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Monday, June 30, 2008

All Natural Pet Remedies

All Natural Pet Remedies:

-For fresher breath in dogs : Fresh chopped Rosemary. If your dog is less than willing to eat it, try baking it into some homemade dog treats.

-Sore Stomaches and Car Sickness in dogs: Ginger. Because Ginger has such a strong taste, you may want to try a capsule like Blackmore’s Travel Calm Ginger. Also, you can grate ginger and add it to homemade peanut butter dog treats. Slippery elm is another natural digestive calmative. Try adding a crushed tablet to your dog’s food to calm an upset stomach or halt diarrhea.

-Worms and Parasites in dogs: Garlic. Add grated or chopped garlic directly to dog food to keep your dog’s intestinal tract clean and healthy.

-Cuts and Abrasions: Aloe Vera (just like for people)

-Fleas (cats or dogs): Eucalyptus, fennel, rosemary, rue, wormwood and yellow dock all have flea repelling properties. Blend together equal amounts of these dry herbs; mix well and sprinkle over the coat of your pet. Be sure to work in thoroughly down to the skin and avoid getting it in their eyes, inner ear, nose and mouth.

You can also add 1 teaspoon (or 1 tablet) per day of Brewer's Yeast to their food.

For hot spots related to flea bites (and your pet gnawing the bites), rub a little bit of diluted tea tree essential oil on the skin (keep away from the eyes and genitals) - this will keep your dog from licking and making it worse. Use with caution on cats and small dogs.

1 comment:

ShannanB said...

These are great. I always worry about using chemicals on my dog.