Kennel cough is a condition that typically affects dogs. However, it really isn’t all that different from the common cold that humans get. Many of the natural remedies that we use when we get a cough will work just as well on a dog with kennel cough. They are definitely worth a shot the next time your dog is diagnosed with this condition (or you are). Remember, always take your dog to the veterinarian to get the proper care when they are sick and see a doctor if you need to. Let’s look at five natural remedies that can work for both humans or dogs.
Probiotics. Probiotics are great for digestive and oral health. They also work well as immune system support. Kennel cough can lead to pneumonia if it is left untreated, which can be life-threatening. Supporting the immune system is a critical part of getting rid of the cough. A probiotic that is made for dogs should be given to the affected animal. Pet Dophilus is one that is made by the company Jarrow. Your veterinarian will more than likely prescribe the dog a course of antibiotics for kennel cough, as well. If this is the case, make sure that you wait about two hours after giving the dog the antibiotic before giving them the probiotic. When given together, they can cancel the other out and the cough will not start to heal. For yourself, there are lots of probiotic options in a pharmacy or just a health aisle in a grocery store.