Natural Remedies

What To Do For Dog With Enlarged Heart And Cough

Posted by Charlie (Ft. Smith, Ar) on 01/07/2010

my 10 yr. old shihtzu has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and has a nagging cough, at times. She is on medication but it doesn't seem to be helping the cough. Anyone have a GOOD cure for this ailment?

Replied by Marlenei
Brookport, Ill, Massac

this is to the person whose dog has a enlarged heart. i was told a year ago my baby had an enlarged heart. he is on alot of meds. i have had to increase them since then. in the last two weeks i almost lost him. i found out about hydrogen peroxide for cough. he had a bad bad cough he couldnt get any rest. sam and i had nothing to lose i put 3 drops in his water in a short time his cough stopped and am hoping i will have more time together. before i started it i looked up. good luck

Replied by Monica
Van Nuys, Ca

I rescued a 6 month old Chihuahua about 3 weeks ago and noticed the second night of having him it had this horrible cough that sounded like choking. I immediately searched online and found this site and the Hydrogen peroxide with honey remedy, I gave it a shot; I used a teaspoon of honey, I used a children's cough dropper and gave him 0.08 of the peroxide and 4 ounces of water. I saw improvements the same night, no coughing at all I've been doing it for 2 weeks and no coughing. I highly recommended it!!

Replied by Grant
Orlando, Fl

Please Help! We just got our border collie puppy (he weighed at the vet as 5. 8 lbs) from a rescue about 3 days ago. His litter had parvo and they were all treated for it. He was fine until last night he started coughing a dry cough/dry heave. Sounds like kennel cough I think. We took him to the vet today and the vet gave us antibiotics and some other stuff. We tried the Hydrogen Peroxide/Honey/Water mix I put 3 drops HP 1 teaspoon honey in a full glass of water (probly about 20 oz) then used a dropper to put some in his mouth. We have done it once about every 3 hours. He doesn't seem to be getting better. Are we not using enough? Please Help? Any advice? We are frantic.

Replied by Liz
Scranton, Pa

I just happened to glance here to see the new pet remedies and saw your post. Ironically, I had just posted about goat colostrum and how much it has helped me and my old cat who has a chronic cough. Poor old thing is 17 and was keeping me up all night coughing and sneezing. He was exhausted and I was afraid he was on his way out. I was able to buy goat colostrum on line (fairly reasonably at iherb), but I think you could get cow or goat colostrum at many health food stores. My cat actually likes the taste of this. I am dissolving the capsule's contents in a few tablespoons of water. He laps it up (mother's first milk). Have also tried putting it in small balls of raw meat. Some people with very sick animals dissolve the powder in water and use an eyedropper to get it down the sick critter's throat. I have been giving it to Joseph (my cat) 4 times a day. I think it says to give one capsule per 10 lbs. , but more would not hurt as it is basically a food. Did not notice any difference in Joe the first day, but that night he slept soundly. He continues to improve every day. This was not instantaneous. Old ones do not bounce back, but he is certainly improving-- out exploring, sleeping beside me again, purring-- more energetic. As for me, this stuff really controls my severe allergies, and I feel generally much better. Worked quickly. Please try this for your puppy. A number of people are finding colostrum a better alternative than antibiotics. After two rounds of antibiotics, my cat only got a couple weeks of relief. Colostrum is actually good for animals, and I will probably continue to give him a maintenance dose for the rest of his life once he is back 100%. I hope this helps.

Replied by Kylee
Athens, Ga

My weimanraner woke up in a coughing fit yesterday! Shes never been boarded or to a kennel except to get fixed for one day and that was well over four months ago. All the signs point to kennel cough. It is sunday and none of the vets are open except hospitals which is an automatic $100 charge just to get looked at! I cant wait to try this remedy with the hydrogen peroxide! I'm so glad to have found this. Any tips would be grateful and I will let you know how it goes!

Replied by Jackie
Osceola Mills, Pa

My Chiuahua Is having a terrible cough with no mucus or anything (yet lol) So I found this website and I went to the store and tried the 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide 3%, Honey, and water in a 12 oz glass of water and WOW he hasnt coughed in like 2 hours! This was amazing, I also read on here to give the dog a bit of garlic as well so I gave him some in a little bit of mashed potatoes and everything is great so far! No coughing and he's finaly getting some rest! Thanks everyone on this site that has put posts on here for treatment. It really worked! Hoping it stays this way till his cough is all better =)

Replied by Sal
Roodepoort, South Africa

I have two Boerbulls and suspect they have kennel cough. Unfortunately I cannot afford a vet bill so I would like to try the Hydrogen Peroxide treatment. I am extremely confused with which one to get as there seem to be different posts. Should I get the food grade hydrogen peroxide (12%, 17% or 35%)or the pharmacy diluted one to a 3%??

Replied by Linda
San Tan Valley, Az, Usa

I used the 3% hydrogen (3 drops) mixed in 8 ozs of water; which I poured in their bowl. Also, I gave a teaspoon of honey directly to them, I didn't mix in water. This worked like a charm, I kept this up for 3 days and coughing gone. I am actually once a day putting 3 drops of the hyrogen perx. in their water as a precautionary measure.

Replied by Nancy

I have an 8 year old pom who has an enlarged heart with this cough. been to the vet spent, all kinds of money, nothing helps . Can't wait to try this .hope it works


Did this help your pom? I need to know. I'm dealing with a pom who is expected to die with an enlarged heart.


Did it work for your fur baby? My fur baby has an enlarged heart and we're worried.


My Pom Harry has an enlarged Heart from an abscess that had gone undetected. Did this help you little pom and should I try it?