When dogs are around many other dogs, they can contract diseases. One of the diseases affecting many dogs is known as Kennel cough. Kennel cough is an upper respiratory disease that is highly contagious though not considered serious. There are different types of kennel cough, also known as tracheobronchitis, are dependent upon the agent responsible for the disease. Getting a diagnosis from your local Rockford area veterinarian at http://www.petswelcome.com/illinois/rockford/veterinarians.html is important to know proper treatment. It is important to treat the kennel cough in its early stages to prevent the onset of more serious conditions.
One of the types of kennel cough is caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, one of the main bacteria. Once a dog is infected with the bacteria, the dog can have a hacking cough as that bacteria continues to reproduce. The dog may generally continue to be active and maintain a healthy appetite despite the continual coughing. The coughing is not normally present with signs of a fever or listlessness.
The para influenza virus is another type of kennel cough which infects the dog with a dry cough as most other types of kennel cough. There may also be an infection with rhinitis (stuffy nose), nasal discharge and hyperthermia. The virus also infects the epithelial cells (lining) of the respiratory tract. It can damage the dog’s trachea, which could lead to tracheobronchitis. Contact your veterinarian your as soon as possible for treatment.
The third type of kennel cough is known as the adenovirus type 2 that is a carrier of colds in dogs. It penetrates deep into the lungs. This viral kennel cough can develop into deep lung congestion and pneumonia, as well as pharyngitis, laryngitis or tonsillitis. The adenovirus type 2 is the least common virus and most often mixes with bordetella bronchiseptica and para influenza resulting in a disease needing immediate medical attention.
According to http://www.kennelcoughindogs.com/kennel-cough-natural-treatments.html there are a course of natural treatment plans that you can follow to help your dog. Adding a few drops of raw honey to a cup of warm water can ease the dry cough. If your dog refuses to drink the mixture, use an eyedropper to administer it directly in your dog’s mouth whenever affected by the continual cough.
Wild cherry bark is another natural first aid solution for kennel cough available from herbal supply stores. It is accessible in tea, tincture and syrup form, and can stop coughing while reducing inflammation in the throat.
Peppermint leaves (made into a tea) or peppermint tea bags can be used and administered by eyedropper for the relief of the coughing. Add a little honey to the tea for added benefit.
For kennel cough that exhibits some phlegm, a strong tea made of yerba santa can work as a mild decongestant or expectorant for your dog. All these herbs can be found at your local herbal supply store. Natural herbal medicines are also available at these stores or online. If the kennel cough seems to be advanced, call your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and his recommended treatment.
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