Nobivac KC (Kennel Cough) Vaccine for Dogs

Nobivac KC (Kennel Cough) Vaccine for Dogs

  • Single Dose £10.99

Description

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.

Presentation

Live freeze-dried vaccine with accompanying diluent.

Each dose of 0.4 ml contains:

at least 108.0 cfu of Bordetella bronchiseptica strain B-C2 and

at least 103.0 TCID50 of canine parainfluenza virus strain Cornell.

Uses

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. Reduction of shedding of B. bronchiseptica has been shown from 3 months after vaccination.

Onset of immunity against Bordetella bronchiseptica has been demonstrated 72 hours after vaccination, and against canine parainfluenza virus three weeks after vaccination.

Duration of immunity: 1 year.

Dosage and administration

Dogs should be at least 3 weeks of age.

When Nobivac KC is concurrently administered (i.e. not mixed) with another Intervet vaccine as indicated below, dogs should not be younger than the minimum age recommended for the other Intervet vaccine.

Allow the diluent to reach room temperature before use.

Aseptically reconstitute the freeze-dried vaccine with the sterile diluent provided, shake well, replace the needle with the applicator tip and administer 0.4 ml into one nostril. The head of the dog should be held in a normal upright position, place the applicator tip in front of one of the nostrils and carefully administer the whole contents of the syringe into this nostril.

One dose should be given at least 72 hours prior to each period of anticipated risk, e.g. temporary kennelling. In the case of repeated and/or continuous risk, annual re-vaccination is recommended.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Particularly in very young susceptible puppies, mild discharges from the eyes and nose can occur from the day after vaccination, sometimes accompanied by sneezing and coughing. 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.

Only healthy dogs should be vaccinated. 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.

Do not administer in conjunction with other intranasal treatments or during antibiotic treatment. No information is available on the safety and efficacy from the use of this vaccine with any other except the live vaccines of the Nobivac series against canine distemper; canine contagious hepatitis caused by canine adenovirus type 1; respiratory disease caused by canine adenovirus type 2 and canine parvovirus disease. It is therefore recommended that no other vaccine should be administered within 14 days before or after vaccination with Nobivac KC.

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

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

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

Pharmaceutical precautions

Store between +2°C and +8°C. Allow the vaccine and diluent to reach room temperature. The vaccine should be used within 1 hour after reconstitution.

Dispose of waste material by boiling, incineration or immersion in an appropriate disinfectant in accordance with national requirements.

Legal category

POM-V

Packaging Quantities

Cartons of 5 or 25 single dose vials with diluent.

Further information

The vaccine can be used during pregnancy.

A good immune response is reliant on the reaction of an immunogenic agent and a fully competent immune system. Immunogenicity of the vaccine antigen will be reduced by poor storage or inappropriate administration. Immuno-competence of the animal may be compromised by a variety of factors including poor health, nutritional status, genetic factors, concurrent drug therapy and stress.

Marketing Authorisation Holder (if different from distributor)

Intervet International BV, NL.

Represented by Intervet UK Ltd.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 06376/4026.

UK authorised veterinary medicinal product.

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  • Landline: 01582 842096
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All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

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What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

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 3:57pm

Hi do i need a prescription for this?

Prescription

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

  • Veterinary Advisor

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 10:29pm

Kennel Cough Vaccine

Karen

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?

  • Veterinary Advisor

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

21 May 2015 11:48am

Too much vaccine

jade

hi
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?

thanks

  • Veterinary Advisor

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 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?

  • Veterinary Advisor

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 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?

  • Veterinary Advisor

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 7:42pm

Mr

david

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

  • Veterinary Advisor

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.]