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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dogs have kennel cough and I'm trying any home remedies

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My dogs have kennel cough and I'm trying any home remedies to get rid of it. A nurse told me to give them coughing pill after their meal but I didn't know it the were safe.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.


Most kennel cough dogs will run their course over 7-10 days. The most common at home anti-tussive that I have owners use is Robitussin DM. You can pick this up at a pharmacy and give it to your dogs.

The dose is 1/4 teaspoon for a small dog, 1/2 for a medium sized dog and 1 teaspoon for a large dog. You can give it every 8-12 hours, as needed.

If the signs worsen, then I would get a vet to prescribe some antibiotics. Most will resolve with at home care, though.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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