Bordetella, also known as “Kennel Cough”, is a highly contagious upper respiratory disease in dogs.
Easily transmitted through direct contact or the air; vaccination is recommended for all dogs that interact with other dogs in their neighborhood, boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, and groomers.
Unvaccinated puppies or young dogs, and dogs that have a compromised immune system may experience severe symptoms.
- a dry, hacking cough
- “honking” cough
- nasal discharge
- decrease in appetite
The Bordetella vaccine may be given as an injectable or “intra-nasal” (in the nose), and are given every 6-12 months. It is recommended that you check with the facility you are taking your pet to, to find out what their requirements are.