Sometimes a home remedy for kennel cough can be just what you and your dog are looking for!
Usually this illness goes away on its own after running its full duration. In the meantime, there are a few things you can try that may help to relieve discomfort.
Only use these ideas as a way of temporary relief, not as a treatment. If your dog gets worse, you need to see your vet.
When my Golden Retriever got kennel cough, the remedy that seemed to help the most, was simply running a vaporizer in the same room of my home that he was in.
The concept is similar to when a child gets croup and the moist air helps to open up respiratory passages.
If you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, running a hot shower and allowing the room to steam up, and then having your Golden Retriever lay in the room for about 15 minutes, also seems to bring some relief.
Giving Vitamin C @ 500 mg. a couple of times a day, for a couple of days, will not harm him and may do some good.
Honey is great for soothing a sore throat for people and is safe for our adult pets while they are sick. One teaspoon given 2 or 3 times a day, may help to relieve any pain in her throat.
The good news is that for most dogs, this is a short-lived virus, and your dog will be back to her old self, very soon!