Household Remedies For Your Pooch

Let's talk about household remedies for your pooch.

If you like to try home remedies for yourself when you are feeling under the weather then why don't you try using home remedies for your furry friend too. This article will discuss a few helpful home remedies for your ailing dog.

Remedies For Skin

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from dry and itchy skin. It could be dry winter skin, skin allergies, or a skin disorder, but whatever the cause there are some home remedies. The first is vitamin E. You can add this to bath water for a soothing soak for your dry-skinned pooch. You can also apply vitamin E oil directly toy our canines skin and give them a nice little massage.

Oatmeal can also work wonders. Finely ground oatmeal can be stirred into warm water, for another soaking bath remedy. Oatmeal gives immediate relief to irritated skin.

Treating an Illness or Wound

If your dog is sick and has had diarrhea and/or vomiting you want to make sure they don't become dehydrated. Similar to rehydrating a human you can give your dog electrolyte-replacing fluids such as sports or pediatric drinks. These are things you may drink and already have in your home. Just make sure you ask your veterinarian about the right dosage amounts.If your dog seems to have gas or an upset stomach you can give them Chamomile tea. It helps settle upset stomachs. Chamomile tea also doubles as a remedy for skin irritations. It can be chilled and sprayed on skin. Warm tea bags can also soothe irritated eyes.

If your dog has a wound or has some swelling, don't worry. Soak them in a bath with Epsom salts. It not only reduces swelling, but it can actually help reduce the healing time. Just make sure you get the wound checked by a veterinarian. Your dog may need to be prescribed antibiotics to prevent an infection.

Remedies for Other Ailments 

Puppies and dogs that are on antibiotics are prone to getting yeast infections. A little plain yogurt can help prevent these infections. So, next time you are being healthy and eating plain yogurt you can give your dog some as a little snack too.

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.