Hydrogen peroxide for canine cough
I have an elderly female dog. She has been coughing more and more often in the last few days. It sounded like kennel cough to me. She had it many years ago when we first got her. Today the cough was almost constant. I looked at her gums to make sure her color was good since sometimes a bad cough can indicate congestive heart failure. Her gums looked pink and healthy. Her appetite was good and she seemed in good spirits.But that horrible "barking" cough wasn't letting up. After reading what people on here recommended, I mixed up a half a teaspoon of honey and a sqeeze of fresh lemon juice into a small amount of warm water until the honey dissolved. Then I added more cold water until I had 8 ounces of the mixture. Then I added 3 drops of regular, (not food grade) 3% hydrogen peroxide. I then saturated a small piece of bread(that was the size of a soda cracker)with the mixture and fed it to her. It has been 3 hours and I have not heard her cough once. I will repeat the dose late tonight and make a fresh batch tomorrow. Thank you SO MUCH Earth Clinic and all who have shared their remedies and experiences. My family and our pets are all so much healthier and happier since I found this website!
Swansea, South Carolina
We have two Chocolate Labs, Molokai and Konohika. One had a bad kennel cough and the other seemed ok. We used 8 oz of water with 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of honey, 3 times a day. Unbelieavable how well this worked. We gave it to both of them the first day and then just Molokai from then on. It took only two days and the cough was pretty much gone and after 5 days it was competely gone. Thanks to all for the great posts.
New York, Ny
Hope Bc Canada
I have a beagle "annie" with a cough. I read about the 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide and honey and I also read about the pedialyte. Could I mix the hydrogen peroxide and honey with the pedialyte? Has anyone tried that?
Hi.I have a 4 year old Lab (Truman) that came down with kennel cough. He also had a fever. I tried using the Honey water and hydrogen peroxide(3%) and it really worked. He coughed just a bit in the morning and when he got excited but after just two and a half days his cough was 99% gone. I also gave him 2 low dose aspirin twice for the fever. I put 3 drops of HP in 14 oz. of water and 1 tea spoon of honey. The first day, worst day he was sick I also dipped a piece of bread in the water/HP mix and it stopped the cough immediately. Truman weighs 90Lbs.
Thanks so much, GREAT website, Great home remedy.
Wow. Our six year old rescue dog came down with Kennel Cough two days after we got her. (Not a bad case, she was still eating etc. - otherwise we would have been off to the vet), BUT we did the 3 drops of Hydrogen Peroxide (regular not foodgrade) and a teaspoon of honey mixed into a large glass of water. MIRACLE stuff. No coughing that night completely gone by next day... I have NEVER tried a homeopathic remedy before. But with all the positive posts thought we'd give it a try - amazing.
Dinuba, Ca, Usa
St Petersburg, Fl
Hydrogen peroxide: Thank you, thank you, thank you my daughters chihuahua was coughing really bad when we first got him and we were very worried about him. This really works :)
Ft. Smith, Ar
Mansfield, Oh Us
WOW This is the craziest think I have ever seen. 3 drops of hydro peroxide and honey in 8 oz of water for my 15lb min pin and in less than a minute she is cured. The best part other than the cure is no 200.00 dollar bill or 40.00 prescription. Thanks
South Berwick, Maine, Usa
Food Grade vs Regular Hydrogen Peroxide: Is it necessary to have Food Grade Peroxide for Kennel Cough or can I use Regular Hydrogen Peroxide?
hydrogen peroxide for kennel cough: My cocker spaniel has this kennel cough , i think. i need to know exactly how to use this hydrogen peroxide,what amounts, how often etc... is it the same as in the drug store? if not ,can i dilute this? please help me asap. my dog is miserable. thank you.
The hydrogen peroxide for the cough works, but I did not want to wait for my dogs to drink the water as most recommended.. Since I have 3 dogs and am aware of the cough spreading to the others so I sterilized all the water bowls and applied 3 drops of the 3% peroxide with 2 teaspoons of honey for each 8 oz. glass and filled their bowls. Then I made the same mixture in a 4 oz. glass and I took out their toothbrush and brushed their teeth gently most of the time they just kept licking the brush. All coughing stopped immediately. If any coughing continues I'll brush again.
San Pedro, Ca
Thank you for your Kennel Cough hydrogen peroxide remedy!! I put just three drops of 3% peroxide in a medium-sized bowl. At first my doggie wouldn't drink it, even with honey in it, so I added more water to dilute it more - sensitive noses they've got! Then he drank it.
Well, he's coughed just a little after that but definitely no more middle-of-the-night coughing immediately after his first dose!
Then when he did cough a little from excitement or whatever, I'd have him sit, and I'd cover his nostrils, as suggested. He stopped coughing right away! A couple times, he'd stop just after I'd have him sit! :p
He even stared at me after like, "What did you do, mom? Thank you!" :)
Now I'm about to try molasses for his other main problem, separation anxiety, thanks to your website!!
God bless you for saving me vet bills!
Harrison Twp, Mi
I have 5 dogs, 4 are infected with Kennel Cough. PLease explain sterilizing the air with a humidifer?? I have been treating with Robitussin DM and baby aspirin. My smallest went to the vet and is on antibiotic Clavamox. She caught original virus and she is the worst. She does not want to eat. How do I do the peroxide method for small dogs?? The sickest is 4.5, I have 2 at 8 lbs. and one at 1l lbs, and one that is 12 years and weighs 12.5 lbs. but is showing no signs. I am at wits end, my vet is being unreasonable on treatment costs so I am trying to handle this alone. My lack of sleep is not helping and now I read that I can catch this in a form of respitory infection, is this true?? Any suggestions, advice or helpful hints I will gladly listen to. Thanks, Candi
I had bought a new Chihuahua puppy and within the first few days home, he developed a deep hacking cough (kennel cough), so bad he could not sleep. He only weighed 1.9 pounds so I did not want him vaccinated or put on antibiotics, but needed to stop the cough so he could sleep. I went on the internet and found many recommedations of hydrogen peroxide in water for it. I put about 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide in about a glass of water with some honey for sweetener and to coat his throat and immediately after drinking this he stopped coughing and slept. He only hacked once or twice after that, but not near as bad as before and by the next day he was well. One of my other dogs got it the next day and I tried it with her and it did the same thing, so I put it in my dogs water for a few days and my other 2 dogs never even got it. My daughter tried it too after having her dogs to a doggy daycare for a weekend and they came home coughing. It worked just as fast for her and has not returned. It was an absolute miracle. Now she puts it in their water for about 2 weeks before going to the doggy daycare and it prevents the kennel cough. After reading your site, I now know why it works, not just that it works. Thank you.
St Petersburg, Fl
Kennel cough cured! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I tried the food grade hydrogen peroxide remedy. Just to be safe I diluted it to an extreme. I put 3 drops of the mixture in Shelby's water bowl and immediately (within a 2 days) she was almost completely cured. I had gone to a vet and was prescribed some expensive medicine that did NOT work at all. This natural remedy was nothing short of amazing!
I was at a loss as to what to do for my little yorkie who was suffering from what I believed to' be kennel cough and I read others' feedback and the hydrogen peroxide really works! Within the first hour he showed a significant improvement. I also gave him a bit of honey to help ease the cough and the combination of the two have really been a life and a money saver!