Posted by Camille Arneberg on

How to Naturally Treat and Heal (Some of!) Your Dog's Health Issues

There is no worse feeling than knowing your pet is sick. Dogs are naturally active creatures, so when you begin to notice them acting differently, you will probably start to worry. Just like in humans, dogs can come down with a number of different ailments. Whether it’s food allergies, gum disease, kennel cough, or separation anxiety, a dog’s life can be full of ups and downs. Luckily for dog owners, there are a number of natural remedies that may be able to fight off some unwanted symptoms that accompany common health issues. 

Nature is a beautiful thing and offers a lot of "ingredients" that can be helpful and successful in helping treat and/or heal common issues that dogs might be experiencing. Since your dog’s diet may not have all of the vitamins and nutrients he needs to sustain optimal health and well-being, it’s up to you to add in natural ingredients that will support his body and keep him healthy.

From separation anxiety and joint problems to stomach issues and dry/flaky skin...nature might hold the keys to better health and a higher quality of life for your dog. Homeopathic remedies are both safe and natural, serving as the perfect addition to your pup’s dog food.

Dog owners should always try to look for the natural, premium forms of these natural ingredients.

If your dog is suffering from common ailments like joint pain, allergies, hyperactivity or chronic diarrhea, considering eliminating table foods as well, supplementing their diet and revisiting what’s in their dog food and treats.

Below is an overview of some holistic naturally-derived ingredients that can help either prevent or improve common doggie ailments and conditions: While these homeopathic remedies are all-natural, it is still advised for pet owners to talk with their veterinarian to make sure it’s okay to add in new ingredients into your dog’s diet.  

Here’s to helping improving our dogs’ health and helping our pups like long and happy and healthy lives! Below are some examples of how to naturally treat and heal your dog’s health issues. As with any addition to your dog’s diet, always consult with a veterinarian before trying out any of these natural remedies.

Joint Issues/Immobility – Glucosamine, Turmeric, Green Lipped Mussel, Hemp Powder, Hemp Oil

Indigestion/Diarrhea/Constipation/Vomiting/ - Probiotics, Pumpkin, Digestive Enzymes

Anxiety/Hyperactivity/Stress – Chamomile, Valerian Root, Ginger Root, Hemp Powder, Hemp Oil

Hotspots/Itchy Skin/Dry Coats, Skin Allergies – Salmon Oil, Omega 3-6-9, Kelp

Allergies – Colostrum, Probiotics, Turmeric, Vitamin C

Urinary Tract Infections/Bladder Infections/Incontinence – Cranberry, Marshmallow Root

As previously stated, all pet owners should talk with their vet before testing out these natural remedies. While these foods do have healing properties, they can not be the only form of treatment if your dog is suffering from a larger issue. As long as you keep your dog’s health and well-being as your number one priority, you’ll be able to give him the best care possible throughout his entire life. 

 

Camille Arneberg and her dog
Camille is a co-founder of PetHonesty and VP of Pup Parent Education. After watching her own family dog suffer from joint issues for years she became passionate about improving dogs' quality of life. With the help of a team of veterinarians and dog nutritionists she now helps educate other dog owners about the small but powerful things they can do to positively impact their dogs' health and wellness! She lives in Austin, TX and loves cuddling puppies, being outside and reading.