Remedies & Products we use & recommend
So many call and ask me what I use for a particular condition on their pet. Thus I decided to have a page with some of my favorite tried and true remedies.
Coconut oil is a must. I find more reasons to use it as time goes by. It is great for the coat and for it's caprylic acid content that rids the body of bad bacteria without harming the good, It is taken internally and applied to abrasions topically. For the complete article on coconut oil click here.
C.E.T Dental Chews. You get these from your Vet . You can find them online at Amazon. I keep extra usually on hand. The small are great for the toy breeds and you can break them into smaller pieces for puppies. The dogs go nuts for these. I get calls all the time from clients wanting more.
.TEA TREE OIL (Melaleuca alternifolia) This is my all time favorite. It is an anitfungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial oil. It will numb so for pets you must use it at a 15% ratio. NEVER use full strength on your pet. I mix it up into a spray by taking
2 Tablespoons Tea Tree Oil
4 Tablespoons Vodka
1 teaspoon Lavender Oil
I mix these together to disperse the oil, then add 3/4 cup of water. Pour into a glass spray bottle and shake before each use.
This mixture works for cuts, insect bites, rashes, sunburn. It will cure a fungus quickly. It is great to treat mange, ringworm, skin or ear mites. My favorite personal use is if you have a tooth ache or a mouth sore. It does not taste well, but will numb the pain and last several hours. Paul Mitchell makes a great Tea Tree Shampoo for people that several of our puppy parents request to have their dogs bathed with this shampoo. It soothes the skin and has all the anitfungal and antibacterial benefits. I use the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo on our white Maltese and it leaves their coats beautiful white as well. Do not use in or around the eyes.
COLLOIDAL SILVER This is a colorless, odorless and tasteless liquid. It is made with actual silver particles that get suspended into water. You have parts per million as a dosage strength. Colloidal Silver can be used anywhere on the body and taken internally. It is safe for the eyes and ears and to drink. When treating eye infections, I will use colloidal silver along with an antibiotic and it speeds the recovery. Just space out by at least 2 hours giving the colloidal silver if you have already given an antibiotic or the colloidal silver will wash the antibiotic away. It is fantastic for inner ear fluid and ear infections. Warts or unknown bumps on the skin can be treated daily. Colloidal Silver in anti viral, anti fungal and will treat protazoas. Order from www.wolfcreekranch.net
DIATOMACEOUS EARTH A natural wormer. This is great for killing ants and fleas without any harmful pesticides for your pet or children to get into. It is completely safe. It is taken internally for parasites and protazoas. It works safely and over time. Use for 30 days at a rate of 1/2 tsp for puppies and kittens and 1 tsp for adult cats and dogs under 35 lbs. This product again can be ordered form www.wolfcreekranch.net
They carry organic, human food grade quality. This is very important to get because the type for just yard use can have a lot of silica in it, which you do not want to take internally. To learn all the benefits of diatomaceous earth then go to the link above for Wolf Creek Ranch.
BAG BALM This product has been around since the late 1800's. It is sulphur based. It can be found in the pet section at Wal-mart. It is a salve that is an antiseptic and a drawing salve. I use it for spider or other unknown insect bites. It soothes and heals. It was originally made to treat the udders of cows when the calves have nursed too hard and made the udders raw. You would want to wipe it off before any puppies nursed again from their mother. If your pet gets a thorn in their pad, then bag balm will help draw out anything left in the paw. I have had splinters in my finger that were just too small or too imbedded to get out. I cover the spot with Bag Balm and wrap with a bandage. The next day the splinter has been drawn to the surface and just comes right out. It is great for cuts and scrapes as well. It heals hot spots up very quickly, usually 2-3 days using just twice a day.
DISTRESS REMEDY or Bach Rescue Remedy A blend of flower essences formulated by Dr. Bach in the 1800's. This is great for times of distress. It is formulated for people and is used with great success for pets. A lot of show people use this to keep their dogs calm without medication. I've used it for first time moms during delivery, for injuries, for nervousness and have taken it myself when the situation is just too distressing.
PET TINIC Vitamin, mineral supplement, high in iron to help build new red blood cells.
NUTRI-STAT or Nutri-Cal A high calorie nutritional supplement with omega acids and vitamins. Toy breed puppies are more prone to hypoglycemia during their first 6 months, so this is a must to have on hand. I send all puppies to their new homes with a tube of this. If you have a puppy crashing, this can save their life. It has B vitamins to help with stress. This is a must before bed and during initial outings and new stressful situations for your puppy. Most dogs and puppies think it is liquid candy. Hypoglycemia is when a puppy's blood sugar gets too low. Just like a diabetic, the sugar and nutrients can keep them alive and from going into a coma or worse. If you give too much you just may make their stools a little loose, so don't worry about over doing it. For a puppy a 1/2 inch to 1 inch on your finger a couple times. If you have a puppy that has gone lock jawed or semi-comatose then pry their mouth open and just swab some in their mouth. It will dissolve and they will get the benefit. You can have a puppy totally out of it and within 30 seconds to 1 minute looking around and becoming more alert. At that point you can start giving them more and get them back to acting normal and then follow up with food and water if they can eat.
DETOX A vaccine or wormer detox is a must for me to have on hand. This helps get rid of heavy metals and toxins in the bloodstream and help to detoxify the kidneys and liver. If you suspect you pet has gotten into something or when you get vaccines or wormers, then follow with a detox. Wolf Creek Ranch carries a Vaccine & Wormer Detox.
BENTONITE CLAY is a natural detoxifier for the body. You can find it in liquid form at most health food stores. It doesn't really have a taste. My puppies and dogs take it with no hesitation. It does not need to be refrigerated and is easily administered with a syringe.
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL I keep capsules of activated charcoal on hand in case of poisoning or ingestion of anything toxic. Wal-Mart carries activated charcoal tablets. This is a good thing to have on hand for people and pets. This is what your vet will give a cat or dog in liquid form when they have ingested rat poison or antifreeze. It will absorb the toxins in their stomach and intestinal tract. Milk is always a first to give if you suspect any kind of toxin, whether elemental, like a skink, toad or mushroom; or chemical like antifreeze, rat poison or any other pill or household chemical. Milk, activated charcoal and get your pet to the vet immediately. Time can save your pet's life and keep toxins from damaging their kidneys or liver. You also can use Bentonite Clay. This can be ordered from www.wolfcreekranch.net
HONEY a wonderful immune system booster. Local honey will help with allergies and during pollen season. Raw honey also contains enzymes which are needed to uptake and utilize vitamins and minerals ingested. When placed on a cut, honey has natural antibiotic properties.
BORAX Yes, this is the 20 Mule Team Borax you use for laundry. It will kill skin mites in your laundry and will kill mites and fleas if sprinkled on the ground or floors.
CINNAMON Did you know that in humans and dogs it has been proven that cinnamon can lower blood sugar. Dr. Julian Whitaker has a book out on human diabetes. For more information go to www.drwhitaker.com
TRESADERM This is a wonderful universal ear medicine. It is available from your Veterinarian. It must be kept in the refrigerator, but lasts for usually a year or more. It works for ear infections( bacterial), excess yeast and for ear mites. Generally just 3-4 drops for a toy breed dog once a day. I like it because you don't have to flush the ears and keep cleaning them with this product. Adding more cleaning fluids and constantly cleaning at the ears can be irritating, as well as a surmountable task at times. This product really works great without stressing you and your dog.