The Ultimate Bordetella Vaccine Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Just like people, house pets may be carriers of bacterial, viral and fungal diseases. Take this quiz to find out about the Bordetella vaccine for your pet.

According to a 2007 survey, what percent of U.S. homes have at least one pet?

Americans certainly love pets, given that 63 percent of U.S. homes have at least one.


What are the most popular house pets?

Dogs and cats are the winners.


Pet owners spend the most money on what item for their pet?

The most pet dollars are spent on food, and second to food are veterinarian bills.


What vaccination may protect your animal from kennel cough?

The Bordetella vaccine is for prevention of kennel cough.


What type of illness is kennel cough?

Kennel cough is a bacterial illness, named for the close quarters in which kennel animals are kept, often with poor ventilation.


How may your dog catch kennel cough?

Dogs who are exposed to other dogs for long periods of time, and in close quarters with other dogs may be at risk for kennel cough.


What dogs are required to have the Bordetella vaccine?

Dogs that stay in kennels or overnight at the veterinarian's office may be required to have the vaccine.


What are cilia?

Cilia are hair-like structures in the respiratory tract.


What are the symptoms of kennel cough?

A harsh and hacking cough may indicate that your dog has kennel cough.


Why may kennel cough become a complex infection?

Kennel cough may cause your pet's immune system to become suppressed, which makes it easier to pick up other viruses at the same time.


What is the scientific name for kennel cough?

Bordetella bronchiseptica is the scientific name for the illness.


How long is the incubation period of Bordetella bronchiseptica?

The incubation period is anywhere from two to 14 days.


What other animals may catch the Bordetella bronchiseptica germ?

Cats, rabbits, pigs and guinea pigs may be susceptible to the bacteria.


What is the human version of Bordetella bronchiseptica?

Whooping cough is the human version of this bacterial infection, and humans can be vaccinated against this illness.


How is the Bordetella vaccine offered?

A live vaccine and an inactive version are available to veterinarians.


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