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Old February 18th, 2006, 12:05 AM
Prin Prin is offline
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I'm not a herbally person either...

The trouble with antibiotics is the more you administer them, the more resistant strains you create. Resistant kennel cough would be a nightmare. I'm not 100% sure if the regular antibiotics are effective against kennel cough though...

Things like pneumonia will not go away on their own, so you need antibiotics. Kennel cough usually does go away on its own, so it's better to take advantage of it while it's there to boost your immunity to it. I mean, my dogs have never been vaccinated for kennel cough, and the two puppies I'm fostering had it for a little bit and my doggies are fine (knock on wood). But like BMDLuver suggested to me, my doggies probably have developed a certain level of immunity because of going to the dog park every day for 3 years...

In the case of bacteria and viruses, usually what doesn't kill you makes you stronger- if you fight it yourself.
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