We lost our Ladybird suddenly due to complication of most likely a poisonous snake bite. The 2 vets we went to did not catch it due to lack of expertise and misdiagnosed her symptoms. Her symptoms started mild and without our knowledge she was slowly being poisoned.
We would like to share our tramatic sudden shock to all pet owners that snake seasons is coming earlier and earlier due to the climate change in Southern California.
We have 4 different poisonous snakes in SoCal and they are not just around hiking trails.
Look for a constant small amount of bleeding from a small open wound area. One or two puncture does reassurre it is a poisonous snake bite if you can see it with naked eye.
That’s the biggest factor, the constant bleeding. That is because the venom will not let it clot. There are also swelling, bruising and vomit and diarrhea. Snakes can bite face, neck, belly, legs; pretty much anywhere.
Don’t dismiss it because it’s on a unlikely place example the leg like our 2nd vet in Montrose Pet Hospital did.
Ladybird did not unfortunatly have any other symptoms in the beginning except the constant bleeding. She was a very healthy senior dog, never had any kown illness just fat lumps. Trust your gut when it comes to your pet and do your own research and explore other vets. The third vet did the extra mile by just shaving her leg where it was bleeding all the way down to her paw. That was it, just that simple step which made it clear she was losing blood inside. However, for Lady it was too late. Please share this story and check out some of the poisonous snake awareness sites online.
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Healthy Food Choice
Shouldn’t pets eat healthy too?
For humans, diet of natural, wholesome foods is essential to feeling our best and optimizing our health. Well the same is true for our companion pets too!!
Today, most commercial grade pet foods are formulated to keep your pet alive and reasonably healthy at the lowest cost possible.
Unfortunately, these products often lack a variety of fish, natural, and wholesome ingredients that will optimize your pet’s health and make mealtime a true pleasure. Instead, poor quality meats, non-nutritional fillers and byproducts are used.
Your pet’s health is Just as Important as your own. Their diet is the biggest health variable controlled by you, their guardian, and is crucial to their well-being.
That is why choosing a healthy, all-natural pet food is the most loving choice you can make for your companion.
At Button Nose Pet Shop, our four legged furry friends are in our hearts.
We understand that your dogs and cats are more then just pets. They are cherished members of the family.
Our mission is to enhance the bond between the guardians and their pets through great products and education.
We are very proud to carry locally produced items, unique artisan supplies, and high-quality foods. We promote healthy, all-natural lifestyle. We believe it is the most loving choice you can make for your companions. They'll love you for it and we're here to help!