What do I do my dog has a cold???

@ANIME123 (2473)
United States
February 1, 2011 6:02pm CST
What can I do to make her get rid of this cold because I don't like that she is sick and I wanted to know if their is any natural remedies that I can try or is the vet my only solution here.
6 responses
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Hi, anime....I don't think a vet will charge you for just a phone call. And I think that's all it will take. If it were my dog I'd follow his directions. He will probably tell you to do nothing as dogs are capable of sloughing off what we would want to take medication for. But just to be safe, I'd call the vet. I wouldn't treat my child without calling a physician and since our pets are part of our families I would treat them the same.
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@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
5 Feb 11
Oh very good advice today I took my dog for her shots and the vet said that she is doing good and her cold took off and I am so glad it did because I don't like it when she is sick.
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
5 Feb 11
Hi, ANIME....Sorry it has taken so long to get back to this. Thank you for BR. I'm glad that your doggie is ok. I don't ever like it when my 'kids' are sick either.
@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
3 Feb 11
The par influenza virus is one the most frequent and most contagious source of cold-type illnesses in dogs. That's why combination of vaccines includes an immunization against it. The infection is characterized by a chronic cough. Natural and holistic treatments have confirmed to be highly efficient in providing relief for humans as well as pets with respiratory problems. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies are safe and gentle to use without any negative side effects. Warily selected herbs such as Verbascum thapsus (Mullein leaves) and Sambucus nigra (Elder flowers) strengthen the respiratory system including the nose, lungs and throat.
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@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
5 Feb 11
I actually got her a vaccine to prevent that today I feel more safe now because I do not want my dog to die it would really be hard on the whole family because we have gotten so attached to her.
• India
22 Mar 11
Dogs have much better immunity power than we do.I've never seen my dog getting cold. If you don't want to go to a vet for that just ask some veterinary medical store about the med that you can give to a dog for cold,or may be ask some vet through internet.
@joshvlim (81)
3 Feb 11
I would definitely say that your first option is bring them to vets for some confirmation but if you really wanted to give natural remedies try giving or supplementing them with Sodium Ascorbate (Vit. C) it is a alkaline based vit. c, or you can supplement your dogs with ACV or apple cider vinegar which I find really effective in curing various illness and ailments 1/2 teaspoon per meal, but as a disclaimer you should first read resources online regarding the remedies that I mentioned you.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
3 Feb 11
You can just phone your vet to ask. My dog when looks sick, we give her a lot of water and make sure that she is given a meds right away. You can never be sure because its hard to tell how thex are feeling.
@buli23 (550)
• India
3 Feb 11
I think you have to find out the actual reason. Then you should think about the angriness.If you not able to find out the reason you should contact with the dog expert.