As temperatures rise, pets are at risk for rattlesnake bites in Texas

05/18/2010 | KXAN-TV (Austin, Texas)

Warm weather in the Austin, Texas, area is bringing out rattlesnakes, putting pets at increased risk for bites. A local veterinarian advises owners to have their pets vaccinated for rattlesnake bites, but warns that the vaccine is not foolproof. "It is still recommended that you see a veterinarian. You may still need anti-venom; we don't want to get a false sense of security," he said.

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