Every year thousands of dogs are adopted through local animal shelters, and without the proper vaccinations, these pets become susceptible to many diseases, including Bordetella bronchiseptica.
Bordetella bronchiseptica is a respiratory disease that causes inflammation in a dog's upper respiratory system. This inflammation leads to coughing and illness, and can expose your dog to secondary infections, like Kennel Cough (known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis).
Kennel Cough is easily spread from dog to dog through aerosol droplets, direct contact, or contact with contaminated surfaces like food and water bowls, toys, or kennel runs - kind of like how the common cold is spread in grade schools. This means if you have a dog, they are at risk.
- Persistent, forceful cough (often sounds like a goose honk)
- Runny nose
- Eye discharge
- Lack of appetite
In some cases, especially with larger breeds, Kennel Cough can be fatal.
The quickest and most cost-effective way to protect your pet from Kennel Cough is through an oral Bordetella vaccination. By administering the vaccine orally, it is absorbed through the mucus membrane of the mouth, going directly into the blood stream, which allows the immune system to respond faster and begin creating the necessary defenses to block this disease in the future.
Rancho Sequoia Veterinary Hospital is pleased to present you with a special low-cost oral Bordetella vaccination offer, valid for the month of January 2017 only. The oral Bordetella vaccine requires a visit with your veterinarian in order to determine if the puppy has already been infected.
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