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7 DIY Home Remedies For Your Pets

7 DIY Home Remedies For Your Pets

Home Remedies For Your Pets

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If you find yourself in an emergency and looking for a Remedy for your pet then look no further than your kitchen pantry or medicine cabinet to take care of your pet. However, you should always consult with a veterinarian first regarding your pet’s problem and then they can suggest a home remedy for you to try.

When you’re feeling under the weather, you might find that the perfect thing for treating what ails you is something you already have in the kitchen. Did you know that you can treat your ailing dog with some simple home remedies too? Below you will find seven great natural remedies for making your dog happy and healthy again.

7 DIY Home Remedies For Your Pets

  1. Consider using hydrogen peroxide (one teaspoon per five pounds of body weight), to induce vomiting.
  2. Lavender oil is one of the most used essential oils all over the world today, and its benefits are plentiful. For minor cuts and skin sores, Dr. Buchoff suggests using lavender oil, which is known for its powerful antimicrobial, pain relieving, and healing properties, on your precious pooch.
  3. If your pet suffers anxiety during a thunderstorm, it likely isn’t because of the flashes of light or the sound. Rather, it’s a buildup of static electricity in his coat. Rub a dryer sheet (fragrance-free) on your dog’s coat on the morning of an anticipated thunderstorm, which typically increases in occurrence during the summertime.
  4. One too many treats? Use Pepto Bismol to help with an upset stomach and vomiting, but Dr. Putter warns that this will darken your dog’s stool to a blackish hue so be advised. Use this only for dogs, though; it contains an aspirin-like substance, which is bad for cats. The dose for a dog (either liquid or tablets) is a child’s dose for every 40 pounds of body weight every six hours.
  5. Treat a bothersome bee sting by first removing the stinger (to do so, run the edge of a credit card against the area to uproot the stinger) then apply a poultice made out of baking soda paste (one teaspoon of baking soda, cold water, and vinegar) to the affected area. Allow it to sit on the skin for 10 minutes, then rinse off. If your dog will allow it, you can try soaking a cloth in warm water, wringing out the excess to create a warm compress, and apply this on top of the baking soda poultice. For an allergic reaction, administer a dosage of Benadryl (one milligram per pound of your dog’s weight) every six hours.
  6. Canned pumpkin (without spices) can help with constipation. Should you to treat this condition, be sure to use the without added spices to it, as that can upset the stomach.
  7. To remedy your dog’s diarrhea, Dr. Putter suggests trying a bland diet, skipping a meal, or trying a plain yogurt (not ones with artificial sugars or Xylitol, which are toxic for dogs).

 

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