When any pet becomes ill, it can be a difficult time for the owner. Even minor conditions can cause a lot of emotional stress to both pet and owner, especially if money is tight and trips to the vet aren’t on the cards. Fortunately, there are a number of all natural home remedies you can use to treat a number of common conditions in your dog. Some owners just prefer to avoid pharmaceuticals on principle, others are looking for cheaper, but just as effective, remedies for common problems.
Vitamin E for Dry Skin
Dry skin is something that many dogs suffer from but few owners find it serious enough to justify a vet visit. Vitamin E is an effective treatment for dry skin in dogs, and is also effective at reducing the signs of aging in people. You can either apply Vitamin E oil topically, directly to the affected skin, or you can give the dog a liquid oral preparation. If you are dosing your dog orally, then you should check the appropriate dosage with a vet before proceeding.
Electrolytes for Vomiting and Diarrhea
If your dog has vomiting and diarrhea then they will be losing fluids and, consequently, will have lowered electrolyte levels. Just as with people, giving a high electrolyte preparation to a dog in order to aid fluid replenishment will help to aid their recovery.
Chamomile tea has a number of positive benefits for dogs. From helping to settle an upset stomach, to reducing anxiety, chamomile tea contains a number of different compounds which are believed to have an effect on both people and animals.
Many people who have successfully used chamomile tea to treat their dog have found that creating a spray and applying the solution topically is the most efficient delivery system.
CBD is one of the primary constituents of the cannabis plant, and it is largely responsible for the current spike in interest in medical marijuana. We are only just beginning to learn about the potential of cannabis medically and our understanding of how it works in the brain and body is improving but still has some way to go.
Because CBD is not psychoactive, it isn’t controlled and is easily and widely available online. CBD is not only completely natural it is also very safe, in fact we have been unable to establish a lethal dose for the compound because it’s so high. This makes it an ideal supplement to administer at home as even very high doses appear to have no ill effects. Make sure you do your research beforehand to ensure that you’re getting the best Cannabis dog supplement available.
CBD is effective at treating a number of conditions, including chronic pain, and anxiety. If your dog is suffering from cancer, then CBD can help them to maintain an appetite and may have some beneficial anti-cancer effects.
Treating your dog at home can be a lot cheaper than a vet visit and in some cases these home remedies are just as effective as the more expensive pharmaceutical options that a vet would offer.