Jorge S. Muñoz
Homeopath and Surgeon Veterinarian.
The named “kennel cough”, is a disease of infectious
origin, suffered by dogs.
Is a tracheobronchitis, rare name, that it indicates an inflammation
of the trachea and the bronchus. Normally its symptoms are: very
powerful dry cough (the famous cough of dog), a great depression
and temperature. Our pal does not want to eat and it coughed all
the time, with a sound similar to the handsaw.
It is produced by an agent called Bordetella Bronchiseptic , a
virus of parainfluenze and other associated virus. Therefore, an
infection of another dog and also a predisposition to become ill
is required for this, which commonly we called, low defenses.
Like the influenze of the humans, the disease occurs most frequently
in places where there are animal concentrations: breeders, kennels,
exhibitions, but also it can be suffered by our only dog, that does
not leave the house.
The treatment, as the influenza, is symptomatic and the disease
is cured alone after about ten days. We must alleviate the annoying
cough. Here is when the homeopathy is used. The symptoms are described
and the medicine that corresponds is given in each case. There are
several homeopathic medicines for the treatment of the patient and
we will choose the best one for each case.
It is very important to consult with a specialist veterinary because
it can have serious complications. Also the named “Nosode”
of the disease is associated. It is a homeopathic medicine elaborated
with the virus and bacteria responsible for the kennel cough.
It acts in form similar to vaccines, elevating the defenses against
this disease. It is also used in its prevention.
Our dog must be fed well and to be happy.
We must avoid the abrupt changes of temperature.
We must have it in aired places, without smoke or irritating substances
for the respiratory tract.
If we must go with it to places of possible infection, we recommend
to use a homeopathic vaccine, called “Nosode of kennel cough”, that prevents the disease and that is elaborated
every year with renewed stocks of the virus. Same Nosode is used
in the treatment of the disease, because it accelerates the treatment
in natural form.
We are in a time of the year, where this disease is very spread,
so it is necessary to consult with a homeopath veterinarian, before
the first symptom.
Health and Joy
Until the next one!