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Home Remedies for your PON
|Similar to children, Pons get booboos from time to time and
just like children Pons don't always need to be rushed to the family
veterinarian. Owners can actually take care of many problems in their own
home. These remedies are recommended by vets to allow owners
to take care of problems after hours when the vet may not be available.
For an upset stomach, try cooked white rice. Cook the rice according to package directions and feed this to your Pon instead of their normal food. Later on, ground chicken,turkey,beef,scrambled eggs, green beans can be added to the rice. Try offering Libby's pure pumpkin as an excellent source of fiber. If your Pon's digestive upset lasts more than 2-3 days, please consult your family vet.
Apple Cider Vinegar will help with all kinds of skin problems. Spray directly on the hot spots for immediate relief. Continue using Apple Cider Vinegar, applying it twice daily directly to the hot spots by spraying or sponging on. In about 3 days, your Pon's fur will start growing back and the redness will be gone from the skin.
Keep Slippery Elm on hand for your Pon's digestive system. This is the herb to reach for at the onset of intestinal distress, such as diarrhea. Slippery elm soothes and coats the intestinal walls. Offer pumpkin as well.
Broken nails may take place in different ways. Your Pon may get their nail caught in a rug or even in their favorite blanket, if they have a rough spot on their toe nail. You may also cut your pet's nails to short. In both instances your Pon may have bloody toe nails. It is normal to worry when this happens, but if you know your home remedies, you will be more at ease. Once a nail has began to bleed, get a small container of cornstarch and dip the Pon's toe nail into the cornstarch. This will stop the bleeding. To help avoid broken toe nails in the future, keep your Pon's nails trimmed and file down any rough spots. When you allow your Pon's nails to grow too long, the quick of the nail will also become longer, making it easier for the nail to bleed when cut.
Some Pons have cracked and dry paws. An effective low cost treatment is to apply petroleum jelly or Vaseline to its paws. Apply daily for two to five days and the cracked and dry paws will smoothen out. As the cracked paws heal, your Pon's behavior will see an improvement also.
For natural flea control - groom your Pon on a daily basis. Use a fine toothed flea comb. Bathe your Pon with a natural pet shampoo that has flea repellent herbs. During summer wash your Pon's bedding in hot soapy water weekly and dry in hot dryer. Vacuum rugs and mattresses in the house every 2 or 3 days. Dust natural powders containing herbs such as rosemary, wormwood, rue, eucalyptus and sometimes tobacco powder to repel fleas.
Mix ounce of almond oil and vitamin E to remove ear mites. Put a dropper or two in each ear and massage it well. Let your Pon shake its head and clean out the opening with cotton swabs. The oily mixture smothers the mites and helps healing. Refrigerate the mixture between uses, warming it before use.
.Brush your Pon's teeth, offer raw carrots, and avoid canned food or scraps of food lying on the table to remedy bad breath. If the problem still persists, get the vet to clean your Pon's teeth. Digestive upsets may also contribute to your Pon's bad breath.
Consult your family veterinarian on a regular basis.