While you should always consult your vet before trying any at-home health fixes, many everyday concerns have safe, effective home remedies that may work for your dog. Save time and money on your pet’s care with the following tips from Joey Green’s Amazing Pet Cures (Rodale, 2011).
Photograph by Getty Images/Comstock Images 1. To Keep Your Dog Hydrated:
Try: Pedialyte. If your dog suffers from mild dehydration–signs include a dry mouth, panting, and a loss of skin elasticity–pour Pedialyte into his water bowl to quickly replace electrolytes. Drinking water will replace most electrolytes, but drinking this solution, formulated for babies, quickly replaces minerals like potassium and sodium.