VANGUARD® B ORAL is the Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccine that helps provide protection by stimulating a mucosal immune response.
For vaccination of healthy dogs 8 weeks of age or older as an aid in preventing canine infectious tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough) caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica.
Administer a single 1 mL dose orally into the buccal pouch
Annual revaccination with a single dose is recommended
The 1 mL dose may be administered with a syringe or a syringe-free applicator (to reduce the risk of accidental injections), providing a smooth exam room experience for veterinary staff, patients and pet owners.
WHAT IS BORDETELLA?
Bordetella bronchiseptica is often referred to as kennel cough. Bordetella bronchiseptica is an upper respiratory illness that causes inflammation. It results from infection with Bordetella bacteria, which is common and highly contagious. The inflammation can cause coughing and sickness, which may lead to infection. Kennel cough can also result from canine parainfluenza virus infection.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF BORDETELLA?
Kennel cough is an extremely contagious respiratory condition that is typically spread in highly-populated dog confinement areas, such as shelters or kennels. It spreads in a number of ways: Contaminated surfaces (like kennel runs, toys, water bowls, or even dog parents who are around infected dogs and come home to their own) Direct contact with an infected dog From dog to dog in airborne droplets.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BORDETELLA?
The most common symptoms of kennel cough are: Low-grade fever Lethargy Decreased appetite Sneezing Runny nose Loud, distinct cough
These symptoms can also indicate a more serious disease, such as canine influenza or canine distemper. Therefore, it is important to make an appointment with your veterinarian to diagnose and treat your dog.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BORDETELLA?
While kennel cough is not considered to be fatal, it can often lead to other, more serious respiratory infections. The inflammation and irritation can cause discomfort, and the infections caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica can be more serious and harmful than the illness itself. The Bordetella vaccine for dogs is the only way to protect your dog from contracting this disease.