Are ringneck snakes poisonous to dogs?

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Although not nearly as dangerous to our dogs as venomous snakes, non-poisonous snakes sometimes cause medical problems in dogs.

Because they have very small teeth, rather than the venom-delivering fangs of rattlesnakes and other vipers, their bite is generally harmless to humans and other large mammals, like dogs.

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Copperhead venom is typically less toxic than rattlesnake and cottonmouth venom.

The severity of symptoms depends on the size of the dog, the amount of venom delivered, and the location of the bite (for example, bites to the face or neck can cause swelling that obstructs breathing).

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If your pet is the offending biter, or eats a garter snake, there's no need to be alarmed. The smelly musk produced by the frightened snake may cause a pet to drool, gag, or even vomit, but it isn't toxic and will likely make them think twice before getting too aggressive on their next snake encounter!
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Garter snakes are considered mildly venomous, meaning a bite from one could cause irritation but shouldn't be serious. If your pooch has an encounter with a garter snake, his reaction will depend on what kind of interaction he's had with it. If he killed the snake without ingesting any of it, he should be fine.
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Although not nearly as dangerous to our dogs as venomous snakes, non-poisonous snakes sometimes cause medical problems in dogs.

Because they have very small teeth, rather than the venom-delivering fangs of rattlesnakes and other vipers, their bite is generally harmless to humans and other large mammals, like dogs.

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Reinforcement-based techniques are effective for teaching dogs to avoid snakes and other dangers, without unwanted side effects.

In theory, the dog will associate the sight, smell, or sound of a rattlesnake or other danger with the pain of a shock and immediately run away.

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Because they have very small teeth, rather than the venom-delivering fangs of rattlesnakes and other vipers, their bite is generally harmless to humans and other large mammals, like dogs.

If your dog is the offending biter, or eats a garter snake, no need to be alarmed.

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Can dogs smell snakes and do they automatically know they are dangerous and try to avoid them?

No, most breeds cannot smell reptiles.

Only the breeds with the most developed sense of smell—retrievers, Blood hounds, Bassets, Beagles — are able to detect snakes merely by smell.

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