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Bordatella or not?

So, Zappa got his vaccinations today while at the vet getting his dental. I told them to hold off on his rabies (required for military post as well as yearly boosters) until next month and just give him his combo vaccs. I also told them not to give him his bordatella at this time. He does come in contact with other dogs on a regular basis and we will be going camping next month. However, he has only been boarded twice or so in the past 5 years. Was this a good call?

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Re: Bordatella or not?

I wouldn't give Bordatella if I didn't board Dante, but alas the kennel insists.
I used to wait until just before I boarded but with mom being elderly I feel like I need to be prepared to board and any given moment so I went ahead and got the vaccination this last week.

Dante also doesn't get Distemper or Parvo (Hasn't had since his 1-year boosters) - I had titers run this week, he came back protected.

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Re: Bordatella or not?

I wish I didn't have to vaccinate Zappa but it is required. I spoke with the on post vets and I can get him titered but it won't be accepted and I can get fined for not having him vaccinated.

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Re: Bordatella or not?

Kenra - That's too bad, especially at 9!!

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Re: Bordatella or not?

Good call on the Bordatella.

On the other vaccines, have you seen the regulation that spefiecies exactly which vaccines are required? It might only be rabies, no?


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Re: Bordatella or not?

What is wrong with the Bordatella?

Benny got it in the nose three weeks ago at 17 weeks and ever since in the early morning he makes sneezy, coughy sounds (like a cat with a hairball). This only lasts for about 15 minutes and he is fine for the rest of the day.

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Re: Bordatella or not?

I wanted to just get the titers this year especially since he is getting older, but the post regulations (I live on a military base) require that all gods receive the actual vaccinations. If we lived out on the town, I would be able to titer. When we move to Washington next year, we will be living in town so I need to check the laws because I would prefer just to titer, especially since all of my babies are indoor pets.
His rabies from last year could have gone for 3 years, but because of the military installation rules, he has to have it every year. He will have his next rabies on October 4th.

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Re: Bordatella or not?

Debbieg, what you describe is one of the problems with the vax, it can cause the symptoms that it is trying to protect.

It is also thought to be not that effective, for an illness that is self-limiting and not life-threatening.


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Re: Bordatella or not?

Kendra, what vaccinations do the regs specifically state? I have found that what the law says, and what the vets say, are often two different things. Rabies is often the only one that is actually required.


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Re: Bordatella or not?

Not on a military installation. They have it posted in the on post veterinary office. Required. Sucks. Also, the rabies has to be annual, not the 3 year, which also sucks. 9 more months until we move though so that will be so much better.

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