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Warming Salve For Pets + 20 Other Natural Pet Remedies

Around two-thirds of American households have pets and spend over $50 billion every year on their well-being. How can you NOT want to love and care for a face like that? 🙂 OK, I might be a little prejudiced because that is my grandpuppy Milo, but scientific studies have actually proven that the human-pet bond is comparable to that of the maternal-child bond. We. Love. Our. Pets. So it stands to reason we would want to care for them the best way possible. Today we are sharing some great ways to do so. Kaitlyn writes………

I have a confession to make – I’m totally one of those dog people. You know the ones that treat their pups like their children? My husband Erik and I don’t have human children yet so our Boxer, Milo, is currently our very spoiled only child. Since I work from home he keeps me company all day long and pretty much follows me wherever I go.

He gets to sleep in our bed multiple times a week, rides in the car with me just about everywhere I go and is constantly showered with love and kisses. As I sit here typing this Milo is sitting on my husband’s lap licking his face to death 😉

From the time he was a puppy Erik and I have been pretty picky about the food and treats he eats and the treatments we give him for any ailment. We generally like to stick to high quality, natural products. I’m always joking that Milo eats better than we do. So today I wanted to share a great warming salve for pets that I just discovered along with 20 other natural pet remedies.

Winter here in Utah is rough for Milo! Poor little guy just doesn’t have a big thick coat and has to trudge through the snow every time he goes to the bathroom. The other night, after he had come in from going potty I noticed how red and raw his paws looked. He didn’t seem to be in any pain, but his feet looked so sad. After a bit of investigating, I decided to combine this Animal Friendly Pet Salve with Warming Salve for the perfect winter treatment for cold pet feet.

The key ingredients in this salve are lavender, frankincense and black pepper essential oils. Lavender is great for its anti-microbial and restoration benefits. Frankincense is anti-inflammatory and also has regenerative properties. Finally, black pepper adds the warming benefit that is great for winter time.

Warming Salve For Pets

Makes (4) 4-ounce glass jars

Ingredients

Per 4 ounce jar:

Directions

Put the coconut, olive oil, and beeswax in a wide mouth mason jar or a 4 cup glass measuring bowl. Set glass container in a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until the beeswax melts and all the ingredients are combined.

Add the essential oils to each 4 ounce jar. Next, pour melted oils into the jars over the essential oils, you can stir the oils in but they should mix nicely without stirring. Fill to ¼ inch from the top. Cover with a paper towel and cool on counter for at least 8 hours before sealing with lid. Shelf life without the vitamin e oil is approximately 4 to 5 months.

Use your fingers to rub a bit onto your pets’ feet after they come in from the cold.

Remember to only use pure essential oils on your pets. This salve is safe for use on dogs and cats.

To get more great essential oil remedies for pets click here.

More resources for making your own homemade pet products:

Pup-R-Mints: Homemade Breath Freshening Dog Treats from Pet Coupon Savings

Homemade Oatmeal and Baking Soda Bath for Dogs from The Nest

Natural Dog Toothpaste from Easy-Home-Made

Natures Miracle Skunk Odor Removal for Dogs from i Save A to Z

DIY Dry Dog Shampoo from Kol’s Notes

DIY Natural Dog Shampoos from The Cottage Market

5 Natural Ways to Prevent & Get Rid of Fleas on Cats from Everyday Roots

21 Natural Home Remedies for Pets from Treehugger

Natural Dog Health : Apple Cider Vinegar from Hub Pages

Arthritis In Dogs: Treatment, Natural Home Remedies, Symptoms from Hub Pages

How To: Make Sweet Potato Dog Chew Treats from 17 Apart

3 Ways to Make a Healing Mash for Dogs with Diarrhea & Gas from Everyday Roots

Easy, Natural, Homemade Cat Treats from Nourishing Joy

How to Make Homemade Pill Pockets for Pets from Becky’s Blog

Make Your Own Easy & Healthy Homemade Doggie Treats from One Good Thing by Jillee

 10 Surprising ‘People’ Foods your Dog Can Eat from Positive Med

6 Natural Dog Friendly Snacks from Paw Nation

 Home Remedy Dewormer for Cats from eHow

Essential Oil Knowledge for Cat Owners from Apartment Therapy

What natural remedies have you found to be helpful for your pets??

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