounds being bitten by an Adder as we work and train them in areas where they are known to be prolific. Fortunately none of our hounds have yet been bitten but we have customers whose dogs have been. Thanks to their quick actions and getting them straight to a vet the have all survived, but it could have been fatal.
This article although basic cover some of the important things to look out for and do. Please read and be prepared.