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Kennel Cough

What are the symptoms of kennel cough?

Symptoms of canine kennel cough (tracheobronchitis) or similar upper respiratory infections may include: fever, nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, sneezing, and a harsh dry cough that sounds like the animal has something caught in their throat. Although by itself, kennel cough is not a serious disease it can lead to pneumonia.

If your dog has a dry wet cough, the natural Vintesta (formerly Pet's Cough & Cold Formula)Vintesta may work better. If your dog has the canine influenza virus (canine flu), we recommend giving both the natural organic herbal Vintesta (formerly Pet's Cough & Cold Formula) AND Tossa-K (formerly Kennel-Koff) remedies. The Vintesta (formerly Pet's Cough & Cold Formula) soothes the throat and cough (like Formula 44D or Robitussin for people) and the Tossa-K is a natural antibiotic to fight the upper respiratory bacterial infection.

Are canine kennel cough, canine influenza virus, and/or other respiratory infections contagious?

Canine kennel cough (tracheobronchitis) and similar pet upper respiratory infections are highly contagious. Pet upper respiratory infections are easily spread amongst susceptible animals housed in close confinement, e.g. veterinary hospitals, kennels, shows, parks, or anywhere there is a large gathering of dogs, cats, birds, horses, etc. Stress, and extremes of ventilation, temperature, and humidity increase susceptibility to and severity of upper respiratory infections.

The cough can last up to 6 weeks, but using the Tossa-K (aka Kennel-Koff) treatment theTossa K cough usually stops within 48 to 72 hours. However, you must continue to treat for 7 to 10 days. If the cough persists longer than 5 days and you have not seen much of an improvement, there may be other factors to consider. The Canine Flu or allergies are the most common.

Canine flu can mimic kennel cough. Do not confuse kennel cough with the canine flu. Symptoms are similar, except the canine flu exhibits a discharge from the eyes or nose and exhibits a wet congested cough.

If you are not sure what your pet has, it is perfectly safe to use both Tossa-K (aka Kennel-Koff) (antibiotic) and Vintesta (formerly Pet's Cough & Cold Formula) (cough suppressant) together.

*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this Web site or in emails is designed for educational purposes only. The information on this web site is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or veterinarian. This information is not intended as a substitute for the reader's independent judgment and personal responsibility. Health issues are far too important to delegate to anyone else. It is highly recommended you research and seek information and counsel from as wide a variety of sources as possible, so you can make well informed educated decisions about you, your child's, or your pet's health, as in the end YOU make the decisions.


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