I was thinking of calling this post "How to get your dog to take a nasty-tasting pill", but thought talking about kennel cough seemed a little more important. My beautiful Lab Mix started coughing a few days ago. A lot, especially at night. It would produce a whitish foam and in a couple of instances, he would hack up some of his food. He also had a runny nose. Poor little baby boy.
Eager to find some homeopathic (read "cheap") way to handle this, I set out on a Google search. Within seconds, I found all sorts of remedies that mentioned really strange roots and herbs I've never heard of. And I'm kind of a newbie natural living nerd, so I've heard of some crap that's weird!
Alas, I stumbled across Healthy Pets with Dr. Karen Becker (presented by Mercola.com) I shouldn't be surprised. He's the same Dr. Mercola who recommends whole foods, natural cures and grain-free diets. He runs one of the top 10 medical sites on the internet (that is completely self-funded, I might add). All around good guy whom I trust.
Read this little excerpt from his site. I highlighted two items that are very telling!!
Dr. Becker's Comments: