I'm passionate about spreading the news of pet health and safety issues, especially those that lurk in places I frequently visit like Los Angeles' numerous hiking trails.
Rattlesnakes create life-threatening danger that poses threat to both pets and humans. Dogs being bitten by rattlesnakes are an unfortunate and common occurrence in Southern California and other balmy climates.
Fortunately, you can educate yourself about rattlesnake safety and reduce the likelihood your pet will suffer severe injury or death post-rattlesnake bite in a few simple steps. Learn more from (Cardiff and) my veterinary contribution to this KTLA news piece - Snake Bite Pet Safety: Health Smart.
Additionally, see this article for The Honest Kitchen- Rattlesnake Awareness, Safety, and Vaccinations for Your Pet.
Dr. Patrick Mahaney
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