May 22, 2009

Would You Do This for Your Dog?

Man sucks snake venom from dog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No - I wouldn't and it's not due to a lack of affection for the beasties. I'm a certified pet first aid and CPR instructor and since we see small rattlers in our yard sometimes, I make it a point stay current on such things.

Cut and suck is *not* recommended for canine or human snake bite victims. Immobilize, keep calm (this refers to both patient and rescuer) and transport ASAP.

Another good tip for snake bites is to get a photo of the offender *if* a camera and your wits are both handy.