6th Dog Bitten by Rattler

There have been six cases of dogs being bitten by rattlesnakes in the Central Okanagan this year.

Written by Castanet with Dr Stephen Ganton from Fairfield Animal Hospital


There have been six cases of dogs being bitten by rattlesnakes in the Central Okanagan this year – and a local veterinarian says that number is sure to go up.

Dr. Steve Ganton at Fairfield Animal Hospital in Kelowna says vets in the area typically see a couple of cases a month in the summer, and will probably continue to do so through September or October.

"It's about par for the course," says Ganton.

The incidents typically happen once warm weather arrives and dogs are off leash on trails in natural areas.

Read on Castanet



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