Home Remedies for Dogs
Veterinary costs can get very expensive and there are times when you aren’t able to seek immediate professional help. Luckily, there are several at home remedies for dogs. Recently, we read an article from allyou magazine featuring Dr. Greg Martinez, DVM. Dr. Martinez is a doctor of veterinary medicine and his at home remedies for dogs could be very helpful for you and your dog. We know the importance of spreading educational and useful information to our readers so we put together a summary of the article. Below is a list of items that you may have in your home that could help ease your dog’s ailment until you can seek professional help. Please remember that not all dogs can tolerate the same medicines so it is important for you to inquire expert advice.
Home Remedies for Dogs Pain
Can I give my dog aspirin?
Yes, you can give your dog aspirin. Aspirin effectively eases your dog’s pain.
My dog is limping, will aspirin help?
Yes, aspirin can help ease a dog’s limp that is caused by a painful muscle or joint.
How much aspirin can I give my dog?
Dosage varies depending on the size and age of the dog. Adult dogs can be given 1 half to 1 full aspirin for every 30 pounds. For example, if your dog weighs 60 pounds he can be given 1 to 2 aspirin. Puppies can be given 1 half to 1 full low dose aspirin for every 5 to 10 pounds.
Home Remedies for Dogs Allergies
Can I give my dog Benadryl?
Yes, you can give your dog Benadryl. Benadryl helps ease your dog’s allergies.
My dog was stung by a bee, will Benadryl help?
Yes, Benadryl helps reduce swelling if your dog experiences a bee sting.
How much Benadryl can I give my dog?
A dog can be given 1 Benadryl for every 30 pounds.
Home Remedies for Dog Cuts
My dog has a cut, what can I do?
Depending on the size and severity of the cut, you could use Krazy glue. It is important for you to make sure the cut is minor, clean, not inflamed, and not infected before using Krazy glue. If your dog’s cut does not satisfy all of these requirements, seek professional attention.
Can I use Polysporin on my dog?
Yes, Polysporin is an effective antibiotic ointment for dogs.
My dog has a broken nail, will Polysporin help?
Yes, broken nails can be painful. Polysporin and a bandage can help protect the nail from infection.
How much Polysporin do I apply?
First, make sure the area is clean and apply a thin layer of the antibiotic ointment. Cover the area with a bandage.
Home Remedies for Dogs – Stomach
I think my dog has an upset stomach because my dog is throwing up, can I give my dog Pepcid?
Yes, Pepcid or Pepcid AC is an antacid that works for dogs. Your dog may have an upset stomach from eating grass or a long car ride. If you don’t know why your dog is throwing up you should seek professional advice.
How much Pepcid can I give my dog?
You can give your dog 1/4 to 1/2 of a Pepcid/AC tablet for every 10 pounds. For example, if your dog weighs 30 pounds he can be given 3/4 to 1.5 tablets of Pepcid.