Rattle Snake Vaccine
What is it? How does it work? Where can I get it?
Snake Vaccine is given in two doses one month apart the first year, then a single booster shot yearly after that. This vaccine is not to be confused with anti-venom which is administered after a bite. Having administered snake vaccine to your dog does not mean you do not need to get an anti-venom shot if your dog is bitten. The snake vaccine gives you a larger time window ( 2-3 hours) to get treatment and reduces the severity of the reaction of the dog to being bitten.
Both snake vaccine and anti-venum have a limited shelf life and is why a lot of vets do not carry on a regular basis. Do not assume that a Vet has anti-venom, phone ahead and confirm before wasting time as the clock for successful treatment is ticking.
I have listed 3-4 places below in the Tulsa area that have Snake Vaccine on hand and could treat your hunting partners. The vaccine is not that expensive, usually under about $20, but any licensed vet will need to have you listed as a current patient and examine your dog before administering the vaccine, to ensure he is covered by his liability insurance. A fact of business life unfortunately and this does add to the cost. So you would, or should, be looking at somewhere between $50-$70 per dog depending.
West Tulsa Mannford Veterinary Clinic- Dr. Lazarske 918-865-4732
Central Tulsa Veterinary Associates-Dr. Kunzweller 918-492-4200
Crestwood Crossing Animal Hospital 918 584 8535
East Tulsa Club member Josh Gwartney- Chouteau. OK
Contact via Facebook
If you have any questions give one of the club board members a call. Good hunting and I hope you never see one of these guys.
Our first meeting of 2020 will be Tuesday the 25th at Albert G’s 7pm. It’s awards night for last year, 2019, and planning night for the 2020 trials. Come on out and get some tips from the winners on how they did it, get excited about the trials coming up, as well as enjoy a…Read More ›