f you’re a dog owner, you know how frustrating it can be when your furry friend gets sick. Fortunately, there are many home remedies that can help ease the discomfort of common dog sicknesses. While visiting the vet is always the best option for treating serious illness in dogs, these natural treatments may help relieve some symptoms and speed up recovery time:
DOGS CAN GET DIARRHEA FROM ANY NUMBER OF REASONS.
Diarrhea is a sign of gastrointestinal upset and can be serious if left untreated. Diarrhea may cause dehydration, especially in young puppies or dogs with other health issues.
The most common causes of diarrhea are parasites, viruses, bacterial infections and stress.
SUDDEN ONSET OF VOMITING IN DOGS COULD BE CAUSED BY A NUMBER OF ISSUES.
Sudden vomiting in dogs could be caused by a number of issues. Some are serious, while others aren’t. If your dog is vomiting on sudden onset, you should investigate what they may have eaten recently to figure out whether it’s something that was spoiled or if they just ate too much.
Vomiting can also be caused by eating something too hot or cold. The stomach has to work hard to digest certain foods and if those foods are suddenly introduced into the system at an extreme temperature, it can upset the stomach and cause vomiting. The best way to avoid this situation is by always giving your dog food at room temperature; hot foods should not be given until they have cooled down considerably from their original temperature!
CANINE FLU IS CAUSED BY A RESPIRATORY VIRUS THAT INFECTS THE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Canine flu is not the same as human influenza. It’s caused by a respiratory virus that infects your dog’s upper respiratory tract, which can lead to severe illness. The first signs of canine flu will usually appear in dogs between three and six months of age. Symptoms include a runny nose, coughing and difficulty breathing—and they’re often accompanied by lethargy and loss of appetite. If you suspect your dog has canine flu, take her to the vet immediately for diagnosis and treatment; if left untreated for too long, it can cause serious damage or even death!
ANTIFUNGAL POWDERS FOR YOUR DOG’S FEET ARE SAFE AND EASY TO USE
Antifungal powders for your dog’s feet are safe and easy to use.
They can be used on a variety of places, including paws and ears.
The powder absorbs moisture and kills fungus, making them a great option for dogs with yeast infections in the ears or on their paws.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR IS A POWERFUL, NATURAL CLEANER AND DISINFECTANT.
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful, natural cleaner and disinfectant. It’s safe for dogs and can be used to help with digestion and upset stomachs as well as skin infections, dryness, and more. You can use it in a rinse or spray!
KEEPING YOUR DOG’S COAT CLEAN AND TANGLE-FREE IS ESSENTIAL TO GOOD GROOMING.
The health and beauty of a dog’s coat is an important part of their overall well-being. A clean, shiny coat is not only more attractive, it also helps your pet stay warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. It can also help prevent fleas, ticks and other insects from sticking to the dog’s fur.
To keep your dog’s coat clean and tangle-free:
- Brush your dog regularly at least once a week — daily brushing may be necessary for some breeds — with a bristle brush that has pins set close together.
- Use short strokes with gentle pressure against the direction of hair growth (from top to bottom). Be careful not to pull on any mats or tangles that might be present; you’ll want these removed by hand so they don’t break off later on down the line when you try brushing them out again!
- Bathing should be done two or three times per year, depending on how often your pet gets dirty outside (and if there are any special circumstances that warrant extra bathing).
ADDING FLAXSEED OIL TO YOUR DOG’S FOOD CAN HELP ADDRESS SKIN PROBLEMS.
If your dog is suffering from dry, itchy skin and a scaly coat, adding flaxseed oil to his or her food can help. Flaxseed oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to be beneficial for the skin and coat. You may also want to try applying it directly to your dog’s skin as well; if you do, be sure not to use too much since this could cause irritation if applied excessively.
If your dog’s skin problems are due to allergies or other causes, treating the underlying cause will go a long way toward helping them recover more quickly.
WHILE DEHYDRATION IS A SERIOUS RISK, IT’S PREVENTABLE WITH PROPER CARE.
Dehydration is a serious risk for both dogs and cats. It’s important to check for the signs of dehydration, as it can be quite difficult to catch in its early stages. If you suspect your pet has become dehydrated, take him or her to the vet immediately.
The best way to prevent dehydration in your dog is through proper care and attention.
Proper hydration should include:
- drinking plenty of water throughout the day and being offered fresh water often
- regular exercise; avoiding excessive heat (vigorously panting or sitting with their tongue hanging out are telltale signs)
- avoiding exercise just before or after meals—an empty stomach means less fluid available for absorption
- keeping food and liquid intake at consistent levels
- drinking enough water yourself so that you can offer some from your own body if necessary (if this happens often enough, consider reducing other liquids so that your blood has enough room for water).
CALENDULA CREAM SAID TO HELP WITH DRYNESS, SKIN IRRITATIONS AND INFLAMMATION IN DOGS.
Calendula cream is said to help with dryness, skin irritations and inflammation in dogs. Calendula is a natural anti-inflammatory and good for dry skin too. Skin irritations and infections can be treated by using calendula cream as well.
If your dog is sick, don’t hesitate to seek veterinary care. These home remedies can help speed up recovery and get them back to their normal self.