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Some interesting tips! I don't know where you would find 1/2 of this stuff, but interesting none the less. :)

A strong tea of eyebright, used as a wash, is perfect for irritated eyes on
all pets. Also administer orally to boost the internal mechanisms to fight
infection from the inside. Alternatively, you can make a saline solution.
Dissolve 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt in 1/2 cup boiling water. Add 1 drop of
goldenseal extract to 1 tablespoon of the saline solution, once cooled, when
you are going to use it....it shrinks swollen tissues and disinfects.

The common cause of itching is due to fleas and flea bites - some animals
are actually allergic to the flea bites, compounding the problem. Brewer's
yeast is often recommended, 1 teaspoon or tablet per day, as a deterrent. A
word of caution here - some animals are allergic to the brewer's yeast, or
react to it with dry patches of skin that itch just as bad as the fleas do.
If you use brewer's yeast, keep an eye out for these sorts of skin problems
to develop, and discontinue the brewer's yeast if necessary as soon as one
of these symptoms appear. A good remedy for those dry itchy skin patches is
tea tree oil, rubbed over the patch. The bitter taste will discourage the
animal from digging at his skin, and the oil works well to heal the dryness.
Do not use it near the eyes or genitals, however. Aloe is also good for
those dry patches. Another method is to put a slice of raw cucumber over the
"hot" spot, holding it there for a few minutes, and then rub aloe or tea
tree oil over the area.
The shampoo you use, or the flea collar you use, may actually be causing the
itching. Bathe the animal in an all natural shampoo, preferably something
that has aloe in it, and find an alternative to that flea collar!! Would you
wear chemicals around your neck? Neither should they!

You can make an herbal dip for your pet as follows: 2 cups packed fresh
peppermint, pennyroyal, or rosemary; 1 quart boiling water; 4 quarts warm
water - - Prepare an infusion by pouring the boiling water over the herbs
and allow it to steep for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid and dilute it with
the warm water. Saturate the animal's coat thoroughly with the solution,
allowing it to air dry. Use at the first sign of flea activity. This remedy
will need to be repeated everthree to four days, but it is totally safe.

If the itching persists, and fleas or poor diet are not the culprit, use a
mixture of Licorice Root, Dandelion Root, and Cat's Claw in equal drops of
each tincture for two weeks. The licorice is a natural cortisone, and will
help to jumpstart the immune system.

To get rid of fleas in your carpet, after removing pets from the room,
sprinkle Borax over the carpet and rub it in. Wait a while, then vacuum as
usual. This is a safe, non-chemical method of flea control. Reapply the
Borax once a week until the problem is gone.

Fresh aloe is an excellent application for those strange cuts and scrapes we
can never figure out how our pet got. It is a natural antiseptic, and will
keep the area moist until the cut can heal. Alternatively, you can clean the
wound with a wash of goldenseal, and apply aloe or other herbal treatments
that are your favorites.

First you must lance the abscess. I mix a betadine solution with water until
it looks like tea, and then fill an eyedropper with the solution and squirt
it into the hole. Do this several times per day, at least three. The
important thing is to clip the fur away from the abscess and don't cover it
with any bandage, or it can't drain properly. It has to heal from the inside
out. If it is extremely deep, you may need a vet to put a drain in it. I
also begin to administer antibiotic herbs orally, to help fight any
infection that may occur. Another course of action is to use chamomile in
the wound to prevent infection. I have had a lot of success with these
methods, which my vet recommends. However, I also know that if it doesn't
begin to clear up within a week, I need professional help to combat the

Does your pet get carsick when you take him for trips? Try giving a few
drops of ginger root extract prior to the trip to settle his tummy. If it is
a long trip, you may want to administer the ginger again halfway through the

Give a tincture of equal drops of echinacea and goldenseal. If the illness
persists after two weeks, try a combination of different herbal antibiotics
after careful diagnosis by your vet. If the animal recovers quickly,
continue giving the herbs for a few days after, to aid in healing
I generally give a capsule of garlic oil in the food once per week. It helps
keep the biting insect critters away, and helps keep the immune system

When a pet is dehydrated, due to illness or injury, you can give them
Pedialyte, available in the baby food section of any grocery store.
Alternatively, you can substitute Gatorade. However, the sugar content in
Gatorade is rather high, which is not good for long term use with our pets.
If using it, cut it in half with plain water. There are also powdered
electrolyte solutions available in most feed stores that work just as well,
and are less expensive. Electrolyte solutions given in place of water for
the first 24 hours will also help new pets that were shipped to deal with
the stress of shipping. This is especially important with reptiles,
amphibians, and birds of all types.

If your pet is suffering from ulcers, give him two drops each of Calendula,
Comfrey, Knotgrass, and Nettle twice per day. Couple this with a bland, easy
to digest diet until the ulcer has healed.

Anxiety, Stress:
When your pet suffers from stress or anxiety, try a combination of the
extracts of Oats, Valerian, and Chamomile. Rub a little lavendar oil near
the animal's muzzle, or place some on a cotton pad in the pet's bed or in
his sleeping area. And remember that if you are stressed, the animal will be
too, so sniff a little of that calming lavendar for yourself as well.

To raise an orphan, first find some goat milk - the fresher the better - to
use as the replacement for mother's milk. Goat milk is high in butterfat
content, and is infinitely better to use than those powdered replacements
found in stores, and miles ahead of cow's milk. This applies for human
babies, as well. Many a colicky baby has had their stomach soothed with goat
milk.....and goat milk is usually easily used by those considered
lactose-intolerant. Goat milk can be found in your health food store, and
often in your grocery store, but the very best source is of course directly
from the goat. Find a dairy goat farmer in your area. The prices will be
better, too! We have raised everything from puppies and kittens to colts and
calves on goat's milk, and have observed or experienced none of the
weight-gain problems or vitamin deficiency or immune deficiencies that occur
often when using substitutes. Remember to feed the milk warmed. For puppies
and kittens, it is often helpful to rub the face and anal area with a warm
swab, to stimulate their system, much as the mother does after the baby
feeds from her. Once per day, add a little spirulina (powdered) to the milk.
It boosts the immune system, so needed in orphaned babies, and provides many
necessary vitamins and nutrients.

Raspberry leaf administered daily throughout a pet's pregnancy (mammals)
will help tone the uterus and aid in the healing of the uterus after birth,
as well as help to stimulate milk production in the mammaries.

Diarrhea, vomiting:
Powdered slippery elm bark is useful for treating diarrhea, vomiting, and
sensitive stomachs for pets.

Shiny Coats:
One teaspoon (less for very small animals, such as ferrets) of cod liver oil
dribbled over the pet's food once or twice per week will give a thick, shiny
coat, as well as provide many nutrients needed by your pet's body.

Bee Pollen:
1/4 teaspoon for every 15 pounds of animal, given two to three times weekly,
helps to slow the aging process. It will also restore hormone balances,
regulate the digestive tract, and calm the symptoms of common allergies.
Give bee pollen daily during times of stress, illness, or disease to give a
boost to the body.

Vitamin C:
Giving 1000 mg to 2000 mg per day for three months to puppies from large
breeds can help prevent hip dysplacia. Give 500 mg to 1000 mg daily to ease
arthritis in dogs and cats. 500 mg each day can prevent urinary tract
symptoms and problems for cats.

Do not give white willow to cats or kittens. Many felines are allergic to
salycin, the active ingredient in both white willow and the drug that is
derived from it, aspirin. Substitute meadowsweet as a pain reliever instead.

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Amy these are great! Where'd you find them?

44,122 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Amy these are great! Where'd you find them?
My sister-in-law emailed them to me Connie. Not sure where she got it.
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