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Supplements to Use If Your Dog Gets Flu
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:53:41 PM »
Antibiotics won't help unless they get a secondary, bacterial infection, so some supplements to use are in this article:

How To Treat The Canine Flu If Your Dog Gets It

Just as with humans, the treatment for a dog with the flu is largely supportive. Because it’s a viral infection and not bacterial, antibiotics won’t help.

Here are some of the best things you can do to nurse him back to health:

Keep a close eye on him to make sure he’s eating and drinking. Fluids are important to avoid dehydration.

Check his diet. A fresh, raw diet packed with vitamins and nutrients will help your dog fight back against the flu. Think of it sort of like vitamin C and chicken noodle soup for humans.

Add some immune boosting supplements like turmeric, echinacea, goldenseal, oregano and garlic to his food:

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Re: Supplements to Use If Your Dog Gets Flu
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 08:52:06 PM »
I didn't read the link, so maybe it already mentioned lysine, which some folks use to in kitties with feline herpes to slow the growth of the infection.  It's an amino acid, so I don't think it would cause any harm.
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