Home Remedies for Dogs
Nowadays holistic medicine takes huge part in taking care of dogs as well, not just of humans. There are so many new methods of taking care about your furry friend, among which are vitamin oil massages, Epsom salts, oatmeal baths, massages and even feeding your dog with the same foods you eat. Nevertheless, proper care of your dog can prolong its life and make it easier and much more enjoyable. Here are some of the holistic approaches you can try to treat some possible conditions your dog may experience:
- Epsom Salts
Epsom salts present a great combination of ingredients, in which the main components are magnesium and sulfur, which in liquid tend to separate and brake apart. Magnesium and sulfur are both important for performing important biological functions. Epsom salts offer a variety of health benefits: easy flushing of toxins, helping muscles and nerves function properly, easing stress, help lowering inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps and much more. They are particularly good if your dog has wounds that are swelling. You can prepare a warm bath for 5 minutes twice a day. Epsom salts will reduce healing times and swelling of your dog's wounds.
- Vitamin E
Vitamin E is known for treating human skin, especially wrinkles. Well, it's also good for treating dry skin in dogs. If your dog is experiencing dry skin or some other skin irritations, this could be a great treatment. You can use a vitamin E massage oil and give your dog a relaxing massage. Or, if you prefer, you can get vitamin E pills and give them to your dog orally. Just make sure you pay attention to dosage and veterinary prescription.
- Plain Yogurt
Plain yogurt contains acidophilus that serves to keep bad bacteria down to a manageable level. It's good for you and for your dog too, so it is a good idea to give it some if your dog is on antibiotics, so that yeast infections are kept on bay.
- Oatmeal Baths
A remedy for serious itchiness is a good oatmeal bath. Some baby oatmeal cereal will do a perfect bath for a dog that experiences itchiness, skin allergies, infections and other skin problems.
- Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea works as the perfect disinfection for open wounds. It is also used to calm itchiness and skin irritations. If your dog has an upset tummy, you can give it a little chamomile tea to calm its pains.
- Borax Powder
This is a life saver if your dog has flees. If flees are your dog's problem, sprinkle some Borax powder on him and massage it. The active ingredients in Borax deteriorate the exoskeletons of flees and get rid of them. Additionally, sprinkle some powder on your floors as well and than vacuum them, just to be sure there won't be any re-infestations.