I was so concerned that I made an appointment for him today and after talking to the vet and going over Jake's history, I was told he was having side effects to getting his Bordetella shot last week!!! My poor little guy has had runny eyes, nose, bouts of diarrhea, and was coughing!
"I was trying to make the bed but Jake had other plans". "Poor guy just wanted to be near me because he wasn't feel himself".
The most common facilities include the following:
- Doggie daycare centers
- Boarding Kennels
- Dog and cat shows
- Dog parks
- Training classes
- Professional groomers
"I took this Sunday morning as the sun was coming up". "Jake is in his favorite position on his daddy's lap". "The sun was coming through our entry way in front of the house and creating a rainbow over both of them". "Love it"!!!
Side Effects And Risks Associated With Dog Vaccinations
- Loss of appetite.
- Facial or paw swelling and/or hives.
- Pain or swelling around the injection site.
- Collapse, difficulty breathing, and seizures (anaphylactic shock).
"My sweet Maggie". "She just tore up her scarf and then gave me this look". "Love our Sunday mornings!"
- Puppies can be given the intranasal Bordetella vaccine as early as three weeks old; a second follow-up dose should be given up to four weeks later
- Puppies can be given the injectable Bordetella vaccine starting at six to eight weeks of age, and a booster at ten to twelve weeks
- Kittens can be given the vaccine as early as eight weeks old
- Dogs or puppies at least 16 weeks old can receive the intranasal vaccine once and the injectable vaccine twice
- Cats or kittens at least 16 weeks old can be given a single dose of the intranasal vaccine with annual boosters
- Dogs should receive the Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccine every six months up to a year, depending on the level of exposure
"This is a picture of my sister's cats - Wilber on the left, Piggy on the right, and Binky in the middle". "Love these little fur balls!!"
- Cats and kittens can catch what is known as Feline Bordetella.
- According to Cornell University, Feline Bordetella is incredibly similar to the feline herpesvirus or feline calicivirus.
- This disease is incredibly common and contagious among cats. It involves an upper respiratory infection that often causes symptoms such as a runny nose, coughing, sneezing and a mild fever.
- Therefore, the feline Bordetella vaccine may be necessary for your cat or kitten, especially if he or she spends a lot of time with other animals.
- However, similar to dogs, Bordetella doesn’t affect all cats and kittens.
- With that being said, elderly cats are at the highest risk of catching the disease.
- Most vets do not administer the Feline Bordetella vaccine as part of a cat’s annual routine check-up. Therefore, you may want to ask your vet about whether or not your kitty will benefit from the vaccine.
"It's rare that I can get Jake and Maggie to both focus at the same time when I'm taking a picture of them but here is one that I was able to capture and wanted to share".
This allows the vaccine to pump through the dog’s body, adding a layer of protection before the dog comes into contact with another possibly infected canine. Plus we have to consider the side effects the dogs might experience and while being boarded and away from their owners no less.
The Bordetella Vaccine shot is affordable for all pet owners. We paid $140.00 for both Jake and Maggie for shots and checkup.
According to the PetCareRX website, Vaccinations are immunity-boosting shots that protect pets from certain diseases and conditions. Veterinarians recommend a set of core vaccines for every dog and cat, and beyond that, a number of “non-core” vaccines are also available for pets living in certain locations or conditions. But what will it all cost? Here we'll look at what you should expect to see for pet vaccination costs of regular vaccine sets for puppies and kittens, as well as the additional "non-core" vaccines.
Costs will always vary depending on your geographic location and if you choose to go to a low-cost clinic or veterinarian.
Check out this informative website at: www.petcarerx.com/article/reasonable-pet-vaccination-costs/1266
The list was just so long to include in this post but seriously, check it out!!
I would like to thank Dr. Pensenstadler and Dr. Brown for taking such good care of my Jake and Maggie. They and their staff are always a welcome face and patiently answer all of my question and concerns. So, again, thank you!