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Description: Bordetella virus often leads to Kennel cough (tracheobronchitis) which causes inflammation of the upper respiratory system. Symptoms of kennel cough are: dry cough, retching, sneezing, hacking, nasal discharge. Kennel cough is highly contagious and can lead to pneumonia. Having your dog vaccinated for kennel cough is no guarantee your dog will not contract it.

A vaccine often protects against only one of the agents that lead to kennel cough. It is standard practice for many boarding kennels to require vaccinations against kennel cough before they will board your dog. There is also a growing trend among some boarding kennels who will not board your dog if it has been vaccinated within 10 days. They fear the vaccinated dog will shed the virus and infect other dogs. Some veterinarians recommend that dogs who receive the intranasal vaccine not to have contact with other susceptible dogs for up to 72 hours.

Contributing factors: Airborne bacteria, similar to how people catch the flu, contact with other dogs that have it, especially in buildings with poor air circulation, dogs who have received a recent vaccination. It is also suspected that a recently vaccinated dog using a live virus could transmit the disease to other dogs.

Herbal Treatment: Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Andrographis is an ancient herb used to treat a variety of infectious diseases. Anise stimulates the body to secrete fluids associated with congestion. Coltsfoot helps to open the bronchial air passages when proper amounts are used but could cause serious harm if too much is used.

Homeopathic Treatment: Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms. Acerola is rich in vitamin C and helps to reduce the duration of the infection. cosmochema, euphorbium comp. (heel) , husteel (heel), kryosotum-injeet (heel), spongia-lnjeel (heel), tartephedreel (heel)

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Essential Oils: Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder: eucalyptus, myrrh, tea tree.

Flower Essence Crab Apple helps with the recovery from infections. Holly is for fast occurring illness. Hornbeam helps replenish energy reserves.

Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch. Wild Bergamot was used by Native Americans to treat sore throats and stomachs. It was believed to relieve gas and enhance digestion. Lemon, eucalyptus, myrrh