We think that our foster dog might have kennel cough, and from what I have read, there really isn't much we can do for him but to let it run its course (monitor him, and if it gets worse, or if he has difficulty breathing then to take him into the vet). We have noticed him hacking and sneezing a little bit over the last couple of weeks. He seems to experience the symptoms after running around in the back yard with our resident dog, and it is just the dry cough (no phlegm) and an extra drippy nose, and he hardly even seems to notice it. I've been looking up home remedies for the dry cough, and it's been suggested in several places to give him a bit of honey to coat and soothe his throat. Is this something I should try? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, is our resident dog doomed to get kennel cough as well? She had the vaccine about 8 months ago, but I am aware that there is always a chance that she could get it despite the vaccine. She has yet to start coughing, so I have my fingers crossed that she doesn't get it...
Is there anything else we need to do at home to stop the cycle once the dogs are over it? We will disinfect the crates and wash their bedding, but is there something that I am missing? I feel at a loss.