Sky Canyon Now Offers Rattlesnake Vaccines for Dogs
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Rattlesnakes have been know to kill dogs but vaccines are available to protect your dog from this scary predator. With a rattlesnake vaccination, your dog will have optimal time to reach a veterinarian to receive treatment- even if you’re deep into a trail or away from home.
At Sky Canyon Animal Hospital in Murrieta, we offer rattlesnake vaccines year round but we really begin to suggest that pet owners take action starting in March. The vaccine will last an entire year and rattlesnake season is from March until around October.
Learn the Facts About Rattlesnake Bites and Vaccines
The severity of a rattlesnake bite can vary based on a number of different factors including the age of the rattlesnake, the age of the dog, the location of the bite, and the time to the hospital. Unlike the recommended vaccines for pets, the rattlesnake vaccine does not immune your dog from vulnerability. Instead, it works to slow down the effects of rattlesnake venom to give you more time to get to a qualified veterinarian.
According to statistics from Red Block Biologics, rattlesnakes attack up to 300,000 dogs and cats per year. Dogs however are notorious known for “sticking their noses where it doesn’t belong.” Sniffing, exploring, and discovering new areas are part of what makes our dogs so lovable but it can also get them into trouble- especially if your dog is active on the trail or in big backyards. Take the time to get a rattlesnake vaccination every year to protect your dog from scare situations and give you the piece of mind you deserve.
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