Home Remedies for Our Dearest Four Legged Friends
Just like us humans, our best friends in paws and fur experience a lot of uncomfortable health issues and I believe that every responsible dog owner will do their best to help them. There are so many options you can choose from when you want to go that extra mile for your furry friend that you might not know of. Below we’ll be going over a few natural ways to treat your pooch.
Epsom salt baths are just as good for dogs as they are for people. They are great for treating wounds, allergies and swelling. Giving your dog warm Epsom salt baths twice a day for five minutes at a time can really help the healing process move along faster as well as reduce any swelling they may have. Take note that if the wound is really bad you should take them to the vet to get them onto a course of antibiotics as well.
If your dog has fleas but you can’t get to the vet for some reasons, you can just as easily use borax powder. Borax gets rid of fleas by breaking down the exoskeleton of the flea – pretty gruesome, but it works. This is also really good if you are using flea medicine, sprinkle some borax on the floor to make sure that none of the fleas fall off and stick around.
Vitamin E is not only great for people but it’s also really good for your dogs skin as well. You can give your dog a treat by massaging some vitamin E oil into their skin, just like a doggy day spa. You can also administer it orally but you should always check with your vet on the dosage size, this will always vary on the breed and size of your dog.
Chamomile tea is a natural disinfectant when it comes to both your stomach and your dogs. It can also help with any skin irritations. If you want to apply it on to your dogs skin then put some in the fridge and wait for it to cool down then spray it on your pooch. The tea balances out the yeast or bacteria on the skin and soothes that itchy, hot feeling.
Many people drink this after getting ill and many athletes also like to replenish on this electrolyte for replacing other liquids. It really helps revitalize the body and it is great if your dog has had a recent bout of vomiting or diarrhea. You should once again consult with your vet on how much you should be giving your dog.
If your dog has a problem with itchy skin, then this is a great solution for you. You should look to buy some finely ground oatmeal, or chuck some in a blender and make it yourself. Stir some into a warm bath and let them soak in there for a while. This will help dogs and humans alike that have problems with allergies, infections and anything else that can make them itch.
This is a delicious and healthy treat for both you and your dog. It keeps the bad bacteria in your intestines down to a healthy level, so of course, it is the same for dogs. If your dog is on medication, or simply has general problems with yeast infections, a little bit of yogurt should help. This is a great and natural way to soothe their stomachs and it makes a great dessert!