Many dogs that we rescue out of shelters have kennel cough (or have been exposed to kennel cough and it shows up within the next week after they leave the shelter). Our general vet will prescribe Doxycycline (an anti-biotic) and that will work in about a week or two (sometimes it takes longer with severe deep coughing). We discovered that by supporting the dog with additional holistic and homeopathic remedies, that we can move the kennel cough out of the body much quicker than anti-biotics can do alone.
I never used to believe in the power of holistic/homeopathic care until I tried it both ways. Now I'm convinced that any opportunity to support a sick animal's body with additional immune support, is highly beneficial.
Keep in mind that most Western Medicine veterinarians do not have training in Holistic/Homeopathic care and many are not likely to support you in this. If you have doubts, please research it for yourself online.
There is a book written by a vet, Cheryl Schwartz, D.V.M., that I refer to so often for sick animals. It is called Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats A-Z. I highly recommend that every pet owner get a copy of this book and use it for any type of illness. Even if you think your regular vet has it covered with Western medicine, the kind of support you can give you animal from this book is priceless and in many cases can bring an animal back to health much quicker. Here is the Kennel Cough page from that great book I recommend. If you would like to purchase it on Amazon.com - please do so through this link to generate a small donation to our rescue group. In fact, for any future Amazon purchases, please try to remember to make them through the Amazon link on our home page - even if it only generates pennies, it all adds up if everyone starts doing their online shopping this way!