Snake bite in a domesticated dog and its successful management
Sunil Punia, Divya Agnihotri, Tarun Kumar and Maneesh Sharma
Snake bite is a life threatening emergency which requires immediate therapy and care as inadequate treatment may prove fatal. Snake bites are commonly found in cattle, sheep, goat and dogs. Depending on type of snake, the clinical signs varies but mostly cases are presented with cardiopulmonary dysfunctioning and coagulopathies. In the present study, a three year old male pug breed pet dog was presented to the Veterinary Clinical Complex with a history of dog bite two days ago. Pet was found to be lethargic, depressed, dehydrated, having respiratory distress, bilateral purulent ocular discharge and apparent blindness. The dog was treated successfully with antibiotic Ceftriaxone tazobactam, slow infusion of polyvalent snake venom anti-serum, along with intravenous administration of Dextrose, Normal Saline, Inj. Metronidazole and Dexamethasone, antihistaminic and bronchodialator.
How to cite this article:
Sunil Punia, Divya Agnihotri, Tarun Kumar and Maneesh Sharma. Snake bite in a domesticated dog and its successful management. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 878-880.