There are many benefits to natural healing for dogs and cats. If you have pets then you probably know how expensive a vet can be. The biggest benefits of natural healing are the amount of money you will save and the natural methods used. You can treat you pets right at home for a fraction of what a vet would charge, knowing the products you use are natural and do not have the side effects of heavy medicine.
Saving money is a great reason to use natural healing but it is not the only reason. If your pet gets sick in the middle of the night or on a holiday it may be difficult to get in touch with your vet. This is not a problem if you use natural healing methods to treat your pet.
You probably have most of the things you will need already in your home. You can also use natural healing to keep your pet from getting sick. There are many different herbs and plants that when combined can actually keep your pet healthier for many years.
If you do decide to give your pet herbs and healing plants to keep them from getting sick you also have to be sure to take further steps to ensure your pets health. Your pet should have regular check ups at the vet, be wormed as well as receive appropriate vaccinations that they may need. There are many ways to treat simple problems in your pet such as fleas.
To get rid of fleas you can give your pet half a teaspoon of cooked garlic in their food and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in their drinking water. Be mindful that raw garlic is dangerous to cats. The way these things work is that it gets into the dog or cat’s blood and makes them taste bad to the fleas. This is a cheap and effective way to get rid of fleas without putting harmful chemicals on your pet’s skin. The chemicals could get into their blood stream and cause more problems than the fleas would. Essential oils applied with carrier oil form a good treatment to control fleas.
Use lavender oil to treat minor cuts, burns and abrasions on dogs and horses. Essential oils is dangerous to cats. In winter, to prevent your pet from catching a cold, you can use dried echinacea in their food. To keep their immune system healthy, you can give your pet dried Rosehip and a very small amount of cooked garlic. Apple cider vinegar is also a useful supplement to help control fleas and give a shiny coat. A small teaspoon of virgin coconut oil in your pet’s food will help him stay healthy, build up his immune system and resolve many skin ailments.