Did you know there is a vaccine to help reduce the reaction to a venomous snake bite?
A 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.
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. However, even after your dog is vaccinated against rattlesnake venom, they should be taken to a veterinarian for evaluation and care as soon as possible following snakebite. The vaccine does not eliminate the need to seek medical attention immediately; however, it give you a little more time to get the attention you need for treatment and helps defend against the dangerous effects of the venom and lesson the tissue damage.
It is important to understand your dog’s risk of a venomous snake bite. It is not necessary for every dog to receive this vaccine, but for those dogs who are at risk, it is worth considering for the overall health of your pet. The vaccine provides valuable added antibody protection in the event of a bite.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Red Rock Biologics has a vaccine for both dogs and horses. Visit them online to learn more.