Friday, April 24, 2015

Pet tips- Natural Remedies for your furry friends

Many of us care for our furry friends and would like to use beneficial, natural products on them.  Here are some ideas you may wish to consider.

Please remember that products safe for humans are not necessarily safe for animals.  Also, your particular animal may be sensitive to ingredients that are generally safe for other animals.  Use with caution to keep your pets safe, healthy, and happy.

Rosemary helps repel fleas.  Dried rosemary can be ground and brushed onto the animal's coat.  Or boil 1 tsp dried rosemary and a pint of water.  Let the mixture cool completely, then rub into your pet's skin.  Let dry.  You can use this as often as necessary.  It also makes a great final rinse after your pet's bath.

Apple cider vinegar is another great flea and tick repellent.  Mix together 1 cup ACV, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp baking soda in a spray bottle of your choice.  Gently spray on your pet's fur, and massage in.  Let dry and do not rinse off.

If you pet has sensitive, itchy, or irritated skin, consider adding some oatmeal to their bathwater.  Take uncooked oats and ground them in the blender or coffee grinder until fine.  Add a scoop (1/2-1 cup) to your pet's bath water and bathe as usual.

If you like this post, please comment and share with your friends.  I may make pet recipes a new feature on the blog if there is enough interest!

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