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Homeopathic Remedies For Kennel Cough

Are you aware there are some good Homeopathic Remedies For Kennel Cough? Your dog may not have been around a kennel at all — but may have “Kennel Cough”. The term “Kennel Cough” got its name simply from the fact that it is caused by a virus that is easily spread. It was first recognized as a viral problem many decades ago when it would quickly spread through just about all dogs kept in close proximity. An excellent rundown by Dogs Naturally Magazine on their website details the symptoms and treatment of the problem:

Homeopathic Remedies For Kennel Cough

It’s that time of year again.  Cold and flu season doesn’t just affect us, it affects our pets too.  One common complaint that can hit your dog this winter season is kennel cough.

Kennel cough is exactly what it’s called:  it is a cough in your dog, much like a human cold.  It is almost always self limiting and can last anywhere from a day to a couple of weeks.  The virus is passed easily between dogs.

Coughing in dogs can be difficult to detect if you’ve never heard it before:  often, it sounds like your dog is choking or has something in his throat.  Normally, the cough is dry and short in duration.  Symptoms of kennel cough are normally limited to the upper respiratory tract.

Homeopathy can be very effective for treating kennel cough.  Here are some common remedies you might want to consider.

Drosera 9C:  This is the primary remedy for kennel cough and should be considered for a dry, hacking cough which may be worse when the dog is laying down.

Bryonia 30C:  If the dog’s breathing appears abdominal and the cough is deeper, Bryonia may fit the bill. The dog will appear to be in pain when he coughs and if you hold his rib cage when he is coughing, it may relieve his symptoms and pain.  The dog may prefer rest over exercise and motion will aggravate his cough.

Phosphorus 30C:  Another remedy for a dry, hacking cough that is worse in cold air.  Phosphorus may be indicated if there are small flecks of blood or blood-tinged mucous.  These dogs will appear chilly, thirsty and unusually hungry.

Spongia Tosta 6C:  This remedy is good for a very dry, barking cough.  It may be accompanied by a weak heart.  Warm water will generally improve the cough whereas cold water will aggravate it.

Aconite 6C:  The key to this remedy is a sudden onset and this remedy is most effective if given when symptoms first appear.  If given early, Aconite can prevent the kennel cough entirely.  These dogs may appear nervous and fearful and Aconite will help to calm them, especially in the evening hours.

Rumex crispus 6C:  This remedy is associated with an abundance of mucous accompanied by a persistent cough that frequently changes characteristics.  The symptoms will generally be better in the evening and night and worse in cold air.

Ipecacuanha 30C:  Coughing may produce reflexive vomiting.  The cough is worse at night and worse with cold air.  The vomit or mucous may be blood tinged.  Breathing will be laboured and the dog may seem to be wheezing.

If you have been reluctant to try homeopathic remedies for your dog in the past, this would probably be a good one to start with since the above techniques for Homeopathic Remedies For Kennel Cough have been used successfully for many years.

There are several other remedies discussed, so be sure to read the entire article here, and share it with your friends below.

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