Thursday, January 30, 2014

Homeopathic Remedies for your Pet

One of my favorite shows to watch on TV is Top Chef.  On one of the episodes, a chef used Corn Silk in her dish.  I thought this was interesting because I didn't even know you can eat that hairy stuff on corn.  Would it not be stringy, tuff, and flavorless?  So, as always, I took to Google to find out what else you can do with Corn Silk.  To my surprise, I found out that you can use this as a pet remedy.  According to The Nerdy Farm wife blog (, you can use this to treat urinary tract issues. 

Corn Silk & Pets: Corn Silk can be used to treat many pets. (Yes, even cats – see HERE for info on naturally treating Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease.) The tea made with fresh silk works best, especially if you are targeting the urinary tract, but a glycerite can be helpful too. (Suggested tea dose: about 1/4 cup of tea per 20 lbs of body weight, twice per day. Glycerite dose: 1/4 teaspoon per 20 lbs, twice per day.) Not recommended for pregnant animals. Check with a qualified vet for further guidance on your pet’s particular situation.

Below are some other recommendations that I have researched:

Fleas - Citrus
Rose Geranium - Repels ticks when put on the collar.
Chamomile - Spray on skin that is itchy or irritated.  Tea works best.
Vitamin E - Dry skin
Oatmeal - Itchy skin
Pedialyte - Rehydrate a sick dog.
Yogurt - Stomach problems
Epsom Salt - Achy joints
Butter - Hairballs
Prunes - Stomach problems
Pumpkin - Stomach problems

What are some Homeopathic Remedies you recommend?

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