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Rattlesnake Vaccine

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 antivenom injections that can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars.  Use of antivenom 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 antivenom, 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.

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