Dog Home Remedies

Last Updated: 01/04/2016 Print Back to Articles

A homemade, healthy dog food recipe

Though there are many options for making your own dog food naturally, here’s one recipe that will give you an idea of just how simple homemade dog foods can be:

Mix all of the ingredients together until well blended and almost creamy. Serve in a bowl or with cooked rice or pasta.

Recuperation Food

In a saucepan bring chicken broth to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Once rice has cooked, stir in drained green beans.

Cool to room temperature before serving; refrigerate leftovers.

"Dog Safe" Essential Oils

According to Dogs Naturally Magazine, some safe oils for your dog are:

Dog digestive issues

It can be very distressing to see your dog in pain or experiencing discomfort. If you’re looking for ways to deal with common, dog ailments like digestive issues, dry skin, or anxiety, then we’ve got natural dog home remedies that are safe and inexpensive.

Unpleasant to say the least, doggie digestive issues can also be a signal of something worse, so it’s always wise to consult your vet if you’re concerned about something more serious than lack of fiber.

But for minor upset stomachs or constipation, there are many things you can do to improve your dog’s digestive system.

Dog constipation and gas:

Having a stopped-up digestive system can be incredibly dangerous for your dog. You should first determine whether an obstruction (a non-digestible) item has been consumed, and if so, have it removed by your vet. Prostate disease can also be the cause of constipation and should be considered at your next vet visit. If that’s not the problem, try these solutions:

Dog diarrhea and vomiting:

Dealing with doggie diarrhea can be incredibly messy, and it’s certainly no picnic for Fido either. Here are some healthy solutions to get your pet back on all four paws in no time:

Even though the drug can be purchased without a prescription, it is highly recommended to consult a veterinarian, as the dog needs to be supervised throughout the entire period when the treatment is followed.

Pepcid is available either as tablets or as oral powder for suspension. The tablets come in the following concentrations:

The oral powder for suspension, on the other hand, has a concentration of 50mg and needs to be mixed with 5ml of dispersion medium. The recommended dose ranges between 0.25 and 0.5mg per pound of body weight, once or twice a day, in concordance with the severity of the symptoms. This factor also determines the duration of the treatment. It is highly recommended to complete the whole treatment plan, to make sure that the ulcer does not reappear. The treatment should be terminated without consulting the veterinarian, even if the dog seems to feel better.

Dog anxiety

A dog in distress because of transition, trauma, grief is heart-breaking, but there are things you can do to alleviate the symptoms. Note that stress and anxiety can also lead to digestive problems, including constipation, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Here are some natural remedies for your dog’s anxiety:

Calming Mist For Overactive Dogs

Measure essential oils into an empty and clean 4-oz spray mist bottle.

Add the water until it is filled.

Put on cap and shake well before each use.

Spray around the dog and even on its coat since Lavender is a good essential oil to repel mosquitoes and fleas.

This is great for use in a car with a nervous dog or at any time your dog is over-energized.

Calming Pets

Lavender Oil helps them feel more relaxed.

The animals feel more at ease and it also helps keep the bugs away. A spray can be made with:

Mix in spray bottle.

Coat and Skin Care

Dog pads:

Dog’s dry skin and dandruff

If your dog is scratching and itching incessantly, it could be a simple matter of dog dry skin or dandruff. These home remedies for dog’s dry skin are simple to use and will be safer than using conventional products for these problems.

Dog Dandruff Shampoo

Although one of the easiest ways to reduce dry skin in your pet is to add olive or fish oil to their diet (it can take up to 12 weeks to notice a difference, and your pet may have loose stools in the meantime), making your own dry skin shampoo is another great way to help soothe dry, itchy skin. Here’s a natural dry skin shampoo recipe that will have your pet itching less and feeling more comfortable:

Mix all of these ingredients together in a large squeeze bottle and apply as you would a normal dog shampoo. It will likely need to be shaken before each use to ensure the glycerin has fully incorporated.

Skunk Wash Recipe

Mix in bigger container than you think! Soap up your pooches and let it sit for 5 minutes, then rinse!

Pet Odor: