Kennel Cough – Cat

Cat Cough

Cat cough is an automatic reflex action to an irritant. The cause of the irritant may be at the back of the throat, in the airways, or in the lungs. Your cat’s reaction (coughing) is to expel the irritant or “scratch the itch.”

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Symptoms / Diagnosis of Feline Cough

Cats cough may sound like a dry, hacking cough or it may sound “moist.” Other symptoms may be present, such as runny nose and/or eyes, and fever. If symptoms continue for more than 24 hours, your cat should receive medical attention.

The most common cause of cat cough is chronic bronchitis (aka feline cough or cat asthma). This condition is characterized by sudden coughing bouts that often expel phlegm. The cousin to feline cough is Feline Bordetella (aka kennel cough or Bordetella bronchiseptica), an upper respiratory tract infection in cats that severely affects young cats. Other causes of cat cough include fur balls and the often devastating condition of internal parasites or worms.

Clinical signs of cat cough appear between 2 and 12 days after exposure and generally last from 7 to 21 days. Even after the infection has been eliminated, however, your cat will continue to shed infectious microorganisms for up to 14 weeks and can infect other cats during that time.

Nature's Prescription for Cat Cough

Now there is a totally natural, 100% organic herbal extract formula you can use in the comfort of your home. It incorporates extracts from the very plants that animals seek out in the wild, as recorded by herbal physicians thousands of years ago.

Our formula uses the same pharmaceutical compounds indicated for cat cough in both the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia.


It’s called Primalix KC, and it captures the four most powerful, potent, and specific herbs that:

  1. Rush soothing comfort to irritated pathways almost immediately,
  2. Allow the body to target and destroy invading pathogens at the root of the problem, and
  3. Stimulate your cat’s own healing power from within, as nature intended

Liquid Herbal Extraction

Our method of extracting the herbs’ medicinal constituents (maceration) takes place ever-so slowly under the watchful eye of our certified Master Herbalist. Our extracts are rich in soluble, bioavailable active ingredients and provide the highest benefits possible. To borrow a line from a famous winemaker, “We will sell no herbal extract before its time.”

Our extraction solvent (menstruum) consists of our own proprietary blend of organic vegetable glycerin, apple cider vinegar, and crystal clear water which is ionized and purified through filters measuring one one-hundredth of a micron.

We never use alcohol as an extraction solvent or preservative. Natural organic vegetable glycerin, apple cider vinegar, and purified water when matched with herbal cellular makeup are excellent at extracting plant constituents and preserving medicinal values. Alcohol, on the other hand, can cause damage to a pet's deep organs and nervous system.

Our herbs are organically cultivated to maintain purity, then placed into the extraction process at the peak of their potency cycle. We make and sell only our own products, so we know exactly what’s in them.

Our Herbal Constellation

Echinacea purpurea root is one of the primary remedies for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections both bacterial and viral. The roots of this purple cone flower are especially effective against infections of the upper respiratory tract including canine infectious tracheobronchitis and cat cough.

Please see the footnotes below on a few of the randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials by medical researchers, microbiologists and holistic veterinarians. 

  1. Samochowiec E, Urbanska L, Manka W, et al. Wiadomosci Parazytologiczne 1979; 25:77 – 81.
  2. Facino RM, Carini M, Aldini G, et al. Echinacoside and caffeoyl conjugates protect collagen from free radical-induced degradation: potential use of Echinacea extracts in the prevention of skin photodamage. Planta Medica 1995: 61(6):510 –
  3. Bauer R, Wagner H. Echinacea species as potential immunostimulatory drugs. In: Farnsworth NR, et al., eds. Economic and Medicinal Plant Research, vol. 5. London: Academic Press, 1991.
  4. Melchart D, Linde K, Worku E, et al. Immunomodulation with Echinacea – a systematic review of controlled clinical trials. Phytomedicine 1994; 1:245 – 54.
  5. Mills S, Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine.
  6. Jurcic, et al. Zeitschrift fur Phytotherapie 10 (2), 1989
  7. Braunig, et al. Zeitschrift fur Phytotherapie 13: 7-13, 1992
  8. Wacker & Hilbig. Planta Medica 33(1): 89-102, 1978

Cat Cough Question

"Is there anything I can do at home using organic herbs instead of chemical drugs?"

Formulated for cats, this 100% natural herbal extract is up to 5 times more bio-available than pills, tablets or granules.

Natural Ingredients

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) has been used for the treatment of the common cold as well as a wide range of other infections for thousands of years throughout North America, where it is native. It can be taken orally as a dietary supplement, used fresh or dry in teas, and used topically for infections of the skin.

Research shows that taking Echinacea while well may reduce chances of catching a cold. It also boosts the production of T-cells by up to 30 percent more than immune-boosting drugs. Echinacea contains echinacoside, a natural antibiotic with many of the same properties of penicillin. This is how it is able to kill such a broad range of viruses, bacteria, and other infection.

Coltsfoot flower (Tussilago farfara) combines a soothing expectorant effect with an antispasmodic action. A basis for many of the herbal cough remedies sold in Europe, Coltsfoot has been used worldwide for thousands of years. Known to herbalists as “nature’s best herb for the lungs,” Coltsfoot is cited specifically in the British Pharmacopoeia for chronic bronchitis. Also stimulates phagocytosis, the process of destroying dead and foreign cells.

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) with its abundance of mucilage is an excellent demulcent to sooth inflamed or irritated mucous membranes. References to marshmallow root as a healing herb are found in Homer’s Iliad, written over 2,800 years ago. Modern clinical studies have documented antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris, and Staphylococcus aureus. Added healing is given by Marshmallow’s abundant mucopolysaccharides which mildly stimulate a cat’s immune system.

Mullein flower (Verbascum thapsus) is frequently combined with other herbs in mixtures used for upper respiratory wellness. It stimulates fluid production, thus facilitating expectoration. Mullein is indicated specifically for bronchitis characterized by a hard cough with soreness. Irritation of the trachea and associated conditions are relieved by its demulcent (soothing) properties.

Dosing Instructions

  • Give by mouth.
  • Kittens and small cats (up to 5 lbs) 1/4 dropper (5 drops) three times daily.
  • Medium cats (up to 20 lbs) 1/2 dropper (10 drops) three times daily.
  • Large cats (21 lbs. and up) 1 dropper (20 drops) three times daily.
  • Average treatment time is 10 days.

NOTE: Primalix KC for Cats is not recommended for pregnant or nursing animals. One "dropper" equals one squeeze of the black bulb (1.0mL), which fills the pipette about half full. Refrigerate after opening.

Primalix KC For Cats is most effective when given orally on an empty stomach. Insert dropper into pet’s mouth and squeeze bulb to discharge. Make sure your cat has plenty of fresh drinking water available (please use only filtered or distilled water). Give dosage evenly throughout the day.

The best time to start giving your cat Primalix KC is three to five days BEFORE exposure to a kennel population. Primalix KC’s herbal formula is precisely balanced to nourish and strengthen your cat’s immune system. Natural defenses become activated so that infection is defeated before it takes hold. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Our Return Policy on This Item

Due to the highly contagious nature of Cat Cough, we cannot accept returns of Primalix KC once the product leaves our facility, even if the bottle has not been opened. No returns, no exchanges. Sorry.

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Key Benefits

Echinacea is legendary for its power over

  • Common cold
  • Influenza
  • Cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Fever
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wounds
  • Burns
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Crohn's disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Yeast infections
  • Immune-related disorders

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