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How to Give An Intranasal Vaccination for Dogs and Cats

How do you give a Bordetella vaccine intranasal? In this how-to video, Revival’s Former Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Bramlage, shares his knowledge on giving intranasal vaccinations at home. He’ll cover how to mix a vaccine and how to give a dog or cat a vaccine intranasally.
How to Give an Intranasal Vaccine

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About Intranasal Vaccines for Cats and Dogs

Intranasal vaccines for cats and dogs can be tricky and intimidating, especially the first time you give one. Most intranasal vaccines are mixed just like injectable vaccines. Then, instead of giving an injection, a dropper or adapter is placed on the end of the syringe to administer the vaccine. It is dripped or squirted into the nose. While this might seem like an odd way to give a vaccine, it is actually very effective. Viruses such as kennel cough are caused by dogs breathing in the pathogens. This vaccine causes the production of antibodies in the respiratory tract, where they can be ready to attack the germs before they enter your pet’s body. 

If you have more questions on an intranasal vaccine for dogs or cats, call us at 800.786.4751.

Written by: Donald Bramlage, DVM

Donald Bramlage, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, practiced veterinary medicine for 30+ years and is known for his work in managing parvovirus. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1985. He served as Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services from 2011 until his retirement in 2019.

If you need help, call us at 800.786.4751.