Thursday, February 20, 2020
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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.

Mountains Restoration Trust is proud to host Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs Clinic!  Through MRT, a non-profit environmental organization, these funds help to preserve and restore the wildlands of the Santa Monica Mountains.  Funds raised support MRT’s programs including invasive, non-native species removal, native plant propagation and planting, acquisitions for parkland, and environmental education programs.  Thank you in advance for your support and for telling your friends and other dog lovers about the clinic!

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If you live in Southern California, you live in rattlesnake country. From the sea to the high desert, from the wilderness to the backyard, rattlesnakes lurk under rocks, on sunny trails or in tall grass.

Rattlesnake dangers for dogs are real and potentially tragic. Dogs explore nose to the ground. A rattlesnake can be a fatal surprise. More than 15,000 domesticated animals are bitten by snakes in the United States every year — most by rattlesnakes.

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