Have you ever thought of natural remedies for dogs? If you have a dog, then you treat it like a part of the family. And, as a part of the family, you want the best care for them that you can find. You probably use natural remedies for the rest of your family members. So here are a few ideas for applying them to your dog family members.
Even medicine for dog can have side effects. Just like humans, we want to minimize the side effects while they are getting well. One way to do that for your pet is to opt for natural remedies to start with.
Valaree Sharp and Sarah Hobbs discuss using essential oils as natural remedies for dogs and allergies. They also talk about a few ideas for getting rid of pests naturally. We live in the country so many of the pets are pretty common for us. Butterfly Express is not an MLM and they have been around for almost 20 years now.
Maybe you don’t know of any natural remedies for dogs. We are going to help you with that. But, check with your veterinarian first before using any non-medicinal treatment. These are a few of the products Valaree & Sarah discuss in the above video. Valaree also has done an extensive post on using essential oils with pets here. Healing Your Pets With Essential Oils
Natural Remedies For Dogs
* Skunk smell –
Pets like cats and dogs can get into a lot of trouble while exploring in the woods. And, they do like messing with skunks. When your pet gets sprayed they will be stinky. One way to help get rid of the smell is vinegar and water. Combine vinegar and water together and rub it all over your pet. Continue to pour it on and rub in until the odor is gone. Wear gloves to keep the skunk smell off of you.
* Ear mites –
It is important to keep the ears of pets clean. If you do notice mites in their ears, apply a mixture of Vitamin E and almond oil. Squeeze a few drops into their ear and massage it in. To be sure you have covered the entire ear, use cotton tip applicators to clean all areas of mites. Applying mineral oil can help keep mites away.
* Bad breath –
Yes, pets can have bad breath. To stop the odor, brush their teeth. Also feed them carrots (if carrots are part of their normal diet) to help clean their teeth. Feeding your dog raw beef or chicken bones will help with overall dental cleanliness. Clean teeth make for better breath.
* Itchy skin –
Stop the urge to itch by giving your pet a bath in cool water. Add Epsom salt to the water to further help your pet find relief. Check their diet. Often itchy skin is a result of over bathing or poor diet. Dogs were meant to eat raw food like small animals.
* Insect bites –
Pet skin can become red and inflamed from insect bites. To stop them from scratching, make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply that to the affected areas.
* Urinary infection –
Any infection like this is caused by bacteria. One way to kill off some of the bacteria is to increase the acidity in the urine. Feed your pet citrus juices like orange and cranberry (good for humans too) to help reduce their discomfort and the infection.
* Car sickness –
Don’t feed your pet before travel. Food in the belly and motion can make them sick. Also, try putting your pet in the front seat. When they can see where they are going they can orient better. Crack the window to let in fresh air as well.
After using your remedies, always visit the veterinarian for follow up to see if your methods are working.