Rattlesnake season is upon us and they love to hang out in shady spots on these hot days. Sometimes dogs stumble upon snakes by accident and their protective instincts can put them at risk. The Red Rock Rattlesnake Vaccine helps to protect your dog from the dangerous effects of rattlesnake venom.
When rattlesnake venom is injected into an unprotected dog, the toxins are very painful and have serious consequences. Even if your dog survives a bite, it can still permanently injure him/her.
The rattlesnake vaccine stimulates your dog's immunity to defend and protect your dog against rattlesnake venom.
Typically, treatment for a snakebite is an antivenom injection that can be costly and runs the risk of adverse effects during recovery. A vaccination can reduce the impact of the bite and reduce or eliminate the need for antivenom.
Even if your dog is vaccinated, a snakebite is still an emergency. Care should be given as soon as possible to determine whether your dog will need additional treatment. Snakebites, even from non-venomous snakes, can lead to infection and antibiotic treatment may be needed.
If you would like more information about the rattlesnake vaccine, please call us at 714-921-8700.
We also offer a rattlesnake avoidance training class for your dog! We have one more day of classes on August 8th. Find more details on our website here.