Bordatella Vaccine ? - Maltese Dogs Forum : Spoiled Maltese Forums


SpoiledMaltese.com is the premier Maltese Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Spoiledmaltese is a resource and forum for information and help with your Maltese. We do not support or endorse the selling of animals on this site.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-18-2010, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
allheart's Avatar
 
Name: Christine
Dog's Name: Mia, Leo and Ana
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 7,915
Default Bordatella Vaccine ?

I didn't want to highjack a different thread.

But Jackie gave some incredible advice about checkups.

I do have a question though. Mia and Leo do get the bordatella, they do go to the groomers. Plus along their walks, there are other dogs. Additionally, my neighbor two doors down takes her dog to a doggy park, that requires no documenation. Leo says hello to her ALL the time.

My vet said just the other day, when we took Leo, who now has a Viral Upper resp. tract infection, that they give the best boratella vaccine out there, but it does not cover all strains.

Leo, is coming along well each day and thank God Mia is symptom free.

Is there a downside to the bordatella? I'd be so afraid for them not to get it.

Also, Mia is fine no symptoms at all, how did she not catch it from Leo?

Leo had to get it somewhere? I have to be much more watchful who he says hello to. And trust me I will.

Do any of you get the bordatella vaccine?

Jackie, does it really help or just not at all.
__________________
allheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-18-2010, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Membership Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,839
Send a message via Yahoo to Starsmom
Default

The bordetella immunization is given intranasal, and it is recommended every 6 mo. I don't know how this regime effects the little fluffs. Because Star did go to the groomer I did immunize him for the disease.
Starsmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 06:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
allheart's Avatar
 
Name: Christine
Dog's Name: Mia, Leo and Ana
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 7,915
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starsmom View Post
The bordetella immunization is given intranasal, and it is recommended every 6 mo. I don't know how this regime effects the little fluffs. Because Star did go to the groomer I did immunize him for the disease.

That's how my babies get it too.

Thanks Marsha.
__________________
allheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned

 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,869
Default

I do the same thing Christine - it's so darn hard because there are pros and cons to everything - I trust my vet - I often times vacillate, do research, but ultimately, I have to trust the vet.

~Allie
Sandcastles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 06:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

 
Snowbody's Avatar
 
Name: Susan
Dog's Name: Tyler
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 20,729
Default

Christine - the one thing that happened to Tyler when he got his bordetella intranasal last year (first one) was that he started reverse sneezing after it. Never had done that before but read that can come from irritation to the nasal passage. I thought there was also a shot that older dogs can get.
__________________

Snowbody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 06:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
mss
Maltese Guru

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,562
Default

There is a shot (or was within recent years) but my understanding is that the intra-nasal vaccine is more effective.

Neither form of the bordetella vaccine protects a dog from all forms of "kennel cough" because there are a number of different organisms that can cause "kennel cough" in addition to the one named bordetella.
mss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 07:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
allheart's Avatar
 
Name: Christine
Dog's Name: Mia, Leo and Ana
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 7,915
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mss View Post
There is a shot (or was within recent years) but my understanding is that the intra-nasal vaccine is more effective.

Neither form of the bordetella vaccine protects a dog from all forms of "kennel cough" because there are a number of different organisms that can cause "kennel cough" in addition to the one named bordetella.
Thank you so much. That's exactly what my vet said.

Thank all of you, I really appreciate it. Very much.
__________________
allheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 07:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
Bailey&Me's Avatar
 
Name: Nida
Dog's Name: Emma Charlotte (CloudClan Maltese) and Bailey (Honorary Maltese)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: VA/DC
Posts: 4,088
Default

Bailey also has gotten the Bordatella vaccine as he goes to daycare, the groomers and A LOT of other places where he comes in contact with other dogs. Last time he got the intranasal vaccine, he had a strong reaction to it. He basically had kennel cough-like symptoms for about 2 days....bad cough, wheezing, etc. Of course I rushed him to the vet who gave him some meds and he was fine within a couple of days. I don't think I'll be getting this vaccine for him again because of the reaction he had. But I'm a little scared because I know the chances of getting KC are high since he interacts with SO many dogs often. I go back and forth on it, but I've heard that the vaccine is not THAT effective anyways...so it's probably not worth the risk for Bailey.
__________________


CloudClan I'll Be There For You - "Emma"
Honorary Maltese - Bailey

Follow us on Facebook: The Adventures of Bailey & Emma
Bailey&Me is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 09:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
jmm
Maltese Guru
 
jmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 9,100
Default

Bordetella is a bacterial kennel cough. This is what you are presenting. It tends to be a bad pneumonia. The vaccine does not protect against the rest of the canine upper respiratory disease complex (which includes the viral kennel coughs which are most common). Think of kennel cough like a human head cold. There are so many strains of the virus and they constantly mutate. We don't have a vaccine. Same for kennel cough - we can vaccinate for a specific bacteria, but not against all the strains of the "cold virus".

If you don't give it every 6 months, it isn't all that effective.

If you need it for proof for grooming, then that's your answer.

Me, personally...I stay aware of what's being passed around, don't share my dogs' water bowls, and treat any kennel cough immediately. I'm comfortable with this.
__________________
JMM - JaMi Maltese, Home to Performance Maltese
Becoming a Follower on our Blog!!!
jmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 09:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
 
myfairlacy's Avatar
 
Name: Michele
Dog's Name: Lacy, Rylie, & London
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 1,273
Default

I don't vaccinate for bordetella as I don't feel it is a necessary vaccine. I only believe in vaccinating for diseases that are highly contagious and have a high mortality rate (and my dogs must have a real risk for getting the disease).

Kennel cough is similar to the human cold in my opinion...usually it requires no treatment. Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed to stop a secondary bacterial infection. Usually kennel cough just goes away after a few weeks.

Every dog I've personally known to have gotten kennel cough, was vaccinated with bordetella. So what's the point in giving the vaccine if it doesn't protect against most of the strains and dogs commonly get the disease anyway? Plus, I don't feel like kennel cough poses much danger to my pets.

My dogs are six years old and have been around many other dogs their entired lives...including meetups, dog shows, friends' dogs, going to work with me when I worked at a dog boutique/grooming salon, etc. etc. They have never gotten Kennel cough yet and haven't been vaccinated for it. I feel like if they ever get kennel cough, I'll have them treated if necessary. It is a very mild disease when you compare it to diseases like parvo, rabies, and distemper (common core vaccines).

I believe less vaccines are better because vaccines can adversely affect health. So I give the bare minimum that I feel is necessary.
__________________
myfairlacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com