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Kennel Cough Herbal Remedies (Full Guide)

Posted by Jackie Rive on

Kennel Cough Herbal Remedies (Full Guide)

Kennel cough is usually caused by bacterial or viral infections which irritate the lining of your dog's airways. The condition is known medically as tracheobronchitis, canine infectious tracheobronchitis, Bordetellosis, or Bordetella and it is extremely contagious, causing problems when dogs are frequently mixing together.

Kennel Cough Herbal Remedies

Luckily this condition is not life-threatening, but it can easily be helped with herbal preparations. This involves supporting the bodies immunity; breaking down and clearing infected material; introducing natural antibiotics; normalizing mucous membranes; strengthening the coughing reflex; and providing natural sources of Vitamin C and Iron.

You can help your dog very effectively by using herbs for common canine health problems like kennel cough, colds, and viruses. Herbs can be added to your dogs' diet to help boost their immune system if they are recovering from illness, socialising with unfamiliar dogs, emotional stress or just old age. Herbs can:

  • help boost the immune system
  • help protect your dog against illness
  • fight off colds and viruses
  • build up strength and stamina
  • aid recovery from operations or illness

37 herbs and remedies for fabulously healthy animals

The following herbs are particularly helpful in such a situation and are well worth looking for at this time of year when these erratic seasonal changes can start to create problems with our animals’ good health.

Herb

Action

Rosehips

(Iron and Vit C also some Copper)

Garlic

(natural antibiotic, contains sulfur)

Fenugreek

(lymphatic stimulant, sinus tonic, source of Vitamin A), 

Marshmallow

(expectorant and soothing tonic for mucous membranes)

Elecampane

(allantoin (healing agent)  and chest muscle tonic)

Coltsfoot

(expectorant)

Kelp

(trace elements and expectorant)

Yarrow

(Iron and Bone Marrow tonic)

Mullein

(Mucosal tonic and antiseptic)

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

(Organic Acids, Astringent Tonic)

Echinacea 

Fights viral & bacterial infection

 

Herb Dictionary

Here are just some of the essential herbs for common dog health problems. To find out more, get your free herbal guide

 Echinacea (root) (Echinacea purpurea)

  • Maintains a healthy respiratory system
  • Boosts the immune system.

 

Fenugreek (seed)
(Trigonella foenum-graecum)

  • Aids digestion.
  • Expectorant for coughs.
  • Improves condition.
  • Avoid during pregnancy.

Garlic (bulb)
(Allium sativum)

  • High in Sulphur
  • Cleanses the blood.

Marshmallow (root& leaves)
(Althaea officinalis)

  • Expectorant for coughs.
  • Tonic.
  • Helps expel mucus.
  • Soothes irritation in airways.

 

 

Buy the Brookby Herbs Organic Immune Booster for a natural herbal remedy in a wonderful tasty cider vinegar base. Perfect for kennel cough and other winter ailments.

 


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