Snake Bites are on the rise

For the month of August we have admitted 8 animals with snake bites. Most of these have been Eastern Browns although we have also had a whip snake and unfortunately 1 Taipan fatality.  If your pet has killed the snake make sure you bring the snake and your pet as quickly as possible  to be treated. You do have approximately 3 or 4 hours generally before your pet will show weakness and paralysis.  The treatment is 90% successful.