Treating Canine Ailments at Home

Let's talk about treating canine ailments at home

Many people use to think that home remedies were only for people who don't go to doctors, but home remedies can work, plus many are natural and inexpensive. Not only can herbs and different household items help give you a pick me up when you aren't feeling great, but they can also help your dog. After reading this article you will know some quick and easy ways to treat common canine ailments.

Home remedies are great, but remember that you are not a veterinarian. If you have any questions or aren't sure on proper dosage amounts, make sure you give your veterinarian a call before giving your dog anything.

Many dog owners have issues with fleas. They are awful pests that can lead to an infestation. Before your spray chemicals all over your house, or cover your pet in flea products, try some home remedies. First, buy borax powder if you don't have any. Sprinkle this in your carpets or on all your floor. Then vacuum or sweep up the excess powder. The powder leaves behind invisible crystals that actually kill fleas by putting holes in their exoskeleton. Next, get lemons and pour boiling hot water over them and allow them to steep while you sleep. The next day put the lemon water solution into a spray bottle and spray on your dog. The citrus repels fleas and you have a pooch that smelly lemony fresh.

Does your dog have gas or an upset stomach? To avoid a miserable pet and a stinky house give your pooch some chamomile tea. It will settle their stomach. It can also help if your dog has anxiety. A warm chamomile tea bag can allow be apply to irritated or infected eyes for some soothing relief.

Did your dog rough house a little too much? You can treat minor scrapes, wounds, and swelling, by letting your dog soak in a bath with Epsom salt. Your dog will feel better and their wounds will heal faster. Just make sure wounds are checked by a veterinarian also, to prevent any infections.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.