10 Home Remedies to Keep Your Dog Healthy

As a dog lover, you want to make sure your dog’s life needs to be happy and healthy forever. But, some puppy problems, like continuous barking, backyard digging, furniture chewing, and floor licking, leaves us scratching our heads, and if not tearing out our hair. While it is always safe to consult a vet before trying any home health fixes, there are many safe and home remedies for your dog’s everyday concerns.

Having said that, let us consider some pet problems and their remedies:


If your dog shows signs like dry mouth, panting, and a loss of skin elasticity due to dehydration, pour some Pedialyte into the water bowl to quickly replace electrolytes. While drinking water will replace most electrolytes, drinking this solution would quickly replace minerals like potassium and sodium.

dog hydration

Get burs out of fur

In order to remove burs out of fur, first, wear work gloves (to avoid getting pricked by burs) and then apply a dab of Crisco into the affected areas, and pry the burs lose. And don’t forget to shampoo your dog to remove the vegetable shortening.

Burrs in dog's fur

Stop chewing

To train your dog to stop chewing a particular object, apply it with a dab of Bengay. It is because the smell will stop him. Also try mixing 5 ounces of Heinz White Vinegar, 5 ounces of water in a 16-ounce trigger-spray bottle and 5 ounces of Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar. Shake the mixture well and spray it on furniture or things your dog usually chews and see the result.

dogs to stop chewing

Eliminate fleas

Repeated use of toxic chemical on your dog may cause irritation and other health problems. In order to avoid this, try adding a small amount of Dawn dishwashing liquid with water in the bathtub and give your dog a good bath in the soapy solution. Apply the lather into your pet’s skin and let it soak for more than 5 minutes. The soap penetrates the exoskeletons of fleas, and kills them. This works quite effectively when compared to few prescribed flea shampoos.

eliminate fleas in dogs

Protect him in the sun

You can prevent your dog from sunburn on his vulnerable areas like nose, ears, and others by applying a light coat of Coppertone sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Feed your pet immediately so as to distract him from licking off the lotion. Also just be sure that the sunscreen you use on your dog doesn’t contain any PABA, zinc, or zinc oxide, because it is dangerous when licked.

Protecting Dogs from the Sun

Prevent ear infections

To avoid painful earaches for your dog due to too much water in his ears’, place a cotton ball dipped with Johnson’s Baby Oil in each of its ears before giving him a bath. And don’t forget to remove the cotton ball afterwards.

Prevent Ear Infection in Dogs

Stop dandruff

Mix a six Bayer Aspirin fine powder into a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, and shake it well. Pour the shampoo mixture over your dogs coat until it lathers up. Let it stay for 5 minutes to allow the salicylic acid in the aspirin to exfoliate your pet’s dead skin cells and then rinse clean with water.

stop dandruff in dogs

Discourage digging

To prevent your dog from digging up your yard, mix 4 tablespoons of pepper sauce and 4 tablespoons of cayenne pepper in 1 quart of water. Sprinkle the solution over the area where your dog digs, then I am sure, your dog will never dig again.

Discourage Dog Digging

Keep food bowls clean

Give your pets bowl a light coat of PAM Cooking Spray before filling the bowl with pet food in order to avoid leftover bits and pieces of moist pet food from sticking to the dog’s food bowl. This gives us two advantages the first being the vegetable oil will prevent the food from adhering to the bowl and the second being the oil gives your pet’s coat a nice shine.

keep dogs food bowl clean

Remove chewing gum

To remove the bubble gum that is stuck to your dog’s paw or fur, wet through the gum with olive oil, rub your fingers to soften it, and take it out by comb his fur. And at last shampoo and rinse it thoroughly.

Having known the different ways to keep our dog healthy let us put them into practice and get benefited.

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