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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!May I ask what symptoms she is showing that makes you suspect a sore throat? In addition, what sore throat medication you are considering?
Do you have a name brand of the sore throat liquid please? I am trying to determine the primary active ingredient and its safety in pets.
There are some home remedies that can help reduce the sore throat and give relief1.) The steam of the shower when the cough is severe or constant2.) A little honey three times daily can help soothe the lungs3.) If you have a humidifier or nebulizer that would also be wonderful to use in this situationUnfortunately I prefer to avoid cough suppressants because when suppressing a cough if there is phlegm or buildup and lead to bronchitis or even pneumonia if the material is not coughed up so this is not something I tend to administer.I hope this information makes sense! If the cough is productive, there is lethargic or a reduced appetite then it would be best to have a veterinary exam to ensure antibiotics are not warranted.
Are you referring to a lozenge, medication, spray?
The lozenge is not advise and medications tend to have acetaminophen so this is not advised. And very unlikely you are going to get the spray to be effective in the back of the throat. This is the only safe option but not approved for pets
Ideal to relief pain/ discomfort is 1.) The steam of the shower when the cough is severe or constant2.) A little honey three times daily can help soothe the lungs3.) If you have a humidifier or nebulizer that would also be wonderful to use in this situation
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