Vaccine Saves Dogs From Snake Bites
As the weather warms up, snakes can become a problem for pet owners, but a simple vaccine could save your dog's life.
As temperatures rise, so does the risk of getting bitten by a snake. Veterinarians at Clay Hill Animal Clinic in Greenville say they offer a vaccine that can boost a dog's immunity to some snake venoms. They say they have not had any dogs die yet that have been vaccinated, "When the dog is bit, the dog's immune system neutralizes the venom. They still usually swell up, and they still need to go to the veterinarian and be treated, but the risk of them dying from it is greatly reduced," says Dr. Josh Gardner, a veterinarian and Clay Hill Animal Clinic Owner.