Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Barking Wednesday - Sick Doggie

Thanks for joining me for  Barking Wednesday.  Each Wednesday my post is about my favorite guy...Kingers and his friends.  All kinds of stuff....products - homemade treat recipes - info I have learned over the years, etc.  Info I think is helpful in making sure that every dog lives a fantastic life.

Sick Doggie? 

Here are a few home remedies I use to help Kingers feel better.
  • Whenever Kingers gets sick and vomits I always got to the store and get him a few bottles of Gatorade. The electrolyte drinks available for humans are perfect to help him recoup necessary fluids.  I checked with my vet before I gave King the drinks.  This is very important to check with your vet prior to giving the drink.....the amount you give will depend on the size of your dog.  Make sure to check before your dog is sick with vomiting or diarrhea.  It is better to know what to do before sickness happens.
  • When Kingers has a upset stomach I often give him a little yogurt.  I only eat Organic Yogurt so I give him about a adult serving.  It seems to help settle his stomach.  His favorite flavor is blueberry! :)
  • Whenever Kingers has constipation I add some canned pumpkin to his food.  About 1/4 cup helps get the bowels moving.  If that does not work then I will add some Milk of Magnesia to his food.  Make sure to check with your vet before your dog gets constipated to make sure your vet approves of giving the pumpkin.  Pitted prunes can also be used to him promote bowel movements.
  • Once in a while Kingers eyes get irritated from running in the fields.  My friend shared a great easy tip for relieving his eye problems.  I take a brewed chamomile tea bag and place on his eyes.  It seems to really help the discomfort.
  • Sore legs make a Epson Salt compress.  I take about 1 cup of Epsom Salt to about a gallon of water.  I soak a wash cloth in the solution and hold the wash cloth on the sore area.   Seems to make the Kingers legs feel better.  He likes the 1 on 1 attention as we lay on the floor and I rub and hold the warm compress on his sore leg.
  • If Kingers ever eats something that he should not have eaten...I always use hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. I give about one teaspoon per five pounds of Kings body weight, and if needed I repeat.  I always treat then call the vet. 
  • If you have a good home remedy for your dog please share.  I am always looking for helpful ways to make life easier and happier for my Kingers. Please email me at deda.studios@yahoo.com with your dog home remedies. 
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27 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this series. I love my pup to pieces and you have so many 'home remedy' type tips that are totally up my alley! Thanks for staying awesome!!

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    1. Trisha .... thanks for reading my post. Is there any dog topic you would like for me to discuss? Any issues you have with your doggie or if you know of a friend that is having issues with their dog. If so..please let me know. I am always looking for new topics. Thanks again!

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  2. I do not have a dog, get tips though.

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  3. Great tips, thank you... I never knew you could give yogurt or Gatorade to dogs, HA!

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  4. we give our tobey yogurt too! a little daily, actually we do probiotics, why shouldn't he get some?

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  5. Always great to know what I can do if my pup gets sick. Thanks for the tips!

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  6. What great tips.. I NEVER would have thought to give a dog Gatorade.. now that is really interesting. Thanks a bunch for sharing these!

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  7. These are great home remedies for your pet! Thanks so much for posting these!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing. I wondered what to do when our dog, Rio, had an upset stomach.

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  9. Thanks for the great tips. I never know what to do when my dog is sick.

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  10. We down't own a dog, but it's interesting to know that products that humans consume help dogs too :D

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  11. Awe poor pup. I never would have thought about giving gatoraid to a dog, who knew.

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  12. Some great tips.. I love the one with gatorade.. I had nooo idea.. soo cool, need to ask my vet next time we go there.. and keep your tips handy for when my pups feel a little blue...thanks for sharing

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  13. Thanks for the tip about organic yogurt! I will have to try that with my Beasley!~

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  14. Wow!!! Thanks for sharing!! I never knew these great tips!! Will try them next time my dog is sick!!

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  15. What great ideas. Our pets are so important to us and we need to take care o them. I often make my pup biscuits with pumpkin.

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  16. What some great tips! I never thought about treating them the same why I would treat my child. Give them electrolyte, who would have thought?

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  17. Oh, I always feel bad when animals are sick. They look so helpless. Great tips.

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  18. I never would have thought to give Gatorade that makes a lot of sense.

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  19. Poor puppy :( Hate when my pets or kids are sick.

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  20. I actually don't know much about dogs so I can't speak to this but it's interesting, nonetheless. Kinda neat that electrolytes work for your pup too!

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  21. I do not have any home remedies for our dog. I am going to share this with our family so we will be able to take better care of dog.

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  22. I had no idea dogs could drink Gatorade. Thanks for the tips.

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  23. I don't have a dog or any pet for that matter but I had no idea that dogs could eat yogurt or drink gatorade.. wow.. I know now for my bff she has one..

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  24. poor pup- hope he;s feeling better!

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  25. Thanks for sharing these tips. Very good to know!

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