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Antivenin Alert

on Thursday, 19 May 2016 Posted in VetNotes, Cats, Dogs, General, News

Antivenin Alert

A story of a German Shepherd protecting his child-owner from a rattlesnake has made headline news. Currently the dog is being treated with antivenin. 

We know a story like this brings real concern to pet owners in Florida who know rattlesnakes, and other venomous snakes, typically become more frequent and visible during the summer months which can pose a threat. 

Buffalo Ridge Animal Hospital has antivenin in stock and readily available for an emergency like this. We are the only 24-hour, seven-days-a-week animal hospital in The Villages providing emergency care. If your pet is bit by a snake, it is an emergency. We are here for you, whether our established client or not, we will treat any emergency.