Healing Dog Salve Recipes

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If your dog likes to nibble away and has some sores which won’t heal, try making this salve, it uses sulphur which is very healing and the smell will help to stop your dog from nibbling.

For itchy skin, we have a salve made with witch hazel, which helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, and aloe gel which is cooling and helps to speed up the healing process.

Wound Healing Salve

2 Tbs petroleum jelly
1 tsp sulphur powder

 You can ask for sulphur powder at your chemist or purchase it online, here’s one option.

Mix together and apply to the wound.

Reduce Itch Salve

Simply mix 1 part witch hazel with 2 parts aloe vera gel.

Rub it on the affected area. As mentioned, the witch hazel helps to stop the itchiness and kills bacteria while the aloe vera helps to cool the skin and speed up the healing process.

Dog scratching himself behind his ear on the grass

 

Comments 8

  1. Hi Wendyl
    absolutely adore your website! I’m keen to make the dog itch salve. Have come across a recipe for a petroleum jelly alternative that is made of beeswax and olive oil. Can I use this in your recipe or do you think my Brutus will end up eating it? Thankyou for your website. It’s great to have somewhere to find useful, simple, no nonsense natural recipes.
    Cheers
    Jean

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      Definitely try it – anything is better than using fossil fuels, but I do wonder if you need the petroleum to put them off licking.

  2. Hi do you think I could use the itch salve on a cat? My old cat has a very itchy area that he keeps pulling his fur out

  3. thankyou for all your awesome emails.
    Wondering if you have any recommendations for an ear & eye wash for my lovely canine kids.
    My boy sometimes has a weepy eye & itch in his ear.

    Regards
    Tania

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