Home Remedies for Dog Cough: Treating your Pekingese Cost-effectively

 


Home Remedies for Dog Cough: Treating your Pekingese Cost-effectively

A dog’s cough is quite common and there are several reasons on why they have it and some can be quite serious. Good news is that you can still try home remedies for dog cough. However it is still important that you will have him checked once your interventions won’t do any good.

Just like sneezing, the coughing in dogs is a method of their body to get rid of foreign bodies as well as infectious bacterias from their resporatory system. There are times that saliva would be produces in order to bind with the foreign body and prevent it from moving any deeper into their respiratory tract.

You Should See a Vet When:

  • His air passage is blocked/hindered
  • He becomes lethargic and weak
  • His gums turns pale
  • If he is already coughing up pus or blood
  • In case he has severe coughing with coughing spells lasting more than 2 minutes

Home Remedies for Dog Cough

Use a humidifier, a machine that introduces moisture into the air. It can help your dog to breathe easier, which will soothe the throat and reduce coughing. Alternately, run a very hot shower in a closed bathroom. Bring your dog inside the room, once it fills with steam, and allow him to sit for a short period of time. This works in a similar way to the humidifier.

Source: eHow, http://www.ehow.com/how_7784282_cure-dogs-cough.html by Chelsea Oliver

Treating Dog’s Cough Naturally

  • Use a humidifier. It is highly recommended for you to use a humidifier at home and make sure that there shouldn’t be any tobacco smoke and instead of using a collar, use a chest harness.
  • Go to the bathroom. If you pekingese needs a quick relief bring him inside the bathroom and run the hot shower with the door closed. Sit with your dog inside the bathroom for him to be not afraid.
  • OTC drugs. For safe cough medications, experts show that human cough syrups like Beneylin Expectorant and Robitussin-DM are safe for them. Give them 1 tsp. per 20 lbs of your dog’s weight. It should be given every 6 hours.
  • Mullien. This herb is good for dry coughs as well as chronic recurring coughs.
  • Marshmallow. Slippery elm and marshmallow has the same effect – soothes the mucous membranes. It would soothe his throat as well as alleviate his dry cough.
  • Licorice Root. This herb would strengthen his respiratory system as well as act as a suppressant for coughs especially those that are somewhere located at the upper respiratory areas.
  • Echinacea, Oregon grape, and Echinacea. Dogs actually have weak immune systems and they are very prone in getting respiratory issues and these herbs would help strengthen his immune system.

And there you have it, the list of home remedies for dog cough and I hope that this would help you save money. As a dog owner you should be aware that generally dogs have a weak immune system and it is up to you to boost it. You can give him vitamins like Vit. C, E and Q10 in order to boost his immune system or treat him a honey and mint syrup along with a humidifier. Acupuncture is also one traditional way to treat a dog’s illness. The list may go on and on, just choose which one you would follow. Ask your vet about it and do your research as well.

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