Home Remedies for Dogs | When your dog is sick, the very first person you should contact is your veterinarian. Do-it-yourself treatments may be useless or may do more damage than good if seemingly mild symptoms are symptomatic of a severe underlying medical problem.
However, if your dog is suffering from a small illness, like dry skin or even a slight stomach problem, certain home treatments may be very helpful. Here are nine easy-to-do, vet-approved home treatments that may help your dog feel better.
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that aids in the prevention of aging. Free radical damage, which experts think leads to aging, is prevented by antioxidants. Even if your dog isn’t concerned with keeping her young appearance, she may benefit from the use of Vitamin E oil. It provides UV protection, which is particularly important if the dog spends too much time outside.
Vitamin E oil may be used to hydrate your dog’s dry skin by rubbing it into his coat. Warts, calluses, and dry areas may all be treated using vitamin E capsules that have been split open.
Flavorless electrolyte-replacing beverages (like pediatric drinks or sports waters) may not only help athletes rehydrate and infants recover from sickness, but they can also provide much-needed hydration and electrolytes to your sick dog if he’s struggling from diarrhea.
When dogs have diarrhea, they can lose fluids and electrolytes, so giving them a beverage that contains both can be beneficial, especially if their appetite hasn’t fully recovered. Before giving your dog such liquids, consult your veterinarian to determine the proper dosage and if additional treatment is required.
Plain yogurt is a tasty and nutritious treat for the dog. The yogurt’s live probiotic organisms may also aid in the balance of bacteria in the dog’s intestines, but the canine’s digestive system is not the same as ours. There are superior alternatives for dogs that are specially designed for them.
Veterinarian-prescribed and over-the-counter probiotic supplements for your dogs are readily accessible. Purchase from respected businesses with the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) logo on the label to guarantee you’re getting a safe and effective product.
Chamomile relieves stomach cramps and spasms by reducing muscular spasms. It also reduces mucous membrane irritation, which reduces inflammation of the intestine and stomach lining. Chamomile tea may be mixed into dog food or given directly to your dog through a syringe, she adds.
We suggest making strong chamomile tea, putting it in a clean spray bottle, then chilling it. Then spray generously on raw or red skin for a calming effect that won’t hurt.
If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you’ve probably taken oatmeal baths to relieve the itching. Phenols and Avenanthramides, which are found in oatmeal, have anti-inflammatory effects.
Oatmeal provides instant treatment to pets that have skin allergies and illnesses. It’s particularly beneficial for dogs with very itchy feet. It’s also completely non-toxic and tasty.
Epsom salts, which are high in magnesium, may be used to soothe aching muscles. They may be used to soak and clean wounds and have anti-inflammatory effects. They open and drain abscesses, releasing pressure on the area and enabling it to recover. They’re often used to soak the feet of dogs with interdigital ulcers. To make an Epsom salts soak for the dog, combine Epsom salts together with warm water and immerse the dog for five to ten minutes three times a day.
You may have looked at natural flea prevention solutions if you are hesitant to utilize traditional flea prevention products. Essential oils are extremely useful, but they must be diluted to avoid harming the animal. Coconut oil may be given to the dog or rubbed to his coat externally. The amount of lauric acid in the oil determines how effective it is.
We suggest washing your dog with natural pet flea shampoos after using dog flea combs to help eliminate fleas from his coat on a regular basis. Begin with a quart of natural oatmeal shampoo, then add two teaspoons of tea tree or neem oil, mix well, and get ready to bathe. Bathe your pet once a week or as required. Tea tree oil and some other essential oils in incorrect dilutions may be harmful to dogs, so check with the veterinarian first. While natural flea repellents such as these may assist, it is unlikely to cure a full-fledged infestation on its own.
The unpleasant odor is in addition to the redness, sneezing, swelling, and other symptoms that a skunk contact may cause for your dog. A combination of baking soda, dishwashing liquid, and hydrogen peroxide works as a de-skunking treatment on skunked hair and anything the skunked fur comes into touch with. Apply 4 cups of hydrogen peroxide on your pet’s coat, along with 1/3 cup baking soda with a tiny spray of dishwashing detergent. After approximately five minutes, rinse well and repeat if required. This treatment also works for smelly anal glands, but that’s not really the most glamorous subject to talk about.
No, this isn’t the same thing as licorice candy. Cortisone, which is found in licorice root, soothes skin irritation, and decreases the desire to scratch.
Licorice root may be found at health food shops in the form of bottles. Licorice items for dogs are also available at pet supply shops. Licorice root may be used in certain dog-specific medicines intended to alleviate allergy problems.
If your dog is still itching after a flea wash and dip, we recommend the following herbal home remedy: Take five licorice root drops, five dandelion root drops, and five cat claw drops. Mix all three ingredients together and feed your dog 5 drops of the finished solution by mouth once a day for 14 days.
Baking soda, dishwashing detergent, chamomile tea, and hydrogen peroxide are just a few examples of household products that may be used as dog cures. Remember to see your veterinarian about any odd symptoms your dog is experiencing and if these products are suitable for her. It’s possible that relieving your canine companion’s pain is already within your grasp.
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