There are currently injectable, intranasal and oral forms of the vaccine against Bordetella bronchiseptica available. According to the vaccination guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the oral or intranasal form can be administered as early as 8 weeks of age. The injectable form is typically administered as early as 8 weeks of age with a booster given 4 weeks later. It is recommended that adult dogs with potential for exposure to at risk environments be vaccinated every 12 months. Just like in humans, there are many types of bacteria and viruses that cause upper respiratory infections for which we do not have a vaccine.
At The Animal Medical Clinic Pet Care Center, we strive to stay current in all areas pertaining to the pets in our care. We take every precaution in creating a safe environment for our pets, and this includes minimizing the chances of them contracting Canine Cough through thorough daily disinfection, close monitoring of dogs, and vaccination requirements.
The Bordetella vaccination protects against some of the common causes of Canine Cough. Dogs who regularly interact with other dogs, e.g., at a dog park, training class, grooming, day care and boarding facility, or other social setting, are at a higher risk of Canine Cough exposure. The Animal Medical Clinic Pet Care Center’s social, all-day play environment means your pup will be around many different dogs.
Therefore, all dogs must be current on their Bordetella vaccination.
- Oral, intranasal, or injectable forms of the Bordetella vaccination are accepted
- Oral Bordetella vaccine requires vaccination every 12 months
- Intranasal and injectable Bordetella vaccines require vaccination annually
- In addition to the required Bordetella vaccination, we require the Canine Influenza vaccine.