Dog flu or canine influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that packs many of the same nasty symptoms as human flu: fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and exhaustion.
Consider natural home remedies that act as immune system boosters & help ward off viruses:
*Vitamin C: 500mg 3 times a day and for smaller dogs 30 pounds and under use half that amount
Colostrum: 500mg per 25 pounds of body weight
*Locally grown or Manuka Honey: ½-1 teaspoon given by mouth 3-4 times a day acts as a natural cough suppressant. Immune boosting herbs including turmeric and oregano can be mixed into a honey ball that most dogs love.
*Coconut Oil mixed with Honey: 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight 4 times a day. This mixture acts as a natural cough suppressant and in addition has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-parasitic properties.
*Steep a Pot of Tea: Mix 1 tablespoon of Licorice root with 2 cups of cold water, boil the solution, remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to each tablespoon of licorice and give 2 tablespoons to your dog before each meal.
Aromatherapy: Diffuse a solution of colloidal silver with lemon balm. This combo is an immune stimulant and fights infections.
*Diffuse Essential Oils: Mix 3 drops of these essential oils: Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Lavender with ½ ounce (15cc) of distilled water and place the solution in your diffuser.
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