People Care Pet Pantry
Washing your dog with Dreft
Dreft (the baby detergent, like Dawn) can be used for different reasons.
Over the years we have found that Dreft is an excellent way to take care of a dog’s coat. It helps rid fleas and ticks and other insects that may be crawling around in your animal’s fur.
If your dog likes to soak in bathtubs, it is a great way to treat problems, such as ringworm and hot spots.
Making sure that the animal soaks in it and is rinsed thoroughly clean after the bath.
Once out of the bath and dried off. Ringworm needs to be treated with a good fungicide. This can be bought over the counter at almost all pet stores. (Take precautions – humans can catch ringworm)
Hot spots can be treated a couple different ways. I you have washed and dried your pet and the hot spot is at the beginning stage, cut the fur around it as short as you can. It can then be treated by putting coconut oil on it.
If the spot is red and inflamed, rub it with brown Listerine and then powder the area good with Gold Bond medicated powder. Keep area attended to and keep powder on it to dry up the area.
If it continues to get worse and the spot gets larger, call you veterinarian.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE THE RIGHT WAY TO TREAT YOUR ANIMAL. YOU MUST ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR VET TO MAKE SURE THESE REMEDIES WILL NOT HURT YOUR PET.
WE ALWAYS STRESS - DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE ADMINISTERING ANYTHING HOLISTIC OR NATURAL.