5 Natural ways to treat cough & cold in dogs

5 Natural ways to treat cough & cold in dogs

The season is changing. In that case, cough & cold is common. A lot of people are suffering from cold these days. Did you know common cold is not just for people? Dogs get cold too.  Sometimes a cough doesn’t mean anything, but other times it can be a sign of any other infection. In this article, we will talk about the symptoms of cold in Dogs and how to treat them naturally.


Symptoms of cold in dogs

A cold is an upper respiratory infection. Here are a few symptoms of cold in dogs.

1.Nasal Congestion and discharge

2. Mild Fever

3. Runny eyes

4. Sneezing

5. Lethargic

6. Loss of Appetite

These symptoms can make your dog relatively uncomfortable. They are not severe and most of the time dogs get over a simple cold within a week. The only important thing you need to know – Keep them warm and hydrated.

Also Read: 10 Reasons To Adopt A Stray Dog: They Will Love You Like No One Else!

Here are 5 Natural ways to treat cold in dogs:

1. Keep them hydrated

The first and the foremost thing that you need to do is keep your pet hydrated. It is very important that he should drink plenty of water. Change his water twice and clean his bowl with hot water so that germs don’t spread

2. Keep your dog warm and dry

As soon as you observe the potential symptoms, keep your dog in a warm and dry environment. Do not allow him to go out. Provide plenty of blankets and warm dog clothes to your dog. Keep a watch on your dog, clothes don’t overheat. If he starts feeling uncomfortable, then remove some layers.

3. Chicken soup and boiled chicken can come handy

Yes, chicken soup and boiled chicken can help them to fight infection. All you need to do is feed them warm food. Make sure you make chicken soup at home. Do not feed them soup that is available in the market, it has a high amount of sodium.

4. Let him sleep

If he is resting. Let him take an ample amount of sleep. An ample amount of sleep will boost his immunity and he will be able to fight back.

5. Steam – How can you forget that?

This is how we humans treat our cold, right? Steam opens up bronchial passages and keeps them moist. You can give steam to your dog too. Steam up the bathroom and bring your pet inside. Play along with him for 10- 15 mins.

If he doesn’t get relief within a week, then please see a vet.

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