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At Cinema Veterinary Centre, for the month of May, the Rattlesnake Vaccine is ONLY $10.00!!
Posted on May 10, 2017 by deborah
A Rattlesnake bite is a Veterinary EMERGENCY!!
At Cinema Veterinary Centre, for the Month of May, Rattlesnake Vaccine is ONLY $10.00!!!
Rattlesnake Vaccine for Dogs
Courtesy Red Rock Biologics/www.redrockbiologics.com
Rattlesnakes live in a variety of habitats.
They are found in wetlands, deserts and forests, from sea level to mountain elevations. Rattlesnakes are most active in warmer seasons, from spring to autumn. In southern latitudes they are occasionally found year-round.
Rattlesnake bite is a veterinary emergency.
It results in serious injury or even death to thousands of dogs each year. Rattlesnake venom is a complex mixture of toxins that spreads through a dog’s body following the bite. Red Rock Rattlesnake Vaccine was developed specifically to help defend dogs from the dangerous effects of rattlesnake venom. That’s rattlesnake protection that will put you and your dog at ease.
Dogs are at risk for rattlesnake bite.
They can encounter a rattlesnake anytime they are in rattlesnake habitat. You and your dog may live near rattlesnakes. You may travel through or frequently visit places where rattlesnakes are found. Perhaps rattlesnakes live where you take your dog hiking, camping or hunting. Like people, dogs may stumble upon a snake by accident. Curiosity or a protective instinct can place your dog at risk. Red Rock Rattlesnake Vaccine helps to protect her.
Damage caused by rattlesnake bite can be serious.
When injected into an unprotected dog, the toxins in snake venom are very painful and can have serious consequences. Even if your dog survives the immediate effects of a rattlesnake bite, he can be permanently injured by the venom.
Treatment of rattlesnake bite is expensive.
Treatment of snakebite may include antivenin injections that can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Use of antivenin is associated with an increased risk of adverse effects which can complicate a dog’s recovery. Other costs of snakebite treatment may include hospitalization, intravenous fluids, other medicines, and even surgery. Vaccination can reduce the impact of snakebite, reduce or eliminate the need for antivenin, and decrease other treatment costs.
The vaccine stimulates your dog’s own immunity.
Vaccines work by stimulating an animal’s immunity to defend against potentially harmful agents. The Rattlesnake Vaccine is intended to help create an immunity that will protect your dog against rattlesnake venom.
Snakebite is always an emergency.
Even after your dog is vaccinated against rattlesnake venom, she should be taken to a veterinarian for evaluation and care as soon as possible following snakebite. Veterinarians can determine whether your dog will require additional treatment. Even bites by non-venomous snakes can lead to serious infections and antibiotic treatment may be needed. A veterinarian is the best person to consult regarding medical decisions for your dog.
Aftercare for Vaccine
Five days after the vaccine is given, start applying warm compresses to the area (Left side of neck). This should be done for 15 – 20 minutes at a time, 2 – 3 times daily, for 10 days. This will help to prevent a vaccine reaction, or swelling, at the injection site.