CANINE RATTLESNAKE VACCINES
According to vets who documented cases where they treated dogs which received the vaccine and dogs which had not received the vaccine, their conclusion was they could see no difference. “There remains little fact-based data to support the efficacy of the vaccine to date,” according to Valerie Wiebe, Pharm.D with the University of California, Davis. Basically, what she’s saying, it isn’t clear if the vaccine actually works.
There is not enough research supporting the vaccine has any affect to lessen the severity of a rattlesnake bite. It has been suggested that the vaccine is only available to provide the dog owner with some assurance and peace of mind. Some believe that Benadryl helps affected canines, however, there is no science supporting that. Veterinarian friends of mine have told me that it may calm your dog a bit but that is all.
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