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Jun 1, 2010 7:57 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Increase in rattlesnake bites seen in pets

Veterinarians in the Denver metro area say they have seen an unusual number of pets bitten by snakes in May and one dog park in Aurora has had to close because of two recent

Dr. Jeff Mullen with the Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic says his office usually sees or two cases each season but they've handled five cases this month and have had to order additional antivenin.
Reportedly rattlesnakes have bitten dozens of pets in the Denver area this month.

The Great Plains Dog Park in Aurora closed this month after rattlesnakes bit two dogs. The city of Aurora says officials are evaluating how to make the park safer and it's unclear how long the
closure will last.


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