Hotter weather is on the way and that means more outdoor fun with your pups, make sure you keep them safe!! In warmer places like Arizona, snakes don't hibernate as long as they do in colder climates. Dogs are especially prone to rattlesnake bites because they are curious, often nosing around in logs, under rocks and leaves, and in holes in the ground. They may also feel protective of their humans if they come across a rattlesnake during a hike and attack it in defense of their person. This vaccine is designed to help the dog develop antibodies in response to the appearance of rattlesnake venom in the body. These antibodies can result in less pain and tissue damage in the area of the bite, more time to get to a veterinary clinic after a bite, and potentially less need for antivenin and other treatment. The vaccine is not fully-protective; it will not completely mitigate the effects of a rattlesnake bite. How well it works for a dog that is bitten by a rattlesnake depends on the type of snake, the amount of venom delivered during the bite, the size of the dog, the size and age of the snake, and the location of the bite. However, dogs that are bitten by these snakes often experience less pain and swelling, and have a faster recovery when they have been previously vaccinated. We offer this vaccine and antivenin/treatments, keep your companions safe this summer!
Did you know there's a vaccine available for your pup?