There are several ways of treating a dog that has contracted kennel cough. While some pet owners prefer prescribed medication for quick relief, others prefer to let the cough run its course and give their dogs natural home remedies to treat the condition.
The kennel cough treatments listed below are what you can generally expect to be recommended by a veterinarian. It’s important to remember that what works for one dog may not work for another, so it’s important to bring your dog in to get properly assessed. Animal doctors may recommend different types of treatment depending on a variety of factors such as the dog’s size, age, and condition.
Kennel cough typically only lasts for 1-2 weeks, however, if your dog has been coughing for longer than 3-4 weeks it is highly recommended that you bring it into an animal hospital for x-rays to be on the safe side. Constant hacking is tough on the dog’s throat, especially for puppies, and can cause damage to their trachea if it goes on for too long.