Hiking in Central Oregon can present the danger of rattlesnake bites for your dog.
Where is your dog likely to encounter a rattlesnake?
You and your dog are most likely to come upon a rattlesnake while hiking in the Central Oregon backcountry and your pup is exploring in tall grass, brush or tall grass.
Where do most bites occur?
Because your dog is most likely to get bitten by a rattlesnake when they are exploring most bites happen on the paws, neck or even face.
What does a rattlesnake bite look like?
If you think your dog was bitten by a snake but you are unsure if it is a rattlesnake you can look for these main trigger points to help decide.
If a rattlesnake bit your dog there bite will get swollen very and bruised very quickly. There will also be two bite or fang marks on your dog.
What to do if your dog is bitten by a rattlesnake?
If your dog is bitten by a rattlesnake. You can gently clean the area with soap and water. Do not place a tourniquet on the area and do not elevate the area. Focus on getting your dog to the nearest emergency hospital.