And that site gives some horrible lies.
Outbreaks are occurring in areas wear parents have no vaccinated their kids. M easels, smallpox, and whooping cough which had nearly been expunged are now making a come back.
Well when my dog ran away after the bushfires last year.. It was rescued by the local RSPCA..It was only there for a short time.. It didn't mix with other dogs.. but was immediately vaccinated against kennel cough.. a routine vaccination they give all dogs.. there.. I was concerned and asked them about it.. They assured me that it wasn't a live vaccination.. that it wouldn't be contageous to my other dog.
When I got it from the pen.., I heard other dogs there with this cough that sounded like whooping cough.
Within a day my dog got that cough that it was vaccinated against .( which normally takes several days to catch... . as did my other dog that wasn't vaccinated.. It lasted about a week..
I think that vaccination gave that virus to my dog and that it was infectious enough to pass it onto the other dog.. My dog wasn't at that pound long enough to contract that cough.. or in contact with other dogs as it had it's own cage that were disinfected and washed out after each occupant.. ( actually saw them cleaning some out).
Until recently, infectious tracheobronchitis was considered to not be a human health risk. Recently however, research indicates that Bordetella bronchiseptica may cause disease in some humans, primarily those with compromised immune systems. In normal, healthy adults there does not appear to be a risk, but young children and immunocompromised individuals should take precautions against coming into contact with animals that have symptoms of tracheobronchitis.
Something the people at the pound didn't warn us of!!!!
Edited by crystal sage, 06 September 2010 - 01:54 PM.