Is Lyme vaccine for dogs safe?

Is Lyme vaccine for dogs safe?

Answer: These vaccines are not as safe as other vaccines we use. In the Banfield study of 1.2 million vaccinated dogs, the Lyme disease vaccine (monovalent bacterin), when used alone, produced more postvaccinal adverse events within 3 days than any other canine vaccine.

Why was Lyme vaccine discontinued?

In 1998, the FDA approved a new recombinant Lyme vaccine, LYMErix™, which reduced new infections in vaccinated adults by nearly 80%. Just 3 years later, the manufacturer voluntarily withdrew its product from the market amidst media coverage, fears of vaccine side-effects, and declining sales.

Can dogs still get Lyme disease even if vaccinated?

Can an animal get infected despite being vaccinated? Yes. This has been observed that some animals can still get infected after Lyme vaccination. This can be due to a low immune response of the respective animal and/or a very high exposure rate or Lyme prevalence in the area where the animal lives.

How long is a Lyme vaccine good for in dogs?

Our commitment to leadership is vaccine development that provides comprehensive protection against Lyme disease. INDICATIONS: Shown to be effective for vaccination of healthy dogs 8 weeks of age or older against Borrelia burgdorferi. Duration of Immunity is at least 1 year.

How much does Lyme vaccine for dogs cost?

The Lyme vaccine typically costs $20-$40, depending on your location. Remember that your dog will need two vaccines the first year, then one vaccine yearly. In order to administer the vaccine, your veterinarian will also likely need to perform a physical exam.

Does Lyme vaccine prevent Lyme disease dogs?

What Does the Lyme Vaccine Do? The Lyme vaccine helps to prevent Lyme disease in dogs, a bacterial infection that’s transmitted by blacklegged (aka deer or Ixodes) ticks that tend to live in woods and tall grasses in many parts of the country.

What are the side effects of Lyme disease vaccine in dogs?

Lyme Vaccine for Dogs: Side Effects

  • Vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Hives.
  • Facial swelling.
  • Excessive itching (often of the face)
  • Trouble breathing.
  • Extreme lethargy or weakness.
  • Collapse (due to anaphylactic shock)