Black Widow Spider Bite Poisoning in Cats


Severe pain, muscle rigidity, tremors, difficulty breathing, paralysis


Antivenom, IV fluids, pain medication, muscle relaxants


Remove black widow webs from your home, keep your cat indoors at night

What to do if

Immediately take your cat to the vet

Black widow spiders in the US

Found in all US states except Alaska

Black widow spider bites in cats

Rare, but can be fatal

Tips for keeping your cat safe

Be aware of black widow spiders in your area, inspect your home for webs, keep your cat indoors at night

Signs your cat is sick