What is the Bordetella Vaccine?
At Grande Style Pet, we take every precaution in creating a safe environment for our furry friends, and this includes minimizing the chances of them contracting Bordetella, one of the causes of Canine Cough. Canine Cough is a contagious, respiratory illness similar to the common cold. The Bordetella vaccination is important for dogs who attend day care or boarding facilities, visit dog parks or spend time in places where they interact frequently with other dogs. The Bordetella vaccine only protects against certain strains of the disease.
What is Grande Style’s Bordetella Vaccine Policy?
Grande Style requires that all dogs receive either an injectable or intranasal Bordetella vaccine every 12 months. The oral Bordetella vaccination is only accepted if given within the last 6 months. This is in alignment with the latest scientific data provided by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and VCA’s chief medical team. Both the injectable and intranasal format of the Bordetella vaccine have proven efficacy for 12 months, whereas the oral format lacks sufficient evidence that it is effective after 6 months.
In addition to the Bordetella vaccine, we also requires dogs to be up-to-date on Rabies and Distemper vaccines. Other vaccinations may be recommended by your veterinarian, including Canine Flu.