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Try These Natural Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats!

Find out how you can deal with fleas and ticks with natural home remedies for your cats and dogs!


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Home Remedies for Fleas & Ticks on Dogs and Cats.

Flea collars are a great way to get rid of those unwelcome pests. Use natural and active ingredients for treating fleas and ticks such as cedar, lemongrass, and rosemary to deter them away from your cat and dogs.

Fleas are so tiny and can be very hard to grab with your fingers.

Drown out the fleas by dipping your pet in a tub of water and using natural liquid shampoo to clean them.

When taking your dog (or cat) on a walk, have them wear pet clothes so it is less likely for fleas to jump and stick on them.

A clean and tidy house can do a lot to keep these nasty pests away from your beloved cat and dog!

Home Remedies for Dry Skin on Dogs and Cats.

As crazy as it sounds, an oatmeal bath can soothe the dry skin of your beloved dog and cat. Put uncooked oatmeal into a sock or stocking and run a tubful of warm water over it. Soak your dog or cat in the water for 5 to 10 minutes. Dry skin can cause other skin problems that can make your pet very miserable. Consider buying Oatmeal-based shampoo if you feel that dry skin is becoming a problem in your dog and cats.

Home Remedies for Cuts, Scratches, and Skin Abrasions in Dogs and Cats.

For serious cuts and skin abrasions, please bring your pet to your local veterinarian for a thorough check-up as it can cause terrible infections. For small and non-life-threatening cuts and scratches, mix together 1 pint of water, ½ a teaspoon of salt, and ½ a teaspoon of calendula, mix the solution together, and soak your dog or cat’s injured paw into the solution. If the wound is on the body, put the solution into a squirt bottle and spray it gently onto the injured area. Repeat this process every 4 to 6 hours for the first 24 hours. To help with skin infections, catnip is another option. When dried and crushed, the plant gives rise to an essential oil that can be used to treat skin infections. It also possesses antiseptic attributes which are effective in treating skin infections. Catnip contains high levels of tannins which help to accelerate the process of repairing damaged tissues and stop hemorrhages from grazes and cuts. The tannins are also useful in curing burn injuries and scalds, insect bites, piles, and skin problems accompanied by inflammations.

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Home Remedies for Indigestion and Loose Stool in Dogs and Cats.

Indigestion and loose stools can be caused by a number of digestive problems in dogs.

It is always smart to bring your dog or cat to the local veterinarian to make sure there are no serious underlying problems. The herb, Ulmus Rubra also known as the Slippery elm can be available for purchase in the form of powder or capsules.

Mix 1 tablespoon of the powder into 1 pint of water and bring to a boil to thicken. Once it cools down, give a teaspoon to smaller pets or several tablespoons to larger pets every 2 to 4 hours.

This will help their stomach settle down as it counteracts the irritation by allowing stools to firm up.

Another great home remedy is to add prunes or canned pumpkins into your pet's diet to help them digest food better.

Home Remedies for Itchy Eyes in Dogs and Cats.

A simple rinse of saline eye solution can help mild eye irritation and get rid of irritants in the eye for cats and dogs. Another great home remedy solution is to add ¼ teaspoon of sea salt to 1 cup of pure water. Mix the solution and keep it at room temperature. Apply the mixture onto a glass or plastic dropper and apply it to your dog or cat’s eye. If the irritated eye worsens, discontinue the use of the eyewash and bring your pet to the veterinarian immediately.

Home Remedies for Sick Dogs and Cats.

Just like us humans, electrolyte drinks can really help when your dog or cat is feeling a bit under the weather.

Natural sugars such as honey, agave syrup and even table sugar combined with salts can help replace potassium, phosphorus, bicarbonate, chloride, sodium, and calcium.

Mix ¼ of purified water with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix the drink together and you have yourself a DIY electrolyte water for your beloved dog and cats.

Consider buying our Crystal Infused Urban Merci Bottle and filling it up with your DIY electrolyte drink for maximum bliss and happiness!

Home Remedies for Facial Hot Spots and Allergic Reactions in Dogs and Cats.

Facial Hotspots and allergic reactions around the face are usually caused by plastic bowls that dogs and cats eat from.

A simple switch to a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl can reduce the number of bacteria exposed to your pet.

Make sure to regularly clean your dog and cat's bowl to minimize the number of bacteria that they are exposed to.

Merci Collective will soon be offering finely crafted ceramic bowls to our collection, so make sure to keep an eye out!

Home Remedies to Remove Skunk Sprays on Dogs and Cats.

Getting rid of Skunk Sprays can be a nuisance to deal with. Mix ¼ of hydrogen peroxide, ¼ of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of liquid dog/cat soap. Apply the solution to the fur while avoiding the eyes then rinse with water. To get rid of the horrendous stench, douse your pet with tomato juice and leave it on for several minutes. Repeat the process several times until the odor is eventually gone. Larger dogs may require more tomato juice for the process. There is more information online about how to properly deal with Skunks.

We hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to send us a message!

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