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9 Home Remedies for Dog Owners

At Big Rock Labradoodles, we’re passionate about embracing a holistic approach for the long-term health and wellness of our Wonderful Woofies! To support this, we’ve compiled a list of 9 home remedies you can start using today to enhance your furry friend’s well-being.

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1. Natural Solutions for Dog Dandruff

STINKY Dog Shampoo Remedy for Dandruff.. or Botanical SELSUN Blue Shampoo ( has essential oils), both great for Yeast.

  • 1 cup of green tea,
  • 2 tablespoons of castile soap
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of ACV 

Apply weekly, leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse well.

2. Quick Relief for Dog Coughing

Suro Organic Elderberry Syrup. An easy, safe, and effective option for cough. Elderberry and propolis provide antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits, while ACV and honey combat bacteria and swelling.

Mix elderberry syrup, pure honey, propolis, and ACV for a natural cough remedy. The dosage is ½ teaspoon per 10lbs of body weight.

3. Arthritis and Pain Management

DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) – Discovered by a Russian Chemist in the 1800’s 

DMSO is a sulfur-containing compound great for arthritis and combined with cannabidiol for Feline Urinary Tract Disease.

Apply topically to affected joints. Use gloves and consider applying CBD first for enhanced penetration.

4. Natural Antibiotics

Clip and cleaned wound using chlorhexidine (anti-bacterial cleansing agent) as a flush. Then use Colloidal Silver orally and topically. 

Dosage: ¼ teaspoon/10lbs body weight twice daily, applied topically.

5. Combatting Allergies Naturally

Quercetin – Found in apples, red wine, onions, and blueberries, quercetin is a natural anti-inflammatory used for allergies.

Dosage: Approximately 3mg per lb twice daily.

6. Digestive and Respiratory Relief

Slippery Elm – bark of the Slippery Elm tree. Useful for chronic renal failure, vomiting, diarrhea, IBD, and coughing.

Mix the fine ground powder with water to form a soothing paste. Soothes by coating the throat and intestinal tract.

Dosage: 100mg per 10lbs daily.

7. Multipurpose Castor Oil

Effective for constipation, allergies, arthritis, wound healing, dandruff, and acne.

The active ingredient is ricinoleic acid. It’s safe, and has been used topically for wound healing and relief of minor arthritis pain. Try it out on your own hands as it starts out very thick/viscous but does get absorbed.

Dosage: ½ teaspoon per 10lbs for constipation and topical application as needed.

8. Innovative Allergy Remedy

Beta-Sitosterol – A plant nutrient from soy effective for atopic dermatitis such as itching, scratching and hair loss

Dosage: 1-2mg per lb twice daily, with a minimum trial of 4 weeks.

9. Fenbendazole for Cancer

Panacur for Cancer – Inspired by Joe Tippens’ story of remission, fenbendazole has shown promise in cancer treatment.

Doses for deworming 50mg/kg once daily for 3 days

Dosage for cancer: 50mg/kg once daily for 3 days on, 4 days off, with a trial period of one month.

Our Holistic Approach

We’re passionate about embracing holistic health practices for the long-term wellness of our beloved Labradoodles, which we affectionately call our Wonderful Woofies. By integrating these holistic approaches, you can contribute to the overall health and happiness of your furry family member, ensuring they lead a vibrant, joyful life.

Author

Alana Holst
Australian Labradoodle Breederat

Since 2011, I've dedicated myself to breeding Standard Sized Australian Labradoodles, fueled by a passion for holistic practices and exceptional quality. My focus lies in fostering strong bonds between humans and dogs, crafting loyal companions for therapy, service, and family — spreading love, one precious puppy at a time.

Alana Holst

Alana Holst

Australian Labradoodle Breeder

We make a heartfelt promise to our cherished puppies and their new families, dedicating ourselves to the health, happiness, and lifelong well-being of every Labradoodle we raise and to fostering a supportive community among our adoptive families. Learn more about us.

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Australian Labradoodle Momma at Big Rock Labradoodles

Where Care Meets Excellence!

At Big Rock Labradoodles, we champion a comprehensive, science-based, and holistic approach in breeding and nurturing exceptional standard-sized genuine Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles. Our commitment to atypical rearing strategies ensures that we never settle for the ordinary — we strive for extraordinary dogs destined for prolonged and fulfilling lives. Learn more about our code of ethics and our adoption process. When you feel ready to welcome a new family member, we invite you to fill out our adoption application — the first step towards finding your new furry family member.

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