Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer
Summer, it’s the perfect time to give your pet new experiences and adventure outdoors. The possibilities are endless, and the memories will last a life time, but is your pet safe when taking them out?
Unfortunately, summer is a prime time for rattlesnake and tick activity. A rattlesnake bite to a dog can be lethal if not treated right away. Smaller dogs are especially at risk because the venom travels throughout the body quicker then with a big dog. Ticks also pose a threat to our animals’ health this summer. Ticks can transmit an infection called Lyme disease, which is a bacterial infection that can affect most mammals—and if not treated—can lead to death.
With help from supporters, Butte Humane Society’s Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic can provide preventative treatments for rattlesnakes and tick bites at a low cost. Click here to check out our low cost rattlesnake and flea/tick prevention vaccines. It will be such a relief knowing your beloved pet is equipped with defenses against potentially lethal bites.