Dogs are our faithful companions, and they depend on us for good care. To help your canine friend live a healthy life, you should know some of the most common dog health problems, their signs, and what you can do about them. Since dogs cannot tell us what’s wrong or what they’re feeling, your dog’s health becomes your priority.

No one knows your dog like you do.

So, if you begin to sense that your dog is just not acting like himself (or if he is clearly sick or hurt), then it’s important that you find what is the cause of his discomfort and seek proper care and treatment as soon as possible.

When you’re feeling under the weather, you might find that the perfect thing for treating what ails you is something you already have in the kitchen. Did you know that you can use similar, simple home remedies to treat allergies in dogs, ailments in dogs, and other canine annoyances, too? With some simple home remedies too? Below you will find seven great natural remedies for making your dog happy and healthy again, whether they are suffering from allergies, dehydration, fleas, and more. These remedies will drastically improve your dog heath issues

Vitamin E for Dogs with Dry Skin

Have you ever wondered how to treat dry skin on dogs? Vitamin E is good for preventing those pesky age lines on your face, and it’s also great for your dog’s dry skin. You can give your pup a doggy massage by applying vitamin E oil directly to the skin, a soaking bath with vitamin E added to the water, or you can go all “Hollywood” and pop your dog a pill (of vitamin E, that is).If you give the vitamin orally, check with your vet on the recommended dosage for your specific dog breed.

Electrolyte-Replacing Liquids for Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Flavourless electrolyte-replacing liquids, such as sports waters or paediatric drinks, not only help athletes to replenish fluids, and babies to rehydrate after an illness, they can also supply your sick pooch’s body with much-needed fluids after a bout of diarrhoea or vomiting.Consult your veterinarian as to the appropriate dosage amounts when giving these types of liquids to your dog.

Yogurt and Acidophilus for Dogs

Deliciously plain yogurt is a healthy treat for your dog. Just as with humans, the live acidophilus in the yogurt keeps the good bacteria in your dog’s intestines in balance, so that bad bacteria is swiftly knocked out. If your dog is on antibiotics, a little yogurt will also help keep yeast infections at bay (a common side-effect of antibiotic treatment). You can also give your dog acidophilus pills — wrapping the pills in bacon is strictly optional.Puppies are especially prone to yeast infections, so a little plain yogurt as a snack (or even dessert) can help keep things in balance; especially useful while the intestinal system is building immunities.

Chamomile Tea for Dogs

Chamomile tea uses the natural disinfecting effects of the chamomile plant to settle upset doggy tummies. It is recommended for colic, gas, and anxiety. It can also alleviate minor skin irritations. Just chill in the fridge and spray onto the affected area on the dog’s raw skin. Your dog should feel an immediate soothing effect as the chilled tea kills the yeast and bacteria on the skin. A warm (not hot) tea bag can also be used for soothing infected or irritated eyes.This one is definitely recommended by everyone for dog health.

Treat the itch with oatmeal

Scratch scratch scratch! Scratch scratch scratch! All day, all night – it’s enough to drive a pet-owner bonkers. Use baby oatmeal (or fine-grind your own), add a little water, and rub the paste onto itchy areas. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Easy, right.

Epsom for the sprain

Your suddenly limping dog may have strained or sprained something playing too exuberantly, so it’s time to try the world famous granny remedy of an Epsom salt soak. Add ½ cup Epsom salt to a warm bath and let your dog soak for five minutes, twice daily. If your dog doesn’t agree with you on this method, you can soak a washcloth in Epsom salt and warm water and apply just to the local area.

Digestion problems

In older animals, digestion can get a bit bumpy. If your pet is more mellow than usual, seems to be straining, and makes frequent toilet attempts, constipation may be the problem. Adding canned pumpkin or diced prunes to food could get things started again.For a severe case, try mixing in a tablespoon of Milk of Magnesia.

Note: Prune pits are toxic to both animals and humans, so make sure they are pit-free.

Your first inclination towards dog health should be by trying to help your dog yourself before taking him to the vet. But if the dog’s health doesn’t seem to be getting better within 24 hours of trying a home remedy, it’s important that you take your dog to a veterinarian or pet emergency center right away. The dog health will improve over time, just give him all your love and the above-mentioned remedies.