This is not to be considered medical advice. You should consult your Pet Medical professional of choice for advice on treating illnesses. This is a collection of Natural Remedies or Products that have worked for members of this page.
A good place to search for remedies for pets. http://www.earthclinic.com/pets.html#a
**Quick Reference Chart**
Remedy Selection by Condition
Once you have identified the condition note the appropriate remedies and then cross reference with the remedy page to find the one that best matches your dog’s condition
FIRST REMEDY in accidents and injuries ARNICA 200C for dogs or humans
Accidents, Injuries, Trauma Arnica, Aconite
Fright, panic Aconite, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla
Hot Spots, Hives Apis, Sulphur
Skin Irritation and Allergies Apis, Sulphur
Eczema, mange, itching Sulphur
Insect stings and bites Apis, Sulphur
Mastitis, painful swelling Apis
Nervousness, Agitation, Fear Arsenicum, Aconite, Nux vomica, Pulsatilla
Separation Anxiety Arsenicum, Pulsatilla
Wounds Arnica, Hypericum, Hepar sulphuricum
Injuries to Nerves, Spine or Tail Hypericum, Phosphorus
Back Injuries, disc problems Hypericum, Phosphorus
Tendon or Ligament injury Arnica, Rhus toxicodendron
Joint swelling Rhus toxicodendron
Arthritis Rhus toxicodendron Sprains, Strains, Splints,Arnica, Rhus toxicodendron
Indigestion, no appetite Arsenicum, Nux vomica
G.I Ulcers Arsenicum, Nux vomica, Aconite
Diarrhea Arsenicum, Nux vomica, Phosphorus
Vomiting Arsenicum, Nux vomica, Phosphorus
Coughing, Lung conditions Phosphorus
Colds, Rhinitis, Sinusitis Aconite, Pulsatilla
After Vaccines Nux vomica, Sulphur
this is for an average/medium size dog approx, 45- 55 pounds
2500 mgs per day of echinacea split into 2 doses, and 2 normal vitamin c pills, , 1 garlic clove per day crushed. also use Colloidal Silver in the drinking water.
BEE STINGS & pain/swelling
*Homeopathic Apis Mellifica
*Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
Blood testing results from raw fed dogs will often differ from those of their kibble fed counterparts and this is something you should be prepared for if you ever need blood work done on your dog. http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/normal-blood-values-and-raw-fed-dogs/
this is an article for humans but may have good info for use in pets as well please do further research for saftey information for thses remedies & PETS. http://www.healthnews.com/en/news/Heal-Broken-Bones-Faster-with-Natural-Medicine/1WwprhZS1BIPfQpICPwQka/
*white vinegar or ACV & water(or colloidal silver) mixed 50/50. use to flush &/or wipe the ear regularly.
*olive oil dropped into the ear will kill mites.
Dr Dobias video on natural drug free treatment for hot spots
WARNING:In the dogs of this report, it is obvious that the correct balance was not maintained and a very large amount of raw thyroid gland tissue ended up in their raw meat diet. As is the case with the exogenous L-T4, these natural thyroid hormones are not destroyed by gastric acid and can then be absorbed, leading to high concentration of circulating T4 and clinical sign of hyperthyroidism. http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tumblr.com/post/44184852022/dietary-dog-hyperthyroidism#.Up4jM9JDuSo
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*Curing Parvo using Colloidal Silver:
Put some kind of cream or chap stick around the area. Then apply ACV to it three times per day, or soak a piece of cotton ball, bandage it and keep it on over night. Do let it breathe, say, half of the day. It looks red and swollen after the first two days, but after ten days or so, it will be black and fresh pink skin will appear underneath. Do not pick at it, let it fall off on it’s own.
In a pail mix:
- 1 quart hydrogen peroxide (the 3 percent hydrogen peroxide variety)
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 2 teaspoons Dawn dishwashing liquid
If you have a large breed dog, you may need to double, triple or even quadruple the mixture.
Wear dishwashing or other household gloves if you like during the whole de-skunking process.
Don’t wet down your pet. Apply the mixture to your pet’s dry coat from the collar back toward the tail. Don’t pour it near the eyes because the hydrogen peroxide solution can burn them.
Lather the mixture into your pet’s coat and skin. Rub the solution around for about five minutes or until the skunk smell starts to dissipate.
If the front of your pet is as stinky as the back, use a sponge to apply the solution to your pet’s chin, cheeks, forehead and ears, being very careful not to go near the eyes. When you rinse the head area, tilt your pet’s chin upward so the solution does not run down into the eyes, instead allow the water to run back off his neck.
Do a complete rinse once the smell starts to decrease, then repeat the entire process again.
You may need to repeat the lather and rinse process up to three times, but it’s a very effective method for removing the skunk smell from your pet.
Make sure to completely rinse the solution off your pet. Your final rinse should be very thorough.
You can’t prepare this solution ahead of time and store it – it won’t be effective when you need it. It must be made fresh, right before you apply it to your pet. So it pays to make sure you have all the ingredients ahead of time!http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/07/12/far-better-than-tomato-juice-as-a-skunk-rinse.aspx
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Splitting nails are a vitamin/mineral deficiency, try Supplementing or feeding foods rich in biotin, Vit.D, zinc, omega 3…I would add whole free range eggs to the diet regularly.
how to make a Wound Spray
Herbs for First Aid: A Recipe for a First-Aid Antiseptic Wound SprayMAY 21, 2013 BY ANDREA Outdoors.Scratches.
Herbal Antiseptic Wash.
Here’s a recipe for an herbal antiseptic wound spray that you can trust to clean out minor scrapes and scratches properly.
When applied to broken skin, it works just as well — better in my opinion — than any store-bought antiseptic wound spray…and naturally prevents infection from setting in.
Herbs and Their Properties
Among the blessings of the plant kingdom, there are several different herbs and flowers that contain highly antiseptic properties and are known as potent germ-killers.
- Calendula flowers — anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-microbial, anti-fungal
- Sage – anti-microbial, astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral
- Yarrow – anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-viral, astringent
- Thyme – anti-septic, anti-viral, astringent
- Lavender – anti-septic, soothing
- Goldenseal Root – anti-bacterial, antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial
- Tea Tree — anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-septic
***Note: Above information obtained from Practical Herbalism: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers
Making an Antiseptic Wound Spray can easily be done at home…
…one that is soothing, healing, and safe for use on the whole family.
First-Aid Antiseptic Spray
Ingredients* Use homegrown or organic ingredients whenever possible.
- 4 ounces aloe vera
- 2 ounces witch hazel infused with calendula flowers, sage leaves, thyme leaves and flowers, yarrow, and/or goldenseal root
- 2 ounces lavender hydrosol (flower water)
- 1 teaspoon castile soap, liquid
- 5 drops grapefruit seed extract, optional
- 20 drops lavender essential oils
- 15 drops tea tree oil
- 5 drops thyme essential oils
- 5 drops myrrh essential oils
- Gather the plant material you will be using based on affordability and availability – either dried or fresh, or a mix of both…I use garden-fresh as often as possible.
- Place herbs and flowers into a glass jar. Pour enough liquid witch hazel extract over the plant material to cover it completely. Note: Proceed using these basic tincturing methods for making an herb-infused witch hazel.
- Once the witch hazel is tinctured, gather remaining ingredients.
- In a glass jar, combine all ingredients.
- Shake jar vigorously to mix.
- Pour mixture into a dark or colored mister/spray bottle.
- Label with name, contents, and date.
- Spray is shelf-stable for 1-2 years depending on quality of raw materials used.
- Keep away from heat and direct sunlight.
Use this First-Aid Antiseptic Spray to help prevent contamination and skin infection – and for relief of pain associated with minor scrapes, abrasions, burns, cuts, and other skin irritations. Spray directly on to wounds to clean.
For added herbal wound healing, apply a thin layer of Herbal Miracle Balm or an herbal First-Aid Ointment before covering with a clean bandage.
For external use only. Not for deep/puncture type wounds. Likewise, if you have a wound that doesn’t improve with the use of the herbal antiseptic…it is vital that you stop using the spray and go see a doctor immediately. This could indicate a more serious infection and you need to consult a professional.
HEIMLICH MANEUVER FOR DOGS
Do you know what to do if your dog is choking? Knowing a few emergency procedures, such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the Heimlich maneuver for dogs, is critical to saving lives because you may not have time to get to a vet and your dog could suffocate.
Dogs love to chew bones, sticks, toys, socks and anything small enough to fit into their mouths. But on occassion, an object may become dangerously lodged in your dog’s throat or windpipe.
If your dog is choking and suffocating, he will likely panic. A dog signals he is choking by either: coughing violently, wheezing, gasping for breath, pawing at his mouth, and/or has his eyes bulging out.
Check your dog’s mouth for the lodged object
If your dog cannot clear the object from his throat himself within a few seconds, immediately check your dog’s mouth. Always be extremely careful when attempting to remove anything from your pet’s mouth because you could push the object farther down your dog’s throat, tear at the throat tissue, damage a dog’s throat bones, or get bitten in the process.
- Open your dog’s mouth. Put one hand on the upper jaw with your thumb on one side and your other fingers on the other side.
- With your other hand, push gently down on the lower jaw, and keep your index finger free to sweep to the back of your dog’s mouth.
- Look inside the mouth to see if you can see the obstruction and reach it with your fingers. Do not grab something you simply feel. Dogs have small bones that support the tongue, so you can seriously injure them if you assume the bones are a foreign object. If you do see the object, be very careful not to push the object further down your dog’s throat and do not attempt to extract it if it does not come out easily.
Move on to either tilting your dog or the Heimlich maneuver:
- if you cannot see anything in the dog’s mouth
- you cannot remove the object with your hands
- if your dog has fallen unconscious
Heimlich maneuver for a dog
Only use the Heimlich maneuver if you are certain your dog is choking on a foreign object, as it can cause additional injury.
Be careful when using this method, as you could potentially cause damage to a dog’s internal organs if you apply too much force. Canine ribs are more flexible than human ones and thrusting can cause the lungs to flail, which may not create enough pressure to expel the foreign object.
The technique is basically the same as for a human. There is a slight variation between treating a small dog and a medium or large dog.
For a small dog:
- Kneel behind the dog, with the dog facing away from you.
- Put your arms around the dog’s waist.
- Instead of making a fist, use a few knuckles of one hand and place them just below your dog’s last set of ribs on the soft part of the abdomen.
- Place your other hand flat on the dog’s back to keep him steady.
- Give a quick, hard poke with your knuckles.
- Press in and up four to five times gently, in a thrusting motion. Do not repeat more than four to five times.
- If the dog is lying down, place one hand on the back for support and use the other hand to squeeze the abdomen upwards and forwards.
- Check the dog’s mouth and remove any objects that may have been dislodged with your fingers.
If you are unable to dislodge the item, you may need to perform CPR to provide oxygen to the dog while someone rushes you to a veterinarian.
For a medium or large dog:
- Stand behind the dog, with the dog facing away from you.
- Put your arms around the dog’s waist.
- Make a fist with one hand.
- Place your fist (thumb side up) just below your dog’s last set of ribs on the soft part of the abdomen.
- Wrap your other hand around that fist.
- Push firmly in and up in a quick and rapid manner, just behind the rib cage and toward’s the dog’s backbone. Apply enough force to move the dog’s whole body.
- If the obstruction is not dislodged try again for a maximum of four or five times.
- If the dog is lying down, place one hand on the back for support and use the other hand to squeeze the abdomen upwards and forwards.
- Check the dog’s mouth and remove any objects that may have been dislodges with your fingers.
12 Homeopathic Remedies For Your Dog
Homeopathy is fun to use and the fact that it works so very well with so many medical problems makes it all the more rewarding. Most of the commonly used remedies are inexpensive and easy to find. They can be found at most Health Food Markets, some human pharmacies, online at a multitude of sites and even at K Mart. I suggest you compile a kit of common remedies to have ready and waiting when minor emergencies occur because there’s often not the time to run to the store and this stuff always seem to happen late at night or on a major holiday!
Homeopathy has particular rules associated with using it and this can be confusing and put off prospective students. But for many simple and common accidents and illnesses, it can be pretty simple to use.
The first thing to do is to assemble a homeopathic kit to have at home and then buy a book or two about homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies number in the thousands and are made from anything and everything. But you only need to learn some of the rules of homeopathy and have about a dozen remedies to be off and running.
Here is the straight goods on how to work with Homeopathic remedies.
- Homeopathic remedies need to melt on the gums so they should not be hidden in a treat or in food. Our dogs have a built in pouch on the side of their mouth and the remedies can go right in there.
- Try not to handle the remedies but drop them straight from the bottle into your dog’s cheek.
- Remedies come in tiny white pellet or liquid form. Either form can be placed directly into your dogs cheek.
- It’s not important if you give one drop of the remedy or five or one homeopathic pellet or three because homeopathy is an energy medicine and there is typically none of the physical substance left in the remedy. One tiny white pellet could treat an elephant and 10 pellets could treat a mouse. That’s a hard one to digest, if you’ll excuse my pun, but people are always worried about how much to give and how often to give. The amount is no big deal and you give it until they get better. If it’s not working at all, you stop giving the remedy. We’re all just too used to using antibiotics that have to be calculated to the weight of the dog and have a certain time they need to be given. This is simply not the case with homeopathy.
- Because homeopathy is an energy medicine the remedies should not be stored next to heavy electromagnetic appliances such as televisions and computers or left in the bright hot sun for a long time.
WHAT DOSE SHOULD I GIVE ?
Unlike drugs, Homeopathy does not work by body weight (e.g., give 500 mg per 25 pounds of body weight). With Homeopathy, the original physical substance is sequentially diluted and this is why you have the funny numbers after the name of the remedy. Arnica 6x does not mean that you have to give it six times! It means that the remedy has been diluted six times. To confound you even more, the more dilute the remedy the more powerful it is, so very highly diluted remedies are usually only available to doctors. The potencies most commonly available to you are 6x and 30x (diluted 1/10 either 6 or 30 times) and 6c and 30c ( diluted 1/100 either 6 or 30 times).
WHAT MAKES IT BETTER AND WHAT MAKES IT WORSE
Homeopathic remedies are chosen in accordance with how the patient experiences his illness. For instance, one person who has a cold may want everyone in the house at attendance and worrying about him while another wants to be left alone to lie quietly in the dark. Each of these individuals would need a different remedy based on the individual picture they present.
Let’s say your dog has arthritis and stiffness. Look that up in a Homeopathy text book and you’ll be given a choice of remedies. The specific way the problem presents in your dog will determine the remedy you choose.
For example, look at arthritic stiffness in dogs. Your choice of remedy might depend on whether your dog is worse or better when he first gets up after resting. If he’s better after resting, he might need the remedyBryonia as noted above. I’ve found that most dogs are stiff at first but after walking a bit they get less stiff after they move around for a bit. Oftentimes these same dogs are worse in cold damp weather. With this presentation you’d likely choose the remedy Rhus toxidendron. Rhus tox, as it is commonly known, is much cheaper than NSAID’s and also much safer to use.
If you were to determine that Rhus tox was the best remedy for your dog, you would simply put a few pellets to melt in his cheek pouch about three times a day and watch him over the next week, noting changes in his condition. If he gets better, you’ve got the right remedy and if there is no change, there’s no harm done. Go back and do a little more reading in your handy books on homeopathy. When you have the right remedy, and you’ll know because there will be improvement.
12 HANDY REMEDIES
You may want to go out and purchase these commonly used remedies to have on hand in case the need arises. They are small and make a great travel kit too.
- Apis mellifica – great for bee and other insect bites. Give every 20 minutes for a few doses after a bee sting.
- Arnica – good for general pain, stiffness due to overexertion, soreness and musculoskeletal injuries.
- Arsenicum album – great for GI upsets from eating spoiled food where there is both vomiting and diarrhea. Give twice an hour for a few hours.
- Borax (the remedy, not the powder) – excellent for fear of thunderstorms and fireworks. Give this at the 6c potency twice a day for a month during the season.
- Calendula (can be used both as an oral remedy and as an external ointment) – use for skin infections or any kind of external infection. It’s a remarkable healing agent and a tube of the ointment should always be on hand to apply topically to scrapes, infections and wounds. You can also buy a tincture and dilute it 1/10 and flush any cuts or wounds with it.
- Hepar sulphur – is wonderful to treat painful abscesses anywhere on the body and painful infected anal glands.
- Hypericum – is an excellent remedy to give for any pain due to nerve damage or injuries to nerve-rich areas. I once closed my finger in a window and learned firsthand the wonders of Hypericum. Great for when you cut your dog’s toenails too short.
- Myristica – phenomenal remedy for anal sac infections and chronic anal sac problems.
- Rhus tox – for arthritis that’s better after moving around, general musculoskeletal injuries, red swollen eyes, skin infections and skin itching.
- Ruta – fantastic for any injury to tendons or ligaments and this remedy has a real affinity for the knee so you would use it immediately after any knee or cruciate injury.
- Silicea – pushes foreign bodies like splinters or foxtails out of the skin.
- Ledum – the first choice for any type of puncture wound, including those from insect bites. Insect bites that require Apis will be hot and red whereas bites that require Ledum will be cool and appears bruised.
With a small investment and a little planning, you can build your own Homeopathic kit. These remedies aren’t that difficult to use and can give your dog fast and effective relief from many common injuries and illnesses.