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My Cat was Bitten by a Snake

My Cat was Bitten by a Snake

My cat, (I call him Turkey) was bitten by a copperhead snake last summer and barely made it thru. He really was starting to put on some weight and be healthy. In the last week, he is just not himself. Not grooming himself. Sleeping ALOT! Not wanting to eat his normal dry food. His right eye is watery. He is only 2. I am really worried that he is not gonna make it.

Admin: Hi, and thanks for the post. I changed the heading to catch more traffic. Hope you don’t mind. Your story disturbed and concerned me (thinking about Turkey). I am no expert on snake bites. But the copperhead venom is the least venomous in the US, as I understand it, but can kill cats. It would seem to me that he may have an infection brought about by the venom which has damaged your cat (perhaps the immune system is compromised).

I presume you have taken him to the vet. If not I would strongly recommend it. Antibiotics may help him if it is a secondary bacterial infection. Or he may have a primary infection (a virus). Good luck to you both. Can someone with relevant experience please help this cat? Thanks.

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Mar 15, 2012 cat with snake bite NEW
by: MJ

The cat is fine today although continues to be wary outside. He is mostly an indoor cat but occasionally sits out on the deck for a while. He has little interest in further exploration.
He is not like other cats and is not particularly affectionate. I always wonder if the bite did a bit of brain damage?
But I love him anyway 🙂

Mar 15, 2012 migata fue mordidada por una serpiente NEW
by: lupita

fue mordida en su trasero se que es una serpiente por el lugar en donde se encontraba su herida se veia claramente ambos hoyos ( colmillos) estaba trizte y con diarrea su herida era de color gris con pus no sabiamos cuanto tiempo habia pasado en tre el ataque del animal a mi gato, limpiamos la herida con gel antiseptico especial para cirugia, luego le inyectamos penicilina, la herida esta mejorando ya come, y juega se siente mucho mejor, pero nos asustamos mucho. de verdad es muy impactante, porque se supone que los gatos matan a las serpientes o por lo menos se que se enfrentan a ellos con mucha valentia.

Oct 30, 2010 My cat was bitten by a Copperhead
by: MJ

My young cat,4 months, was bitten last summer. I kept him overnite but he developed a high fever and I had to eye dropper water into him all night.
I brought him to the vet the next morning. The vet diagnosed the bite and found the site. She prescibed antibiotics. He did feel better but the site continued to swell. He had trouble walking as the bite was in his shoulder. He was given a second course of antibiotics. (4 weeks total).
He survived.

Nov 23, 2009 Update
by: Anonymous

It has been a long time but I wonder if you could update us?

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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