Sunday, March 26, 2017

More Dog Rattlesnake Bites This Year


We all know the dangers some snake bites can pose to humans, but we don't always remember to watch out for our dogs.

Austin veterinarians are reporting an increase in rattlesnake bites to dogs. They recommend the Red Rock Rattlesnake Vaccine, which can ward against injury or even death. The injection can help neutralize venom by helping dogs develop antibodies that combat the poison. It can only be given to pups older than 16 weeks.

"The snakes are coming out of hibernation, they're cranky and are more likely to strike where sometimes they might try to avoid that," Jim Holcomb of Hill Country Animal Hospital Veterinarian said.

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