Homeopathic medicine for dry, hacking coughs and sneezing
KC-Defense™ is a safe, non-addictive, 100% natural homeopathic OTC medicine formulated especially for pets to relieve and soothe kennel cough and other respiratory tract infections. It may be used before visits to the vet, kennels, catteries, etc. or acutely to address an active infection.
KC-Defense™ is also an excellent companion remedy to homeopathic Respo-K™, as it relieves the symptoms of colds and respiratory infections in pets. Used together, KC-Defense™ and Respo-K™ can provide immediate symptomatic relief of respiratory infections and kennel cough in pets, and improve long-term respiratory health by strengthening the immune system and promoting optimal lung functioning.
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 PetAlive® homeopathic products and biochemic tissue salts are manufactured in a FDA and cGMP 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).
Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection that often affects animals that are kept in a confined space such as boarding kennels, dog shows or veterinary hospitals.
Symptoms include a persistent dry hacking cough or bouts of deep harsh coughing often followed by gagging, which may produce a foamy mucus.
Mild cases may improve without treatment. Conventional treatment of kennel cough often involves antibiotics which tend to relieve the animal's symptoms fairly quickly, but also have a general weakening effect on their immune system, which can cause further problems, especially in the long-term.
Vaccinations to prevent kennel cough are also often recommended. But research indicates that frequent vaccination or over-vaccination may unnecessarily stress a pet's immune system.
Respiratory health in pets involves taking a holistic approach in order to address kennel 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 pet healthy.
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 build and strengthen your pet's immune system, encourage the elimination of toxins and generally improve the overall health of your animal.
Natural remedies can also help to relieve specific symptoms such as upper respiratory infections and coughs without the accompanying toxin build-up caused by conventional treatments.
KC-Defense™ is a 100% homeopathic formula, contains these HPUS ingredients in therapeutic dosage, and has the following indications (purposes): Bryonia 6C, Echinacea purp 3X, Ferrum phos 6C, Kali sulph 6C, Mag phos 6C, and Plantago 3X.
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-Defenseª 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. For added respiratory and immunity protection, it is recommended that KC-Defenseª be administered in conjunction with Respo-Kª.
Note: Safe for animals of all ages, pregnant animals or animals that are nursing. KC-Defenseª can safely be used along with prescription medications. No adverse interactions have been noted between the ingredients in KC-Defenseª and prescription medications. However, as with any medicine, it is always advisable to consult your vet.
Consult your vet if symptoms persist.
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.
Because KC-Defenseª 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, Respo-Kª is recommended.
One bottle of KC-Defenseª will last for 15-30 days, depending on the size and needs of your pet.