The same snakes that are dangerous to humans, like the rattlesnake, copperhead, cotton mouth and coral snake, are also dangerous to pets. Cats tend to steer clear of snakes, but dogs are known to be curious and sometimes wind up being bitten – particularly when they are visiting an area that they are not familiar with.
If your dog is bitten by a snake and you are unsure of the type of snake, you should bring your dog to the vet just to be safe. If your dog is bitten by what you know to be a venomous snake, you should travel immediately to the nearest emergency vet clinic for treatment. Do not use a tourniquet and do not try to cut and suck out the venom.