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    Treating a Sick Dog at Home

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    From black tea, to olive oil – there are plenty of home agents that can be used to help sick dogs. Cough, sore throat, fever? If your dog happens to have a little pain, we need not run to the vet immediately. We can find dogs an effective medicine that is natural.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Let’s see the most common sick dog complaints:

    Diarrhoea
    In this case, do not feed the dog for a day. Light black tea is recommended instead of water. The next day he may eat clear soup and rice. Natural yoghurt also restores the natural bacteria in the intestine. Read our guide on dog poisioning.

    Constipation
    When constipated, honey and flax seed oil can help dogs. Add some to the dog’s food.

    Cough
    Mix one cup of chopped onion with the same amount of brown sugar and let it stand overnight. Then filter it. Give your little patient a tablespoon daily.

    Sore throat
    If your dog has a light sore throat and a little cough, this can be easily treated with chamomile. Give your pet cold tea of this plant, instead of water.

    Fleas
    Put a drop of lavender, cedar, fennel, thyme, garlic oil and vodka on a textile handkerchief and tie it on the animal! Its effect lasts two months.

    Eczema
    This treatment should only be used on dry eczema forms. Grind some acorns into a coarse powder and rub the pimpled areas thoroughly. If there is no improvement, consult a veterinarian.

    Fever
    Mild fever can be easily alleviated by compression: soak a large, clean cotton cloth in vinegar and water. Rub it over the animal, and then wrap it. Cover him with a warm blanket.

    Scabbiness
    Cream his entire coat thoroughly with juniper oil. Thus, you can first of all reduce itching, and also help healing.

    Calluses
    If your dog has sore calluses or choppy paws, beeswax and honey cream will do. Cream the problematic areas. Make sure your dog does not lick this cream off though.

    Red eyes
    Mix one teaspoon of olive oil in a cup of cooled black tea. Mop the eyelid and the surrounding skin with the solution-soaked cotton cloth. Be careful not to drop it into the dog’s eyes though.

    Ear mites
    Leave four crushed cloves of garlic in a cup of olive oil overnight, and filter the mixture through. Drop 3-5 drops of this solution in his ear every other day.

    Remember, never give a sick dog human medication. Read our page on vaccinations.

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