10/19/2011

Roughly 150,000 cats and dogs are the victims of venomous snake bites annually in the U.S. -- 20 times more likely than humans -- and the snake bites are 25 times more fatal for pets. Antivenin can increase survival rates but it is expensive, about $800 a vial, and it has a short shelf life, so most clinics don't keep it in stock.

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