Is your neighbourhood street dog coughing off late? Sharing a treatment that may work

We have seen many dogs who are coughing really hard and continuously in this unbearable summer heat of Delhi-NCR, may be you have too…the cough could be because of dust-triggered Respiratory Infection, says our consultant veterinary doctor. It is painful to see the dogs coughing this way, trying as if they were to release something out that is stuck in their throat and often spitting out phlegm (‘balgam‘ as it is called in Hindi).

The treatment* we have successfully used to treat four dogs on the street over the past month and cure them off their cough is as follows, sharing here so that the readers of this blog can also make use of it:

  1. Go to your neighborhood chemist shop and purchase a strip of Ampoxin-500mg Capsules (it is an antibiotic medicine). A Strip of 15 capsules would cost you Rs.38 only.
  2. Give the coughing dog a 3 day antibiotic-course (3 days x 2 capsules daily) of this medicine. This means that you need to give the coughing dog one Ampoxin-500mg capsule in the morning and one in the evening for three consecutive days.
  3. How to give the capsule, so that the dog will consume the medicine? : Now this is the tricky part. Do not give the capsule as whole, the dog will spit it out and leave the food, who likes food with medicines anyways? :) Open the capsule, cut the capsule at its tip with a scissor and pour the capsule’s white colour powder in some paneer/cheese or sweet like gulab jamun.

*Please note: We are not doctors, but we are sharing this treatment protocol here because we have tried it successfully and we understand that it is very difficult to take each and every street dog to a vet or veterinary hospital for treatment. Many ailments, if detected early enough in street dogs, can be best treated on the street itself.

3 Comments on “Is your neighbourhood street dog coughing off late? Sharing a treatment that may work

  1. Hello, we can appoint volunteers , who can serve in their arias. guide people, even help to put complaint against such people who treat ill with stray animals. under 248,249 to local police station. you may put an add to appoint such interested people. free of cost people are ready to work. It is just like serving God.
    Please think about it.
    -Parag Chitnis.


  2. the best antibiotic of all is turmeric….i buy organic turmeric of brand navdanya and put a teaspoon of it in their chicken stock and hen mix bread and rice with chicken pieces and feed street dogs….i do it on daily basis and found the dogs don’t catch infections easily and heal if they are injured fast as well…

    P.S. many days i put turmeric in milk and mix with rice and bread as their dinner :)


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