Home Remedies For Dogs That Save You Money
The first year of your pet’s life can be an expensive one with all that you need to do to care for your new pet. Your puppy needs his first shots and de-worming; you need to buy all the equipment for him and maybe even take him to puppy school. It was during my dog’s first year that I began researching alternative remedies to cut down on the expense of being a dog owner.
While my dog was still a puppy, he went through a nasty bought of diarrhea. Being an inexperienced dog owner, I brought him to the vet right away. After a battery of tests and medications, my bill was $500. There was nothing wrong with him as it turns out. And, my dog was behaving normally in every way. He was full of energy and eating as usual. Soft stools are normal for a dog from time to time but in this case, his bowel movements were almost straight liquid. So, that is the reason that I panicked. In retrospect, his diarrhea may have been caused by teething.
In the case of diarrhea, if your dog or puppy is not otherwise behaving normally then take him straight to the vet. If he is behaving normally, then there are natural remedies for dogs that can cure this problem. You can save yourself a lot of unnecessary expense by investigating ways to treat your pet at home for common ailments.
In addition, some vets may over prescribe medications that can harm your pet over the long term. At one stage my dog had an ear infection and the vet recommended a particular brand of ear drops and putting them in his ears twice per day for 2 weeks. Well, the ear infection cleared up but the medication caused a lot of irritation to my dog’s ears. Even after two weeks, the poor little guy was still very uncomfortable. We cured one problem and caused another – the irritation from the medication. It was at that point that we consulted another vet with a very good reputation who recommended we only use the medication as needed.
The point is that many dog ailments can be treated successfully at home just like many human illnesses can. By investigating alternative treatments, you can save yourself money as well as time. If your pet becomes ill on the week-end when your veterinarian’s office is closed, you may have to take him to a pet hospital which is extremely expensive or, wait until Monday when your vet’s office is open again. If you become informed on how to treat your pet with natural remedies, then you can help your dog to feel more comfortable in a shorter span of time.
Many dog ailments can be effectively treated at home. Save your sanity, your time and your money when you visit Natural Remedies for Dogs to get your dog health questions answered. Among the things you’ll learn includes a post about heartworms in dogs. It’s not as scary as it sounds.