Native Remedies for JRTs

Your first paragraph How familiar are you with your dog's health? Knowing when your dog needs to go to the vet and when a home remedy will do the trick can save you time and money, and it can also save your dog discomfort and pain. Taking the time to examine your dog's eyes, ears, mouth and more can help you recognize common maladies. ...Having a sick JRT can make you feel powerless. While there's no substitute for the care of a veterinarian, there are things you can do at home to make your pup feel better. Knowing the symptoms of common illnesses, as well as when it's time to get professional help, could mean a longer, happier life for your dog. Read on to learn how to evaluate, diagnose and even treat some conditions that might plague your pooch. Check out the Native Remedies blog which has articles specifically addressing natural cures for your pooch (and humans too). Click on the Pet Alive tab for the full array of their product line.

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Fleas are a common problem for dogs. These little bloodsuckers can hop on your dog during a walk around the block or even in your own backyard. Aside from causing a lot of itching and annoyance, fleas may also lead to harmful infections. Discover ways to prevent your dog from getting fleas in the first place and how to get rid of them in Remedies for Dogs With Fleas. Get more info on PetAlive BeFree Flea Shampoo - helps deter fleas, flies and mosquitoes for dogs

Everyone's heard the term "mangy dog," but what exactly does it mean? Mange actually describes a wide range of mites that can take up residence in your dog's coat. Avoiding them completely is ideal, but sometimes, mange mites end up in your dog's fur no matter what you do.

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Obesity has become a health crisis for humans -- but we're not alone. It's also a serious problem in our pet population. If your dog falls into the overweight category, you'll need to get him exercising regularly. He may also need to go on a diet. Here are tips that can help your dog lead a happier, healthier and longer life.

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Just like humans need to maintain their teeth and gums so do our JRT friends as well. A buildup of bacteria and plaque can lead to many problems with your JRT's teeth. Oral heath is essential for overall physical well-being as poor dental hygiene can impact many other systems in the body.

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Dogs that love to run and play outside can also end up with sore feet and sunburns. Our canine companions don't have the benefit of comfy, supportive shoes on those long treks. Although a dog's paw pads are tough, they're susceptible to scratches, scrapes, burns and more. Dogs can also get sunburned, especially breeds with short fur. Have you ever considered applying sunblock to your dog's skin just like you do for your own? Get some tips on how to prevent these maladies and treat them when they do occur.

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Worms is the term for a wide range of parasites that your dog can pick up from other infected animals, the soil or some of his less-than-pleasant eating habits. But how do you know which type of worm is afflicting your dog? Knowing the difference between coccidia, giardia, heartworm, hookworm and the other types of common worms makes all the difference when it comes to treatment.

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