As the weather begins to warm up, snakes come out.
Did you know? Approximately 150,000 pets get bit by pit vipers every YEAR. Unfortunately, most of these cases end in death. No worries - Below are some steps you can take to ensure this doesn't happen:
Always stay aware of your surroundings. WATCH where you and your dog are walking or playing. If possible, keep your pet leashed and keep an eye out if you go off the beaten path. VACCINATE your dog. The Rattlesnake Vaccine boosts your pet's immunity to rattlesnake venom. This lessens the severity of a bite and gives you time to get to a vet! The Rattlesnake Vaccine is the difference between life and death in most cases. If you are unsure if your pet was bit or not, KNOW what symptoms to watch for. Signs and symptoms vary, but the most common are: muscle tremors/shaking, lethargy, pet collapsing, complete paralysis, dilated pupils, puncture wounds, swelling around the puncture wounds, and bleeding from the puncture wounds. KNOW where to go if your pet gets bit! Angelina Animal Hospital is your local Veterinary ER. AAH is fully stocked with anything your pet may need in this emergency - including Antivenin (antivenom). IMMEDIATE veterinary care is required after a snake bite. Luckily, Angelina Animal Hospital is here when you need us the most. Open for emergencies 24/7/365.
Immediate veterinary care & preventative care (vaccines) SAVES LIVES.