*Note: Make sure you consult with a vet before you apply any remedies on your pup!
Each year, families spend billions of dollars on pet medicines, vet visits and treatments. However, many of your pup’s simple needs could be treated naturally, while also saving money. Below are a few natural remedies for your four-legged child.
– Essential oils are becoming very popular for their many different benefits. You can use rose geranium essential oil to repel ticks by applying it to your dog’s collar.
– When letting your pooch outside to play in tall weeds or trees, make him the envy of ticks by dressing him up in old clothes and socks, or his own doggie clothes. Make sure to cover as much of his fur as possible.
– The natural cold elements can wreak havoc on puppy paws. Invest in a pair of doggie boots (at your local pet store) and keep their paws warm and away from the elements.
– If your dog’s paws seem sore from rough terrain or other mother nature related issues, rub gently to see if anything might be stuck. Wash paws gently and apply a moisturizer such as coconut oil.
3. Skin Irritations
– Chamomile tea is a great natural remedy for skin irritations. Make some chamomile tea and put in a spray bottle. You can store the spray bottle in the fridge for quick spritz when your pup is feeling itchy. The chamomile in these Calm K9 Wafers can also soothe your pup and reduce stresses incurred from traveling, grooming, loud storms, and loud noises.
– If constant scratching is keeping your dog up all day and night, finely grind oats with a little warm water to form a paste. Apply the past to the affected areas and leave on for 10 minutes. The oats should help alleviate any skin irritations.
4. Tummy Issues
– Boiled chicken and rice are the go-to meal for any puppy with tummy issues.
– Make sure to try to get fluids into your pup as well so they don’t become dehydrated!
5. Itchy Ears
– A cotton swab dipped in vegetable oil can help remove wax and dirt buildup.
Be careful not to jam anything into your pup’s ear canal, as they make a right-angle turn at the base of the ear.
Thank you to the Old Farmer’s Almanac and TreeHugger.com for these great tips and ideas! As always, consult a vet when you see anything wrong with your pup!