Our Puppies Are Raised On “4Health Puppy Formula” And/Or “Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice Large Breed Puppy”… Both Are A 4 Star Dry Food…. Along With Raw Hamburger 3x A Week, Yogurt Every Other Day, Eggs Every Other Day, Goat’s Milk Daily And Cottage Cheese Daily! Yum! We Add A Fish Oil Supplement At 6 Weeks Old For Skin And Coat….
Tip #1: If your puppy has an upset stomach and has runny stool, give pure pumpkin. you can get this in the can and it will harden up their stool. I do give pumpkin during deworming to help with the runny stool during this process.
Tip #2: Vitamin E is 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 give your dog a pill of vitamin E. If you give the vitamin orally, check with your vet on the recommended dosage for your specific dog breed.
TIP #3: Flavorless electrolyte-replacing liquids, such as sports waters or pediatric 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 diarrhea or vomitting.
TIP #4: 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 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). 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.
TIP #5: For dry skin problems that induce a lot of ANNOYING itching :/ (assuming it’s not FLEAS!) an Oatmeal bath works great. Grate up some oatmeal and sprinkle into dog’s bath and let your dog soak into the healing goodness :) Your dog will thank you!