Harris said that among the snakes discovered were rattlesnakes, cobras, black mambas and a 14-foot-long Burmese python. Now, one of them is suspected of killing Riston.Exotic animal experts removed all of the snakes the day after Riston’s death.Dianne Richardson, a spokesperson for the Charles County Sheriff, said Riston’s autopsy was conducted in Baltimore at the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.Andy Owen, a spokesperson for the Maryland Department of Health, told NBC News in an email that their investigation ruled Riston’s death to be accidental and caused by snake envenomation.
Keep Them Active. Energy varies between breeds, says Dr. Becker. “Greyhounds, Labs, Golden Retrievers, Jack Russell Terriers, Border Collies, and other active breeds have unfathomable energy.” He continues, “wolves spend 80% of their time awake, moving. With cats, there’s not such an exercise requirement,” but providing outlets for play at home is still crucial. For both cats and dogs he recommends food-dispensing that “recreates the hunt,” and puzzle feeders that engage your pet’s “body and mind.”
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