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#1 of 4 Old 04-27-2011, 10:23 PM - Thread Starter
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My pug is going to be boarded from May 7-9 so I took him Wednesday April 20 to get the kennel cough vaccine.  They did the one that they spray into his nose.  The last 3 days he has his this horrible choking cough and now I am scared that the vaccine actually gave him a case of kennel cough.  Is this possible?  If it is kennel cough there is no other place he could have gotten it because he hasn't been around any other dogs.  If he did have it we won't be able to board him which will be a problem.  Any input appreciated!

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IIRC from back when I was working with dogs regularly (worked with cats exclusively for past several years), the intranasal vaccine is a live virus vaccine, which can cause some bordatella symptoms. It's only one dose, vs. two doses for the injectable, so I believe that is correct.

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Some kennel cough information:


Nine Natural Remedies for Kennel Cough


Bordetella Vaccination for Dogs: Fraud and Fallacy






The intranasal Bordetella vaccine has been known to activate a previously asymptomatic collapsing trachea and disrupt phagocytic activity which can progress to pneumonia. The toxins from the vaccine will also kill the ciliated lining of the trachea, creating a denuded area susceptible to anything coming down the windpipe. Perhaps collapsing trachea, irritable tracheas and pneumonias are all complications of Bordetella and the Bordetella vaccine.



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Yes. Back in 2004 when my dog was a puppy I got her the puppy plan from Banfield Vet Clinic which included all vaccines and follow up care. After she got the kennel cough vax she became sick about a week later, she was wheezing like she was having asthma and was very sick for three weeks and remained somewhat ill for another month. The contract I had with the vet clinic included follow up care for any treatments my puppy got there. Luckily she ended up being okay but I've been wary about giving the vaccine to my other dog a couple of years ago, I waited until she was almost two and just kept her away from most dogs.

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