What happens when a dog gets bit by a spider? Most spider bites on dogs will show signs of irritation, pain, redness, and swelling. Others will exhibit more severe fever, weakness, muscle or joint pain, puss, weak pulse, increased heart rate, lethargy, trouble walking or standing, vomiting, drooling, and diarrhea.
How do you treat a spider bite on a dog at home?
- Check for a Stinger in the Wound.
- Use a Cold Compress to Help with Swelling.
- Apply Paste of Baking Soda and Water to the Wound.
- Give Your Dog an Oatmeal Bath.
- Apply Aloe Vera Gel to the Bite.
- If Safe, Give Your Dog Benadryl.
Should I take my dog to the vet for a spider bite? Signs of an allergic reaction may be profuse scratching or paw licking. If you suspect your dog is having an allergic reaction to bites, the vet can help. They might prescribe an antihistamine, such as Benadryl, steroids, or IV fluids. If your dog has neck swelling or difficulty breathing head straight to the vet.
Can a house spider bite a dog? Fortunately, most household spiders are harmless and pose no risk to your pet. A few, though, have toxic bites that require immediate and intensive veterinary treatment. If you see your dog or cat playing with a spider, quickly move your pet to a different area and watch for the above symptoms.