Natural Remedies for Your Dog

Do you use any natural remedies for your dog? In this world of conventional medicines and laboratory tested potions, it can be easy to forget about the natural stuff, can it not?

In all honesty, it is important to consider the most natural side of your dog’s health. I don’t mean go out and buy the entire health food store.  I mean to look more closely at the needs of your dog in comparison to what he receives.

Keeping your dog healthy the natural way is actually much easier than you may think. Read on to learn why the best natural remedies for your dog, the crucial ingredients that he could be missing out on, may be the ones that you least expect.

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Enzymes, Vitamins and Trace Minerals for your Dog’s Health

Dog food is supposed to contain a generic, yet sufficient, amount of each vitamin for health. There are guidelines to ensure the nutritional value of canine chow. Yet some dog foods still do not provide enough natural remedies for your dog to maintain its health.

The enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals in some dog foods are at a level so low that they fall drastically short of the daily vitamin requirements. This, in the long term, affects the health of the dog. A diet that does not provide the basic vitamins for your dog allows sickness and disease to develop into the dog’s body, weakening its immune system.


The Best Natural Remedies For Your Dog – Diet!

The best possible thing you can do to keep your dog healthy is to ensure that he receives nature’s tonic alongside his diet. The tonic naturally should contain adequate vitamins and minerals.

Vitamins and minerals all have a role to play within the health of your dog. Each one has an important job to maintain effectiveness within the dog’s body and the efficiency of its immune system.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E, for instance, is an outstanding natural tonic for the heart. It keeps the dog’s heart working as it should, with Vitamin E strengthening the ailing heart of an elderly dog or one that has heart problems.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been used many times to create strong joint and bone structure in puppies, predominantly those that are at risk of developing hip and joint problems as they grow.

Your Dog’s Health – How Can You Make Changes?

A multivitamin of great quality added to your dog’s daily intake will certainly make a difference to its health. Take some time to choose the proper brand and type of supplement as adequate natural remedies for your dog.

Just like dog foods, vitamins come in a variation of qualities and there is no point in supplementing a poor quality food with an equally poor quality vitamin. Similarly and aside from vitamins, there are other supplements that you can add to the diet of your dog to support the entire health system of its body. Essential fatty acids and omega 3, found in flax and fish oil, have a wonderful effect on the dog’s health. An added dose of fatty acids will support every area of your dog’s health — from the skin to the heart.

As you can see, the most basic form of natural remedies for your dog is one which we might not really consider at all. How much of what he really needs is in your dog’s current diet?

When we take a good and careful look at it, only then we can improve the health of dogs by providing the best natural remedies for your dog, in the best natural manner.

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3 Responses:

  1. Ecohug

    - 25th Aug, 16 09:08am

    Natural remedies are always the best way to go. Researching is essential to treating properly with natural remedies.

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  2. WayCoolDogs (author comment)

    - 6th Dec, 15 01:12am

    I just ran across your question in the spam box, so I have been checking this out. How old is your dog, as shaker syndrome strikes when the white dog is young.

    I did run across natural websites that the shaking in dogs is a side effect of some dog vaccines. But they suggested starting out by giving the white dogs who shake, the supplement L-histidine, which moderates the dog’s immune function. It is an essential amino acid that converts to histamine — considered a strong blood vessel dilator. Related to the circadian rhythms, it is involved in gastric acid secretions and neurotransmissions in the central nervous system.

    This is a supplement that needs to be taken as a diet, predominantly working best on an empty stomach. It has three functions:

    1. The synthesis of hemoglobin
    2. Tissue repair
    3. The strengthening of the immune system

    L-histidine is rich in protein and produced in young plant tissues, passed onto animals through the food chain. Here are foods excellent in it:

    1. Soya beans (around 1097mg per 100g)
    2. Chicken breast fillets (around 791mg per 100g)
    3. Beef (around 678mg per 100g)
    4. Wheat germs (around 643mg per 100g)
    5. Raw salmon (around 549mg per 100g)
    6. Peas, walnuts and maize should be kept sealed and airtight, and out of the sun (UV radiation and oxygen gradually destroy the L-histidine contained, reducing the nutritional value of these foods)

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  3. Norma howe

    - 30th Oct, 15 08:10pm

    I have a white terrier with shaker syndrome. Is there any natural remedies I could give him to help balance this out?

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