Protecting Your Dog from Canine Flu, Naturally

It’s never pleasant to discover your pet in pain. Sometimes when we notice our pet displaying symptoms of illness, or peculiar behaviour we can jump to conclusions and stress ourselves out. It’s common, during these times, to start thinking about pet cremation and pet funerals. However, there’s one illness that can actually be treated at home, naturally.
History of the Canine Flu

Canine Flu has been around for approximately 15 years, originating in Florida in racing Greyhounds. However, it wasn’t for another 4 or 5 years, that a vaccine specifically developed for treating the flu was introduced. However, recent studies have shown that home remedies are preferred and just as effective as they are the healthier option.
Symptoms of Canine Flu

  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Lethargy  
  • Eye Discharge
  • Reduced Appetite

While your dog may not show all of these symptoms, some dogs actually show none at all. On the contrary, some dogs can become so ill that they contract pneumonia and often death if not treated. Therefore, it is very important to be aware and recognise the signs of this illness. However, if the unfortunate event of death does occur, you do have options in the way of pet cremation services.


Home Remedies

  • Feed your dog a balanced, healthy diet.
  • Encourage lots of rest, water and staying inside.
  • Avoid toxins at all costs.
  • Avoid dog friendly areas until the outbreak has subsided.
  • Keep them warm and dry.
  • Boost immune system with natural supplements including turmeric, echinacea and goldenseal.

When our pets are sick, it’s important to ensure you know how to treat them simplistically, from home. However, more than anything, support, love and comforting your dog is the best thing for their recovery.

 

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