Folk remedies for the treatment of dogs have been used for centuries. After all, before there were modern-fashioned drugs. Ancient herbalists risked health and life, checking on themselves the properties of unknown shoots and roots.
But animals already then understood herbal medicine better than people. Being tired or ill, they easily found life-saving medicine in the fields and forests. Our pets, too, sometimes engaged in self-treatment. Home dogs, finding themselves on a walk, do not just look for some blade of grass and eat them. True, it is harder for them to be treated in a green pharmacy.
In the conditions of the city not find the most healing herbs. But each owner can help his pet. Veterinarians recommend the use of some plants for the prevention of disease and for the fastest recovery during illness. Consider the most common folk remedies for treating dogs.
Properties From the 17th century, Russian healers called it "the cure for 99 diseases." This universal folk remedy is widely used to treat dogs. It heals wounds and stops blood, kills germs and stimulates the appetite, saves from indigestion.
True, it is often confused with another species - fleshy hunter. Their properties are the same, but the latter is 10 times weaker.
Dosage. In case of gastritis, enteritis, diarrhea, the pet should be watered with extract of Hypericum perforatum in the proportion of 1/10 or 1/20. Dogs give 3-8 ml. It can also be used to irrigate the mouth during stomatitis.
In the treatment of wounds, burns, ulcers, oil-filled compresses are used. To prepare it, for 3 weeks insist 1 part of the flowers in 2 parts of olive oil.
Note! Grass has astringent properties. With prolonged use, it can cause severe pet constipation. Be careful when using it. Especially in herbal preparations.
Properties From the slightest smell of this plant cats begin to purr. Meanwhile, Valerian helps pets in the following conditions:
- nervous excitement
- muscle spasms
- thyroid disease.
Dosages For treatment of valerian make water infusions. Take 5 g. Of crushed root, pour 250 ml of boiling water and languish in a water bath for 2 hours. Give the medicine in the form of heat twice a day: for dogs - 8.5 to 50 ml.
You can use shredded roots: dogs - 1 to 5 g. When vomiting and nervous convulsions, give the pet an alcoholic tincture, but strictly follow the dosage: 2 - 5 ml - dogs.
Note! Shredded valerian roots are given to dogs with a small amount of soft food. Do not overdo it with alcohol tincture. Alcohol can be addictive in an animal.
Properties Chamomile flowers are most often used for chronic gastritis, intestinal spasms, and inflammatory processes in the digestive system. In addition, the plant helps with diseases of the gallbladder, kidney, liver.
Like valerian, it eliminates neurosis, hysteria and convulsions. Chamomile is also an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
Dosages As an anti-inflammatory agent, infusions and decoctions of flowers are used in the ratio of 1/10. Give dogs 1 h. up to 2, 5 tbsp. For burns, wounds and abscesses, chamomile is used as an astringent and antiseptic. Pour boiling water 2-3 tablespoons. before the formation of gruel.
Wrap it in cheesecloth and attach it to the sore spot. Also, a decoction of this plant can be washed with inflamed eyes and ears of pets.
Properties The leaves of this plant found a treasure of useful substances: vitamins A, C, K, potassium. Experiments have shown that plantain normalizes gastric secretion. It is also an expectorant. The juice of the plant has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and wound-healing effect.
Dosages For diseases of the stomach, pets are given a powder of grains: 0.5 to 1 g before meals three times a day. Fresh, washed with boiled water and crushed leaves should be applied to difficult healing wounds. To heal infected wounds, use alcohol tincture or water infusion 4/20.
In catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, leaf infusion is also used as an expectorant. It should be poured 1 tbsp. a glass of water and insist on a water bath for 15 minutes. Dogs give 1 - 4 tsp. Dosages are calculated according to the weight, sex and age of the pet.
Remember that folk remedies used to treat dogs can not always replace traditional medicine. Before using our advice in practice, consult with a veterinarian and strictly follow its instructions.