Finding A Home Remedy For Kennel Cough
Finding a home remedy for kennel cough is as easy as opening up the cabinets in the kitchen and looking for honey or peppermint. Read on to find out what you already have in your home to help your dog get better today!
How do you go about finding a home remedy for kennel cough? You can see if there are any holistic medical centers in your area that you can call and ask.
You can check with your local health food store to see if they have a pet section. There are three homeopathic remedies that are used as a home remedy for kennel cough. If the cough is not too serious you should use Drosera.
If the cough is worse (louder or more persistent) then you should use Dulcamara. A cough that produces phlegm or any kind of discharge should be treated with Coccus.
Coccus is derived from cacti and comes in several strengths depending on the use and can be purchased online for as little as $3.80 per bottle.
Coccus in higher dosages is used to treat laryngitis in humans. Dulcamara and Drosera are also available in the same dosages as
Coccus for as little as $3.80 per bottle at www.rxhomeo.com.
Indications and instructions for all of the homeopathic treatments are available on the web site.
Another home remedy for kennel cough is raw honey. Do not buy processed honey as the sterilization process kills all of the natural germ fighting properties of the honey.
You can either drip the honey onto your dog's tongue and let it coat his throat or you can mix it with water and see of you can get your dog to drink it.
Repeat this treatment every few hours to alleviate your dog’s sore throat.
Here are some additional home remedies that can help your dog feel better without the need for a trip to the vet.
Wild cherry bark has a cooling effect on the throat but due to its astringent nature it can be difficult to get your dog to take it.
You may need to administer the treatment directly yourself. You can get wild cherry bark teas, tinctures and syrups.
By using the child dose as a guide you can use whatever you purchase to treat your dog’s symptoms.
Peppermint is an excellent home remedy for kennel cough. Peppermint leaves can be purchased as can peppermint tea from many natural food stores.
You should brew the tea into a strong brew and administer the tea every couple of hours until the cough has subsided. You can even add to the effect by putting honey in the tea mixture for your dog as well.
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