There are many home remedies for dogs and pets that can help you deal with most of their problems. Pets are lovely to have but they also come with their baggage – putrid skunk odors, pesky fleas, diseases, and so on. Interestingly, animals such as dogs respond to herbal treatment than humans do. Almost every herbal treatment that is fit for human use can be used to treat your pet.
So any time you discover any problem that is not a veterinary issue with your dog, don’t overlook the importance of home remedies for dogs.
Home remedies for dogs and pets
Ticks remedies for dogs: Check dogs and other pets for ticks everyday. These critters must be removed before they cause infection. Dip a cotton swap in alcohol and use it to touch the tick. It makes it easier to remove with a pair of tweezers. You can also apply a little oil to the tick area and it will come to surface.
Summer flies: Protect your dogs and cats from irritating summer flies. Add ¼ cup of castor oil and 1 cup of shredded eucalyptus leaves to a quart of kerosene. Mix it well and let it sit for 3 days and use the mixture to rub down your pet.
Pet odor home remedies for dogs-cats
These home remedies for dogs and cats can also help to quench pet odors to a large extent.
Skunk odor: When your dog gets near a skunk, wipe it down with overripe tomatoes for a good long time. This takes care of the odor most of the time.
Mouth wash for skunk smell: If your dog gets skunked, wash it with scope peppermint mouthwash and that scent will begone.
Baking soda-good smell: Sprinkle some baking soda on your cat or dog and work it into the fur. Brush it off and let the pet go. The dry shampoo makes your pet smell good.
Milk treatment: You may also wash your dog with non fat dry milk by adding it to the bathwater to neutralize bad smells.
Clean Shower product: You can also use a Clean Shower product to remove pet odors from carpets. Spray the spot and allow it sit for some minutes. Blot the spot with a damp sponge and dry with a paper towel.
Vinegar for pet waste: If your dog or pet is not house broken yet, use vinegar with sponge to clean up its mess on the carpet. It will not defecate on that spot anymore.
Sparkling water and febrese: If you find it hard to remove your pet’s stench and urine stain from the carpet, try to blot out as much urine from the carpet with paper towel and then spray the area with sparkling water and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Soak up the liquid with absorbent cloth a number of times until you see no more yellow stains on the cloth. Vacuum the area and spay febrese odor neutralizer there and that will be fine.
Borax for cat box: Mix 1½ cups of borax with 5 pounds of cat box filler to reduce and control odor in the cat box. One quarter inch of baking soda can also be poured at the bottom of the litter box before adding filler, to reduce odor. One or two sheets of Bounce on top of the litter box can also reduce cat odor.
Try some of these home remedies for dogs and cats and see how best they can help your situation.
Vanilla bean Pet shampoo: Place a split vanilla bean in 1 quart of cornmeal or orris root powder. Cover and let it sit for about a week. Sprinkle over your pet and work it thoroughly. Then brush off. This keeps the pet clean and pest free.
You can also use only cornmeal if you do not have access to vanilla or orris.
Corn Oil for dog’s coat: Corn oil, especially Wesson corn oil can give your dog’s coat a shine. Add 1 teaspoon of corn oil to each food serving.
White fur remedies: Add a couple of liquid bluing drops to the rinse water while bathing your pet. This will whiten the pet’s fur.
Wet dog cleaner: Always have 1 or 2 chamois cloths at hand in case you need to clean a wet dog especially 2 wet dogs before they enter your house or car. The chamois soaks water faster and better than towels. You can get it at stores like walmart.
These are some working home remedies for dogs and cats that are available to you.