As summer kicks into gear, we spend more time outside -- and our pets often come with us. This exposes your pet to a host of new threats, including rattlesnake venom.
Hikes with the dog are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but the more time your pet spends in nature the higher risk they have of encountering a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes can administer fatal doses of venom to dogs and can do permanent damage even in non-fatal cases.
That is why it's important to vaccinate your dog from rattlesnake venom, even if they don't spend that much time outdoors. All it takes is one bite to cause serious health problems, so it's better to be safe and protect your pet.
At Sycamore Creek Animal Hospital, we carry rattlesnake vaccines to make sure your dog is protected from a potentially fatal hazard in their environment. Call us today at 951-277-5200 to learn more about the vaccine, we would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.
A pet's natural curiosity can get them in a heap of trouble, especially with rattlesnakes inhabiting the area. But luckily you as a pet owner can take the necessary precautions to prevent them from getting hurt.