Natural Cures For Pets – 5 Natural Home Remedies For Dogs

Are you one of the many pet owners concerned about the safety of the commercial products so common at local supermarkets or pet supply stores?

Many of the chemical names in these products such as flea dip or even dog shampoo can barely be pronounced, and the chemical strengths in these “concoctions” often vary dangerously!

As a result, many dog owners are turning to natural home remedies as alternative’s to the use of possibly unhealthy and more expensive store bought medications.

Many very effective natural home remedies for dogs are products which are easily purchased or commonly found around the home. Such as:

1) Garlic- Many people enjoy garlic in their favorite dishes while cooking, but this spice is also a powerful flea repellent. Garlic tablets are very inexpensive flea control and most dog’s really love them!

2) Epsom Salts- Sometimes dogs have problems such as the footpads cracking, a good method to soothe and keep the skin soft is to soak the dogs feet in some water with Epsom salt added. DO NOT allow them to drink the water at all.

3) Oats- Often times dogs scratch themselves a lot due to skin problems or allergies, and oats are a great natural pet remedy to safely relieve the irritation they suffer from. Blend one cup oats on highest setting till they are a fine powder, add to bath water while running. Let the dog soak for 15-20 minutes and gently pat dry with soft towel. DO NOT rub!

4 )Vitamin E- An excellent natural pet remedy for dogs or cats suffering from dry, irritated skin. Applying a bit of this to the affected areas on your dog should bring quick, soothing relief; especially if administered after completing step #3 above!

5) Almond, Mineral, or Olive Oil- While these common household items serve many purposes, they are really good natural pet cures for treating ear mites and ear infections in dogs.

Natural pet remedies for dogs can be easy, safe, and a less costly solution than a vet when it comes to remedies for your dogs health problems.

Buying Pet Supplies Online

Our pets are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. I think that statement rings true to so many pet owners. We love our pets just like a family member. This might explain why 63 percent of all households in the U.S. own a pet. Our beloved pets give us love, companionship, and never ending affection. Therefore, as pet owners, we should do the same. One way to let our pets know we love them is to make sure they have all the pet supplies they need to live a happy, healthy life.

Now, given the current economy, it is understandable that pet owners are worried about the cost of these supplies. After all, our pets will always need some sort of supplies to keep them healthy and happy. Food alone can cost you $30 – $50 per month. The best way to get quality supplies that will not create havoc on your budget is to buy pet supplies online. Online pet supply stores have become very popular with many pet owners. There are many advantages to shopping online for your pet. Below I will list a few advantages.

1. Lower Prices than Your Local Vet or Pet Store
It does not matter what you are looking for, you can easily find huge discounts on food, collars, flea and tick treatments, grooming products, beds, and many more pet products. Although there are shipping costs, this is usually a minimal cost compared to gas these days. We all know that gasoline prices will continue to rise. It is not rare to find sites that will offer free shipping.

2. Convenient
Our busy lives are crazy enough without having to stop at the pet store on the way home from work. We can simplify our lives by buying pet supplies online. There is a reason why millions of Americans have already started to buy their supplies online. They got smart! Shopping 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days, a year and you do not have to leave your house. Your order shipped directly to your front door. It does not get any more convenient than that!

3. Larger Selection of Products Available
Most local pet stores have limited floor space making it impossible to carry or display all of the products that are available in the market. An online pet supply store, this problem is virtually eliminated. You can view and compare products quickly. Name brands and off brands are available for you to purchase. You will be able to find everything you are looking for along with many hard to find products online.

4. A Word of Caution
When looking for the lowest pricing for Dog and Cat Flea and Tick control treatments look out for counterfeit products. Buy your Flea and Tick treatments from an online store that maintains an office with a phone number in the USA. In addition, for your Pets protection verify that the products comply with EPA regulations. Look for on line reviews and complaints against the store. Bear in mind that companies located overseas are not as committed to up holding US health regulations as US based companies.

Overall, buying your pet supplies online will be one of the best things you do. The advantages are just too big to ignore. If you have not purchased any of your pet supplies online yet, I would recommend you try it, you will not be disappointed!