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Well, it seems Gracie is destined to get all the terrible things she is vaccinated against getting. Vaccinated against Lyme Disease . . . Got it! Vaccinated against Bordetella . . . Got it! Had Gracie to the vet on Monday and while she is not positive that it not a throat irritation of some sort (injury from something swallowed, etc.), she is pretty sure it is kennel cough. Can't figure out where she got it from. We do go to obedience class, but none of the dogs there are exhibiting any symptoms. Anyway . . . she is on antibiotics (which from what I read aren't really going to do anything) and we have "cough drops." However, it almost seems to be getting worse. She is coughing more than earlier in the week and she is bringing up a lot of phlegm (white). I feel so bad for her and when she coughs during the night--I feel bad for all of us!
Do any of you know of any home concoctions that might help with the plegm? I am giving a teaspoon of honey a few times a day and I have tried peppermint tea. She likes the honey--the tea--not so much. I'm thinking of also trying apple cider vinegar in her water, but based on her "it must be poison" reaction to the tea, I doubt she will drink it.