By Liz Bryman
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We adopted a Chi Weiner and she had a severe case of Kennel Cough. She also shared it with our Bull Terrier. After many days of researching, we decided to try this method; after a few days of the Garlic, Vit. C & Echinacea we noticed a difference; no more cough for either dog & we will continue with a weekly dosage. Thanks for sharing.
This actually works! At first, I chose to take my 3-pound puppy to the vet. He said it was going to last about 2-3 weeks; by the end of the third week, my cost for consultation, medication and follow-up visit would have been about $105. After the 1st week of seeing very ill to no improvement, I decided to give it a try. I got all 3 pills and mixed them in with 4 chunks of dog food and it really worked. I've heard 1 cough in 2 days.
Thank you, for your post!
By Paulette MacDonald (Guest Post)10/21/2008
Thanks Liz, we noticed a huge difference after just one dose. Kirby (our dog) is on day 3 of vit. c, garlic and echinacea and he no longer has any symptoms.
By crazypete (Guest Post)03/06/2007
I've been afraid to give our dog garlic because they are so closely related to onions which the vets say is a no-no (someone said it causes anemia). So is garlic safe?
Editor's Note: This is what I found about it. There is also a lot of pet products with garlic. I think with dogs, onions are a no no, small amounts of garlic will not hurt. With cats, neither are good.
Garlic and Onion
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.
Garlic and onion belong to the plant species Allium. Garlic has been used by humans as a food flavoring, blood purifier, antibiotic, and antiparasitic drug.
Both garlic and onion can be toxic to dogs, cats, and other animals. Cats appear to be more sensitive than dogs. In dogs and cats, onions and garlic can cause a breakdown of the red blood cells, resulting in Heinz body anemia. The bulbs, bulbets, flowers, and stems of the garlic and onion can all be toxic. There are some human baby foods that have onion in them, and it is not recommended to feed them to pets. The very small amounts of garlic that are present in some commercial pet foods have not been shown to cause any problems.
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