Natural Remedies to Treat Kennel Cough in Dogs

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Steffer (Ontario, Ca) on 12/29/2010
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OMG!!!! The Peroxide remedy was a hit for my 3 month old Shorkie. I am so glad to have encountered this site. My puppy was cured within 20 mins. No more hack.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Teresa (Swansea, South Carolina) on 07/04/2010
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We just recently bought a pomeranian from a breeder and 2 days later a female jack russell from an individual. The Pom had Kennel cough we were unaware, it has now been passed to the jack russell. We have been to the vet and the medicine is NOT working! So we tried this remedy, the peroxide, IS NOT WORKING. we have given it 2 days of using every 12 hours with the meds from the vet as well..I am at my wits end.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Ellen (Arlington, Tx, Usa) on 05/23/2010
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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!


Garlic
Posted by Jay (Ohio) on 02/04/2017

This has been found to be untrue. This statement came from a single study done in japan on four dogs. Think again.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Michael (Rincon, Georgia) on 04/19/2010
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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 3% 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.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 12/24/2013

Hey Newfoster mom in NYC!

It has been years since I had to deal with KC; the symptoms look like the dog is trying to cough a bone out of its lungs - its a deep cough.

I have not used this remedy myself. However it would appear you did not give the correct dose of food grade hydrogen peroxide. You mixed three tablespoons [1.5 ounces] in to 8 oz of water, and then soaked the bread in this stronger concentration; it would appear you dosed to induce vomitting, hence your result.

Try this:

Mix 1 ounce of the 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide into 11 ounces of distilled water to obtain at 3% solution.

Then take 8 oz of water with 3 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution and 1 teaspoon of honey, 3 times a day.

Also consider homeopathic remedies for your lil guy; many whole food coops and health food stores carry pediatric preparations that are both gentle and effective.

Good luck and let us know how your foster boy does!


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Chuck (S. Milwaukee, Wi) on 03/29/2010
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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.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jerry (Stafford, Va) on 02/07/2010
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We recently bought our Chichuachua from the pet store and in a couple of day he develope a gagging coughing sound that really scare me an my wife. We took him to the vet and they stated that it is common amongs small dogs and told us that nothing was wrong with him during the check. They prescribe him some antibiotics for any inflamation that he may have. Well after a week of giving him the antibiotics the coughing and hacking at night continued. We where so worried about our new puppy so I decided to go online because we where loosing sleep at night with the ongoing coughing and gagging he would do at night. We found this website that mentioned the 3% Hydrogen peroxide and honey and we thought we would give it a try. Wow!!!!!! amazing we could not believe how fast it worked. No more coughing at night and our puppy sleeps though the entire night not to include us as well. If you have a small dog make sure you only mix a very small amount of Hydrogen Peroxide in a large glass of water to prevent them from vomiting. Thanks for everyones post this was really helpful and prevented us from an expensive vet bill.


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!!


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Susan (Sacramento, Ca) on 12/26/2009
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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.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Breoghan (Wichita, Ks) on 01/21/2010

WOW!!! I am really surprised that the use of Hydrogen Peroxide works at all, as Hydrogen Peroxide is the remedy for dogs to make them vomit. That is right, Hydrogen Peroxide to a dog is the same as giving ipecac syrup to a human, "instant vomit". I had to use it on my dog one time because he got into some medicine and it worked just as the vet said it would, up came everything in his stomach.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Lera (St Petersburg, Fl) on 02/11/2010

You can buy an eye dropper and bottle at most health food stores...use three drops from the dropper...I use 1 drop in 2 drops in 12 ounces of water to maintain the health of my cat and dog...many farmers who don't use hormones and antibiotics on their animals use peroxide in their drinking water to keep them free of harmful bacteria and parasites...


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Juana (Fayetteville, North Carolina) on 10/20/2009
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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 :)

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jane (Pasadena, Ca) on 12/06/2009

Hi Charles. I have used both for my dogs. When I had food grade, I used a couple drops of that for my dog with kennel cough and he was better a day later. A few years later, after I had thrown out the old bottle of food grade and another one of my dogs was coughing (after going to vet!), I opted for drug store 3%. I think I used a capful.

I remember reading that h202 loses it's potency after a few hours in water, so you need to do a fresh new bowl of water every few hours with a few drops of h202.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Tom (Atlanta, GA) on 11/21/2008
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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.


Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Evonne (Goshen, Ohio) on 04/10/2017

I'd use a 6x or 6c for pets or children. Don't be afraid of using the 12x or 12c if that's all you can find. Be sure to read up on how to use the remedies. You don't dose if they are responding. Seems counterintuitive compared to modern medicine.


Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/23/2018

Hey Monica!

You can follow the directions on the Boiron bottle for dosage.

I do have a concern when I read your post: dogs can cough for many reasons and coughing is not a reported side effect for Flourinef. Coughing is a sign of a collapsed trachea, common for some breeds of small dogs, and it is also a sign of congestive heart failure. You might consider taking your dog to the vet for further diagnosis if the homeopathic remedy provides no relief.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Shanaex1414 (Stockton, Ca) on 10/27/2008
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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!


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Judy (Bricelyn, Minnesota) on 07/27/2008
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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.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Rebekah (Jacksonville, fl) on 02/02/2008
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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!


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Aubrey (Boston, MA) on 01/20/2008
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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!


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by anthony (cary, nc) on 11/22/2007
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hey everyone.. i rescued a beagle named snoopy from wake county animal shelter a few months ago and when we brought him home he he would heev' and cough it was quite odd.. so i did the peroxide 3% from the store and mixed it in his water about 1 cap fulls twice a day .. after a week he was good and i have stopped the treatment the following week.. he's been great ever since..

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Stephanie (Dallas, Texas) on 01/10/2008

Hi. My comment is to Anthony with Snoopy the rescued Beagle. We have 2 Beagles (Copper and Bailey). Snoopy may also be experiencing the 'reversed sneeze'. Both of my Beagles do this every once in a awhile - it's looks like kennel cough. It's almost like they're about to vomit (heeving and coughing). As directed by a vet, you just have to hold their nose closed, making them breathe through their mouth. Sometimes I have to help Bailey open his mouth. Copper is an old pro at it. This opens the air passage that is causing the heeving by releasing the pallet that is caught in the throat. It's hard to do, but it works every time.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Adrienne (Tarpon Springs, FL) on 01/13/2007
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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!!!!



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