Rattlesnake Vaccine

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(Update July 2013: We just got back from a road trip to Texas.  Before we left, I got our dog, Saffron, vaccinated against rattlesnake venom.  I’m surprised how many people still don’t know there’s a rattlesnake vaccine available for dogs (and horses)!  It doesn’t completely protect them—you still must immediately get them to a vet… Continue Reading

Vaccine For Cat Allergies

This is pretty nifty!  Researchers have developed a vaccine for people allergic to cats. It uses a synthetic version of the protein in cats’ saliva that is deposited on their fur when they groom. The study found: In a clinical trial, 88 patients were injected with the vaccine or a placebo and the researchers found that… Continue Reading