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There's now a vaccine for rattlesnake bites

January 5, 2005

Albany - It's been on the market about six months. The first time your dog gets it, there will be two shots 30 days apart. It's then given annually, just like the rest of his shots.

Dr. Jim Lewis, at Bush Animal Clinic says, "Certainly the dogs that spend a good bit of time outdoors and anybody that's got areas with high grass most certainly should."

The vaccine costs about $30. That's a whole lot cheaper than trying to save your dog after he's bitten. Antivenin cost $600 or more.

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