My Pet got bit by a Black Widow

24 Oct 2016

It is common for black widows to make their nests in your basement or garage. Unfortunately, they might also build their haphazard webs in areas where your pet might decide to explore. Black widow spiders are inky black. On the bottom of their abdomen you will notice a red hourglass shape. If your pet gets bit by a black widow, you need to make an immediate emergency visit to your veterinarian. Without antivenom treatments your cat or dog could die. Pets that are either very young or old at even more at risk.

Signs of a bite

Your friends at Bull’s Eye Pest Control, wants your pet to be safe. Black widow venom is a neurotoxin that disrupts the central nervous systems ability to communicate. Here are some of the signs you will see in your pet if they get bit. You will notice that your pet is having difficulty standing and their coordination is off. They might also experience excessive drooling, vomiting and diarrhea, and muscle tremors and cramping. Your pet could also have difficulty breathing. Muscle and abdominal rigidity are classic signs of a venomous black widow bite.

Black Widows and Pets

Remember that even if your pet is showing some of the signs, it might not mean they were bit by a black widow. Other sicknesses have the same type of signs. Don’t take the chance. If your pet is showing any signs, get them to your veterinarian as soon as possible. Your veterinarian will analyze your pet’s blood and urine to look for the markers that signify the presence of black widow venom. They might also scan their skin to look for the fang marks. Once the presence of black widow venom has been discovered, your pet will receive an antivenom treatment. Remember that time is important when dealing with black widow bites. If you suspect your pet was bitten, you need to get them to the veterinarian fast.

Bull’s Eye Pest Control

Once your pet is safe and healthy, you next step is to call Bull’s Eye Pest Control. Our technicians understand black widows and know how to get rid of them. We have a wide assortment of black widow eradication tools that we will use to free your home of this eight-legged threat. Protect your family and your pets. Give Bull’s Eye Pest Control in Corona a call today.

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