If envenomation from a Yellow-Faced Whip snake in a cat is suspected, then treatment predominantly involves intensive nursing care. Intravenous fluids are administered while the cat is unable to get up to drink, and small volumes of food may be syringed into the mouth if the cat seems able to swallow well. Topical eye lubrications are applied while the cat is unable to blink to prevent ulceration of the corneas. Physiotherapy to avoid muscle contraction and joint pain is performed multiple times a day. The bladder is assessed multiple times a day, and may need to be manually emptied to relieve the cat. Paralysed cats may take several days to a week to recover.
Brown and Red Bellied Black snake envenomation requires administration of snake anti-venom, and is administered intravenously. Intravenous fluids are also given to ensure good circulation to the kidneys, and encourage good urine production. Repeat blood clotting times are performed, and further blood and urine tests may be performed in the following days to monitor progress. Considerable blood loss can occur in some cases, resulting in some patients requiring a blood transfusion. Patients are hospitalised for at least 24 hours, but many stay for 48-72 hours or longer.