Uses: Temporarily relieves symptoms of colds in pets, such as
- Watery eyes & nose
Respo-K is an excellent companion to homeopathic AmazaPet™, as it improves respiratory function and reduces asthmatic symptoms in pets. Used together, Respo-K and AmazaPet can provide immediate symptomatic relief of respiratory infections and asthma in pets for easy breathing by improving overall respiratory health and lung functioning!
Respo-K is presented in two convenient forms, tablets or spray, and either form may be taken depending on your pet's preference. Both forms are easy to administer without fussing or fighting. The tablets can be crushed and sprinkled on the tongue, dissolved in water or given as whole tablets, while the spray can be administered directly into your pet’s mouth or sprayed on their food or water.
Respiratory infections in pets
If you have noticed signs of lethargy, coughing, sneezing, fever and runny eyes or nose, then your pet is probably suffering from a cold or upper respiratory infection. This is an infection of the nose, throat and upper airways similar to when humans get a cold or flu. Cats are particularly prone to respiratory infections, but dogs can also contract them, including the common problem of kennel cough.
You may also notice that your pet has stopped eating; this happens particularly to cats because their appetites are primarily driven by smell. If a cat’s nose is blocked and he cannot smell, he will probably become pickier about what he will eat or stop eating altogether for a few days.
Like humans, pets are also susceptible to secondary sinus and chest infections that can result from an untreated cold or initial upper respiratory infection.
Causes of respiratory infections in pets
Various harmful organisms like viruses and bacteria can cause upper respiratory infections in pets and the nose, eyes, throat and sinuses may all be involved. These may be contagious among pets, but the organisms that affect pets are usually different from those affecting humans so catching a cold from your pet, or the other way around, should not be a concern.
Viruses and bacteria will cause illness much more readily in pets with weakened immune systems caused by another illness, poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle or advanced age.
Help your pet the natural way
Antibiotics are the usual treatment for respiratory infections and are generally effective in clearing bacterial infections. While antibiotics are not effective in viral infections like colds and flu, they are often prescribed prophylactically in order to prevent secondary infections (which are often bacterial).
Despite their initial efficacy, the downside of antibiotic drugs is that they reduce immune functioning, making your pet vulnerable to recurrence or other illness and infection. A vet may also prescribe medications (e.g. decongestants) for relief of congestion and other symptoms.
Natural remedies can help to safely reduce your pet’s unpleasant symptoms during an upper respiratory tract infection and cut recovery time as well as strengthen the immune system to prevent recurring infection. Due to the high safety profile of the ingredients, our natural remedies are also free of side effects.
Additionally, natural remedies can help to strengthen the respiratory system, including the nose, throat and lungs, as well as promote a healthy immune system, and have been used for generations to encourage respiratory health and support the lungs and sinuses.
Recommendations for optimal health and immune functioning:
- Many holistic vets will agree that the more raw food (as opposed to cooked meals or dried commercial pet food) the animal eats, the fewer general health problems there will be. Ideally, the best diet for a cat or dog is one which most closely resembles that which he would find in the wild.
- For cats, who are largely carnivorous, this should consist of mainly raw meat (minced beef and chicken, chicken livers) mixed with a little bone meal and a small amount of some grated carrot or finely chopped greens like spinach.
- Dogs will do well if more chopped and grated raw vegetables are added to their diets. We also recommend raw meat and raw bones for dogs, mixed with grated raw vegetables and chopped salads.
- A teaspoon or two of olive oil added to the meal every day (depending on size) will also be beneficial. Do not give your animals any milk at all - nor products containing sugar.
- Remember that you should not try to change your pet's diet overnight, especially if the animal is elderly. Slowly introduce new foods and allow the digestive system to become accustomed to the new diet.
Ingredients in this product are
Calc sulph 6C HPUS: cough, fever.
Ferrum phos 6C HPUS: congestion of the lungs, hard dry cough.
Hepar sulph calc 12C HPUS: dry hoarse cough, loose rattling cough, raucous barking cough.
Sambucus nig 3X HPUS: suffocative cough, obstruction of the nose, hoarseness with thick, sticky mucous in the larynx.
Verbascum 3X HPUS: hoarse, soreness in the pharynx.
How do I administer Respo-K?
Respo-K tablets may be given whole or crushed and mixed with food or a treat, depending on your pet's size and preferences.
Administer 3-5 times daily for 10-15 days as follows:
Cats and Dogs under 20 lbs: 1 tablet
Dogs 20-50 lbs: 2 tablets
Dogs over 50 lbs: 3 tablets
Continue for 3-5 days after the desired effect has been achieved.
Initially, depress pump until primed. Hold close to pet's mouth and spray directly, or spray onto its food or water. Use 3 times daily.
Cats and dogs under 20 lbs: 2 sprays
Dogs 20-50 lbs: 3 sprays
Dogs over 50 lbs: 4 sprays
Dosages may be repeated more frequently when needed for acute support. For more frequent dosing, use up to 5 times daily for the first 10-15 days.
For added long-term respiratory system support, it is recommended that Respo-K be administered in conjunction with AmazaPet™.
Note: Safe for animals of all ages, pregnant animals or animals that are nursing. Respo-K can safely be used along with prescription medications. No adverse interactions have been noted between the ingredients in Respo-K and prescription medications. However, as with any medicine, it is always advisable to consult your vet.
Caution: Please consult your vet if symptoms persist.
My Persian had a hard time breathing and eating at the same time and was becoming very thin. After a week of
Respo-K she was breathing great...She's putting on weight and really enjoying life...-Bonnie,