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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #29

Vacation time is coming.  Pup would love to come with you.  He's sitting at the front door ready to go, no matter what the adventure, yes?

Pups are great traveling companions.  Just ask them.  They are.

Are you going hiking and camping?  Oh the joy of being off leash, or for the less trustworthy of our canines, Oh the joy of being on a long leash.  It is all so wonderful, wonderful unless someone's doggie nose or doggie paw gets into trouble.  

The closest we in Brooklyn come to a poisonous snake, thank you very much, is on the other side of the glass in Prospect Park Zoo. So if you are going out into the woods and especially with a curious pup, check the web for poisonous snakes in the area you will be hiking.  Know that snakes don't want to bite because once their venom is spent they are defenseless but they will if they feel threatened.  

Rule of thumb is that snakes hide in piles of leaves or logs or rocks.  Keep curious noses out.  If you hear a yipe from pup and see, generally just 3 punctures, get him to the closest vet in the area.  Pronto. Local vets know local fauna and wh

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