Do not allow him to walk; carry him to your vehicle and try to assure him with your voice and actions.
Do not attempt any home remedies like ice packs or tourniquets; you may think you are helping, when in fact, you are just delaying getting your beloved pet the help he needs.
Some veterinarians may choose to use a snake venom detection kit as part of the diagnosis.
Studies show that the prognosis of recovery is more guarded with a rattlesnake bite than other venomous snake encounters.
The complications your pet will experience from a snake bite range from minimal (as in a non-venomous bite, unless infection sets in) to extremely dangerous, as listed below in reference to a venomous bite.