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    Question Bordatela question

    So I've read on a couple threads here about bordatella. Like many have said is like a flu shot and you can only hope you dont get that specific flu and what not so my question is. Is this shot a necessity for dogs I mean the darn thing is 40 dollars its quite expensive and I feel that if its not necessary I can be putting those 40 dollars to a better use like buying Ellie more toys or treats and what not. Then the answer you get from the vets office oh yes its strongly recomended bla bla bla but I feel as if that shot is a rip off like I personally dont spend 20 dollars or what not to get a flu shot is not worth it and if you do get sick go get some meds and treat right then there I mean thats what you do with your bully anyways even though he/she is up to date with that bordatella shot. Ok rant over Im on recieve advise/comments mode.....and go...

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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    I think it is necessary if you are going to be taking your dog to public places with you, if you enroll her in obedience classes, or even to the dog park. Any time she comes in contact with strange dogs that you don't know the shot history of, you are taking a chance. All three of mine get their bordatella shots yearly because they go places with us where other dogs are also.

    If she is not going to be leaving your home and has limited contact with other dogs, then I say you can probably forego giving her the vaccine.
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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    I agree, if they are only going to be at your house then you can skip it, but if you talk them places then it's a good idea to get them their shot.
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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    I've heard pluses and minuses on bordatella. The last dog that we rescued from the pound came to us with kennel cough and my others did not seem to contract it because I do get them their shots. The one that did have it was cleared up with with a few pills that cost about $20, luckily I didn't have to pay for the vet visit, because I got 1 free visit for rescuing the dog, but would have had an office visit charge on top of that.

    I don't have a bullie (yet), so don't know how much more they may be prone to contracting it, if at all or what effects it may have on them?
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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    I agree with everyone else. Bruin & Lilly do not get the bordatella shot b/c they are not around other dogs and they do not get boarded. If they were going to dog parks all the time and were around a bunch of dogs I didn't know, then I would think about getting them the vaccine.
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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    Quote Originally Posted by kim n the guys View Post
    I think it is necessary if you are going to be taking your dog to public places with you, if you enroll her in obedience classes, or even to the dog park. Any time she comes in contact with strange dogs that you don't know the shot history of, you are taking a chance. All three of mine get their bordatella shots yearly because they go places with us where other dogs are also.

    If she is not going to be leaving your home and has limited contact with other dogs, then I say you can probably forego giving her the vaccine.

    Agreed! Also, if you do plan to do day care or kennel/overnight stays -- the place will require the shot
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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    We live in a wildlife interface area and it's a necessity! We have always given it and did with Jake too.

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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    We are getting Bacon's done tonight because he is going to be staying overnight at a kennel, and I'm going to make sure he gets the shot not the nasal inhaler thing because I've heard horror stories about it on here w/ bullies.

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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    sarah gets the shot as do my bostons and i was going to say that about the nasal kind. there have been stories of bullies getting pneumonia from it so i get sarah the shot kind. she did get the nasal one before i knew better and did fine.

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    Default Re: Bordatela question

    I did research on this before I got my baby and my vet may disagree's ( looking for a new vet) but there is one breeder who has a story on his web page about Bullie babys younger than 4 months of age and becoming very sick from the intra nasle and he recommends only the shot. Another vet I know who is fabulious with ebgs but doesnt live close to me says the shot isn't effective so if at all possible I would wait until he or she is 4 months and do the intra nasle or if need be do the shot. I had Buddy done with the shot because I wanted to begin to socilize him. Now I am not sure if I should get him the nasle . just to be sure? just my 2 cents.

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