14 Natural, Organic Pet Remedies, That Actually Work!
We usually recommend that we take our dogs to the vets when they seem a little under the weather, but there are some home remedies for dogs which can be tried easily and cheaply from home.
Some of theses organic pet remedies will already be in your store cupboard and have amazing healing qualities for humans too.
Please consult your vet if you are concerned about your dog’s health.
1 Chamomile to reduce skin itchiness
Make into a tea, decant into a spray bottle then spray on to itchy paws.
2 Vitamin E cream for dry skin and paws
This paw balm contains Vitamin E and heals, relieves and repairs extremely dry, cracked dog paws and noses. I contains Shea butter, Vitamin E, Olive oil, Beeswax, Thyme and Sage.
3.A little live yogurt to soothe an upset tummy.
A spoonful of unsweetened yoghurt can help to resolve stomach upsets, strengthen the immune system and fight off allergies.
4. Pumpkin aids digestion.
Dogs love this superfood. It soothes stomachs and can stop diarrhea.
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5 Milk of Magnesia also helps stomach troubles.
Can be used in moderation to treat symptoms of constipation.
6.Epsom Salts for a muscle strain.
Epsom salts can be added to warm bath water or individual joints can be soaked to give relief from pain from arthritis or muscle strains.
7 Chamomile tea bags for sore eyes.
Soothing and anti inflammatory chamomile can help soothe a dog’s sore eyes.
8 Diluted apple cider vinegar to clean ears.
9 Slightly warm coconut oil for an infected ear
Use in a small dropper or diluted on a cotton wool ball, it has antibacterial and antifungal qualities. It can also be massaged into dry skin and added to food to keep teeth clean.
10 Apple Cider Vinegar to help prevent fleas.
Use diluted as a rinse after a bath.
11 Baking powder to clean teeth
Make a paste and use on an old toothbrush.
12 Rescue remedy for anxiety
Just a few drops of Rescue Remedy in the dogs drinking water can really help bring anxiety levels down. It is recommended by vets and contains only natural ingredients.
13 A salt sock to relieve arthritis pain.
Heat the salt gently in the microwave, spoon into a sock, tie and apply to the affected joint.
14 Oatmeal for itchy skin.
Pour warm water through oatmeal sachet then rinse the dog’s coat.
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