Dosage and Administration:
Bronchi-Shield® Oral is labeled to be given to puppies 8 weeks of age or older.
The vaccine cake is reconstituted with the supplied sterile water diluent and drawn into a syringe. Then, the needle is removed and 1 mL of vaccine is instilled into the buccal cavity. The vaccine is easy to administer and comfortable for the dog with no sneeze back. If the product is instilled anywhere in the buccal cavity (between the cheek and gum), it has been administered correctly.
Bronchi-Shiel® Oral is labeled for a 1 mL dose based on efficacy against Bordetella bronchiseptica in a challenge study. Any dog, large or small, can accommodate the 1 mL of fluid in its buccal cavity. For example, the dose of amoxicillin or liquid NSAID is about 1 mL for a dog less than 10 pounds.
The vaccine is labeled for annual revaccination which is consistent with the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines.
Bronchi-Shield® Oral is designed to be instilled into the buccal cavity of the dog's mouth. However, there is no concern if the dog swallows a small amount of Bronchi-Shield® Oral, as this would be extremely difficult to prevent when administered. It's likely some of the challenge study dogs swallowed the product and they were still protected in challenge.