Home Remedies for Dogs and Puppies
We have been around pets, pet owners, breeders , and vets for many years. We have learned some tricks along the way. We are listing them here as a reference guide and not as a replacement for adequate professional care. Use any of these ideas at your own risk, the site is not liable for any problems resulting for any listed remedy.
PUPPIES/DOGS EATING THEIR OWN POOP:
Feed the animal some pinapple chunks. It will stop them from eating the waste.
Never use cows milk to feed a puppy. The following receipe is the best replacement to a canine mothers milk:
-2 cups goat's milk (not Cows Milk, Puppies cannot tolerate it) Available at most stores. If You buy the canned kind, You must add water, if You buy the refrigerated kind,no water necessary
-1 raw egg yolk
-1 cup plain yogurt (NO lowfat or NO fat free, must be plain and very fattening)
-1 teaspoon Karo Syrup (Corn Syrup, never Honey, never never never)
Place ingredients in a blender and blend or use a wire whisk. Blend well to mix ingredients but try to not over blend as bubbles will appear. If many bubbles are present, strain formula prior to adding to the bottle. This formula can keep in a fridge for 7 days. Once You use it throw away any leftovers. The formula must be warmed up. If You bought canned Goats milk You can warm the formula by adding equal amounts of hot water to the room temp canned milk prior to blending. If You bought cold milk that doesn't need water, warm the milk in the microwave BEFORE blending the ingredients.
-Do not use Puppy bottles. These are worthless. Buy Baby bottles (stage 1 nipples) This is a thick formula, slightly enlarge the nipple hole to make it easier for the baby.
-At 3 weeks old, this mixture can be blended with quality puppy food, At first it must be VERY watery and blended so there are no chunks. Every few days decrease the amount of formula until by 5 weeks of age the pups are eating only the solid food.
-This is a weight gaining formula. In large litters it can help ease the requirements on the Mother by allowing Her to feed fewer babies at a time while You bottle feed the others (allow all babies to have both, Mothers milk is always best, especially during the first 48 hours of life) This formula can also be used as a replacement to mothers milk if She is unable to feed or Something happens to Her. Just remember if at all possible, allow the pups to drink from Mom for the first 48 hours of life.
MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF IN DOGS
St. John's wort reduces pain while speeding up healing. If your dog experiences pain that is brought on by injuries where his joints, nerve endings or muscles have been bruised, St. John's wort is available at health food stores. This herb is safe; however, dogs can develop a rash from consuming.
CONSTIPATION IN DOGS & PUPPIES
If You notice your pet straining to go, He or She may be constipated. You can try unsweetened fresh or canned pumpkin. NOT the pie filling pumpkin, use pure unsweetened pumpkin. It can help a constipated dog and is also very healthy with a lot of vitamins and minerals. If Your dog is throwing up or any other symptoms with the constipation take it to the Veterinarian as there may be a blockage which can be life threatning.
You can mix white vinegar/warm water and rinse out the ear several times daily for a week. If No improvement, you MUST go to the Vet.
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