- Relieves a dry, hacking cough and sneezing
- Provides effective respiratory support and protection
- Helps clear chests for easy breathing
- Strengthens the immune system
- Great boost before a visit to a kennel or veterinary surgery
- Easy to administer granules for rapid absorption
- Safe to use for cats and dogs, even for kittens and puppies
After using KC-Defense on my Afghan, I will never send her to the kennels without it again...This product is great!- Brent
What is KC-Defense?
KC-Defense is a safe, non-addictive, FDA registered natural remedy containing 100% homeopathic ingredients selected to relieve and soothe dry, hacking coughing & sneezing in pets that are kenneled, and in those that are not. By supporting immune system health, you can also feel more confident when your pet has to go into environments like kennels, catteries or other places.
KC-Defense comes in convenient, dissolvable granule form. Safe and easy to administer, these pleasant tasting granules are simply sprinkled on your pet's tongue and rapidly absorbed in the mouth.
All Native Remedies homeopathic products and biochemic tissue salts are manufactured in an FDA and GMP registered pharmaceutical facility under the supervision of qualified homeopaths and responsible pharmacists. Individual ingredients are listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).
Supporting the respiratory system
Respiratory health in pets involves taking a holistic approach in order to address the occasional minor cough, as well as the health of the nose, throat and chest.
In fact, any place where animals tend to congregate – even when going for a walk in the park – can pose a risk. For this reason, maintaining peak health in the respiratory and immune systems is very important in the quest to keep your pets healthy.
The natural way
In the wild, animals instinctively seek out plants that will help to support health in various body systems. It therefore makes sense that as owners, we can help our domestic pets by making herbal and other natural supplements available to them.
As part of a holistic approach to pet health, natural remedies can help to support your pet's immune system, help with the routine elimination of toxins, and generally maintain the overall health of your animal.
What are the Ingredients?
KC-Defense is a 100% homeopathic formula and contains the following ingredients in therapeutic dosage: Bryonia (6C), Echinacea purp (3X), Ferrum phos (6C), Kali sulph (6C), Mag phos (6C), Plantago (3X), Sucrose.
- Plantago (3X) is a homeopathic remedy that is well known for soothing the throat. It also helps to maintain clear, healthy chests, noses and throats. Plantago is also approved by the German Commission E for internal use to soothe throats and the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. Clinical studies have supported its effectiveness. (Wegener T, Kraft K. “Plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.): anti-inflammatory action in upper respiratory tract infections”. Wien Med Wochenschr 1999;149(8-10):211-216.)
- Bryonia (6C) is a proven natural remedy which is very effective when used to soothe the throat and keep chests clear.
- Echinacea purp (3X) is one of the top selling ingredients used to support the immune system. Clinical trials have proved its benefits in supporting the immune system. (Schoneberger D. “The influence of immune-stimulating effects of pressed juice from Echinacea purpurea on the course and severity of colds”. Results of double-blind study. Forum Immunol 1992;8:2-12.) (Taylor JA, Weber W, Standish L, et al. “Efficacy and safety of echinacea in treating upper respiratory tract infections in children: a randomized controlled trial”. JAMA 12-3-2003;290(21):2824-2830).
- Ferrum phos (6C) is one of the most important biochemic tissue salts to use when supporting immune system health, as it helps to maintain the distribution of iron and oxygen throughout the body and strengthen cell walls.
- Kali sulph (6C) is a biochemic tissue salt that is often used together with Ferrum phos and is well known for its benefits in supporting respiratory health.
- Mag phos (6C) is naturally soothing and helps to maintain harmony and balance in the throat and chest.
- Sucrose (inactive ingredient)
This homeopathic remedy is an OTC medicine registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
PetAlive is the leading brand of natural remedies known for safe, effective and quality products. Our remedies are formulated by natural health experts and produced under the highest pharmaceutical standards in FDA-registered, GMP certified facilities. We utilize the finest quality ingredients that are officially monographed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).
PetAlive homeopathic products and biochemic tissue salts never contain any animal products, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and are not tested on animals. Our products are always backed by our One Year Unconditional Money Back Guarantee.
How do I use KC-Defense?
KC-Defense comes in convenient dissolvable granule form. The tiny granules are easy to administer to pets of all sizes and personalities with no fuss or bother! Administer every hour for up to 10 doses. Thereafter, administer 3 times daily for 14-21 days.
Cats: Large pinch of granules sprinkled into the mouth.
Dogs under 20 lbs: Large pinch of granules sprinkled into the mouth.
Dogs 20-50 lbs: 2 pinches sprinkled into the mouth.
Dogs over 50 lbs: 1/4 cap of granules sprinkled into the mouth.
KC-Defense may also be given before a stay in kennels or a cattery, or for 5-7 days before a visit to the vet, if possible.
Note: Safe for animals of all ages, pregnant animals or animals that are nursing. KC-Defense can safely be used along with prescription medications. No adverse interactions have been noted between the ingredients in KC-Defense and prescription medications. However, as with any medicine, it is always advisable to consult your vet.
Consult your vet if symptoms persist.
Get optimum results with regular use
While conventional medicine works by often treating just the symptoms, natural medicine strives to create holistic balance. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, the natural ingredients in our remedies support overall health and functioning.
Pets respond to natural medicine in different ways, some of our satisfied customers have reported observing immediate results in their pets while many others have reported observing optimal benefits taking effect within 3-6 weeks. To ensure your pet receives optimum results it is important to administer natural remedies as directed and remain consistent. You may also find that giving your pet a smaller maintenance dose is beneficial for ongoing support, many customers report using a regular maintenance dose as part of a preventative program for the continued health and well-being of their beloved animals.
How long until we see results?
Because KC-Defense is 100% homeopathic, it supports the animal body on a cellular level – getting to work upon the first dose. Response times may vary from pet to pet, but should be noticed within 24–48 hours on average. For long-term support of the respiratory system PetAlive Respo-K is recommended.
How long will a bottle last?
One bottle of KC-Defense will last for 15 - 30 days, depending on the size and needs of your pet.
How has KC-Defense helped others?
“We had never experienced [this] before, but the next to the youngest of our five dogs suddenly came down with a terrible hacking …cough. Even though we took the …puppy to the vet and was given medicine for him, the hacking cough just would not go away. I ordered the KC-Defense, began giving it to the …puppy right away, and also to the other dogs as a preventative in hopes they would not get the [cough]. The puppy’s coughing subsided within just a day or two. We had one other dog that showed signs of contracting the [cough], but soon after we gave her the KC-Defense, her cough went away. All the dogs are now happy and healthy again!!! Thank you!!!”
—Brenda, VA, USA
“I cannot say enough about this product. I just adopted a dog that was quite sick. She had to be in the hospital for 16 days. She had [upper respiratory issues] that caused her to cough continuously. She was put on [medication] and even then she couldn't stop coughing. It appeared she would have to live with this cough UNTIL I tried KC-Defense. It worked immediately! I started out giving it to her three times a day for a week then slowly reduced the dosage to one time a day. She now does NOT cough at all. Thank you Native Remedies.”
—P. M., FL, USA
“We adopted our baby Boxer from a pet store … and used your KC-Defense, in combination with the Immunity & Liver Support (and) she was noticeably better in 1-2 days! Thank you PetAlive!”
—Sharon, MD, USA
“One of my dogs had to go for … surgery and picked up kennel cough while she was hospitalized. She obviously carried it back home and within 4 days my other 5 dogs were all coughing, sneezing and snorting with intensity of symptoms ranging from mild to quite severe. I took 2 of them to the vet to have my diagnosis confirmed and the vet suggested [medication]… I refused as none of them had high temperatures, were eating well and did not seem to be feeling desperately ill. I thought it best not to compromise their immunity …and that's when I decided to rather try the relevant PetAlive products KC–Defense and Respo-K. I also gave them a natural human cough syrup …Within 24 hours the symptoms were dramatically reduced, 3 days later only one (my oldest – 10 years of age) was still coughing occasionally and 3 days it was all cleared up completely. Thank you once again for a safe and effective alternative!”
“I … have found a new way to treat… [Respiratory issues] in my dog. I will and have done everything for my dog…for it to come back within weeks and spent ugly amounts of money. I used the Native Remedies and the results were seen within 2-3 days. I give the [remedy] once a day as a preventive measure but followed instructions to the "T" in the beginning. I have told all of my friends who have dogs about this wonderful product and they immediately ordered the product online. We can sleep now and I feel better that I have finally found a product that lives to its name. You have a customer for life. Thank you so much!!!!!”
—Lisha D., FL, USA