It is frustrating if your pet is coughing and suffering silently. She is like a child so innocent, playful, jumping on you when you come back home, trying to hug you and lick your face with joy.
But now she is making noises as if something is choking on her throat and looks into your eyes sadly when you inquire with her how she is feeling.
5 Symptoms of Kennel Cough.Check This Out.
Kennel Cough (tracheobranchitis) in dogs is like common cold in humans caused by bacterial infection known as bordetella bronchiseptica. Kennel Cough usually causes minor irritation in trachea which leads to loud and hacking cough. Below is the Kennel Cough symptoms usually shown up within three days if your pet has contracted illness.
- Eye discharge
- Clear or Yellowish Nasal Discharge
- Snorting and retching after exercise.Your Pet may cough after even at slightest stressful movements and may often dislodge phlegm
- Dry and callous cough (Watch below video how it sounds like when your Dog affected with Kennel Cough)
Don’t’ Panic. Kennel Cough Is Not Fatal.
If you find your pet is showing the symptoms of Kennel Cough, you need not get scared. These symptoms usually last for a period of ten to twenty days and in most cases your pet will recover after that. Kennel cough is not a serious disease and never fatal if timely and appropriate medical attention provided.
Do not neglect this illness though since delayed treatment may lead to other ailments like Pneumonia.
Here Is The Safe Home Remedy For A Quick Relief.
Consider providing Honey with Lemon. This will soothes the sore throat of your Pet. Lemon also contains Vitamin C which is exactly required for your dog to improve her immune system. Honey and Lemon together tastes better too.
Mix 2 tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of water. Give to your dog twice daily. Use Raw Honey to make the mix.
Give A Homeopathic Cough Syrup With No Side Effects.
Reboost is a homeopathic, non-drowsy cough syrup/expectorant (formerly sold as Nectadyn). Its an all-natural formula made with honey and homeopathic ingredients. Reboost temporarily relieves minor chest congestion and cough due to colds and flu.
You can buy Reboost from nearby Pharmacy or you can place order here.
6 Precautions You Must Follow To Prevent Kennel Cough.
- Cleaner Air: Limit the air-born irritants
- Don’t smoke in your house
- Keep your house as dust free as possible
- Don’t use any toxic cleaners
- Ensure that your furnace is cleaned regularly and given a clean filter
- Install an air purifier
How long does Kennel Cough last?
The disease can last initially from 10–20 days and can recur when the dog is put into a stressful situation which puts stress on the dog’s immune system.
Warning: Keep Your Children Away From Your Pet During Infection.
Recent research shows that humans, either babies or pregnant women, with a weak immune system are prone to Human Bordetellosis. Chances of infection are very high for children if they are in closely involved with pet dogs.
It is safe to avoid interacting with infected dogs.