It's rattlesnake season here in Arizona. Today, when I let the puppies out, they let me know all about it.
Tonight, on the evening news, they reported there have already been 15 reported rattlesnake bites ON HUMANS in the last week.
This blog is to give you some ideas on rattlesnake safety for you and your pets.
If out hiking, be sure you have a walking stick or cane - something to put ahead of you on the ground.
If you come across a rattler, back away SLOWLY.
Don't probe into rocky crevices.
Use common sense.
If you are bitten, one of the most common misconceptions is to put ice near the bite site!! DON'T! And, DON'T use a tourniquet.
Head DIRECTLY to the nearest hospital - PERIOD!!!
For your four legged friend(s) take them to rattlesnake aversion training - it can save their life. Trust me - I experienced it just today!!!!
Be safe in the desert!!!