Did You Know That There Is a Rattlesnake Vaccination For Your Dog?
Waldorf Emergency Care has treated many dogs over the years that suffer from snake bites. After all curious and excited dogs do not understand that they should avoid certain areas to stay out of the snake's way, and the snake is just reacting to the big scary ball of energy in their face. Dogs and rattlesnakes are a bad combination, but luckily there are options to protect your four-legged furry pals from dangerous snake bites. Waldorf Emergency Care offers rattlesnake bite vaccinations
Do You Know What To Do in A Rattlesnake Bite Emergency?
The first thing you should do to save your dog's life and limb in a snake bit situation is to remain calm. If you keep a clear head your pet will be much safer all around.
Next, try to identify the snake without getting to close yourself. If your dog has the tell-tale double puncture marks and bleeding with no snake in sight, it is alright we can treat without snake identification. But if you can identify the culprit it would be best.
Call our office and head on in for treatment. Depending on the dog breed, size of the dog, the amount of venom injected and other factors your dog may simply need monitoring, or he may need more complex treatments.
If your dog already has a rattlesnake vaccination the chances are that he will survive the attack. This vaccination is available to pets in high-risk areas, discuss your options at your pet's next appointment.
Keep in mind some dog breeds handle snake bite better than others. Your dog may be just fine, it is very important that you remain calm while you drive your dog to our office for treatment.
Fast Action is Vital to Save Your Dog's Life.
The best action is preventative. No matter how fast you are after the fact, you cannot go back in time to get a snake bite vaccination for your pet. So come in soon to find out if your dog can have a rattlesnake vaccination. Whether they have the shot or not remain calm but act immediately to get your dog to professional care as soon as is possible without putting yourself in danger. Seconds count when it comes to snake bites, so be fast and calm.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Dog's Vaccinations Before the Peak Rattlesnake Season.
If you want your dog to receive this important vaccination contact us for an appointment at Waldorf Emergency Care. We serve the community of Waldorf and the surrounding areas with the best in emergency pet care. If your pet has an emergency in the area, call us and come in as soon as possible. From snake bites to dehydration, trauma, and more we treat the area pets with the best in urgent care. Call today, (301) 705-9700.