The Bach Flower remedies work wonders for horses. I have my 33-year-old gelding, my 18-year-old stallion, and my three 4-year old fillies on Walnut remedy, Honeysuckle remedy and Agrimony remedy - they work to correct various habits and moodiness as well as depression. Also, none of my horses have had any health issues since I started using alternative remedies to replace conventional medicine where I could.
To get rid of skunk smell on animals. Make a thin paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.Put this all over the animal and let sit for a little while and then rinse off. Takes the smell away very quickly. Works on colthes too.
Some over the counter meds that dogs can take:
Benedryl for itching or allergies.
Chewable Pepto for vomiting or diarrhea.
Baby asprin is a great wormer and also for pain. (must be asprin, not tylenol or advil)
Plain yogurt is good for vomiting and diarrhea as it turns the 'bad' bacteria to 'good'
Tin foil is also good for keeping/training kitty not to jump on counters or particular furniture.
Cats in the house? And refuse to use a litter box? But like the carpet better? Here is a trick I learned and it works. Keeps Kitty from using the carpet as a litter box.
Place long stips of heavy duty aluminum foil on areas cleaned throughly where kitty has marked it's spot.
The noise of the foil turns kitty away.
2 parts tea tree oil and 1 part water mixed in a bowl and sponged all over your pet is supposed to kill fleas. Don't try to drip it all over them, just sponge it on...too much might hurt the animal. I suppose it can't help if the fleas are all in the house unless you get rid of them in the house also, so you should probably try other remedies like Borax laundry detergent. Good luck and God bless!
THE ONLY THING FOR FLEAS!!!! My grandma was a crazy cat lady. She had over a dozen cats and 3 dogs. She tried everything to get rid of fleas. The one thing that worked was Advantage. Go to your vet (don't bother with an appt. some vets will want you to have an appt. so just call around) and each packet will cost you around $10s a months supply. Or even petco sells it but its usually like $50 for a box. Put it on your pet and have them walk around the house anywhere there is fleas. If your vet does not carry Advantage try Frontline it works very well but Advantage still has my vote. ALSO Do Not bother with drops by any other brand besides Advantage or Frontine! I promise you its a waste of money.
FLEAS: I have had a terrible time getting rid of fleas till now. Borax laundry soap. Vacuum your carpet really good. Then sprinkle the Borax over your carpet. Use a broom and work it down into the fibers of your carpet really good. Don't vacuum for a week unless you have to. The fleas will eat the Borax. It will cause them to dehydrate and die. Repeat the process every week or so for a month. It really works, it's cheap and it is safe to use if you have small children.
For fleas in your carpet: Sprinkle table salt on the carpet and leave a few days. Vacuum up. This will kill the fleas in the carpet and will thus lead to flea-free pets.
To help with fleas on your dogs: take a new spray bottle and fill half of it with apple cider vineger and half with warm tap water. Shake well and spray on the dog's coat. Rub it in good. No need to rinse, just let it dry, and use it daily or as needed. My friend uses it for her dog, and it works well and saves money.