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Species affected: Dogs
Background: Usually occurs when dogs are exposed to large numbers of other dogs, especially when boarded. It may occur as the aftermath of a viral infection or other respiratory infection, but may also be bacterial, allergic, traumatic in origin, or from exposure to dust, mold, pollution smoke or other irritating substances. Excess barking may also predispose animals to bronchitis.
Symptoms: Generally a dry hacking cough and there may or may not be increased respiratory secretions and lung sounds, fever, and dyspnea. The cough tends to be persistent.
Diagnostics: Physical exam; rule out tumors and heart disease.
Special Notes: In the older dogs the immune system is often compromised.
Principles for Supplementation: Natural treatment supports the respiratory tract, helps stabilize the membranes and move secretions if present.


Formulas: Dosage: Mechanism/Purpose:


Cats: ¼ capsule sid

Supports the antioxidant defense system; mucolytic.


Cats: ¼-½ tablet tid

Enhances immune function, especially in lungs.


1 capsule per 20 lb bid or 1 scoop per 20 lb bid

Support normal respiratory function.


Cats: ½-1 capsule sid (between meals)

Immune modulator; balances an overactive immune system such as is seen in allergies and autoimmune conditions.

Omega PlusVET12

Cats: 1 gelcap sid

Anti-inflammatory; especially indicated in allergic diseases.

Ping Chuan Pian25

Cats: 2 pills, bid or tid

Tonifies lung qi, stops cough, calms rebellious lung qi.

Small Animal

Cats: 1 capsule sid

Broad-spectrum antioxidant formula; contains anti-inflammatory antioxidant flavonoids.

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