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Nobivac KC (Kennel Cough) Vaccine for Dogs

Nobivac KC (Kennel Cough) Vaccine for Dogs
Single Dose

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  • Single Dose £13.00


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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Medication Datasheets

Single Dose

Nobivac KC

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Per dose of 0.4 ml vaccine reconstituted with diluent (water for injections):

Active substances:

≥108.0 and ≤109.7cfu1 of live Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria strain B-C2

≥103.0 and ≤105.8 TCID502 of live canine parainfluenza virus strain Cornell.

1colony forming units

2Tissue Culture Infective Dose 50%

For a full list of excipients, see section "Pharmaceutical particulars".

Pharmaceutical form

Lyophilisate and solvent for suspension for nasal administration.

Lyophilisate: Off-white or cream-coloured pellet.

Solvent: clear colourless solution.

Clinical particulars

Target species


Indications for use

Active immunisation of dogs against Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus for periods of increased risk to reduce clinical signs induced by B. bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus and to reduce shedding of canine parainfluenza virus.

Onset of immunity:

for B. bronchiseptica: 72 hours after vaccination;

for canine parainfluenza virus: three weeks after vaccination.

Duration of immunity: 1 year.



Special warnings for each target species

Only healthy dogs should be vaccinated.

Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

Vaccinated animals can spread the B. bronchiseptica vaccine strain for six weeks and the canine parainfluenza vaccine strain for a few days after vaccination.

Immunosuppressive medication may impair the development of active immunity and may increase the chance of adverse effects caused by the live vaccine strains.

Cats, pigs and unvaccinated dogs may react to the vaccine strains with mild and transient respiratory signs. Other animals, like rabbits and small rodents have not been tested.

Operator warnings:

Immunocompromised individuals should avoid any contact with the vaccine and vaccinated dogs up to six weeks after vaccination.

Disinfect hands and equipment after use.

Adverse reactions

Mild discharges from the eyes and nose can occur from the day after vaccination, sometimes accompanied by wheezing, sneezing and/or coughing, particularly in very young susceptible puppies. Signs are generally transient, but in occasional cases may persist for up to four weeks. In animals, which show more severe signs, appropriate antibiotic treatment may be indicated. In very rare cases lethargy and vomiting may occur after vaccination. In very rare cases hypersensitivity reactions may occur. Such reactions may evolve to a more severe condition (anaphylaxis), which may be life-threatening. If such reactions occur appropriate treatment is recommended.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

- very common (more than 1 in 10 animals treated displaying adverse reaction(s))

- common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals treated)

- uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals treated)

- rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals treated)

- very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals treated, including isolated reports)

Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

Can be used during pregnancy.


Do not administer in conjunction with other intranasal treatments or during antibiotic treatment.

Safety and efficacy data are available which demonstrate that this vaccine can be administered on the same day, but not mixed, with the live vaccines of the Nobivac series against canine distemper, canine contagious hepatitis caused by canine adenovirus type 1, canine parvovirus disease and respiratory disease caused by canine adenovirus type 2, where authorised, and inactivated vaccines of the Nobivac series against canine leptospirosis caused by all or some of the following serovars: L. interrogans serogroup Canicola serovar Canicola, L. interrogans serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae serovar Copenhageni, L. interrogans serogroup Australis serovar Bratislava, and L. kirschneri serogroup Grippotyphosa serovar Bananal/Liangguang. In very rare cases a transient acute hypersensitivity reaction may occur when this product is used with other vaccines.

No information is available on the safety and efficacy of this vaccine when used with any other veterinary medicinal product except the products mentioned above. A decision to use this vaccine before or after any other veterinary medicinal product therefore needs to be made on a case by case basis.

In case antibiotics are administered within one week after vaccination, the vaccination should be repeated after the antibiotic treatment is finished.

Amounts to be administered and administration route

Allow the sterile diluent provided to reach room temperature (15 - 25°C). Aseptically reconstitute the freeze-dried vaccine with the diluent. Shake well after addition of the diluent. Remove the needle and administer 0.4 ml directly from the tip of the syringe into one nostril.

Vaccination scheme:

Dogs should be at least 3 weeks of age. When Nobivac KC is concurrently administered (i.e. not mixed) with another vaccine of the Nobivac series as indicated under section "Interactions", dogs should not be younger than the minimum age recommended for the other Nobivac vaccine.

Unvaccinated dogs should receive one dose at least 3 weeks prior to the period of anticipated risk, e.g. temporary kennelling, in order to get protection for both vaccine agents. In order to get protection for Bordetella bronchiseptica unvaccinated dogs should receive one dose at least 72 hours prior to the period of anticipated risk (see also section "Special precautions for use").

Revaccinate annually.


Particularly in very young puppies, signs of upper respiratory tract disease may occur after an overdose, including ocular and nasal discharges, pharyngitis, sneezing and coughing. The signs may start the day after vaccination and have been seen for up to 4 weeks after vaccination.

Withdrawal periods

Not applicable.

Pharmacological particulars

Immunological properties

ATCvet code: QI07AF

The product contains live B. bronchiseptica strain B-C2 and live canine parainfluenza virus strain Cornell. After intranasal vaccination, the product stimulates the development of active immunity against B. bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus.

No data on the influence of maternal antibodies on the effect of vaccination with Nobivac KC are available. From literature, it is considered that this type of intranasal vaccine is able to induce an immune response without interference with maternally derived antibodies.

Data are available to show a reduction in shedding of B. bronchiseptica from 3 months to 1 year after vaccination.

Pharmaceutical particulars


Gelatin-based stabiliser, Sodium chloride, Phosphate buffer and Water for injections.

Major incompatibilities

Do not mix with any other veterinary medicinal product, except diluent recommended for use with the product.

Shelf life

Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 27 months.

Shelf-life after reconstitution according to directions: 1 hour.

Special precautions for storage

Store and transport refrigerated (2 °C – 8 °C). Do not freeze. Protect from light.

Immediate packaging

3 ml (single dose presentation) or 10 ml (5 and 10 dose presentation) vial of glass Type I (Ph.Eur.) closed with a halogenobutyl rubber stopper and sealed with coded aluminium cap and accompanied by a vial of sterile diluent.

The diluent supplied for reconstitution is filled in the same type container (glass Type I vial and rubber stopper) as the product. The filling volume is:

1 dose 0.6 ml

5 dose 2.4 ml

10 dose 4.6 ml

Pack sizes: Cardboard and plastic boxes with 1, 5, 10, 25 or 50 x 1, 5, or 10 doses of vaccine and diluent.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.


Dispose of waste material by boiling, incineration or immersion in an appropriate disinfectant approved for use by the competent authorities.

Marketing Authorisation Holder (if different from distributor)

Intervet International BV, NL.

Represented by Intervet UK Ltd.

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vm 06376/4026

Date of the first authorisation or date of renewal

25 July 2012.

Date of revision of the text

April 2019.

Any other information

For animal treatment only. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

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Reviews (1)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Nobivac KC (Kennel Cough) Vaccine for Dogs, including answers from our team.

28 September 2015 at 3:57pm

Hi do i need a prescription for this?


Hi do I need a prescription for this and is it easy to administer?
Thank you

  • Non-Executive Director

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.

29 May 2015 at 10:29pm

Kennel Cough Vaccine


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?

  • Non-Executive Director

That is no problem, it is much better to give the vaccine slightly earlier this year.

21 May 2015 at 11:48am

Too much vaccine


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?


  • Non-Executive Director

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.

3 April 2015 at 1:09pm

Proof of dosage

VioVet Visitor

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?

  • Non-Executive Director

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.)

9 June 2014 at 11:08am

Kennel Cough vaccine not from a vet.

Stuart Sibbald

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?

  • Non-Executive Director

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.

24 January 2014 at 7:42pm



hello do you get a sticker with the kennel cough for records to attach to book ,

  • Non-Executive Director

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.]