Most dogs with aches and pain in their ear are diagnosed with an ear infection from either a yeast or bacterial microorganism. While an ongoing condition should be treated at the vet, the majority of minor ear infections can be treated naturally at home.
Here at Dope Dog we care about a man’s best friend and want to provide information on DIY treatments to get rid of ear infections.
2) As a Natural Pest Repellent
100% natural, human-grade coconut oil acts as an effective flea and tick repellent. Its a safe and natural alternative to powerful chemicals that risk the health of your precious pets. If you suspect that your pet has fleas, massage a generous amount of coconut oil onto the skin and hair of the animal, making sure to coat the skin well. Leave the oil on for at least 8 hours, then wash your pet with a natural, gentle shampoo.
Introducing Coconut Oil to Your Pet’s Diet
When first introducing your pet to coconut oil, start with a very small amount and increase gradually. Some pets – especially those not used to much fat in their diets – may need a while for their digestive systems to adapt. Coconut oil is a healthy fat that benefits the body in many ways, but too much too soon could upset your pets stomach. For most pets, the daily maintenance dose (more on that in a moment) should pose no problems. But its advisable to feed half that amount at first, and slowly work up to the maintenance dose over a period of one or two weeks. Doing this ensures that your pets digestive system has time to adapt.
Exposing your dog to a more natural lifestyle is a way to prevent them from developing an ear infection. Here are some of the lifestyle choices that can prevent a dog from contracting infection:
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