Our pets just like our children can catch a sickness or get themselves in predicaments really quickly. And sometimes between work and busy schedules we may not be able to get to the vet or store right away. That has happened to us before and let me tell you, it stinks. I found some ways to help naturally with the most common predicaments that almost every pet gets themselves into! =]
1. Fleas....Cedar oil which is a natural flea repellent, made from the leaves, wood and roots of the cedar tree. Make a mixture containing 5 drops of cedar oil, a few teaspoons of water and dip your dogs collar or bandana into it and then put it around your dogs neck. The cedar oil does not kill the fleas it simply prevents them from wanting to make a home out of your dog because they dont like the smell of cedar oil.
2. Itchy skin...make a homemade oatmeal bath for you dog. Mix 1 cup of plain oatmeal in a bath of warm water. (running the oatmeal through a processor or blender will help it dissolve faster. Once dissolved enough, scoop the oatmeal water over your dog. this can be repeated several times a week!
3. Bad Breath....and one of the main causes of bad breath is bacteria in the mouth. One way to clean up that bacteria is by adding herbs like margosa and coriander to your dogs diet. one way to do this is to boil water that was sprinkled by all herbs for a couple of minutes. let that cool before giving it to your dog, if your dog wont drink it, you can put it into a spray bottle and spray the inside of your dogs mouth with it!
4. Upset stomach...Add some yogurt to your dogs food. the live cultures in the PLAIN yogurt helps replenish the good bacteria which is lost through vomiting and diarrhea and it will also help regulate the digestive system!!
COOL! so helpful in so many ways, i am definitely going to buy a case of essential oils because these oils will be soooo convenient to have around. they're natural ways to help our body and even our pets!! Hope you all enjoyed this one, thank you for reading!