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If your dog is getting frequent ear infections, consider going to a grain free diet. Many dogs do not tolerate grains well and this can cause chronic ear infections. Goats milk has also been known to ease ear infections.
When your dog has diarrhea, there are a few home remedies to try prior to taking your pup to the vet if they seem to be acting fairly normal. Try fasting your dog for 24 hours then start in on a bland diet of boiled rice and boiled chicken. As the diarrhea clears start mixing in their regular food slowly. Add a tablespoon of 100% pure pumpkin canned to your dogs food. The fiber in the pumpkin will help to firm up their stool. If your pet is on antibiotics and develops diarrhea, you can use plain yogurt mixed in with their food. It will act as a probiotic and help sooth the stomach.
For an irritated bum, or for hotspots, you can try Desitin to help sooth the spot.
Try a teaspoon of olive oil or fish oil in your dog’s food daily to help moisturize their coat. Raw oil is best. Olive oil is not only a great moisturizer, it is also believed that it helps prevent cancer, which kills approximately 50% of dogs over the age of ten years. Coconut oil has also shown promise for dry coats.
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. You can use about 1 tsp. per. 10 lbs. to help inflammation in joints. For stiff joints, a regimen of Glucosamine and Chondroitin is recommended.
To make your own cat urine cleaning solution, use equal parts warm water and white vinegar to neutralize the ammonia smell in the carpet. First, sop up the urine with a towel. Next add the vinegar mixture to the spot, and let it soak til mostly dry.
NuStock is a wonderful product for cleansing wounds on livestock and dogs. The ointment can be applied three times daily.
Mushers Secret paw wax helps to protect paws from hot and cold conditions. It helps to prevent build up of snow between pads, protects from salt, and moisturizes.
COPROPHAGIA (Eating Stools):
Add small amount of pineapple to daily diet.
For reference about poisonous plants, check out this ASPCA link: