Your dog is hacking, a sound that is dry and harsh. You may write it off at first, but after a few coughing fits, you will quickly realize that this is more than an average run. It is actually a serious problem that will send you to the vet’s office. However, while a veterinarian usually diagnoses kennel cough, most cases are simply treated at home. Which is why it is excellent to have some homemade recipes to treat kennel cough when your dog has it.
What Is Kennel Cough?
For an in-depth look at what kennel cough is, I recommend that you read our article on the illness. In it, I go over the symptoms, how it is treated and how it is prevented.
However, to give you a quick, simple snapshot, kennel cough is a cold; more closely related to bronchitis.
It is a highly infectious disease that is usually spread from dog to dog after the infected dog coughs. It is commonly seen in dogs that are around other dogs a lot. This can be in a kennel situation, boarding facility, dog shelter, and even occurs in dogs that visit dog parks frequently.
While most cases of kennel cough are serious, occasionally, it can become quite serious and will require immediate veterinarian care. However, the home remedies we are looking at focuses on kennel cough that can be treated at home.
Before we look at the first remedy, some symptoms of kennel cough are:
- Runny Nose
- Low Fever
- Watery Eyes
- Strong, Hacking Cough
Now that we know what kennel cough is, let’s look at some great recipes to treat it at home.