When dealing with false widow spiders the last thing you want is for your cat or dog to be bitten, especially when your pets can mistake the spider as a new fun toy.
There have been various reports of dogs and cats being bitten by false widow spiders. This can cause potentially life threatening issues if not treated quickly.
Spider bites on cats are less common because a cat’s skin is usually thicker than spider fangs. Though they are less common it can happen; if it does happen and you notice your cat has a rash, lump, restlessness, shallow breathing or anything else that seems abnormal you should take the cat to the vet immediately.
Spider bites in dogs are much more common, dogs are outside a lot and love to get into bushes and go around trees. If your dog has a rash, lump, restlessness, shallow breathing or anything else that seems abnormal you should also take it to the vet immediately.