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Brown Recluse Spider

A brown recluse spider’s bite it not really painful right away, but the bite grows into a very large, deep-tissue wound that doesn’t want to heal, Dr. Wismer warns. Wounds can be very difficult to treat, agrees Dr. Tegzes, and can result in lifelong damage that often requires surgery to correct.

Location: Midwest and South-Central United States (map).

What to do if your pet is bitten: Seek veterinary treatment.

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