HEAD: Rattlesnake Season is Here

As we enter summer and you spend more time outdoors with your pets, remember to look out for rattlesnakes. Like all cold-blooded animals, rattlesnakes are more active in the hotter seasons. They love to bask in the sun, so there’s a good chance you’ll come across one when hiking, camping or walking in our area. To lower the risk these bites pose to pets, XXXX highly recommends having dogs vaccinated against rattlesnake venom.

Rattlesnake venom is extremely dangerous to pets because it causes excessive swelling and death of the tissue surrounding the bite wound. Because the vaccine can only reduce severity of symptoms, bites should always be treated immediately at XXXX or, if we are closed, at a local veterinary emergency facility.

To keep your pets safe while spending time outdoors, remain on designated paths and keep an eye (and an ear!) out for rattlesnakes. Always keep pets leashed and out of brush.

Schedule your pet’s rattlesnake vaccine at XXXX by calling 999-999-9999.