Homemade Ear Mite Treatments
Ear mites causes itching and inflammation in your dog’s ears transmitted from one dog to another and between pets (e.g. between cats and dogs). Left untreated, they can cause infections in your dog's ears Here is an in-depth coverage of how to get rid of ear mites in dogs. Cats tend to be the culprit even if they do not show signs.
Easy to treat Below i believe Treat faster safer and are more effective then Vet prescribed methods
Below is a list of the most common symptoms of dog ear mite:
There are many home remedies that you can use to effectively cure this bothersome issue and give back the peace of mind
Mineral oil is an old grandma remedy that you can effectively use at home to get rid of this common problem among dogs. It not only helps to dissolve the debris inside your pooch’s ears but also smothers the offending ear mites and kill them.
Using mineral oil for the purpose is as easy as placing a few drops into the ear canal using a dropper. You will also want to apply a generous amount of the oil on the external area of the ear (ear flaps) using a clean cotton ball or cotton bud.
Use this home remedy once each day for about 3 weeks and those pesky mites that impact on your dog’s aesthetics and comfort will be a thing of the past.
Honey Natural Remedy for Dog Mites in the Ear
Honey is an amazing natural remedy for ear mites thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Below is a guideline on how to get rid of ear mites in dogs using honey:
Apple Cider Vinegar to Treat Pet's Ear Infection
***Apple Cider Vinegar Solution Recipe:***
- 1/2 cup water (Ideally distilled, spring, or filtered water. If you use tap water, it should be boiled and cooled first. This will help the solution to last longer and will avoid introducing any new contaminants to your pet's ears.)Store in a clean jar or spray bottle.
Will hydrogen peroxide kill ear mites? Yes, but you will need to be careful to ensure that it doesn’t come into contact with your dog’s eyes. Here is how to use hydrogen peroxide for the purpose:
If your dog is starting to show the first signs of a urinary tract infection in the evening, you may try these to help them get through the night, but your dog should see a vet first thing in the morning. Make sure that you bring along your dog's urine sample and that it's less than four hours old.
- Water. Water will effectively help flush out the harmful bacteria. Make sure there is always access to fresh, clean water and encourage him to drink as much as possible. If you need to encourage, it may help to make a "soup" with water and your dog's kibble, or offer some baby food (make sure there's no onion or garlic in the ingredients!) and dilute it with water. Some dogs may like to eat ice cubes, which are another great way to get some extras fluids. Make sure there's not too much gulping at once, or he may get an upset stomach.
- Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps acidify the urine and prevent the recurrence of infection. However, caution is needed since some stones can be caused by acidic urine according to Robert Pane with South Kendall Animal Clinic (see video).
- Cranberry Juice. While some vets do not believe this works, some think it may be helpful. Cranberry juice may work in lowering the PH of the urine and preventing bacteria from attaching to the bladder's wall. However, just as with vitamin C, it may cause the urine to become acidic, which may be a problem if the dog happens to have oxalate crystals. The best option would be to consult with a vet before using cranberry extract.
- Braggs Apple cider vinegar>> .BRAGGS Apple cider vinegar is a very helpful remedy in humans. Dogs may benefit from it as well, and the principle again remains in its acidic content. Acetic acid will effectively neutralize the harmful bacteria causing the infection. One tablespoon to two tablespoons (depending on size of dog) can be added to some plain yogurt or the apple cider vinegar may be added to food or water.
- Note: Please do not try to use human medications on dogs as they can be toxic or cause unwanted side effects.
Homemade Dog Treats , and some help for tummy troubles
With the most recent recalls including sweet potato dog treats sold by one of my favorite companies, Ingredients made in China seem to going to the death of us all especially our pets, Please do not feed any food , dog treats that are made or ingredients that come from China
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Natural Applesauce
- 1 Large Ripe Banana, mashed
- ½ Cup Broth
- 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 TBSP Baking Powder
- 2 ½ to 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- Mix first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add baking powder and 2 ½ cups flour. Mix together until it forms a dough ball adding more flour if needed. Dough should be semi dry not sticky.
- Roll out onto a floured surface around ½ inch thick and cut into biscuits.
- Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 20 minutes at 325 degrees.
- Turn over and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Remove from cookie sheet and allow cooling before letting your fur friends eat them.
- Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, if any are left.
- I store them in a ziplock bag in my vegetable drawer.
- Can be frozen for a few months too.
- You'll Need:
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon bone meal
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons corn oil or soy oil
- 1/2 cup soy flour
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- 1 - 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon iodized salt
- 1 large egg mixed with 1/4 cup milk
- Mix all dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl,
- then oil, molasses,
- a dash of garlic and
- all but 1 tablespoon of the egg-milk mixture
- Knead the soft dough a few minutes to make a firm dough, adding more milk if needed.
- Let dough rest 1/2 hour or more (refrigeration isn't necessary)
- Lightly flour a counter top or other hard surface and roll out to 1/2 inch in thickness.
- Brush with remaining egg-milk mixture and cut with doggie biscuit shaped cookie cutter
- Bake on greased cookie sheets at 350F 30-35 minutes.
- To make harder biscuits, turn off oven after baking, open door slightly and leave them in the oven overnight to finish crisping.
Variations: substitute a 12 ounce can of salmon, or two cans of tuna, with liquid (but add more liquid) (I’ve also substituted with ground up cooked chicken.) Batter consistency is pudding-like or slightly firmer.
- 1 lb raw chicken livers
- 1 egg
- 1 cup white or whole wheat flour
- ½ cup cornmeal
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder (Do NOT substitute with onion seasoning.)
- ¼ tsp. oregano
- Grind the chicken livers in a blender or food processor. Combine with other ingredients and mix with a spoon or lowest speed of mixer.
- Coat a 13” x 9” pan with nonstick spray. Fill with mixture.
- Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until it is firm to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted..
- Cool. Cut into bite sized squares. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
The First Treat recipe is for a icy treat for the summer, Below that is the Sweet potato recipe,,Yummy
Frosty Paws Recipe
- 32 oz. plain yogurt
- 1 mashed ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Mix all of the ingredients with a blender or mixer and freeze in ice cube trays.
- Small paper cups make good molds.
- When frozen, microwave for a few seconds, unmold, and place the treats in a plastic bag and store in the freezer.
- If you want to make cute frozen dog treats, bone and paw shaped molds are available.
Recipe for Sweet potato dog treats
These Dog treats are fun to make and Very digestible.
- 1 Large Sweet Potato, washed & dried
- Recommended Equipment:
- Food dehydrator
- Preheat oven to 250° F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut off one side of the sweet potato lengthwise, as close to the edge as possible. Cutting the side of the potato first allows you to then turn the potato onto this flat surface that you have just created. Having a stable area to rest the potato will make it easier to cut the potato into slices. Don’t discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
- Cut the rest of the potato into 1/3″ slices, no smaller than 1/4″.
- Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
Storing the - Although these dog treats are dried, you will want to keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons dry milk
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.
Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.
* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup soy flour
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 cup crumbled, crisp-fried bacon
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup bacon drippings (or add corn oil as needed to make 1/2 cup)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir to form a stiff dough.
- If the dough seems sticky, add a bit more whole-wheat flour.
- Gather the dough into a ball. Roll it out on a floured surface to about a 1⁄2-inch thickness, and cut into dog-bone shapes.
- Re roll the scraps and continue until all the dough is used.
- Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 25 to 35 minutes. Makes about 24.
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rye flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup cracked wheat (bulgur)
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 package active dry yeast
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon milk, for egg wash
- Preheat oven to 300° F. In a large bowl, combine the flours, cornmeal, cracked wheat, milk powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast in 1⁄4 cup lukewarm water. Let it sit for a few minutes, until it bubbles. Add the chicken stock to the yeast mixture and blend well.
- Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients. Knead about 3 minutes. (The dough should be stiff.) Flour a board with cornmeal and roll the dough out to a thickness of 1⁄4 inch. Cut out the biscuits with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Mix the egg and milk and use to brush the tops of the biscuits. (This will make them shiny.) Bake for 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the biscuits in the oven overnight, to make them bone-hard.
- Makes about 20 large biscuits.
- 3-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1/2 cup bacon grease
- 2 teaspoons cod-liver oil
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups instant beef or chicken bouillon, or chicken stock
- Preheat oven to 325° F.
- Combine all ingredients into a sticky dough.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 50 minutes.
- Cool on a rack and store in a plastic bag. Makes about 30.