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Afraid of Your Vet? Here are Some Great Home Remedies…

Natural Remedies for your Pet Dog Health care

Keeping a good knowledge about natural remedies will help your pet in many ways. Although a veterinary medical doctor can prescribe good medicines for common and rare illness, for temporary relief, if you can apply external and internal medication tips, it reduces the pain. Some of the best natural home remedies are discussed in this article.

Coconut Oil

This is not only soothing but it is also very safe and healthy oil. It does not harm your pet in any way while it helps in treating dermatitis, allergies and fungi infections. It also cures allergic itching and wound healing.

Since quite a number of ailments are healed by coconut oil, it is recommended to use whenever your pet shows any symptoms of skin problems. Some of the other benefits include excellent metabolic function, improved immune system, better digestion and good bone health.

Coconut oil also works as a food supplement. Begin with 1/4 teaspoon everyday for small breeds and 1 teaspoon for large breeds. Giving large doses may result in diarrhea and digestive problems. It is a good idea to increase the dosage gradually. Rule to follow in respect of dose is – one teaspoon for every ten pounds of pet dog body weight or one tablespoon for every thirty pounds. Coconut oil is best when added to liquid food in any meal.

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Applying a generous portion of coconut oil on your pet dog skin will definitely treat skin issues. There are no health problems even if your pet licks off the oil applied on to its skin.

Canned Pumpkin

Being rich in fiber, Pumpkin helps in treating digestion issues apart from keeping your pet’s health in perfect condition. In fact pumpkin can absorb excess water from the dog’s stool and makes it more firm. For instance, if there is a concern over dog’s diarrhea or constipation, canned pumpkin helps in keeping the system free from any stomach problems. Additionally, pets like the tasty treat of pumpkin.

To prepare Pumpkin Dog Treat, you need:

Whole wheat flour : 2 1/2 cups

Eggs: 2

Canned pumpkin: 1 1 /4 cups (use pure pumpkin puree)

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup of water

Flour for rolling.

Apart from being rich in fiber, Canned pumpkin also carries plenty of other nutrients such as Vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. It is also low in cholesterol, sodium and saturated fat. Therefore, this is a very good healthy treat for your pet.

Procedure: preheat the oven to 350° F and then place all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir nicely until nicely mixed. Add little water to combine all the ingredients and roll it as a dough with 1/4 thickness. Cut using dog cookie cutters. Bake these cookies on a greased cookie sheet, for 20 minutes. If you want the cookies to be hard, then you need to bake it for 5-10 minutes only. Make sure the cookies are completely cooled down on a wire rack or leave the tray in oven overnight.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

This is a very effective, low-cost and best controlling substance for your pet to protect from parasites. This is non-toxic made from fresh water organism completely safe for pets. It actually works has a rich cleanser for the body and also as a digestive supplement.

DE works very effectively in the form of powder consisting micro-skeletons that works when it comes across parasite/insects. The sharp edges of diatoms in powder pierce and dehydrate the larvae.

But while working with this powder, these are few essential guidelines and instructions to be followed.

– Have a mask on your hands to apply DE on your pet. True that this is a non-toxic compound, but yet, you want to avoid it getting into your lungs.

– Apply DE on your pet’s spine. Give a gentle massage along its body and cover the whole of its area, except pet’s eyes.

– Spread some DE on the carpet and give a nice brush and allow it to rest for at least four days and then vacuum the area to clean up the fleas in the carpet.

– Repeat the process as regular as possible and most frequently when you notice infestation. You will surely see good results quickly.

– Use safe and natural food-grade DE and remember not the one used in swimming pools.

Knowing more will help you in several ways with the fact, you will be able to examine and observe your pet and its health more carefully. Buildings its food and personal care habits will take time, meanwhile you have opportunities to learn more about its heath and give safe and healthy protection from picking up infections or skin allergies that may occur due to change in the environment or due to any other reason. Identifying the issues early and applying natural remedies will help your pet save its health and give you the best happiness. Maintaining a pantry of natural remedies for your pet is also an ideal way of keeping it fit always.

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Keeping a list of ingredients that naturally work to the healing process of your pet is definitely easy. The regular use of coconut oil, bathing cake, clean brush to comb and using separate clothing for your pet will save the health of your pet and will protect from getting frequent infections. Cleanliness is most important for your pet in spite of being at home.

Healthy food, sanitation procedures and regular conversation will help your pet to follow you and will also begin to take note of your instructions. Quality time for interaction will help your pet to understand the dos and don’ts, thus savings its health.

True periodical medical checkup will definitely ensure and protect the health of your pet, but due to its sensitive and delicate metabolism, paying attention to its health on a daily basis, will keep your pet active and alert always.

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