I have a 14 year old white boxer who developed kennel cough and after 2 vet visits and over 400 dollars later he was getting worse. I found info about food grade hydrogen peroxide curing kennel cough so my father in law got a bottle of it at a nature store and 3 days into giving it to my dog he is 50 percent better!!! I highly recommend it but do be careful on how much you give to much can be harmful. My dog weighs about 65 pounds and I give him 3 drops in 8 tablespoons of milk 3 times a day. Good Luck!!!!
My 12 year old dog has had an intermittant cough for some months now. It may not be a cough but an irritated throat (which is what the vet saw). Every so often he would get up from his bed making a sound as though something were stuck in his throat. This happened several times a day. I solved this problem by adding 2 drops of food grade hydrogen peroxide to his water bowl. This choking/cough stopped within a day. If I forget it comes back the next day.
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Posted by Cc (Matthews, Nc/us) on 01/10/2011
My dog was diagnosed last year with kennel coughing, whatever stopped within cough. I knew this was wrong because Kennel Cough is higly contagious, so the experts say. I have three other dogs that lives in the same house and they have never caught it. The vet gave my dog an atibiotic which never worked and a year later she is still couging and still no other dogs in the house coughing.
Tonight I tried 1 tbsp. Of Organic maple syrup only and within 10 minutes her hacking, gagging, coughing stopped. I am going to try the lemon juice and 3% peroxide with the maple syrup if this coughing starts again tomorrow.
I will not spend another 200.00 for bloodwork etc.or antibiotics again. That expensive therapy did nothing for my dog. Just 1 TBSP has done the job for now. Maybe we all will have a quiet night and day tomorrow. I know she is miserable coughing all the time. It's defintely not a contagious disease whatever the cause.
Posted by Rosalind (Grand Prairie, Tx) on 06/26/2011
Thanks to all of you. I picked my Yorkie up from the Kennel after being on vacation for a week and noticed that she had runny nose, coughing and feeling miserable. I begin to search for answers to why she maybe coughing. I am so "GLAD" I found this site. I've used the remedies you all have suggested and it's working. Honey, lemon juice, 3% hydrogen peroxide.... Wow... This is amazing. I was going to take her to the Vet and probably spend tons of money. You all are awesome and I thank GOD that you have shared "ALL" of the remedies with us. I've wrote them "ALL" down and will share with those who has experienced what we all have gone through. GOD bless you all! Shyla (my yorkie) is much happiers now!
Posted by Diane (Lakeland, FL) on 02/16/2009
Yorkie with breathing and coughing problems: I have a 10 year old Yorkie who is coughing quite a bit. She coughs like she is trying to get something up, but never does. Sometimes I can hear rattling when she breathes like there is liquid in there. After coughing she wheezes for a while. Usually activity causes her to cough. The vet had her on all types of meds, but they have not helped. I have tried ACV, H202, yogurt, acidopholus....and nothing seems to help. I hate for her to have such problems and would like to hear if you have any recommendations. The meds that the vet put her on just made her miserable. I would prefer to stay away from that.
Posted by Kelly (Memphis, Tennessee) on 03/01/2008
My Pomeranian, Holly, had kennel cough. WE used the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, but the cough would just get weaker. We then tried no-dye Benadryl in the the morning and at night. It works great she has a lot of energy during the day and at night she can sleep. We are going to do this remedy for another week so she can get better.
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Posted by Hilary (San Tan, Arizona) on 12/27/2007
100% Natural Oregano oil in capsules ; 2 capsules twice a day for a week or so, about 2 to 5 drops of oregano oil per capsule with a carrier agent like grape seed oil (about 12 drops). You can get the essential oil at most nature type food stores and the empty capsules. Within a few days you will notice a huge difference in your dog and within a week no more coughing and back to normal. You can also sterilize your home of germs and viruses by putting about 15 to 20 drops in a humidifier and running it. Your house will smell like a wonderful italian kitchen and the house will be sanitized!
Posted by Dusty (Modesto, Ca) on 11/27/2009
My dog developed a cough and was coughing up a clear mucus. She lost her energy and had a hard time eating dry food and wasn't drinking as much water as she normally does. I fed her canned food which she ate very quickly...I gave her pedialyte (about a half ounce to an ounce) every two hours for about 8 hours. I left for work and got home about 12 hours later. When I got home, she was running around and playing. She coughed a couple times, but it wasn't that honking, dry cough and she didn't cough up any mucus. My family has used pedialyte when our dogs get sick to prevent them from dehydrating, but it seems to work for parvo as well. I was told u can inject it just under the skin as well, but I fed mine to my dog using a turkey baster. Worked well.
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Posted by Stephie (Peachtree City, Ga.) on 11/28/2011
What can you do for your puppy who has pneumonia? Can you help me please?
Kindest Regards~ Ms. Stephie
Posted by Wishapup (Southeastern Area, Ontario, Canada) on 05/13/2013
My 64-or-so pound dog once had a cough/respiratory infection in the middle of winter, and the vet told us to wait it out. She was coughing a lot and not doing well, so I started some home treatments for her. I made sure she was warm, and added some powdered garlic and water to her dry kibble each meal. I also gave her, several times a day, a mixture of about 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp honey, and added some to her kibble. It really seemed to soothe her throat and keep her from coughing. To encourage her to eat it, I had to add crushed biscuit.
I also added wild rosehips to her diet. They have a huge amount of Vitamin C, and I would add handfuls to her food and give them to her as treats. She consumed a full quart of them within 1 week! Her recovery was quick and she was soon back to her normal self again.
Posted by Kathryn4 (Owings, Md.) on 04/03/2013
Kennel cough: I use buffered Vit c powder- just sprinkle a bit over his food every day. If I forget, after a few days it comes back. My dog was vaccinated supposedly for it from the Aspca when I adopted him but he still gets bouts with it. He gets regular vet appts for updates on the kennel cough - but this works and I just don't worry about it.
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Posted by Lcmrockets (Austin, Tx, Usa) on 08/31/2011
Hi there, awhile back ago when I adopted my dog from the shelter he was in the early stages of Kennel Cough. A previous dog I have owned got Kennel cough once and we took him to the vet. It cost us over $100 and I think about a week later he was almost done with all his meds and he was still just as bad. I called the vet and he said it takes about 2 weeks to get over it. So I was thinking whats the point in the meds they arnt even helping. Anyways this time I went to my local health food store and kinda browsed at the books and I found one I really liked. I think its called the natural health bible for cats and dogs something like that. It said to take vit. C, so I bought a bottle of buffered vit. C made from rose hips bc they are a natural source of vit. C and gave him about half the recomended dose. He's about 50lbs so I think I was giving him about 600 to 800mg a day. It took about a week and it was gone! It worked so great and only cost me like $10! Its so exciting when natural remadies work just as well if not better than drugs! Hope this helps someone, I know all the comments people have left help me so much!!
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Posted by Jojo (Toronto, Ontario) on 03/29/2015
Hi Everyone, My 11 years old Shitzu-Poodle dog has been coughing since November last year. I went to the vet to find out what it is. The vet prescribed a Kennel cough med. We gave him twice but never go away. We took him to another vet to seek another opinion and the vet advised to video when he is coughing. After showing the video, the vet said he needs Xray so had xray. The results showed he has an enlargement of the heart. The vet gave us a Furosemide 20 mg once a day. I noticed my dog drinks water like a cow and never stop peeing. I studied Biology myself and did research on side effects of the meds so I am worried that his kidney will be working like crazy.
My dog is coughing but not too often like twice a day. At night he slept well and coughs maybe in the morning once or if I pick him up off the bed, pressing his chest to put him on the floor. He is very happy and eats well and we continue to gave his Wellness food under healthy weight management level. We put him on diet as he gained weight during long wintery weather as he sleeps all day. He loves to play and continues to go for 30 minutes walk whenever he could.
I am very happy to find your website with an amazing reference on this type of condition. With tons of opinions under similar circumstances I am hopeful that my dog's condition will improve. We took him off the Furosemide pill. We gave him a Nordic Fish Oil and All Natural Kibble Booster along with home cooked food. We are seeing a Holistic Vet Doctor this coming April 1st to have an assessment then see what kind of Holistic Med he suggested. Also I would like to try the supplements you all suggested on line and see how it works. I also gave my dog with Good Digestion Enzymes from Biopaw.com which has all kinds of probiotic and green ingredients.
I need help about where to buy those lists of supplements that all of you gave to your dog? I found Milk Thistle, L Carnitine in Whole Food store but attendant not sure if it's ok for pet. Any website to buy this product that anyone can share a link please? Please help me...thank you so much!!! Josephine