Snake bites are on the rise for pets

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East Texas veterinarians are seeing more and more animals with snake bites.  There tends to be more snakes during the spring and summer months.
 
Snake bites can cause severe pain, swelling and your pets can get an infection.
 
In case you cannot get your pet to the vet right away, it’s a good idea to keep Benadryl and Baby Aspirin around the house.
 
You can ask your vet what dosage your pet would need.
 
“The majority of the snake bites are either gonna be copperheads or water moccasins.  Both definitely you need to take your dog in for the vet, but those are usually not fatal,” said veterinarian Sharon Phillips.
 
A bigger threat to our pets would be rattlesnakes, which we would find in the West Texas area.

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