Have you noticed your pet sneeze or cough from time to time? Well, It is a natural mechanism in pets just like it is for us. But as we sit in the season of changing weather and allergies, you may want to be a little more cautious and observant if your pet’s coughing becomes persistent!
The reasons for coughing in pets may vary from mild to severe and can often be due to an underlying condition. Here we have listed 6 reasons why your pet may be coughing along with an effective solution to deal with it:
Asthma in dogs is actually caused by an allergic reaction. Dogs sniff the world and in this process inhale many allergens such as pollen, mold, bacteria, viruses, etc which may cause airway inflammation leading to asthma.
2. Clearing Throat
Smoke and dust often tend to clog the pet’s airways with increased mucus. Coughing, therefore, becomes a reflex reaction in an attempt to clear the tract.
3. Medication side effects
Typically, medications used to treat heart conditions and High Blood pressure tend to cause coughing in pets. This type of coughing requires no treatment as it stops as soon as the medicines are discontinued.
4. Canine Flu
Canine Flu is an infectious respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus which may lead to moist or dry coughing in dogs. The flu is airborne and also spreads through contaminated objects or through direct contact with an infected dog. There is no cure for canine flu, which means you can only treat the symptoms (such as coughing) and not the disease.
5. Kennel cough
Inflammation and infection of the windpipe is known as Kennel Cough in dogs. It is one of the most common causes of coughing in dogs. It is contagious and causes an uncomfortable dry cough. But just like canine flu, it usually resolves on its own by treating only the symptoms to help comfort the dog.
6. Heart disease
Persistent coughing, accompanied by difficulty in breathing, decreased energy and stamina is a telltale sign of heart disease or heart failure in dogs. If you observe a cough that doesn’t go away, gets worse at night, and has your dog gasping for breath, it is best to have him diagnosed by a veterinarian immediately.
Effective Homeopathic treatment for Coughing
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Dosage: 20 drops - 3 times a day
Price: Rs. 315/-