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Bordetella vaccine in the nose?

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Blue

The amazing- cow-dog!
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 9:36am PST 
Maybe I'm just new at this dog thing, but is it normal for the Bordetella vaccine to be squirted up the dogs nose? I took Blue to Banfield yesterday to get what I thought would be a shot and they just took the needle off the syringe and squirted the stuff up his nose.. I thought this was odd. He sneezed it all over my face afterward, lol. Is that how your dog gets his Bordetella, or should I be worried?
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Scout

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Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 10:17am PST 
Nope! They do give the Bordatella vaccine through the nose now! It does sound weird, but that is what they do! I have never gotten a Bordatella shot, just the nose squirt! Don't Worry!
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Tinkerbell

I'm just a- Tinker Stinker!
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 10:23am PST 
My vet gives it as a shot. I only need it when Tinker needs dental surgery.
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Trigger

*Blackdog*
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 10:34am PST 
No worries! All of our dogs get it up the nose too, once a year is all it takes to stay current. way to go
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ღAva

It wasn't me who- stole your- socks!
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 10:36am PST 
Ava got her Bordetella up the nose as well!! she didn't like it much big grin
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Trigger

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Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 10:37am PST 
Sorry double post red face

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Bailey

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Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 10:51am PST 
Yep, Bordetella is an intranasal vaccine. way to go (So is strangles in horses.) The idea is to introduce it the way the disease would be introduced.
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Lily

Whose bed?? Why- would YOU think- that?
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 10:55am PST 
Yes, Lily and Sasha got theirs through the nose. They didn't care much as they love the vet techs at their clinic. I find that neglected or mistreated rescues are more accepting of procedures as long as they are treated kindly than my princesses who were raised from pups.
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Blue

The amazing- cow-dog!
 
 
Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 6:24pm PST 
Thank you all for your responses, that definitely makes me feel better!
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Bingley

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Barked: Thu Mar 6, '08 7:31pm PST 
Bordetella vaccines can be given intranasally or by injection. Some dogs do really hate it in their noses so we'll give the IM instead in some cases.
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