by A. Grano on September 22nd, 2010 at 7:00 am
For many parts of the country, fall weather has not yet arrived, and pet owners are still dealing with lingering warm, rainy weather that is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pesky bugs that can bother your pet. For those who are enjoying the first cool air of fall, it’s also important to take precautions when spending time outdoors with your pet, and avoid exposing your pet to areas with tall grass and brush environments where fleas, ticks and other bugs thrive.
To help prevent fleas and bites, feed your pet a balanced, healthy diet that includes yeast and garlic, which can help make your pet less “attractive” to critters. Keep your pet’s bedding clean and regularly check your pet for any critters and signs of skin irritation. Also, make sure that your pet stays up to date with vaccinations and preventative medicines, in addition to natural remedies.
Keep immunity strong
Natural and holistic remedies have been used for centuries to strengthen your pet’s immune system, eliminate toxins and help sustain overall health. Milk thistle is a highly effective herb that supports liver functioning and promotes toxin elimination. Homeopathic ingredients such as Crotalus hor., China, Ferrum phos. and Aconite are also great for supporting the immune system, liver and red blood cells.
Naturally soothe skin
Sometimes pesky bites cannot be avoided. To soothe insect bites, use water mixed with baking soda to create a soothing paste. For itchy feet, mix Epsom salts in cool water. Dip your dog’s feet in the salty water for 5-10 minutes, ensuring that he does not drink it. German chamomile and Witch hazel are also known for their soothing properties and skin health benefits. Skin and Coat Tonic™ promotes healthy skin and shiny, glossy coats.
Do you have any great home pet remedies you’d like to share?