Features

August 2015 Issue

Don’t Use First Aid on Snakebites

The outdated techniques are useless at best, and at worst they can cause severe injury

If youíre out for a stroll with your cat in your fenced backyard and he suffers a snakebite, his life can quickly be in danger. The safest course: Donít attempt outdated first-aid measures such as application of a tourniquet or incision to remove the venom with suction. It will already have been absorbed, and tourniquets can compromise blood circulation, causing severe injury.

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