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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your dog home remedies.
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