What is Bordetella?

Bordetella, or scientifically known as Bordetella Bronchiseptica, is a bacteria that is commonly associated with the highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs called the Kennel cough. The bacteria can spread through direct contact, contaminated surfaces, as well as through the air.

Dogs who spend a lot of time around other dogs have a higher chance of contracting the bacteria. Although there is a vaccine specifically to counter Bordetella, it’s important to note that canines may need other vaccines to prevent kennel cough, as viruses can also cause it.