Natural homemade remedies for dogs with skin and digestive problems

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If your dog has some common issues like dry skin or diarrhoea, read on, there are some natural homemade remedies that you can try for relief before spending a fortune at a pet clinic. However, if the condition your pet has is persistent and serious, please seek veterinary attention as soon as possible.

天然療法舒緩寵物的皮膚和腸胃問題

Oatmeal soothes dry skin and hot spots

Oatmeal may help relieve dry and itchy skin some dogs encounter. How to apply it? 1) Ground oatmeal into a fine powder and add to a warm bath for your dog to soak into. It may work better for smaller dogs, just because it’s easier to put a small dog in a bath without too much of work. 2) Make oatmeal into paste with less water and apply the paste onto affected areas. Even if your dog lick it off, it has no harm.

天然療法舒緩寵物的皮膚和腸胃問題

High quality coconut oil helps dogs with overweight, digestive disorders and dry skin

Don’t assume oil is bad, studies have indicated that coconut oil can improve nutrient absorption, help counteract digestive disorders, like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis, and reduce overall inflammation in the body.

Organic, virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil is the best. Small dogs can start with no more than a quarter of teaspoon to mix with their meals, while large dogs can have a bit more daily. However, dogs with pancreatitis shouldn’t take it because of its high fat content.

Coconut oil can serve as a moisturiser in winter, applying it to your dog’s skin can help infuse your furry friend’s flaky and irritating skin. What’s more, its antimicrobial properties make it a natural and delicious toothpaste!

天然療法舒緩寵物的皮膚和腸胃問題

Pumpkin helps with digestive upset

Canned or cooked pumpkin (without any added sugar) is a great source of fibre, potassium, Vitamin A, iron and beta carotene. Mixing it with your dog’s diet from time to from can help balance digestive system. However, if your dog has chronic kidney disease or diabetes, always check with you vet first.

Moving away from chemicals and artificial stuff does you good, just that you know eating wholesome fresh food is much better than heavily processed food. Same logic applies to your beloved pets!

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