Hassle-Free And Natural Dog Home Cough Remedies - You’ve Got To Take Note Of These

Suzie Cyrenne
Authored by Suzie Cyrenne
Suzie is a Certified Homeopath and Co-Founder of Zumalka
, specializing in natural and holistic remedies for pets.


For this blog post, I’ll walk you through simple and natural dog home cough remedies you can go for when your puppy or adult dog is going through coughing issues. And if you follow along until the end, I’m also going to let you in on a completely natural and high-quality product that’s designed to make a dog with a cough feel better.


A Quick Clarification

Unlike what a lot of people mistakenly believe, it’s not automatically a sign of illness when your puppy or dog is coughing. There’s no need to get instantly panicky if you notice your canine family member having a cough or two.

It is likely that he is just clearing his throat. It’s also possible that your dog is simply experiencing a little itch inside his mouth and airways caused by exposure to dust and similar allergens. It’s even possible that there’s a bit of food stuck in his teeth, and he is just trying to make the whole thing budge.


The Possible Causes Why your Dog has a Cough

However, it’s crucial to keep in mind that it’s an entirely different story when the cough becomes persistent and is accompanied by wheezing, nasal discharge, fever, lethargy, and similar wellness issues.

These are symptoms of impending disease and could become serious problems sooner or later if ignored or not given the proper attention.

But if your pooch is only having a bout of cough that isn’t accompanied with the symptoms that I’ve just told you about, then chances are he simply needs some natural dog cough remedies to make him feel better.

This type of cough is only indicated by your dog constantly pawing at his nose or mouth, sneezing, retching, as well as an increased water intake. If you notice these symptoms, then it’s time you have your natural dog cough remedies at the ready.

Now we’ve got that covered, let’s move on to when you should treat your coughing dog…


How soon should you Treat your Dog’s Cough?

To put it simply, the right time to provide natural treatment to a dog with a cough is as soon as possible.

The moment you observe that the cough is becoming constant and it is already affecting your dog’s daily routine, then it’s time to give your canine family member a home remedy to make it go away.

While I’m not meaning to scare you, persistent coughing can potentially result in more serious health issues if allowed to linger or if not given the right attention.

Besides possibly being too harsh on your puppy’s still developing system or an adult dog’s aging body, conventional medicines also require cumbersome attention with respect to their doses as well as the proper times you should administer them.

This is the biggest reason why you should go for a natural home remedy when treating a dog’s cough. Apart from being really easy to prepare and give to your canine friend, you won’t be also worrying about serious side effects while you’re at it.

Sure this may sound surprising, but it’s highly likely that you’ve already got the things you need to treat your coughing dog at home. And the best part is these natural remedies for dog coughs can be found right in your kitchen pantry!

I will walk you through what these are in just a few moments. But first, let’s tackle a quick question that you’ve probably wondered about a few times already: Is there a different reason when a puppy coughs compared to an adult dog?


Is there a Different Reason when a Puppy Coughs Compared to an Adult Dog?

At its simplest, there is in fact a different reason when a puppy coughs compared to an adult dog. You see, puppies still have a developing respiratory system and anything that overwhelms their sense of taste and smell can make them cough.

Additionally, it's not uncommon to see young dogs sneezing after smelling fragrant flowers or when their noses get tickled. Since adult dogs already have developed respiratory systems, they won’t be usually prone to these situations anymore.

And now here are the home remedies that will help treat your coughing dog I told you about earlier…


Simple and Completely Natural Solutions to Treat Puppy or Dog Cough

1. Honey

According to the BMJ Journals, honey has been observed to have properties that can help in the “improvement of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.” It is even proposed that honey could help efforts to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance as well.

When using honey for coughing in dogs, it can be either given straight or diluted with a bit of water. Depending on your canine friend’s size, the recommended amount of honey that should be given is half a teaspoon for puppies and small dogs, and a whole teaspoon for medium to large breeds.

You can administer the recommended amount of pure honey to your dog up to four times per day. Another way to do this is by directly mixing in the honey in your pet’s water dish.


2. Virgin coconut oil

A study published in the NCBI points out that virgin coconut oil supplementation has a preventive effect on “airway hyperactivity and oxidative damage promoted by chronic allergic lung inflammation.”

Coconut oil should be given pure to your puppy or dog because diluting it with water makes the natural oils separate. The recommended amount of coconut oil that should be given to your canine companion per day is a full teaspoon every ten pounds of his body weight.

For example, if your dog weighs more or less ten pounds, then the recommended amount of coconut oil that should be given is only a teaspoon in a single day.


A Natural Dog Cough Remedy You Should Check Out

Zumalka’s COUGH RELIEF is specifically designed to support your pet’s breathing capacity and health. This premium natural product is formulated to address spasmodic, hacking coughs, wheezing, difficulty breathing and a variety of other respiratory issues your pet might be experiencing.

COUGH RELIEF is made with a gentle, holistic approach that is safe even for puppies. You definitely won’t have to worry about serious side effects that can be triggered by chemical ingredients when you go for this one.

Moreover, instead of just getting rid of the symptoms, COUGH RELIEF targets the root cause of your pet’s cough and acts as a natural expectorant to make your pet’s airway clearer and irritant-free.


A Final Word

If you’re still on the fence about choosing natural options for your dog or would like to learn more about homeopathy, please feel free to reach out to us. All you need to do is contact us and you’re good to go!



About the author

Suzie Cyrenne
Suzie Cyrenne


Suzie Cyrenne has dedicated more than 20 years of her life in making and improving natural animal health solutions in the global setting.

Being the co-founder of Zumalka, Suzie is a forerunner in enhancing the lives of pets through natural and homeopathic options using the knowledge she has gained from the Classical Homeopathy School in Quebec.

Through the guidance of her mother-in-law and fellow natural health expert, Denyse Lessard, Suzie constantly devotes herself to create premium pet products that are aimed at dealing with the root causes of wellness problems and not just their symptoms.

Besides immersing herself in books, personal development and visiting new places, Suzie also enjoys keeping herself in tiptop shape by snowboarding and taking daily hikes with her husband and Zumalka co-founder, Matt Lessard, and their Golden-Doodle, Westin.

Find out more about Suzie when you click HERE.

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