Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
Bordetella is short for Bordetella bronchiseptica, a bacterial pathogen often implicated in canine infectious tracheobronchitis (i.e. kennel cough). Kennel cough most commonly causes a dry, hacking cough, and many owners report that it sounds like a “goose honk” or that something is stuck in their dog’s throat. This disease is most common in kennel situations, or where many dogs are in close proximity to eachother such as when boarding, at the groomers, or at dog parks. Vaccination recommendation is based on a dogs exposure to these situations, and can be performed at 8 weeks or older, and then annually thereafter.
This vaccine is often required by boarding and grooming facilities in order to help reduce the risk of infection. Proof of vaccination can easily be provided 24/7 through online access our pet portal. Mobile Pet Vax strongly recommends that any dog exposed to these types of environments receive a vaccine between 8 and 16 weeks of age, and at least annually thereafter. At Mobile Pet Vax, we use a newly designed oral vaccine that provides an optimal immune response and is better tolerated than previous injectable and intranasal Bordetella vaccines.