3rd December 2019


How often does a dog need a Bordetella shot?

If your pet is a regular at day care, grooming facilities or the dog park, those shots every 6 to 12 months to prevent canine infectious tracheobronchitis (aka kennel cough) may be inconvenient, but the vaccine against Bordetella is important in order to protect your pet from the hacking cough and snotty nose brought

Also to know is, do I need to vaccinate my dog for kennel cough?

It's really just liability at issue, not your dog's overall health. If the person insisting on the Bordetella vaccine is afraid other dogs at their establishment will contract kennel cough from your unvaccinated dog, this person clearly doesn't trust that the vaccinated dogs actually have immunity.

How long does kennel cough vaccine last UK?

This vaccine lasts a whole year, and is given by a small squirt of fluid into the nose. The Bordetella part will be effective after 72 hours, but the parainfluenza part takes about 3 weeks to be effective. Therefore, dogs should be vaccinated at least 3 weeks before going into kennels to be fully protected.

Can puppies get kennel cough vaccine?

Some of the other agents such as Parainfluenza and Adenovirus are part of the routine multivalent vaccinations generally given yearly to dogs. The intra-nasal Bordetella vaccine may produce immunity slightly faster than the injectable vaccine if the dog has never been previously vaccinated for Kennel Cough.
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