Do garter snakes bite dogs?
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.
Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.
Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.
Safe: Some Vegetables.
Your dog can have a healthy snack of carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices, or zucchini slices.
Even a plain baked potato is OK.
Don't let your dog eat any raw potatoes or any potato plants from your pantry or garden.