Looking for a natural way to care for your pets? Consider homeopathic remedies! At the Animal Medical Center of Streetsboro, we’ve put together a guide on some common homeopathic remedies you can use to keep your pet healthy and happy!
Common Homeopathic Remedies for Pets
Whether your dog gets an upset stomach or gets into something they shouldn’t, there are natural ways to treat them until you get them to the vet. We recommend remedies such as:
Many people trim their dog’s nails at home to save time and money, but sometimes, you may accidentally cut your dog’s nail too close to the quick, which can lead to bleeding. You can pat the area with a little bit of baking soda to help clot the blood and stop the bleeding.
If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, you need to call your vet or an emergency vet to speak with them about the situation. Sometimes, they may ask you to induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. You should only induce vomiting when instructed to do so by a veterinarian.
If they instruct you to do so, you will want to use the 3% pharmaceutical hydrogen peroxide, not the hair dye type. If it has been longer than two hours since they ingested the poison, then it has already moved through their system to the small intestine. You shouldn’t induce vomiting if the poison is bleach, petroleum distillate, or drain cleaner, as these will cause secondary burns they come back up.
To administer the peroxide, you will use only one teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight. This will be given orally, and you must walk the dog around. You can expect them to begin vomiting shortly afterward.
If your pet has a slight limp rather than an emergency injury, you can use Epsom salt baths to ease their pain before their scheduled vet visit. To do so, you must use one-half cup of Epsom salt in a warm bath twice daily. If your dog does not enjoy bathing, you can soak a warm washcloth in Epsom salt and water and gently apply the cloth to the affected area.
If you have a dog that gets car sick or has an upset stomach, you can give them ginger to ease their discomfort. This can be given as a ginger cookie or a few natural form capsules of ginger. For car sickness, try giving your dog a ginger cookie or two, depending on their size, about one-half hour before the car ride to keep their stomach settled.
If your pet has dry skin issues, try coconut oil. This works well because it works inside and outside of your dog to resolve the problem. This is a great remedy for dogs who have seasonal or situational dry skin issues, not for those with allergies. If your pet has allergies, be sure to take them to the vet for proper treatment.
For instances where the central heat dries their skin, or you need to soother their skin before a vet visit, coconut oil drops on their food or applied to the skin can make a major difference in reducing dryness. You can also apply coconut oil to wounds since it is antibacterial.
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