What is Feline Bordetella

Feline Bordetella is primarily caused by the bacterium Bordetella bronchiseptica. It is a respiratory disease in cats, though it's worth noting that the same bacteria can also infect dogs and other animals, such as rabbits. Bordetella bronchiseptica is related to, but different from, Bordetella pertussis, which causes whooping cough in humans.



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Genetic Variants:

As with many bacteria, Bordetella bronchiseptica can have genetic variants. These genetic differences can influence things like virulence, susceptibility to certain antibiotics, or even which species of animals they primarily infect. However, the main focus in clinical settings is on treating the infection rather than on which particular genetic strain a cat might have. Further research or consultation with a veterinarian would be required to get updated and detailed information on prevalent genetic variants in 2023 or beyond.

As always, if a pet is showing symptoms of illness, it's essential to consult with a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

What is Bordetella bronchiseptica

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacterium that is part of the Bordetellaceae family. 

Given its potential to cause disease in various animals and the occasional risk to immunocompromised humans, it's essential to understand and manage Bordetella bronchiseptica, especially in environments where animals are housed in close quarters.