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Old 12-31-2012, 08:14 PM
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Otis got his bordetella shot on Saturday and I am really concerned he is sneezing a lot and coughing and his nose sounds congested. Is this normal? I have an appointment on Thursday. My normal vet is on vacation and the fill vet didn't really answer my concerns. I don't want to wait if I need to take him to the emergency clinic with this being the holiday. He is also scheduled for neutering Saturday so I am really concerned if he needs to proceed or wait??? I am really scared I don't want him to be in pain or uncomfortable??? Any ideas????


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i would call the vet back to get some more clear answers.
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Yes, I agree with Elaine. I would call the vet back. Personally, I would wait on neutering until his symptoms are completely gone. Copying & pasting this from a website:

Nasal and/or ocular discharge and sneezing:
Live intranasal vaccines including the kennel cough vaccines (parainfluenza virus, Bordetella +/- canine adenovirus) and intranasal cat flu vaccines (felineherpes virus - FHV - and feline calicivirus - FCV) can induce mild signs of the disease that they are designed to prevent, with a watery ocular and nasal discharge and sneezing (occasionally coughing) being the most common signs. These signs tend to develop 3-4 days following intranasal vaccination.

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Generally, these symptoms are self limiting and disappear within days. If the nasal discharge thickens and develops colour, changing from a clear, waterydischarge to a thicker yellow or green discharge, a visit to the vet is warranted. Greenand yellow discharges can be indicative of bacterial infection and antibiotic medication may be needed.

Note that it is possible for cats and dogs showing mild vaccine-induced respiratory symptoms to pass these vaccine viruses on to other cats/dogs in the household, thereby inducing similar mild upper respiratory tract symptoms.

Note that, in populations of cats and dogs with genetic immunodeficiencies (e.g. some purebred animal breeds), the use of intranasal vaccines may need to be avoided becaue of a greater risk of severe upper respiratory signs being induced by nasal vaccinations.
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Instead of calling the vet again I took Otis there I figured I could not be given the run around in person. I didn't want to risk it with the holiday or him getting worse. I took him and they put him on Nutra-cal and antibiotics. I put the neutering until he is better. I just feel so sorry for him, I just wish I could tell him everything is going to be o.k. Thank you for the advise)


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Yep...bordatella vacs can actually cause bordatella. We opt out of that vac...and most others. We very minimally vaccinate here... Hope your boy is feeling better soon!
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Thank you I never have had a puppy before and the vet recommended it since I live in a subdivision and plan on taking him to the dog park. She said that he needed to be vaccinated and that the risk of contracting bordatella was greater than the shot??? She said that if he got the shot over the nasal injection that Chi's are less likely to get sick?? I am not going to let him get it again after this!!!!!
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since Bordetella is given in the nose mine did that for 3 days
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I did have the breeder of Mari give her the bordatella vac (via injection) and she too ended up with a case of kennel cough/bordatella. The dogs in the past I've gotten the intranasal vac for never did get sick. You don't "need" the vac in order to go to the dog park. Vets push all sorts of vacs onto your dog. I believe the more vacs, the more likely they are to get sick down the road from cancers, etc. Bordatella is just like a dog cold--even if they got it, it really doesn't do a lot of harm to a healthy dog or puppy.
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