Rattlesnake Vaccines

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. Rattlesnakes are found in a variety of habitats. They are most active in warmer seasons from spring to autumn especially here in central Texas. Like people, dogs may stumble upon a snake by accident, and curiosity or a protective instinct can place your dog at risk.

Damage caused by a 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 a snake bite is expensive.

Treatment 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.

How much does it cost?

The Red Rock Rattlesnake Vaccine consists of an initial vaccination cost of $25 plus an exam fee. The follow up booster costs $25 and is required 4 weeks later. It is recommended that future rattlesnake vaccinations be included in your dog's annual vaccination schedule.

Rattlesnake vaccines can be given while your dog is boarding also. To schedule this vaccination, please contact us.