Not all ailments your pet may experience require extensive medication. In fact there are already items at home that you can use to treat your pet’s ailments. Sometimes, giving your pet home remedies is better than feeding your pet pills. Fortunately, home remedies for pets have always been popular and they are still being used nowadays to treat pet cats and dogs and keep them in good health. These remedies can be easily used for diarrhea, vomiting, insect bites, stings, eye swelling, inflammation, joint pain and bruising. Nevertheless, you must always consult with your vet first before giving your pet home remedies because your pet may be allergic to certain food or products, or may have a health condition that requires medical treatments.
If your dog suffers from dry skin, you can give your pet vitamin E. You can use the same type of vitamin E that humans take. This can be applied directly onto your pet’s skin or have it taken orally. If you are having trouble making your dog take the vitamin, you can always ask your vet for help.
Itchy Skin / Insect Bites
Oatmeal baths are great remedies to itchy skin despite the odd aroma. Dogs often suffer from itchy skin and insect bites which can result in severe scratching, biting and licking. This remedy can soothe the itchiness and naturally protect your pet’s skin. However, having a professional pest control treatment applied in your home may be the best solution to prevent insect bites if they are severe.
Dog food can make dog breath smell nasty and treating bad breath immediately is essential if you want to prevent severe dental problems. You can have your pet chew on some carrots as the crunchy texture of carrots can eliminate the plaque latched onto your canine’s teeth.
If your pet is experiencing diarrhea or severe vomiting, you can give your pet rehydration fluids for children. These types of rehydration fluids are more effective as they have lower sugar content, but higher electrolytes volume.
Urinary Tract Illnesses
A natural way to ensure that your pet cat is able to pass out urine freely and clear, is by giving it pure cranberry juice or cranberry supplements. Avoid cranberry juices that have sugar content.
Aside from getting grease off pots, plates and other utensils, dish detergents are also effective flea removers. All you need to do is look for a mild detergent and have a few drops mixed into your pet’s bath. The detergent properties will penetrate the exoskeletons of the fleas and kill them quickly. It is better to use this home remedy than formulated shampoos and creams as their chemical content can gradually poison your pet. Pest control treatments are also a better solution to flea infestations as these tiny creatures can latch eggs and larvae onto furniture, cracks and crevices, as well as carpets.
Itchy Skin Wounds and Bites
This is another handy remedy you can use for itchy skin. All you need to do is fill in a tub with warm water and add three cups of Epsom Salt. Then have your pet soak in it for at least five minutes to soothe wounds and bites. This is also a great way to get rid of bed bugs that may be feeding your pet’s blood.
If you have a can of pumpkin cream in your kitchen cupboard and your pet seems to be having a tough time answering to the call of nature, you can serve it some pumpkin cream. This is an effective and easy remedy to overcome constipation.
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Valerie Banks is a freelance writer specializing in pet care and natural pest control methods. She also writes about skin allergies on pets and different home remedies for pets, including pest prevention. If you found this information helpful, visit Rove Pest Control for expert advice on bed bugs, flea and tick control.