Spring is here ;) and the rattlesnakes are coming out of the hibernation.Please, train your dog to avoid these predators especially if you planning to go hiking, backpacking and camping.
Or get a honey badger ;)
I signed Ava up for the next week-end at the Rattlesnake Clinic in Santa Clarita, before we'll start backpacking around in Cali (can't wait;) There are few other places that offer Rattlesnake training for your dog.
I also am going to have my dog, Rattlesnake vaccinated this week. The vaccine works, not necessarily protects your dog from, the snake venom, that travels through the bloodstream, destroying tissues and causing swelling, internal bleeding, and intense pain. However, the vaccine slows this toxic process getting to the bloodstream and tissues, and gives you and your dog more time to get to the vet and the appropriate care for your dog.
Rattlesnakes receive their name from the rattle located at the end of their tails which, when shaken, it makes a loud rattling noise that deters predators or serves as a warning to passersby. Rattlesnakes rarely bite unless they feel threatened or provoked. Caution is advised even when snakes are believed to be dead; rattlesnake heads can see, flick the tongue, and inflict venomous bites for up to an hour after being severed from the body.
Rattlesnake in California info.
Stay safe! Ella, the honey badger ;)