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Remedies For Kennel Cough In Dogs

Infections in the respiratory system are the main reason for kennel coughs. It’s nothing but the basic cold that occurs commonly in dogs. A kennel cough is contagious. Once if your dog gets in contact with the affected dog it will also get infected.A combination of bacteria and virus (the bacteria- Bordetella bronchi sceptical and the canine parainfluenza virus) would result in a kennel cough.  Some of the common symptoms include runny eyes due to intermittent coughing, runny nose, vomiting mucous, nasal discharge, fever and lethargic appearance. Here are some remedies for kennel coughs are as follows.

Raw Lemon And Honey

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Lemon’s antioxidants would be helpful in warding off the cold in your dogs. Mix a teaspoon of lime juice in ½ a cup of water and treat your dog with it twice daily. And for quick results treat him with two teaspoons of honey.

Chicken Soup

Though it sounds peculiar but treating your dogs with chicken soup will ward off the cold, cough and as well as improves the immunity in dogs.

Garlic

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Treat your canines with 500mg of garlic pills with its meal along with echinacea tablets. This will enhance their immunity system as well as will ward off the cold in them.

Coconut Oil

Treat your dog with two tablespoons of coconut oil on daily basis. The antiviral properties of coconut oil will ward off the kennel cold in dogs and also improves their immune system. Make them lick it from their bowl or from the spoon itself.

Cinnamon

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Sprinkle a small amount of cinnamon powder to their meal every time to ward of a kennel cough in them.

Vitamins

Vitamins will speed up the recovery in dogs and so treat your dogs with 500 mg of vitaminC every time before its meal. This will enhance speedy recovery in them.

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Remedies For Diarrhea In Dogs

Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs as like in a human. the dogs would put anything into their mouth and would result in diarrhea. Apart from that certain foods would be hard for the dogs to digest hence results in diarrhea. there are also few other causes like viral, bacterial or parasitic infections. Hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms are some of the parasites that cause these kinds of bowel syndromes. Here are some remedies on how to get rid of diarrhea in dogs.

Immediate Care

Get your vet’s advice if your dog is too young, too old or if it has some pre-existing health issues. And also call if the diarrhea is too watery and if it is vomiting profusely. You can treat your dogs with some home remedies if he is a healthy adult.

 

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  • To save your dog from dehydration ensure access to plenty of clean water. And also encourage him to drink so.
  • For dogs who just have diarrhea.

 

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  • Get him some white rice with white meat in chicken excluding the skin and the bones. Let this be the dog’s diet until his stools attain normal consistency.
  • For the dogs with diarrhea and once or twice of vomiting.
  • Make him starve for 10-12 hours at least, and also limit his water consumption. ensure that at least he has a little quantity of water to avoid the issues of dehydration. You can include some chicken or beef broth with white rice in his diet, ensured in limited quantity. This has to be given after six hours of starvation. Also, wait for 2 hours after the meal if you dog hasn’t vomited, then offer him another bowl chicken and rice. Continue this remedy and also lengthen the time gap in between each diet until you are satisfied with results (i.e. until you see the consistency of stool is hardened. If none of the remedies works and if your dog’s condition is worsened take him to your vet immediately.

Remedies for Dogs with Itchy Paws

The itchy paws are the results of bacterial invasion in the dog’s body. The paws of the dogs will be soft in nature and tender; these areas are too sensitive to get affected by the bacteria. The inflammation caused by the bacterial infections tends your dog to feel itchiness. This is the reason why your puppy licks its paws excessively. There are varied causes for itchy paws like allergies, chemicals, and pesticides. Try the following remedies for itchy paws of your dog to get better results.

Epsom Salt

 

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Take a tub filled with cool water and add 1-2 teaspoons of Epsom salt to it. Make your puppy to enjoy its soak in Epsom salt water. Soak its paws in the water for about 10-15 minutes. It will give soothing and kills the infections causing itchiness. Repeat this process twice a day for better results.

Yeast

Yeast will be toxic to dogs only if they lick it but the yeast will fight against the infections causing inflammation. So use it externally by mixing it in tub water and allow your puppy to soak its paws in it. Take care of your puppy that they should not lick the yeast on their paws.

Rubbing Alcohol

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Dermatitis will be the main cause for itchiness. It will be getting rid using rubbing alcohol and aspirin combo. Mix a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol and 2 capsules of aspirin which should be uncoated in the water along with chamomile tea bag dipped in it. Use this solution to clean the paws once in regular interval of time, repeat it several times a day.

Mineral Oil

Mineral oil will help your dog to get rid of itchy paws. Apply some drops of mineral oil in the paws of your puppy and cover them with cloth or bandage to some extent until the oil absorbed by the skin completely.

Remedies For Dogs With Tear Stains

Tear is one of the languages of conveying the feelings this not only for humans but it also applicable for dogs. Dogs may try to express their feeling to you through tears; it will finally result in tear stains. These stains are due to the tears drops get deposited on the fur around eyes.  There may be many causes for your puppy’s tear try to find out that first and help them to get rid of it. Here are some of the effective home remedies that will help you in tear stains.

Corn Flour

 

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Take some 2-3 teaspoons of corn flour mixed with warm water and add a drop of bleach to it. Be careful to apply the mixture without causing harm to puppy’s eyes. Allow the mixture to reach the room temperature and gently apply that mixture on the tear stains. Leave it undisturbed for 1-2 hours and then wipe it out with a soft cloth.

White Vinegar

White vinegar helps greatly to get rid of tear stains. White vinegar is the good sources of restricting yeast build up. Add 1-2 teaspoons of white vinegar to your puppy’s drinking water. Make them drink that liquid regularly, as it restricts the yeast and bacterial growth in the body.

Colloidal Silver

 

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Wiping dog’s tear stain with colloidal silver will be one of the best options. It is full of antimicrobial properties which will avoid the growth of unwanted fungus and bacteria in the tear stains region. Dip a cotton ball in the colloidal silver solution and gently clean the tear stains without contacting with eyes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Using apple cider vinegar to the warm bathing water gives good result in fading the tear stains away. You can also mix 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in your dog’s drinking water.

Regular Bath

 

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Make your puppy to enjoy a good bath every day. Use natural soaps and shampoos to clean the tear stains while bathing. Avoid contacting eyes with soaps or shampoos as it creates severe irritation in their eyes.

Remedies For Constipation In Dogs

Constipation in dogs is never a good thing. constipation not only makes your dogs feel uncomfortable and your dog would strain a lot to defecate, which might lead to canine hemorrhoids. with few home remedies, it is possible to bring in solution and solve the issue.

Switch To Canned Foods

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For pets who are accustomed to canned foods must be treated with dry foods for a couple of days.the moisture in canned food will help your dog in loosening the bowel movement and will possibly give a cure in 10-12 hours.

Canned Pumpkin

Most of the veterinarians would prescribe it for the dogs, the sweet taste of the pumpkin seeds will easier for your dogs to consume it readily. but remember not to treat your dogs with pumpkin pies as it contains only sugars and spices avoid the same and treat them only with these seeds.

Milk

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Milk is one of the best remedies for constipation in dogs and is usually available in everyone’s house. a small bowl of milk will usually relieve constipation in two hours.

Gravy

Few spoons of canned or jarred gravy would be very helpful in treating the dog’s constipation when they are added to their daily diet. remember to add just two tablespoons of this gravy to have a cure.

Aloe Vera Juice

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Some people would treat their dogs with small amount of aloe vera juice which is effective in dogs and treats their constipation issues also. but still, it not recommended by the veterinarians a proper treatment. hence make sure that you get your vet’s advice before treating your dog with aloe juice.

Remedies for Dog’s Cough

Dog’s cough is an indication of respiratory tract issues or cardiovascular diseases. Coughing is also commonly known as tussis. Basically coughing is a process of cleaning the entry of foreign bodies like microorganisms into the nasal tube, it’s quite often. But in the case of constant coughing needs a special care. Some of the allergens may also tend to cough in dogs. The reasons and causes for a cough may differ yet there are certain remedies prevail for dog’s cough.

Licorice Tea

 

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Add some 1-2 teaspoons of licorice root powder in the boiling water and steep it for 10 minutes, strain and after it comes to room temperature feed your puppy with that licorice tea. You can also add any type of sweetener like honey to it. You can feed this drink regularly before the meals in a quantity of 2 teaspoons.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps in treating common cough in dogs. The antibacterial properties of a cinnamon fight against the infections and microorganism causing cough. Add some fine quantity of cinnamon powder in the foods provided to your pet.

Coconut Oil

 

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Coconut oils are the simplest and effective remedies for dog coughs. Through its soothing and cooling effect, it will provide a greater relief from coughs. But be sure to feed a proper quantity of coconut oil to your puppy because its overdose of coconut oil may results various with digestive issues.

Honey

Honey is the best working remedy for a cough in dogs. Its anti-inflammatory and disinfectants will ward off the bacteria and viruses causing cough. Give 2-3 teaspoons of raw honey to your puppy in a day. Also, you can add 2-3 teaspoons of honey in a glass of lemon juice and feed your puppy through it. As lemon juice will boost the immune power of the dog in an effective manner.

 

Remedies for Dog’s Allergies

Allergies are disgusting factors. They will make the dog restless by making it to scratch and lick excessively. These allergies may happen due to many issues like allergens, bad weather, and wrong foods. The symptoms would be watched by your infected dogs can be itching, red eyes, rashes, biting, chewing and scratching. Here are some remedies which will treat dog allergies.

Apple Cider Vinegar

 

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Apple cider vinegar will treat dog allergies to a greater extent. Fill a sprayer with the apple cider vinegar and spray it directly on the itchy and rashes filled areas. It will provide a greater relief in allergies. Repeat this process regularly until the allergies vanish.

Careful With Dog Foods

In most of the cases, food poisoning will be a major reason for allergies in a dog. It might result in diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite, at that times stop feeding those food items further. Healthy foods will build healthy dogs, so feed them with all nutrients essential for their better growth.

Regular Bath

 

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Bathing will cleanse your dog’s body free from infections. Regular bathing with natural soap and shampoo will provide better cleanliness in them. Rinse your dog’s fur well as it might contain the allergens and microorganisms which cause allergies.

White Vinegar for Ear Allergies

In the case of severe ear infections with a secretion of wax, scratching, bad odors from the ears pour some drops of white vinegar in the ear canal. Take your veterinarian’s advice before taking this action.

Oatmeal

 

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To help your puppy to get rid of allergies related to itchiness and rashes try oatmeal bath for immediate relief.  Mix the baby oatmeal in the bathtub filled warm water and soak your furry baby in it. It will really work well. Repeat this process frequently until the itchiness due to allergies fades off.

Why Does My Dog Lick So Much?

If you are an owner of a dog you might have come across this activity of your dog by licking you in numerous times. Though licking is one of the dog’s natures it should be taken care if it is crossing the limit. More commonly, licking of the dog is considered as its language of conveying certain things. It will show its affection towards you by their licks but be cautious that there can be some critical issues are also shared through it. Let us note some reasons behind your pet’s lickings which are defined below.

Licking Plates

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Sometimes you might have this question that why my dog does licking its plate so much. It is a more usual thing, that when your pet likes the taste of the food you served they will start licking it.

Allergies

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Some of the allergens that affect your pup will be smoke from cigarettes, antibiotics, pollen and chemicals. Also, allergies will occur through certain food items. These allergens cause itchiness in their skin and tend them to lick infinitely.

Emotional Issues

The excess licking will be a reason of conveying their emotional problems. They can be stated as stress, anxiety, boredom etc. take care of that they may lose their fur and cause baldness. Obsession issues can also be created due to excess licking.

Conveys Pain In Injuries

Excess licking will also be a way of transforming its pain towards you. If there is any wounded part in their body they will start licking it excessively because it creates an effective blood flow in that particular area and promotes the faster cure.  So be careful to check their body when they lick obsessively.

Flea Bites

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Check your pup when it starts licking and scratching excessively because it might have fleas. Flea bites cause severe allergic symptoms in their body and it will tend them to lick excessively whenever they feel itchy. A dog looks like mop will more formally possess this discomfort so be sure to get rid of fleas from their body.

Remedies for Dog’s Dry Skin

Dog’s dry skin will be an irritating thing to it. Dry skin will leads itchiness and flaky skin in dogs. It will create a greater disturbance to a puppy and to its owner too. Dry skin will seem to be a normal thing but it creates some warning of a serious factor. So treat the dry skin with effort and closely watch your puppy’s improvement. Some of the causes are dry skins are a deficiency in nutrition, dry climate, using wrong shampoo or soap etc. There are certain remedies prevail for dog’s dry skin which is listed below.

Chamomile Tea

 

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Chamomile tea is used to alleviate the itchiness and rashes caused by the dry skin.  It is recommended to use chilled chamomile tea for better results. Chilled chamomile tea sprayings will give soothe and relief from the dry skin to your puppy. Fill the chamomile tea in a spray can or spray bottle and use it on the dog’s dry skin.

Yogurt

Yogurt provides a protection against yeast infection in the dog’s intestine. It builds the immune power of the dog and helps it to overcome the dry skin issues. So feed your puppy with a spoon of low-fat yogurt every day.

Essential Oil as Shampoo

 

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Treat your dog with essential oil shampoo for better results in alleviating dry skin. Add few drops of eucalyptus oil to natural shampoo and rinse with water mixed with 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar on your puppy’s fur and skin. Regulate this bathing for few weeks.

Epsom salt

Epsom salt helps your puppy with an effective treatment for the sores and itchiness caused by dry skin.  Epsom salts can be used as heat packs or soaks or in bathing water. Add some teaspoons of Epsom salt to the lukewarm water and give a bath to your puppy. It will soothe and healing to the itchiness.

Remedies for Dog’s Hair Loss

Dog are the furry dolls. They are loved mostly be their furry appearance. In such a case, hair loss will be a greater worrying factor for many dog parents. The common causes for hair loss will be allergies, mites, infection, hormonal imbalance or trauma. Hair loss is common among dogs but the excessive shedding of hairs will be a serious issue which should be treated with care. Here some remedies for treating your dog’s hair loss

Coconut oil

 

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Coconut oil is a best-known remedy for hair. Take 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil, warm it slightly and apply it to the regions affected by hair loss. Gently massage it until the skin absorbs the oil. Repeat this process for a couple of weeks.

Olive oil

Olive oil with rich medicinal properties treats hair loss in dogs. It is very effective to use olive oil on the hair loss areas as it provides zero side effects. It will nourish the skin with its numerous nutrients.  Like coconut oil massage, pour some oil on the affected areas and gently massage with your hands. Repeat this regularly for better results.

Apple cider vinegar

 

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Make your puppy to take a bath after taking a massage with apple cider vinegar on the affected areas. Or else you can dilute apple cider vinegar with water and be using a cotton ball dipped in the solution treat it on