A dog had a fatal encounter with a rattlesnake at the Laurel Canyon Dog Park last week. A second was bitten but is recovering. These incidents highlight how important rattlesnake avoidance training is if you live in Southern California.
Michael Becker DVM, the vet at the Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital (MASH) in West Hollywood who treated the surviving dog, said it was the second incident so far this year. MASH usually treats 20 to 30 rattlesnake bites in the April to October rattlesnake season, he added.