Natural Home Remedies For Common Dog Ailments

September 22, 2010

in Cat Health

Finding natural remedies for your dog may be an important consideration for you if you’ve felt burdened by the expense of being a dog owner. The first year of a dog’s life is especially expensive when you factor in all the vet bills, medications, tests along with the equipment you have to buy and the cost of puppy school. I began my quest to find alternative methods for treating my dog almost as soon as we brought him home.

The first time I paid a $500 bill after my dog had a bought of diarrhea, I vowed to find alternative treatments for him. The tests and medications sure added up quickly and it turned out that there was nothing wrong with him. It’s best to be on the safe side but my wallet didn’t feel very safe after that. My dog was otherwise behaving normally when he had the diarrhea. He was still full of energy and eating normally. In retrospect, it may have been because he was teething at the time.

If however, you have a dog with diarrhea and he is lethargic, not eating or drinking, vomiting and not otherwise behaving normally, you should definitely take him to the vet. However, normal behavior indicates that your dog can probably be cured right at home. Your wallet will thank you and you’ll maintain your peace of mind by finding natural remedies for common dog illnesses.

Also, some vets have a tendency to over prescribe medications which can weaken their immune system or actually cause them harm over the long term. At one point, our dog had an ear infection for which our vet gave us ear drops. We were told to put the drops in the dog’s ears twice per day. The good news is that the infection cleared up but the bad news is that the medication irritated my dog’s ears to the point that they became swollen and red. At that point we consulted another vet who told us that the medication our dog was prescribed should only be administered once per day and that was the reason for the inflammation.

Thankfully, many dog illnesses can be treated successfully with natural remedies that you can find at home. You can save yourself a lot of money, time and aggravation by becoming informed about alternative treatments. And, if your pet happens to become ill on the week-end when your vet’s office is closed, you can help him to feel more comfortable and possibly recover before the week-end is even over.

I’ve learned the hard way that many dog illnesses don’t require a visit to the vet. Save yourself precious time, money and hassle when you visit Natural Remedies for Dogs to get answers to your dog health questions. You’ll also discover how to potty train a dog in 7 days or less.

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