Natural Remedies to Treat Kennel Cough in Dogs

Vitamin C



Posted by Kathryn4 (Owings, Md.) on 04/03/2013
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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.


Vitamin C
Posted by Leticia (Houston, Texas) on 01/17/2013
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YES! When I adopted my 2nd Bichon from the pound, she had kennel cough. The vet was wanting to charge me 200 bucks for a medicine and told me that it usually doesn't work the first time around. I told him I would try myself and then bring her back if my rememdy didn't work. I found a chewable supplement for kids and gave her 1 wafer. She ate it without problem. A few hours later, she stopped coughing altogether. I even gave it to my first dog so that she wouldn't get sick. It works and it is cheap! Anytime I use any kind of human supplement on my dogs, I use a child formula as it helps with taking the guessing out for dosage because children's medicine/vitamins usually give dosages according to weight.

P.S. Even though kennel cough presents itself to dogs who are under stress and have compromised their immune system because of the stress, it is contagious- be sure that you lysol your pet's kennels and wash their linens while you are treating them. Good luck!


Vitamin C
Posted by Bubblebuzzle (Hughson, California, America) on 01/02/2012
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I have a dog with kennel cough, a cavelier king Charles spaniel , and I gave her a teaspoon of honey mixed with a crushed fourth of a 2000 vitamin c tablet and the coughing stopped almost instantly!


Vitamin C
Posted by Lcmrockets (Austin, Tx) on 10/10/2011
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2 of my dogs had kennel cough. I went to my health store and got vitamin c made from rose hips, it's more bioavailable that way and gave like half the therapeutic human dose. I think it was 600 mg for a 50lb dog. Anyways, it worked very quickly in a couple of days he was much better try it, I hope it helps!!


Vitamin C
Posted by Lcmrockets (Austin, Tx, Usa) on 08/31/2011
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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 what's the point in the meds they aren't even helping.

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 it's 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 recommended 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! It's so exciting when natural remedies 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!!