Bryonia Alba - Homeopathic
According to Dogs Naturally Magazine, Kennel cough is exactly what it’s called: it is a cough in your dog, much like a human cold. It is almost always self limiting and can last anywhere from a day to a couple of weeks. The virus is passed easily between dogs.
Coughing in dogs can be difficult to detect if you’ve never heard it before: often, it sounds like your dog is choking or has something in his throat. Normally, the cough is dry and short in duration. Symptoms of kennel cough are normally limited to the upper respiratory tract.
Homeopathy can be very effective for treating kennel cough.
Drosera is the primary remedy for kennel cough and should be considered for a dry, hacking cough which may be worse when the dog is laying down.
However, we have often seen Bryonia cure the cough immediately especially when the patient is irritable, very thirsty and unwilling to move. Thus we typically have both on hand for chronic or acute coughing. Try one and if you see results, stop. If not, try the other.
According to the Veterinary Materia Medica:
Homeopathic Remedy for:
Kennel Cough — Canine
Dry Cough - in dogs, together with fever and thirst in all
cough with uncontrollable
fits of coughing, which follow one after another. The severe spasms can lead to
attacks of choking with cyanosis.The dry spasmodic cough is deep and hoarse and
may trigger retching and sometimes bleeding from the nose. The pulse may be
rapid and irregular.
- The larynx is extremely
sensitive to touch. The collar can bring on an attack, so can barking or
touching the dogs throat.
- In people it is used to treat
whooping cough and tuberculosis, and in dogs it has a particular role in the
treatment of tracheobronchitis (kennel cough).
- These animals may be
irritable, and anxious at night and when alone.
- DURING COUGH VOMITING OF
WATER, MUCUS, AND OFTEN BLEEDING AT THE NOSE AND MOUTH
- PROLONGED PERIODICAL FITS OF
RAPID, INCESSANT, DEEP BARKING OR CHOKING COUGH
Amelioration from lying still; being left alone, lying on painful side, seeking cold, and from remaining quiet.
Towards morning, from
warmth, slightest pressure (even from wearing a collar), in the evening, eating,
any motion, hot weather, exertion, touch except pressure where pain occurs.. Cannot sit up; gets faint and sick.
information given in this website is not intended to be taken as a replacement
for medical advice. Anyone with an animal with a medical condition requiring
veterinary attention should consult a qualified DVM practitioner or veterinary
emergency care clinic.
Homeopathic remedies are very dilute, and while the homeopathic remedy may be beneficial, the raw product may be harmful.