Home Remedies For Dogs And Other Pets



Home remedies for dogs and pets in general

Pets are lovely to have but they also come with their baggage - putrid skunk odors, pesky fleas, diseases, and so on.

The good news is that, there are many home remedies for these problems.

Interestingly, animals respond to herbal treatment than humans do. Almost every herbal treatment that is fit for human use can be used to treat your pet.


Ticks home remedies for dogs

Check dogs 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 home remedy for pet

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.


Natural pet remedies for odors

Summer flies Cat litter remedies

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.

    Skunk odor

    When your dog gets near a skunk, wipe it down with overripe tomatoes for a good long time. This will takes care of the odor.

    Baking soda home remedy for pet odor

    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.

  • You may also wash your dog with non fat dry milk by adding it to the bathwater to neutralize bad smells.

    These are some useful home remedies for dogs and other pets.

    Clean Shower for pet odor on carpet

    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.


    Cleaning home remedies for dogs and cats

    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.

    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 home remedies for dogs and cats

    Add a couple of liquid bluing drops to the rinse water while bathing your pet. This will whiten the pet’s fur.

  • Liquid bluing can be used in reducing the algae growth in fish ponds, garden lily ponds, and farm animals feeding troughs. Just add a few drops.

    Liquid bluing contains biocide and a nontoxic amount of Ph balancer that can stop the build up of algae and bacteria.


    Injury and ailments - home remedies for dogs and cats

    Mange treatment

    Mange is a communicable disease caused by mites. It causes itching and hair loss in pets.

    Mix ¼ cup of olive oil with 2 tablespoons each of goldenseal powder and garlic powder, and apply to the affected area.

    Some people apply motor oil to the affected area to get rid of mange. It could be messy though.

    Bag balm for healing

    Bag balm quickens healing of skin irritations, cuts, scratches, and paw abrasions of pets. Rub it on the affected area. Bag balm is a salve meant to relieve cracking in cow udders.

    Flea home remedies for dogs and cats

    Mix your pet’s food with 100 mg thiamine daily. It is known to work.

    Rosemary for Flea wash

    Boil 1 cup of fresh or dried rosemary in 1 quart f water and steep until cool. Strain, and wash your dog with it.

    Rinse it off and pour the herbal liquid on the dog, working it in well. Leave the herbal tea on the dog to dry up.

    Hair loss – dogs

    Take a little goldenseal and sprinkle it on your dog’s feed and in the water.

    Pet home remedies for Leg strains

    Gently boil 1 quart of apple cider vinegar and add 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper to it. Boil t for 10 minutes and apply to the strained leg of your pet. It works well on horses too.

    Wormwood oil for hot spots

    If you discover hot spots on spayed female dogs, rub the affected areas with wormwood oil several times. You can also add brewer’s yeast to their foods.

    Another solution is to mix same quantity of olive and thyme oil and apply to the affected area with cotton ball. This is one of the relevant home remedies for dogs.

    Eye wash for pets

    Add 2 tablespoons of bruised fennel seeds and 2 tablespoons of comfrey roots in 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.

    Steep until it’s cool and put in the eye of pet for eye infection with an eye dropper. Keep the rest refrigerated.

    Cuts and sores home remedies for dogs and cats

    Get a 16 ounce bottle of vinegar and add a handful of peppermint to it. Keep it for about 2 weeks and use it on the sores of your animal.

    It stops the wounds from itching, and the animal from scratching.

  • Rub a split aloe vera leaf on the pads of your dog’s sore foot frequently to heal.

    Hairballs prevention

    Adding corn oil to the cat’s food once a week can also prevent hairballs.

  • A little bit of Alberto VO5 conditioning hairdressing rubbed on the cat is believed to prevent hairballs. The cat can lick its fur without harm.

    The conditioner is nontoxic and natural. Consider some of these home remedies for dogs and cats treatment.

    rheumatism home remedy for dog

    Add 6 drops of rosemary oil in ½ cup of water and use it to massage the affected area of your pet.

    You can also stuff your dog’s pillow with dried male fern leaves. This reduces the pain.


    General home remedies for dogs and cats

    How to make cats calm

    Stuff a toy mouse with valerian and let the cat play with it. They love the smell of valerian, and they will calm down.

    Dog’s toenail bleeding

    Clipping your dog's toenail very short may cause bleeding. Rub cornstarch to the nail bed to clot the blood.

    Cats and house plants

    Do you want to prevent your cat from destroying your houseplants? Add some coffee grounds to the top of your potting soil. This scent will turn off the cat.

    You can also keep your flower bed and vegetable garden from your pets by spraying them with black pepper.

    How to stop dogs barking

    One of the home remedies for dogs barking is lemon juice. Squirt some lemon juice into your dog’s mouth and that will restrict the barking.

    Sofas from pets

    Place some aluminum foils on your sofas and upholstered chairs to keep your dogs and cats away from them. The sound of rustling foil scares them.

    These home remedies for dogs and cats have been used by many pet lovers


    Home remedies for farm animals

    Windy colic

    Boil 4 tablespoons of fennel seed or bruised caraway seeds in 1 quart of water and let it cool for about 20 minutes,

    Strain and add to the drinking water of the animals. This should give them a quick relief.

    A lot of angelica for the animals to eat can also help with windy colic.

    Bounce to repel insect

    Tie a sheet of unscented bounce to the brow band of the horse’s bridle to repel insects.

    Vinegar to repel insects

    Add ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounce of water. Put it in a spray bottle and spray your horse with it. This drives away insects.

    Internal parasites

    Mix together 1 tablespoon each of thyme, garlic powder and wormwood. Fill empty capsules with the mixture and give the animal 1 capsule for every 10 pounds of weight.

    Have your animal go without food for 24 hours before you start this treatment. Give the capsule to the animal every 4 hours during the day.

    These treatments can serve as remedies for farm animals and home remedies for dogs.

    Chicken lice

    Give the chickens wood ashes in a pile to bath in. This keeps the lice away.

    Peppermint to repel flies

    Put equal amount of peppermint mouthwash and baby oil into a 16 ounce spray bottle and mix well. Spray it on your horses to drive away flies.

    Swine worm

    Place some lumps of coal in their pen. Swine will eat some of it to get rid of worms, though that is not the safest material. Use your judgment to do this.

    Diarrhea in goats

    Give the goats a lot of fresh purslane to eat. This will stop the diarrhea .

    Milk production

    Milk production in cows and goats can be stimulated with holy thistle.

    Place a handful of holy thistle in a bucket full of water and let it sit overnight. Give to the animals to drink early in the morning.

    Sore teats

    This remedy is recommended for treating sore teats in animals. Melt ½ ounce of beeswax in a cup of almond oil and apply it to the affected teats.


    Add water to slippery elm to form a paste. Use a clean cloth to apply it to the affected area.

    You can also apply a hot compress of thyme tea to the teats. Boil ¼ cup of dried thyme in 2 cups of water and steep for about 30 minutes. Strain and reheat and use as a compress on the teats.

    These are some home remedies for dogs, cats and farm animals that you can try out.

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