If you prefer to use natural remedies to treat your and your family's ailments, you may wonder if there are any treatments you can use on your dog. If so, here are two ways you can use chamomile tea to naturally treat your furry friend.
Treat Gas and Colic with Chamomile Tea
If your dog has an upset stomach caused by colic or gas, you can give it chamomile tea to soothe their tummy. Just as with humans, chamomile tea acts to calm the gastrointestinal tract, as well as aid the intestines in expelling excess gas.
To make the tea, steep two chamomile tea bags in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Then, remove the tea from heat, and let it stand until it has completely cooled.
You can then give the tea to your dog undiluted. However, if you pooch does not care for the strong taste, you can mix it in with a bowl of water. You can give your dog this treatment every few hours until it no longer has symptoms.
Spray Itchy Skin with Chamomile Tea and Eucalyptus Oil
If your furry friend has patches of red, irritated skin, you can soothe the itch using a homemade spray using chamomile tea. Chamomile conditions and moisturizes the skin, helping to stop the itch.
Eucalyptus oil is also added to this spray to increase its effectiveness at stopping the itch. And if your dog's skin condition is caused by fleas, the eucalyptus serves as a flea repellant, as the insects cannot stand the strong, minty scent the oil gives off.
To make the spray, boil a cup of hot water, then remove it from heat. Add five chamomile tea bags to the water, and let it cool for about 15 minutes.
Once it has cooled down a little, place the tea in the refrigerator for about an hour. Using the mixture when it is cold helps further soothe your pet's skin irritation.
After the tea is chilled, pour it into a spray bottle, and add five drops of eucalyptus oil. Shake vigorously, and spray directly on your dog's skin wherever they have raw, red skin. Keep the spray in the refrigerator between uses.
The above chamomile remedies are only two ways you can naturally treat your canine companion at home. For more guidance and information about more natural remedies, contact a veterinarian who specializes in alternative animal therapies and treatments who can give you further advice on holistically treating your dog. You can also click here for additional reading.