Why does my pet need a Bordetella vaccine if I never have her boarded in a kennel?

Bordetella vaccines are given to canine patients to help prevent the extremely contagious virus Bordetella bronchiseptica, commonly called “kennel cough”. The name “kennel cough” comes from a history of spreading quickly through areas of many animals, such as a boarding facility. Canines can contract this virus by coming into contact with any infected dog. Dog parks, grooming facilities, boarding facilities, doggy day cares, and meeting other dogs on a walk are common ways to catch the virus. Because of the widespread risk of infection we recommend the vaccine be given every six months.

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