Frequent question: Is kennel cough vaccine effective immediately?

How long does kennel cough vaccine take to work?

The intranasal kennel cough vaccine (squirted up the nose) takes a few (3-5) days to be effective, and the injectable vaccine takes even longer (a week or more).

Can my dog get kennel cough if he was vaccinated?

While Bordetella is the most common cause of kennel cough in dogs, it is not the only one. Other bacteria and viruses, including the parainfluenza virus, can also cause kennel cough, which means that even vaccinated dogs can get kennel cough from another source.

How quickly does Bordetella vaccine work?

It can take up to 72 hours for the vaccination to be effective after it has been administered. The Bordetella vaccination covers different strains of Bordetella, which is highly contagious and air-borne.

How quickly can kennel cough come on?

The incubation period ranges from 2-14 days. The most common clinical signs include the abrupt onset of a dry, hacking cough that often culminates with a retching noise. Some animals may also experience fever, nasal discharge, lack of appetite and lethargy.

How long should a dog with kennel cough be isolated?

If your dog is exhibiting any symptoms of kennel cough, take them to vet immediately and keep them away from other dogs, including daycare and boarding, for at least 14 days. This is generally how long it takes for a dog to completely shed the virus from their system and no longer be contagious to other dogs.

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How long after Bordetella vaccine can I board my dog?

One non-core vaccine that is often required by kennels before boarding your pet is Bordetella (kennel cough). It is preferable to wait two weeks after your dog gets vaccinated before boarding. Also, if your older dog did not get immunized as a puppy, they cannot be boarded until 7-14 days after being vaccinated.

Does kennel cough hurt dogs?

It will be irritating for your dog and may even hurt her throat. It can sound far worse than it is so try not to panic if your dog does start to show this symptom. In most cases, this cough is completely harmless and will go away within a couple of weeks.

Will kennel cough go away on its own?

Kennel cough is rarely severe, and uncomplicated kennel cough will usually go away on its own. However, medications are commonly given to help your dog recover quicker and prevent the condition from worsening. If you suspect your dog has kennel cough, take them to the vet for an examination.

Does my dog really need a Bordetella shot?

The Bordetella vaccine can prevent kennel cough. It is administered by vets as a squirt in the nose. Not all dogs need this vaccine, but we recommend it for social dogs and any dogs who will be boarded (most boarding facilities require proof of a recent Bordetella vaccine).