a pet's life magazine Summer 2015 - Page 13

Rattlesnakes: Rattlesnakes cause local injury (bruising and pain) or systemic signs (shock and neurologic deterioration). Keeping your dog leashed helps avoid envenomation. If a rattlesnake bites your dog, please keep your dog calm. Do not apply tourniquets, ice or attempt to remove the venom. Carry your pet to the car and visit the nearest veterinarian immediately. Contact: Know the location of the nearest veterinarian and keep a charged cell phone in your pack for emergency situations. Backpacking Dog Because of the severity of injury that can occur during hikes, please take appropriate caution for your pet. Consider consulting with your family care veterinarian for additional information. Stephanie Istvan, VMD, DACVECC www.vshsd.com FOR YOUR DOG Beautiful dog-friendly outdoor dining area beside our private lake Fenced in dog run FOR YOU Award winning dining Yappy Hours and Bocce Ball LA MESA: 9530 Murray Drive | I-8 at Severin | 619-463-0368 Reserve online at gofishanthonys.com Bring in this ad and receive a complimentary $10 gift card to use on a future visit with the purchase of two entrées. apetslifemagazine.com | SUMMER 2015 13