Natural Cures For Dogs – Vets are Expensive!

Natural Cures For Dogs – Vets are Expensive!

I would like to share some of the tips for taking care of dogs that I have learned over the many years of being a dog lover.

These tips are proven facts or I would not publish them here for you to use.  I have experienced these remedies working very well with my own dogs (and some can be used for other animals as well).

These are all tested by myself with past experience:

1.  The first one I have to share is I had a Labrador retriever that had problems with fluid on his ears,  the first time this occurred I took him to the veterinarian and had the ear tubed for draining.

fluid on dogs earThis was not only messy because every time he shook his head fluid would fly out but considering my dog could not talk I am guessing probably painful.  After doing some research and received some advice from a friend I found out if you give your dog Benadryl (I used the children’s chewable) even though it took a couple of weeks the fluid cleared up all by itself.

So when my Pit Bull developed the same fluid in his ear I followed the same procedure and it worked.  This to me is a better way of curing the problem and much less costly.

2.  The other tip I have today is curing mange on an animal (this works for more than just dogs).  My parents used to be distributors for Amway Products,  and I had a German Shepherd Labrador mix, he was an outside dog, therefore, him contracting mange was not unheard of.

I was young and did not have a job and since my parents had four children and could not afford to take him to the veterinarian they suggested I bath the dog in L.O.C.  This is a Liquid Organic Concentrate produced by Amway exclusively and can be used for anything you can think of including shampoo.

DOG WITH MANGESo I followed my parents advise and took the dog to the car wash because he was so stinky my mom would not allow me to bring him in the house.  I bathed him in the L.O.C.  twice that week and don’t get me wrong it took a couple of weeks but his fur all grew back and was softer and fuller, he looked great.

Everyone can be skeptical if they want but I am very serious when I tell you this L.O.C.  works for animals skin problems very well.  I also had a dog that was a mixed breed she had problems with allergies, this was years later and I had to locate an Amway Distributor which was a process considering this is not as big as it was back when I was younger.

I found a distributor got a bottle of L.O.C. bathed her a couple of times and guess what her fur all grew back and for some odd reason she seemed to not lose it ever again..  Now I can’t claim it will help every single skin or allergy problem your dog may have but considering the alternative of medications that you have to give your animal (mange medications can shut down their kidneys) I have always recommended trying this product first IF you can find it.

After all organic verses, man-made medications with who knows what in, cannot really be good for your animals.  Just a side note here my mother used to wash her hair with it made it silky and non-fly away she loved it!  **another little side note the L.O.C. does not make a lot of suds so do not use more than you need.  Found the L.O.C. on Amazon click below:

NOTE:  I am not an affiliate of Amazon I am providing this link as a convenience to my readers.

3.  Your Best Friend has developed diarrhea the best course of action I have found here with a prolonged case is to feed your dog yogurt recommended to me by my veterinarian.

yogurt yoplaitHe did not specify any particular kind and at the time and seeing as I did not eat yogurt I went and got Yoplait fruity kind mixed each container up and feed it to my dog right out of the container, he loved it and licked the container clean.

In approximately a week he no longer had diarrhea, but the sad part is he suffered from this condition from his previous owner for almost two years.

4.  One of my readers has left another tip for everyone.  Using Nexgard will protect your pet from fleas and ticks.

I have not used this product, but have heard of it.  Where I live and considering my dogs only go out for potty time this is a product I do not need at this time.  But I appreciate him sharing this tip with everyone; he uses it on his dog and it works.

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I encourage everyone to please post their tips for taking care of their Best Friend here now and in the future.

As I find more tips, which I know for a fact work, I will update with them here also.  Please ask questions because I may be able to find the answer for you and can always try.

Thanks for reading today and please come back often.



11 thoughts on “Natural Cures For Dogs – Vets are Expensive!”

  1. Hello Susan,

    What an insightful and interesting article you wrote! I think these recommendations will help many who want to take care of their dogs, but unfortunately, they cannot afford expensive vets. It’s is a real pity that not everyone can have access to vet care. Your post is proof that you can find other ways that are much more affordable. 

    If there is any update, I would like to know and learn more.

    • Mariana,

      Thank you for taking the time to read about Natural Cures For Dogs, this article was done to help those who have pets but cannot afford to get to a vet always if their pet has issues.  Being a pet owner for years has given me options learned from trying things and listening to other pet owners.  When you find ways to help an animal that are all natural there is no reason to put chemicals that can damage other organs or cause allergic reactions for a pet already suffering.

      I take all suggestions from readers and make sure they work prior to printing them, please bookmark the site and return anytime for future updates.

      Thanks again,


  2. Susan,

    I would much rather my dog have more organic remedies whenever possible so this was helpful. I am wondering if you can do some research on Nexguard – I use to use it and it does work however I had read somewhere that it’s not good for them in the long term so I stopped, it scares me. I am curious about what you will find. I have bookmarked your site and I look forward to your future articles.

    • Beth,

      Thank you for taking the time to read my article today.  I too am into the more natural products for my animals and will continue to post any cures I find that really works for my pets or have seen working for others (all my friends are pet owners).  

      I will be happy to do the research on the Nexguard, look for an article to be published on my site in the near future concerning if it is harmful to our pets.

      Thank you again,


  3. Wow. I love your information about dogs. We will have to spend more time because there is so much information. We are having a problem with our dog even after an expensive trainer helped us. She barks like crazy at trucks, people walking or anyone coming in the front door. She sounds furious but when she is quiet, she is loveable.

     We will be reviewing your site often.

    Will you be doing a post on barking in the future?

    • Ed,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my article on natural cures for dogs.  Barking can be an annoying problem for some of our furry friends and if you live in an apartment building a nuisance.  To help you with the immediate problem I can suggest to make a noise that will grab her attention.  I use a pill bottle that I have emptied with coins in it for my dogs shaking it leaves them know I am not approving of their behavior.  Using this method has worked for me in the short term for right now will need to update you should it be the cure I am looking for to stop it completely.

      You could try a metal can as well the noise from it might work for you, a spray bottle of water to deter her, finding what works for you is going to be the key.  Just know that yelling at her or hitting her will not cure the behavior that you are trying to stop.

      I will do more research and make an article for this in the future.

      Thank you again for the visit today,


  4. Hey nice work in finding something reasonable for everyone to work with. This is absolutely great to see how much money you can save for this miracle. Can this work on my head too? Just kidding. I’m sure everyone will see for themselves when they see that this stuff actually works. Thanks for taking the time to let others know these cures work and are natural.

    • Bayley,

      Thanks for taking the time to read my article on Natural Cures for Dogs.  I love animals especially my dogs, letting others know that there are alternatives to helping them if they cannot afford to take them to a vet making sure the animal does not need to suffer I feel is important.

      I try to see that these things work with my own eyes or have actually experienced the cure prior to passing them onto my readers.

      Thanks again,


  5. Great post Susan. I would much rather my dog have more organic remedies whenever possible so this was helpful. I am wondering if you can do some research on Nexguard – I use to use it and it does work however I had read somewhere that it’s not good for them in the long term so I stopped, it scares me. I am curious what you will find. I have bookmarked your site and I look forward to your future articles.

  6. It’s really good of you to be giving out so many tips. It is true that veterinaries can be really expensive, I don’t have a dog but I do have three cats and so many times I wished someone could have given me a tip because I could not afford the costs for the three of them when they needed a check. Thank you for caring for animals, and even though I do not have a dog I will pass you post to my friend that has a lovely Presa Canario mixed with a Staffie and she is definitely in need of natural remedies considering the cost of vet care and medications.

    • Barbara,

      It is kind of you to be looking at a dog website considering you are a cat type person.  However, a few of the remedies that I have listed will work for cats as well as dogs.  The L.O.C. from Amway can be used to bathe a kitten even it is that gentle and considering it is organic this is even better.  Just remember to do your research prior to giving your cats any treatment from the internet.  That is one reason I am cautioning people I have seen these remedies working and know that they are not going to hurt the animals.

      Thank you please let anyone you might know that my site is available and I will be adding more about dogs as time allows there is much more interesting articles to come coving all things about dogs.


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