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Nobivac KC is used to help protect dogs from Kennel Cough, a common and often distressing respiratory disease of dogs. It is provided in singles doses which have to be made up immediately before use. The vaccine is not given by injection, but is normally administered by placing a few drops into the nose.
Please note: Although Nobivac KC is not injected, you will need to also purchase a syringe and needle to take the dose out of the bottle. This is then administered through the green tip (supplied), which is placed into the nose.
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Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Nobivac KC (Kennel Cough) Vaccine for Dogs, including answers from our team.
Hi do I need a prescription for this and is it easy to administer?
You do need to send us a written prescription from your vet (email, fax, post etc). The vaccine is not difficult to administer if your dog is cooperative and you are good at this sort of thing, but this would be something your vet would be better able to assess. You need to draw the vaccine into the syringe provided then dribble the drops into one nostril. If you do this yourself you would not get a vaccine certificate to show to kennels etc, but your dog would be protected if you give it correctly.
Our dog had his kennel cough vaccine on 29th July 2014. We are going away earlier this year and will be away when his current dose "expires". Therefore, he needs to have his vaccine given to him around 16th July. Will him having two doses within a one year period be problematic?
That is no problem, it is much better to give the vaccine slightly earlier this year.
should a puppy of 14 weeks and weighs 1 KG be given the kennel cough vaccine along with her other vaccinations even if she is not gong to be kennelled. also how much is the right dosage for her?
Vaccinations like this are generally given at the same dose regardless of the size of the patient. This vaccine is safe to give from 3 weeks of age and many puppies weigh less than 1kg at that age. I am sure it would be safe to give the full dose (1 vial) to your puppy.
How important it is to vaccinate is a completely different question. Many dogs are never vaccinated for KC and they can do perfectly well. Some of them will go on to get KC, but for most it is an unpleasant and irritating disease, but not dangerous. Occasionally it will make dogs seriously ill. Many dogs which do become infected have never been in a kennels, they just pick it up out on walks. I would not regard this vaccine as a core requirement, but it is probably a good idea to vaccinate nonetheless.
How will I be able to prove to my kennel owner that I have given the dose? Usually you have a signed vaccine card from the vets?
It is possible for us to send you a blank certificate, to which you can apply the stickers which are provided with the vaccine itself. Only a vet can sign to say that a vet has given the dose, but you can sign it yourself as the owner to say that you gave the vaccine. It is then up to the kennels to judge the value of this themselves. (You must not pretend to be a vet though, that is regarded in principle as a serious crime.)
Is there anything preventing owners giving kennel cough vaccine to their dogs?
Can kennels turn you away on the basis this was not given by a vet?
Assume you need to record it in passport. Does it also require a stamp or is batch number sufficient?
If your vet will write out a prescription for this vaccine (which probably he should on request, if he believes you to be capable of giving the vaccine safely) then there is nothing preventing you from giving this vaccine. However as you point out, that might not be the end of the story. Should anyone want to know if your dog has received the vaccination, such as a boarding kennels, then it is up to them whatever level of proof they wish to accept. A professional signature on a vaccine certificate is usually regarded as quite good proof. You can use the stickers provided with the vaccine to show that the vaccine has been given, but it would be up to a kennel owner (or whoever) to decide if they were happy with that. If you have a kennels in mind, then ask them first. Explain why you might want to do this. Personally I would accept an owner's declaration because the vaccine is given to hep protect that dog more than anything else. It is not likely to have a big impact on other dogs and this vaccine is not regarded as a "core" vaccine anyway. It is only moderately effective in any case. For most dogs, it is easy to give anyway, especially if it is warmed gently in your hand first, not straight from the fridge.
hello do you get a sticker with the kennel cough for records to attach to book ,
This vaccine is supplied with a sticker on the actual bottle. It is designed to be peeled off and put onto the vaccine record card. It states the name of the product (Nobivac KC) as well as the batch number and expiry date of the vaccine (to show it was in date when the vaccine was given). [Repeat vaccines are given once a year, which is completely different of course to the expiry date on the vaccine, which is a use-by date for that bottle.]