I just got a notice from my vet that goes as follows:
Happy Friday, Pets First Family!
It has come to our attention that CIRD, canine infectious respiratory disease, may be rearing its ugly head again this summer. The Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove recently sent us a notification that some clinics in the Lincoln Park area have seen a few positive cases of influenza. While Pets First has had no confirmed cases, we have seen an increase in “kennel cough” patients over the last two weeks.
With this in mind, we recommend checking with your daycares to see if they have had any recent cases of canine upper respiratory infection. We also recommend minimizing interactions with other unknown dogs, so it may be best to avoid the dog park for the next few weeks. Symptoms to watch for are sneezing, coughing, nasal discharge, lethargy, and inappetence.
I would like to be sure to remind all of my readers that there is a homeopathic answer to this influenza that is worth checking out and possibly boosting your dog with just in case. It is called Monolaurin. Here is what the homeopathic vet who told me about this supplement had to say:
When lauric acid is consumed in the diet, either in human breast milk or in coconut oil, it forms a monoglyceride called Monolaurin, which has been shown to destroy several bacteria and viruses, along with protozoa like Giardia. Monolaurin is sold in tablet form in the states and I commonly used it to prevent or nip in the bud any flu or cold. Once word got out how effective it was I could not keep it on the shelf in my practice. Clients would routinely get bottles for themselves after they found they got through flu season without a hitch with a little help from this natural product.
Dr. Deva Khalsa VMD
I ordered a bottle for Bart and myself on Amazon and I’ve already given to him when he was having a runny nose and slight cough. These symptoms didn’t last long at all and he’s back to his normal healthy self now.
Click here for a link to the Monolaurin, 90 Count bottle that I bought on Amazon. For about $10 or less, it’s a way better deal than a trip to the vet! Of course you never want to refrain from taking your dog to the doctor if he or she is exhibiting severe symptoms. This is one of the reasons I suggested boosting your pup with Monolaurin now, so that your dog probably won’t catch this yucky illness down he road.