Liquid Herbal Extract For Kennel Cough
Our method of extracting the herbs’ medicinal constituents (maceration) takes place ever-so slowly under the watchful eye of our certified Master Herbalist. Our extracts are rich in soluble, bioavailable active ingredients and provide the highest benefits possible. To borrow a line from a famous winemaker, “We will sell no herbal extract before its time.”
Our extraction solvent (menstruum) consists of our own proprietary blend of organic vegetable glycerin, apple cider vinegar, and crystal clear water which is ionized and purified through filters measuring one one-hundredth of a micron.
We never use alcohol as an extraction solvent or preservative. Natural organic vegetable glycerin, apple cider vinegar, and purified water when matched with herbal cellular makeup are excellent at extracting plant constituents and preserving medicinal values. Alcohol, on the other hand, can cause damage to a pet's deep organs and nervous system.
Our herbs are organically cultivated to maintain purity, then placed into the extraction process at the peak of their potency cycle. We make and sell only our own products, so we know exactly what’s in them.
It’s called Primalix KC ® and it captures the four most powerful, potent, and specific herbs that:
1. Rush soothing relief to symptoms almost immediately,
2. Target and destroy invading pathogens at the root of the problem, and
3. Stimulate your dog’s own healing power from within, as nature intended
(A liquid compound is up to 5 times more bio-available than pills or granules)
Primalix KC ®
Kennel cough? Think about it. A few thousand years ago when dogs came down with coughs, what did they do? They instinctively sought out healing herbs in the wild.
They consumed and regurgitated certain herbs for cleansing. They consumed and digested other herbs for their natural healing powers. And the next day the cough was gone because they knew naturally where to find the best medicine.
In fact, the very concept of “medicine for healing” has its origins in prehistoric man observing the behavior of animals in the wild.
To this day, according to the World Health Organization, some 80 percent of the modern world (humans and animals alike) rely on herbal medicine (not Big Pharma) as their primary means of health care.
What Is Kennel Cough?
Kennel cough is the common name for an upper respiratory disease primarily in dogs. The cause is generally a combination of bacteria and viruses infecting and irritating the sensitive lining of the dog’s airway, including trachea and bronchi. The condition is known medically as tracheobronchitis, canine infectious tracheobronchitis, Bordetellosis, or Bordetella.
Kennel cough is very contagious and will infect a high percentage of dogs at some point in their lifetime. Fortunately, life threatening cases are rare and most dogs and cats will eventually recover on their own without drugs or vaccinations. With proper herbal medication the natural healing power of a pet’s immune system is brought back into balance, infectious agents are defeated, and damage to the tracheal lining is restored.
Symptoms of Kennel Cough
Air passing over the irritated nerve endings in the dog’s airway cause a rough, dry, hacking cough often ending in a retching or gagging as if the dog is trying to clear its throat. This routine will be repeated every few minutes throughout the day and often into the night. Coughing may be accompanied by a watery nasal discharge.
Most infected dogs will maintain normal body temperature, appetite and alertness. Dogs with more severe cases will become lethargic, run a fever, lose their appetite and, in very severe cases, develop pneumonia which could possibly lead to death.
Clinical signs of kennel cough appear between 2 and 12 days after exposure and generally last from 7 to 21 days. Even after the infection has been eliminated, however, the dog will continue to shed infectious microorganisms for up to 14 weeks and can infect other dogs during that time.
How Is Kennel Cough Diagnosed?
The rough, dry, hacking cough described above is so characteristic of kennel cough that most veterinarians will need no further diagnosis. If the dog has recently been exposed to other dogs, such as in a kennel environment, the diagnosis is complete. Some veterinarians, however, may insist on a battery of tests including viral isolation and identification, bacterial cultures, and blood work.
While most cases of kennel cough are easily diagnosed by veterinarians and responsible dog lovers alike, there are other more serious respiratory diseases for which coughing is also symptomatic. Blastomycosis, Valley Fever, Heartworm and other cardiac diseases should be considered and hopefully ruled out through a careful physical examination and evaluation by your veterinarian.
1. Echinacea purpurea root, one of the primary remedies for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections both bacterial and viral. The roots of this purple cone flower are especially effective against infections of the upper respiratory tract including canine infectious tracheobronchitis.
2. Coltsfoot flower combines a soothing expectorant effect with an antispasmodic action. A basis for many of the herbal cough remedies sold in Europe, Coltsfoot has been used worldwide for thousands of years to ease racking, dry coughs and chronic or acute bronchitis.
3. Marshmallow, with its abundance of mucilage, is an excellent demulcent to sooth your dogs inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
4. Mullein flower is frequently combined with other herbs in mixtures for treating dog cough. It reduces inflammation while stimulating fluid production, thus facilitating expectoration. Mullein is indicated specifically for bronchitis characterized by a hard cough with soreness. Inflammation of the trachea and associated conditions are relieved by its anti-inflammatory and demulcent (soothing) properties.
Kittens and small cats (up to 5 lbs.): 1/4 dropper (5 drops)
three times daily
Cats and small dogs (up to 20 lbs.): 1/2 dropper (10 drops)
three times daily
Medium dogs (21 to 60 lbs.): 1 dropper (20 drops) three times daily
Large dogs (61 to 100 lbs.): 2 droppers (40 drops) three times daily
Giant dogs (101 lbs. and up): 3 droppers (60 drops) three times daily
NOTE: One "dropper" equals one squeeze of the black bulb (1.0mL), which fills the pipette about half full. Refrigerate after opening.
NOTE: Primalix KC ® is not recommended for pregnant or nursing animals. Primalix KC ® is most effective when given on an empty stomach.
Insert dropper into pet’s mouth and squeeze bulb to discharge. Or, simply add to food as directed. Make sure your dog has plenty of fresh drinking water available (please use only filtered or distilled water). Give dosage evenly throughout the day, but avoid giving at the same time prescription drugs are given. Tincture strength 1:10. Average treatment time is 10 days.
NOTE: Due to the highly contagious nature of kennel cough, we can not accept returns or exchanges of this product.