Just like us humans, our pets can suffer from ailments too. Your first port of call when your dog is displaying abnormal symptoms would obviously be your local vet, but sometimes a minor condition can be treated using natural remedies right at home. The following are some simple solutions to help relieve some conditions that your dog may suffer from.
Vitamin E for Dry Skin
Vitamin E in oil form can be a great remedy for dry skin. It is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant with the added benefit of providing UV protection. If you have ruled out possible allergies, infections and/or parasites, and your dog still suffers from dry, irritated skin, vitamin E massaged onto your dog’s coat can prove highly effective.
Chamomile Tea for an Upset Stomach
Most of us have heard how chamomile tea can help with anxiety, sleep and upset stomachs in humans, but did you know that it can also help your canine friends? A strong cup of chamomile tea that has been left to cool can be added to your dog’s water or food bowl if they are suffering from a stomach bug. Also, you can put any leftover tea into a spray bottle and keep it in the fridge for use as a soothing ointment for cuts and rashes.
Cannabis Oil for Anxiety
Even if your dog always seems happy and relaxed, there will be times when they feel stressed. Noisy celebrations, fireworks and being left alone for a longer period than normal can all lead to undesirable behaviors such as barking, urinating indoors, and destroying furnishings. Fortunately, anxiety in dogs can be easily treated with a natural cannabis oil supplement. Canna Companion, found at cannacompanionusa.com, supply cannabis oil in capsule form, which when regularly administered, can help to keep your pet’s stress levels to a minimum.
Peppermint Oil for Bad Breath
Every dog owner knows how bad a dog’s breath can be, and sometimes it can get a bit much. If your pet has been checked over at the vet and underlying causes such as gingivitis and tooth decay have been ruled out, you can go ahead and treat their bad breath with peppermint oil, or even spearmint oil. Simply add a couple of drops to their drinking water and you should soon start to notice a difference.
Vinegar for Waxy Ears
Mixed with isopropyl alcohol, vinegar can be the perfect remedy for wax buildup in your dog’s ears. In a clean bottle, mix half a teaspoon of alcohol with a water and vinegar solution. Use two-thirds water to one part vinegar. Gently dab a cotton wool ball soaked with this mixture (excess squeezed out) on the outer area of the ears. Note that this solution should not be used on dogs who have visible cuts or active infections, as this will irritate the ear canal.
Always make sure your vet has given your dog a clean bill of health before administering any remedies yourself, natural or not.