You will know if your puppy has ‘kennel cough’ as you will hear a dry honking sound coming from your puppy instead of his usual tone. It will keep you awake at night more than your husband’s snoring!
Usually the condition will last for two weeks until the phlegm starts loosening in the puppy’s throat.
There are over the counter suppressants available but the cough does need to run its course. However, it can be dangerous for your puppy as a chronic cough can lead to pneumonia.
A puppy’s immune system can fight most infections, but if the immune system is not strong enough at the time of the infection, which is when the coughing will appear.
A vaccination to bring relief to your puppy is invaluable. However, there are home remedies listed below which can help boost the immune system quickly.
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