When spending time outdoors with your pet in the great state of Pennsylvania, hazards like bears and ticks probably come to mind. However, did you know there are some venomous snakes that live in our neck of the woods?
Rattlesnake safety is important for pets and owners alike when venturing into the great outdoors. Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital is here to help our clients understand how to avoid encounters with venomous reptiles in our home state.
Pennsylvania is home to a few species of venomous snakes, most notably the timber rattlesnake. These creatures reside in more heavily forested regions of the state, and while greatly misunderstood, they are an important part of our ecosystem. Continue…