April Is The Time To Prepare For Rattlesnakes
COUNTRY CORNERS VETERINARY HOSPITAL is offering 20% off Rattlesnake vaccine for the month of April.
If your dog plays or lives where rattlesnakes live you should consider rattlesnake vaccines. Approximately 300,000 dogs and cats are bitten by venomous snakes each year in the United States. Rattlesnake venom can cause serious injury or even death.
How does the vaccine work?
As part of the licensing process, this vaccine was shown in dogs to generate protective antibodies against rattlesnake venom. Protective antibodies function by neutralizing rattlesnake venom. Dogs with protective antibodies are reported to experience less pain and have reduced risk of permanent injury from rattlesnake bites.
How long does protection last?
Research indicates the maximum protection generated by the vaccination with this product typically becomes available four to six weeks after the most recent vaccine booster does. On average vaccinated dogs receive good protection fro about six months.
What should I do if my vaccinated dog is bitten by a rattlesnakes?
Snakebite is always an emergency. Even a vaccinated dog should be taken to a veterinarian for evaluation and care as soon as possible following a snakebite.
Please call us if you would like more information or an appointment. 530-692-9552.
Dr. Sullivan and Staff at Country Corners Veterinary Hospital.