Four Home Remedies for Sick Dogs with Medication Allergies
It’s all too common and sad to see dogs with extreme allergies these days. While stores such as Petsmart have a nice variety of all natural products to help with these situations, there are still many cases when allergies require more. Here are four easy, at home remedies we recommend you try next time…
1. Vitamin E for Dogs with Dry Skin
Have you ever wondered how to treat dogs with dry skin? Vitamin E is used to prevent pesky aging lines on human faces, and it’s also incredible for dog’s dry skin. You can give your dog a massage by putting vitamin E oil on your hands and rubbing into the skin. Other options would be a nice long bath with vitamin E added to the water, or you can simple and old fashioned and give your dog a capsule of vitamin E.
2. Electrolyte-Replacing Fluids for Diarrhea and Vomiting
Flavorless electrolyte-replacing fluids, such as sports waters or pediatric drinks, not only help athletes to replenish fluids, and babies rehydrate after an illness, they can also supply your sick dog with much needed fluids after having serious diarrhea or vomiting. Avoid any with sugars though, this will only make the problem worse.
3. Yogurt for Dogs
Deliciously plain yogurt is a healthy treat for your dog. Just like with humans, the live good bacterias in the yogurt keep your dog’s intestines in balance, so that bad bacteria is swiftly knocked out.
Puppies are especially prone to yeast infections, so a little plain yogurt as a snack (or even dessert) can help keep things in balance; especially useful while the intestinal system is building immunities as a little guy!
4. Chamomile Tea for Dogs
Chamomile tea utilizes the natural disinfecting traits of the chamomile plant to calm upset dog stomachs. It is recommended for anything from colic and gas problems, to anxiety.
Oddly enough, it can also help with minor skin irritations. Just cool in the fridge and mist onto the affected area on the dog’s raw skin. Your dog should feel an immediate soothing effect as the cool tea kills whatever may be living on the skin. A warm (not hot) tea bag can also be used for soothing infected or irritated wounds.