Home Remedies For Dogs

Mosquito carry the heartworm larvae and can infect your dog with just one bite. Keeping these little bloodsuckers away is an important preventitive.

Mosquito 101 - Page 3 Mosquito 101 - Page 3 - 웹TerraShield – 2 drops behind the neck. 1 drop on the bottom of the paw. I try to get it in between the toes or pads, but sometimes I’m lucky to just get it on his feet!

We also mix 20 drops of TerraShield in 2 ounces of water and spray it on as a mosquito repellent. It’s a great blend of essential oils that insects don’t like.

– Putting a few drops of Ginger in your dog’s water dish will replace the harmful heartworm medication the vets give them.

DigestZen is a natural anti parasitic. Rubbing a drop in the bottom of the paws and a drop on your dog’s tummy will help eliminate worms.

– Adding a drop of Lemon to the water helps kill not only worms, but aids in dog skin conditions. I use this super-duper natural wormer for both my dog and my horse.

Dog Ear Mites

This is one of the easiest of my home remedies for dogs! Max loves Melaleuca (“tea tree”). For his ear mites, I simply put 1 drop in my palm, rub my hands together, then rub his ears.

The head shaking starts to decrease almost immediately. After a few more applications…bye bye dog ear mite!

Dog Stomach Problems

Max occasionally has an upset stomach. Probably because he eats little forms of wildlife that I don’t know about!

I simply rub a few drops of DigestZen on his tummy. It doesn’t take long for him to be back at his feeding dish.

Hip Dysplasia

– 2 drops Frankincense

– 2 drops Deep Blue

– 4 drops White Fir

– 4 drops Geranium

Make sure you part the hair to get this directly on the skin. Massage into the joint. Do this in the morning and evening.

You should start seeing great results within 1 to 2 months. Be patient. The dysplasia didn’t happen overnight…

Super simple dog ear infection fix:

  • Place a few drops of Purify oil on a cottonball.
  • Apply in and around the ear.
  • After Purify, I rub Lavender between my palms and rub Max’s ears. The Purify kills the infection. Lavender does, too, but the Lavender soothes the pain.

Dogs that get nervous/anxious

Serenity is a soothing blend of essential oils. The Dog Whisperer uses is it to calm his dogs. A drop to the back of the neck or to the paws works wonders.

This is great for dogs that are anxious about going to the vet or the groomer.

Also works great for dogs that suffer from “thunder anxiety”.

For Max, I use it when he has those “hyper” times and can’t settle down. It doesn’t take the life out of him, it just soothes the excess energy.

Dog “Itchy Skin”

My mom’s rat terrier had an itchy skin rash forever. Mom tried all kinds of over the counter things. They temporarily eased the itching, but didn’t get rid of it.

The poor dog would rub his back under chairs until he had rubbed the hair off and made the skin raw. Mom started using a few drops of Lemongrass and Melaleuca with a few drops of olive oil. She applied it to his back twice a day.

Within a few weeks, the skin had healed and hair was growing back. Simply amazing!


I love Max, but I hate shedding season! It seems like all I do is vacuum and sweep.

I found this great Furminator, that actually gets more hair off Max than anything else I’ve ever tried. It’s so easy to use and you can see how great it works.

This is how much hair came off with just one pass on his back. This baby goes under the coat and gets all that loose hair that doesn’t come out in the bath. This is the best home remedy for dogs that shed!

Max loves his Furminator!

During shedding season, I use this on Max once or twice a day. Love, love, love this thing!Self-Care-Home-Remedies.com

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