- Open the jaws of the lizard if it’s still attached
- If blood pressure is dangerously low or if the heart rhythms are abnormal, intravenous (IV) drugs will be administered to treat the arrhythmia
- Flush and soak the wound
- If there are any remnants of the lizard’s teeth, remove them
- Control pain
- Treat with antibiotics
Living and Management
The dog must be taken to a veterinarian if you suspect it has been bitten by one of these lizards. The veterinarian will then prescribe treatment and medications. Pay close attention to the wound and report any changes. Most importantly, if you live in an area where these lizards are likely to roam, place your dog behind a fence capable of keeping the lizards out.
Indicates that an animal has a gentle nature
The exiting of excrement from the body; bowel movements.
The amount of pressure applied by the blood on the arteries.
Term used to refer to any drug that is used to slow down or stop the clotting of blood for medical purposes.