A slight sickness in pets can be a great concern to their owners. For, there develops an unbreakable bond in between them. Both the parties start feeling for each other. This fellow-feeling may even develop into a craze for the other.
Thus illness is not only uncomfortable for the adorable pets, but also a harrowing experience for us, the owners, too. If you have a pooch you might have faced ailment in your dog at least once in a year. As we get ill, so do dogs. It is especially easy to occur if your puppy is young and fragile, having less propensity to resist maladies. And adult dogs can also become prey to sickness.
But what if you don’t get the appointment of your veterinarian in the proper time? Will you simply wait for the vet to come and check or you can do something by yourself? And if it is a mild problem and you don’t wanna spend money unnecessarily, then you can turn toward home remedies, enormously helpful to prevent and cure diseases. Home remedies are effective, easy to implement and cheap to afford. Check out the best home curing process in this article.
Vitamin E Oil for Skin
Vitamin E Oil is an excellent element of nature. If your dog has relatively dry skin, it can help you to deal with that. This oil protects from UV rays of sun ensuring skincare. It moisturizes the skin and therefore makes it smooth. No matter in whichever part of skin you use, oil containing vitamin E will show its worth. It’s easy and cheap to afford. Take a chunk of oil in your both hands, and then embrocate it around every part of the dog’s skin. Moisten and rub. Don’t worry if your pooch licks the oily substance of his back. It won’t harm him anyway. Many suggest using vitamin E oil in warts or calluses to soothe the spot. It is efficacious for dealing with tissue trauma also. Some vet has suggested Lavender oil in case of skin problems. It is also fruitful as testified by dog owners; but vitamin E oil is perhaps the best choice to implement.
Using Oatmeal for Itchy Skin
Many dogs suffer from skin problems such as shingles, chicken pox and so on. These diseases inflame the dog’s skin and burn him with excruciating pain. Oatmeal can be used as a home remedy here. Oatmeal contains elements like Avenanthramides as well as Phenol. Both are highly anti-inflammatory substances that can alleviate pains caused by skin diseases.
Take some powdered oatmeal and then mix it in your bathtub water. Make sure the water is warm (cold water is bad for skin). If your dog allows you then bathe him in the tub soaking every part of him with water. Keep him there for five to ten minutes. Then pull him out, and use a dry towel to make him dry. But if your dog is stubbornly resisting your effort to put him in the bathtub, then take a clean towel. Drench it into the water fraught with oatmeal. Rub and moisten his skin, leaving no place untouched. Do this at least twice a week to get optimum results. The interesting fact about oatmeal is that it is a non-toxic substance as well as beneficial for health without any side effects.
Other Tips for Skincare
These above two remedies are best of all for skincare. But there are a few more strategies that you can follow. If your dog is irritated by a swarm of fleas or bees, you need to protect the dog’s skin with an easy protective method. You can use citrus or lemon to repulse their attack. If the cute pet is already disturbed by fleas, use borax powder and sprinkle on his skin surface. You can try for Epsom salt also. Using this salt and water to bathe him can mitigate stinging pain, keeping him afresh.
Dealing with Upset stomach
As we human beings sometimes face tummy issues, dogs face the same due to disorders of eating. They are unlikely to accept a good diet plan unless you force them to do so. They simply eat any meals they get, regardless its pros and cons. Thus many canines suffer from stomach problems, stemming from bad food habits or from unhealthy, less digest worthy foods. So let us cope with puppy’s tummy.
Keeping the dog Hydrated
If your beloved companion suffers from diarrhea or looseness of stomach, then the first thing you need to do is to keep him hydrated (same applies in case of human diarrhea). There are numerous drinks available to do so. Sports water without any flavor can be your first choice. Drinks for children can be the second. They are especially manufactured and widely used. Feed your dog these electrolyte replace worthy drinks to compensate for the lost water and salt.
Yogurt is an excellent food to give your puppy. It has probiotic enzymes that immensely help to digest food. As we all know, yogurts are made of fermented milk with the help of useful bacteria. It can increase digestive power and decrease the possibility of facing constipation. It can also help a pooch to make up the deficiency caused by tummy issues. Moreover, it keeps yeast infection at bay. Yogurts can be fed even normal time for delicacy and rewarding treats if your pooch likes.
Chamomile tea is extraordinarily fruitful for an upset stomach. It lessens the spasms of the stomach to a certain extent. This also pacifies inflammation of intestines and mucous membranes. Take some tea; mix it with other food, preferably liked by your dog. Keep it in the refrigerator for a few hours and feed it to your dog. It is dog friendly; so you don’t need to worry.
Constipation is perhaps the worst stomach issue of all. In these cases, the owner often cannot notice this problem immediately. Without detecting the problem none thinks of a solution. For constipation, yogurt can be a good choice. It intensifies digestion in dogs, making it easier to defecate. But if you don’t like this idea, then you should try canned pumpkin. It may sound strange, but it is effective, as claimed by researchers, to remove constipation. Broccoli and milk of magnesia are also considerably fruitful. But most importantly, a good amount of water needs to be fed to the suffering from constipation. Take these measures to fight against stomach sickness.
Healing Minor Sores and Cuts
If your dog somehow cuts a bit or growing sores in his body, you can use lavender oil. It is highly recommended by vets for minor bites or scratches. It is replete with anti-bacterial elements. First clean the sores or cuts with hydrogen peroxide or similar objects. Then take a drop of this oil and smear it into the affected area. Then put a bandage over there to protect the skin. Hopefully it will cure the place.
If your dog is facing a minor cold problem, you can deal with it without going to a vet. Just follow these steps. Feed the canine chicken soup. Scientific research proved it to be an effective food to cure colds. Always keep the dog in a warm place even if you are living in a cold area. You can use firewood or an electric heater to do so. Never allow the dog cold water. Give him lukewarm water. If he doesn’t want to drink then mix some broth of beef or anything favorite to the dog. Don’t take him outside in cold temperatures. These strategies can cure his coldness easily, if it is not serious. But in case of a bitter cold issue, consult your vet as early as possible.
Prevention is better than cure, isn’t it? Prevention means to get rid of unnecessary nuisance in future. Two measures are important to ensure a good health of your cute canine. Firstly, always give him proper amounts of nutritious food- not more, not less. Make sure the food contains enough vitamins and minerals. Stuffs replete with omega-3 and omega-6 oil should be served. Never treat him with stale food or drinks. Don’t make him over weighty by feeding excessive red meat. A balanced diet enshrines the idea of good health. Secondly, you need to develop the immunity of your puppy. A fragile body with a less immune system is likely to be an easy target for germs and bacteria. So to grow immunity, make the dog exercise. He may dislike it, but you have to insist. Moreover, zinc can help building immunity. Give him zinc containing food.
It is easy to suggest treatments without proper knowledge and qualifications. Many do so – a friend, a neighbour, an elderly family member etc. Never pay heed to what everyone says or recommends. Would you ever be convinced to get under the scissors of a friend who has no medical expertise? So, why should you opt for the same for your dog?
Don’t use the web as a resource to search for treatment with drugs, especially, antibiotics. Antibiotics, if applied in less or more dosage or more frequently than required, leads the germs to develop resistance against the drug. Then the available treatment options would decrease and you have to go for the higher drugs – which are both heavy on your pocket, and the body of your dog. Hence, such callousness would ultimately lead to disaster – you may lose your adorable friend. Before you begin to play the role of a doctor, first remember that any fault you may do out of ignorance would end up with suffering for your beloved pet.
Home remedy is the easiest way to deal with sickness. So, this must be your first to do in the list. Your efforts would lay the foundation on which the dog fights off unexpected diseases. Traumatizing condition cures best only by your continuous efforts and attentive care. But you have to remember home remedies cannot be the ultimate solution in every case. It always has certain limitations and deficiencies. Sometimes, it may even totally fail to cure the sick pup. Then what to do?
Needless to say, everyone should register his faithful canine under a veterinarian’s supervision. If possible, her suggestions must be sought indiscriminately on all moderate cases that don’t disappear with home remedies. Especially, in severe cases, please don’t pretend to be the doctor yourself. Just a single wrong treatment given by you may intensify the illness to a fatal stage. So take an appointment of a certified vet whom you know and trust to get reliable treatment.
In conclusion, we would like to suggest that you cordially deal minor illnesses by home remedies; and seek help from your vet in serious maladies. Whatever you may do, ensure the dog’s safety. So take care of your buddy.
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