Natural ingredients are becoming an incredible way to avoid unnecessary veterinary checks and are extending the number of years we get to share with our adorable dogos. Here are our favorites:
Is coconut oil good for our dogs?
Coconut oil is rich in fatty and lauric acids which help combat fungus, viruses and inflammation.
Coconut oil is safe for dogs if you feed him the right amount which will be 1 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of the dog’s weight. Begin with 1/4 of the recommended dose and then start adding up slowly to your dogs foo , or if he really likes it you can give it to him directly from the spoon. Remember, coconut oil contains fat and calories so make sure you are adding your pups calories in a accurate way.
What are the benefits of coconut oil on dogs?
Coconut Oil is a great way to smooth and disinfect minor unhealed wounds and protect the skin from future fungal infections, and soothe cracked paw pads.
Coconut oil is 90% saturated fat. It can help prevent your dog from getting overweight and improves digestion and nutrient absorption. It boosts their immune system and helps them combat heart disease. It helps absorption of other minerals. This incredible natural ingredient is a great remedie for skin infections and alérgic dermatitis.
Can I say more?
Coconut oil might help prevent cancer, stomach ulcers, colitis , Crohn’s disease and other stomach disorders. Is a natural flea and mite repellent . It helps soothe ear infections . Is a very effective deodorizer since it restores the oil layer between skin and the environment .
This amazing native solution is a great moisturizer for your dogs hair and its a natural source of energy and life. I apply on my dogs once a week and believe me, it has changed both my skin and hair and their’s forever! I couldn’t recommend it enough…
2. Aloe Vera
One of my favorite plants to treat fungal infections on their ears, skin and paws . Is totally safe for your dog to lick it so don’t be concerned about that. However, Aloe vera can be toxic when consumed in mild to large amounts.
I mix the following ingredients for an amazing remedie for skin hot spots, fungus, dryness, dermatitis , bug bites and scrapes:
.4 spoons of coconut oil
.4 spoons of aloe vera gel or the natural extract of the plant (letting it set still in water for a few hours)
.4 spoons of olive oil
If your pup has swelling and inflammation around the eyes we totally recommend this soothing natural medicine. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that can be extracted directly from the tea bag. Just brew a cup of tea with a chamomile tea bag, let it cool down and apply it as a compress on the eye or in your dogs hot spots or swelling areas. Let it sit still for a few minutes and repeat 2-3 times a day.
Chamomile can also be used to decompress allergic reactions , bug bites , fungus and others. Is a great way to help with your dogs stomach irritations and to help relieve stress as it relaxes our dog’s muscles. Put a tea bag in your pups water, let it sit a little and remove the baggie so he doesn’t ingest the hole thing.
Apply diluted Chamomile oil to give a gentle massage as a anxiety reliever or to heal skin irritations.
Some diffused essential oils have proven to have healing qualities in our pups . Frankincense oil is on the top of the list for its mood and immune system boosting, anti- imflamatory, digestive and respiratory properties. As a society that is moving forward with more natural, holistic treatments instead of pharmaceutical solutions we must embrace aromatherapy in a safe consuming way. For that we must take proper precautions before using this transformative medicine in our best friends.
Most essential oils shouldn’t ingested. Some essential oils are toxic for dogs as well so make sure you use them wisely and o investigate first is a certain oil you want to diffuse is safe your your furry friend or how that specific oil can help your dogo .
If you are going to apply topically dilute them with water. Always ask your veterinary if your pet has medical restrictions or health conditions you think may affect your pup.
Use Frankincense oil on your dog’s skin to potentially help shrink ulcers, tumors or growths. It can also be used to potentially ease seizures by diluting it with coconut and olive oil and applying it at the base of the neck and between it front paws.
Dogs have 300 million olfactory receptors, humans have around 6 million, thats why we have to be extra careful by slowly introducing oils to our dogs, observe their reaction and give it a free room to go if he or she is not feeling comfortable with the smell.
Apply 1-2 drops of Frankincense to your diffuser a few days before you drop your doggie off for daycare to support its immune system and protect him from getting sick.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Hemp oil is very safe and free of side effects and has numerous qualities.
CBD from hemp oil is a powerful anxiety treatment. It is what I mostly use for treating clients with separation and isolation anxiety. Is a great source to go to when a pup is having strong fears, tremors or anxiety.
CBD from hemp oil is shown to help patients with Cancer, Epilepsy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease . You can also get great benefits from CBD doggie treats.
Other benefits from CBD :
. Great source of omega 3 and omega 6
. Controls nausea and vomiting
. Stimulates appetite
. Pain reliever
Lavender is well known for its anti-stress properties and it works well in dogs as well. Brew your lavender tea or raw tea leaves and poor a little bit in your dogs water for relax and calming effects.
Lavender oil can be beneficial for dogs too! Diffuse the scent around your house , apply a couple drops in your dogs collar or give a gentle massage with it if your dog suffers from anxiety or restlessness or you want to treat him and have a relaxed afternoon with your loving friend. They deserve it, and we do too!
Another good way to use lavender oil is as flee repellent . Just add five drops of citronella oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil, and eucalyptus oil to one cup of water and spray it on your doggies fur.
Yes! Ginger is safe for dogs! You can give it as a gastric solution. It has proven to help prevent bloat, which is a stomach twist that can cause serious health concerns in dogs and it’s a wonderful digestive aid.
Ingested Ginger reduces colesterol , helps with allergies, boosts their immune system and destroys heart worms. Ginger can be easily added to your dogs diet in capsules, tea, powder or tincture. For tiny dogs (1-10 pounds) give 1/8 of a teaspoon. If you have a large dog you can give one tablespoon. Here’s a chart that specifies it to each product:
* Guidelines from Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer
The most common use or Myrrh is the oil extract. Myrrh oil is extracted from a thorny tree that is native from northeastern Africa and southwest Asia. This oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Adding 1-2 drops of Myrrh oil to your ear cleaner will definitely help if you have a dog that tends to get smelly infections often.
Here’s a magical way to get rid of doggie breath as well:
15 drops of Peppermint oil
15 drops of Myrrh oil
2OZ of distilled water
Poor drops on the distilled water, shake it well and clean teeth with it!
The Dandelion flower is a must for dogs with chronic constipation, artrithis, congestive heart failure and gallbladder disease.
Dandelion can also also treat gallstones and gallbladder inflammation.
To supply dandelion for your pet you can get a bottle of dandelion drops and give him that directly or you can infuse 5g to 30g of dandelion herb with 8oz of water (1/3 of a cup per 20 pounds of weight )
Rosemary is been Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) as the FDA in most forms (tea, tincture, fresh whole plant or dried). Rosemary oil can also be diffused in small amounts for calming effects .
Rosemary is an ingredient that is commonly used in natural food chains and as a dog food preservative because in a natural antibacterial that can help your dog fight infections in the mouth and skin, cuts and burns, urinary and digestive tracts. Got a dog that gets bugs, ticks and flees everywhere when you take him to the backyard? Mix Rosemary with boiled water and apply it on your dogs fur.
Now, do not apply Rosemary oil directly on your dogs hair or give him the oil by mouth. It can be very harmful for him.
Adding a little bit as the natural herb for seasoning to your dogs food can improve his digestive system . It works as a antioxidant and its a hearth health booster as well!