Kennel Cough Treatment

The best kennel cough treatment is one that you can prepare in your own home, without having to depend on pharmaceuticals and chemicals to treat the disease.

Kennel cough is one of the most widespread canine diseases in the world, and behaves in a very similar method to the common cold for humans. It is transmitted through an airborne virus that will die if it doesn't find a host within a few minutes.

Therefore, it makes sense that crowded areas (like kennels) are the biggest breeding ground for the virus, hence the name.

Finding a kennel cough treatment is imperative, because if left untreated it can escalate into something much more serious and potentially deadly.

Untreated kennel cough has been known to turn into pneumonia after only a few weeks, so it makes sense that you would want to find a natural kennel cough treatment as soon as possible.

As mentioned in the first paragraph, most treatments for kennel cough can be kept at home in your dog first aid kit, and some of the best ones can be had from no other place than your very own kitchen.

The easiest way to treat kennel cough is by putting some hydrogen peroxide in the dog's water supply.

Note that since every dog is different, you can't expect the same results for each individual pooch. Most of the time though, this kennel cough treatment has been proven to be effective for even severe cases of kennel cough.

You use hydrogen peroxide by placing three drops of 3% solution in the dog's water bowl.

Some people simply fill the cap on the bottle and dump that in, but you should be careful about using too much at once, at least in the beginning until you can see how the dog is able to handle it.

You also shouldn't use more than 3% hydrogen peroxide, which is available over the counter at grocery stores and pharmacies nearly everywhere.

Within less than an hour you should notice a marked decrease in symptoms of kennel cough.

If you don't notice anything right away, don't increase the dose immediately.

Continue with the same sized doses for at least 2 days. If there isn't any effect by then, your dog might not respond to hydrogen peroxide (it happens).

It's also important to give your dog pure water as well, so the best regimen is to place the hydrogen peroxide in the water every other time you fill it up.

If, for any reason, your dog doesn't respond to the hydrogen peroxide, you can try using lemon and honey in the water as well.

While the hydrogen peroxide will actually kill the virus, lemon and honey will simply mask the kennel cough symptoms, which can still provide plenty of much needed relief.

To use this kennel cough treatment, just put a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice in about a gallon of water and mix it in well. You might need to add more water if your dog doesn't like it.

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