- Pets, as well as humans, can too benefit from the powerful healing properties of plants to treat their medical problems.
The only problem is, they cannot do home remedies themselves and they need our help. So, we figured you’d like to know some of the best home remedies for pets that you can make at home.
You’ll discover some amazing remedies for dog and cat paws, for wounds in general, as well as for irritated cat eyes and for dog and cat scabs.
Yes, dogs and cats can benefit from these simple recipes to treat their external injuries and skin or eye problems. In addition, if you want to strengthen your horse’s or donkey’s health, we have a simple homemade recipe for you as well.
We’ll let you now discover the 5 Best Home Remedies for Pets with Recipes. Let’s go!
In This Article You Will Find:
5 Home Remedies for Pets w/ Recipes
1. Natural Balm Recipe for Dog Paws
This homemade balm is amazing for your dog’s paws, when they are too rough, swollen or wounded.
In fact, you can also use it for your animal’s daily care routine.
This homemade paw balm is also amazing for cats. Lavender oil soothes the pain and also disinfects the wounded paws while the herbs have a natural calming effect.
- 1 handful of anti-inflammatory herbs (e.g.: marigold flowers, chamomile, common daisy, plantago, lavender)
- 100 ml St. John’s wort oil
- 10 g beeswax
- 5 drops lavender oil
- Mince the herbs and put them in the St. John’s oil.
- Leave them for a couple of days to macerate.
- Then put the oils and herbs on bain-marie to heat up.
- When the oil starts to bubble, switch to low heat and let the herbs simmer in the oil for half an hour.
- Mix constantly.
- Strain the oil, put it back in the pot and add the beeswax.
- Mix until the wax has melted completely into the oil.
- When the oil has cooled off and it’s just warm, add the lavender drops.
- Pour the mix in a small balm container and let it cool off completely.
- Screw the lid and keep the dog paw balm in a cool place. The balm has a 6 months shelf life.
How to use:
Apply on your dog’s paws and massage it in with easy moves.
2. Home Remedy for Pet Wounds with Herbs
- 2 tbsp dried yarrow flowers
- 1 tbsp dried marigold flowers
- 1 tbsp fresh and finely chopped plantago leaves
- 500 ml alcohol
- Mince the dried herbs and put then in the bottle together with the plantago.
- Pour the alcohol over the herbs and seal the bottle tight.
- Shake the bottle daily.
- After 3 weeks, strain the tincture and pour it in small dropper bottles.
How to use:
Add 5-10 drops of this homemade tincture in a half a glass of water. Soak a piece of gauze into the obtained liquid and wipe the wounds of your cat or dog.
This tincture is not only great for cats or dogs, but also for any other animals.
3. Home Remedy for Pets with Irritated Eyes
This home remedy is amazing for your pet’s eyes if they are red, watery or have a mucous discharge.
The jelly-type substance found in this miraculous herb acts like a protecting film for your dog or cat’s eyes.
It soothes the irritation, the itch and the pain of the eye.
This home remedy is great for any pets, but you must use it while fresh.
This means you need to use it the day you have prepared it.
If the eye irritation continues, prepare a fresh marsh mallow water the next day and continue padding the eyes until they are completely healthy.
- Ingredients: 1 tsp minced marsh mallow flowers (Althaea Officinalis), ½ glass of cold water.
- Instructions: Pour the water over the marsh mallow flowers and let them soak for 1 hour. Strain the liquid and now the remedy is ready.
- How to use: Wipe your animal’s eyes several times per day with this marsh mallow water.
4. Simple Remedy for Dog & Cat Scabs
A century ago, acorns were considered a real wealth.
Gathered with care, acorns were used to make natural remedies for humans and animals during the cold winter time.
They were, at the same time, objects of magical awe.
Thus, it was believed that the acorns contained in them a mysterious essence derived from the vigor of the oak, capable of redeploying the powers of the sick or tired, to prolong youth and bring good fortune and prosperity.
Ground acorns made great food supplements for birds, horses, dogs and even pigs during wintertime.
Oak leaves make a great revitalizing remedy for goats and sheep.
If your animals suffer from diarrhea, add some ground acorns to their food because it’s also great against loose stools and diarrhea.
This home remedy is amazing for cat scabs, dog wounds, as well as any skin wounds such as dermatitis.
Hence, if you want a natural remedy for cat dermatitis, you may want to read below.
- 2 tbsp dried and minced acorn shells
- 1 cup of water
- Pour the hot water over the acorns and let them soak for 10 minutes covered.
- After it has cooled off, let the decoction stay for another hour before straining the content.
- Strain the decoction and the remedy is done.
How to use:
Soak a small piece of gauze into the acorns decoction and pad the cat’s scabs with it.
This home remedy is amazing for any pets, not only cats and it is great for any type of skin wounds or lesions.
5. Homemade Nettle Dumplings for Horses and Donkeys
Nettle seeds, especially minced, are loaded with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
They maintain the good health of your animal’s urinary tract and metabolism and they also boost the immune system.
- 1 and ½ tbsp dried common nettle leaves (Urtica dioica)
- 15 g ground artichoke seeds (you may use artichoke leaves as well)
- 50 g wheat flour
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 and ½ tbsp ground nettle seeds.
- Mince the nettle leaves using a mortar.
- Put them in a bowl and mix them with the artichoke seeds, flour and honey.
- Mix well and add water so that you get a soft dough.
- Form dumplings with your hands, the size of a small apple for horses and the size of a plum for donkeys.
- Put the nettle seeds on a plate and roll the dumplings over them.
How to use
Depending on the size of the animal, feed them 5-10 dumplings once a week.
Hope you’ve found some useful home remedies for pets that you can try at home with great success! Let us know if they worked for you pet in the comment section below. Until next time!