Eight Simple Home Remedies for Your Dog
¬†You've probably heard a million home remedies for YOURSELF.¬† But what about home remedies for your DOG?
¬†--Well, a book came out earlier this year called "Amazing Pet Cures", and some of them sound like they might actually work . . . for dogs AND cats.¬† Here are the top eight.
¬†#1.)¬† Use Crisco to Get Burs Out of Their Fur.¬† Wear work gloves so you don't get pricked, then work a dab of Crisco into the affected area, pry the burs loose, and use shampoo to get the Crisco off.
¬†#2.)¬† Use Vinegar to Stop Your Dog from Chewing on the Furniture.¬† In a spray bottle, mix five ounces of white vinegar, five ounces of apple cider vinegar, and five ounces of water.¬† Then spray it on whatever the dog likes to chew.
¬†--Or if it's a specific spot, you can dab it with Bengay.¬†¬†#3.)¬† To Kill Fleas, Bathe Your Dog with Dawn Dish Soap.¬† It's non-toxic, but it penetrates the exoskeletons of the fleas and kills them.¬† And according to the book, it works better than some prescription flea shampoos.
¬†¬†#4.)¬† To Prevent Shedding, Use a Damp Paper Towel.¬† Just run a sheet under the tap, then pet your dog with it to collect the loose hair.¬† It won't actually STOP the shedding.¬† But it'll help make sure the hair doesn't end up all over the house.
¬†#5.)¬† Use Trash Bags to Stop You Dog from Going to the Bathroom Inside.¬† If it always happens in the same spot, just cut open a trash bag and put it there.¬† Most dogs hate the feeling of plastic on their feet so much, they won't walk on it.
¬†--Of course, there's still a chance it'll go right NEXT to the trash bag.
¬†#6.)¬† To Discourage Digging, Use Tabasco Sauce and Cayenne Pepper.¬† If they keep digging up the yard, add four tablespoons of Tabasco and four tablespoons of cayenne pepper to one quart of water.¬† Then sprinkle it on the grass.
¬†#7.)¬† To Make the Food Bowls Easier to Clean, Use PAM Cooking Spray.¬† If you spray a little bit on the inside of the bowl before you fill it with wet food, the leftover pieces won't stick when they dry out.
¬†--And as an added bonus, the vegetable oil helps make your dog's coat shinier.
¬†#8.)¬† For Older Dogs with Arthritis, Use White Rice in a Sock.¬† Fill a sock halfway with uncooked white rice, tie a knot in the end, and heat it in the microwave for one minute.
¬†--Then put the warm sock on your dog's joints twice a day for about 15 minutes.¬† You can also do the same thing with a regular heating pad.¬† But you don't have to worry about your dog RUINING rice in a sock.¬† And it's also re-usable.
¬†--Just make sure to use a CLEAN sock . . . or your microwave will smell DISGUSTING.