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Terry Ruvo

Infection in the upper respiratory tract is the main cause of kennel cough. It is caused by a combination of the bacteria- Bordetella bronchiseptica and the canine parainfluenza virus. The infection has an effect on the outer lining of the air passage and throat which results in cough and irritation. The dogs may also find difficulty in eating their food.

In particular, the symptoms of kennel cough include intermittent coughing that increases at night, runny eyes and nose, coughing triggered by exercise, nasal discharge, vomiting mucous at the end of a coughing spasm, sneezing, eye discharge, clear or yellowish nasal discharge, dry and callous cough, fever, and lethargic appearance.

You may try the following home remedies to cure your dog in a faster way.

1. Raw Honey and Lemon

Lemon contains Vitamin C, which is required to improve the immune system of dogs. Mix two tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and half (1/2) cup of water. Give this mixture twice a day to your dog. Alternatively, you can also give a teaspoon or two of honey for quick recovery.


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