We have had many clients in the past ask if we carried the Rattlesnake vaccine. Well, Good News! WE DO NOW!!! The dog needs to be over 4 months of age to start getting the vaccine. If this is the first time your dog will be getting the vaccine, they will need to have a second booster vaccine in 4 weeks from the initial date. If your dog has been vaccinated in the past, it is recommended to get it at the beginning of Rattlesnake season. The vaccine is most effective in the first 4-6 months of receiving it so plan on timing your vaccines with the season about 1 month prior to when they come out. If you want your dog protected year round, it is recommended to vaccinate them every 6 months. If you decide to get the vaccine this year but not next year, when you decide to vaccinate your dog again after lapsing the 1 year period, you will have repeat the initial and booster vaccines 4 weeks apart.
So, protection from boosters last about 6 months. Dogs should get at least one booster per year approximately one month before the beginning of rattlesnake exposure. Dogs exposed to rattlesnakes longer than about 6 months, or dogs at higher risk, should get a booster every 6 months. Dogs over 100 Lbs or under 25 Lbs should get an additional booster shot 30 days after the second booster shot in the initial vaccination sequence (three injections total) and then booster normally.
The Rattlesnake Vaccine works by stimulating the dog's immune system to produce antibodies against the snake venom. This will help lessen the reaction a dog may have to the snake bite.
The vaccine is $25 per injection.
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