Home Remedies for Dogs: Treating Fleas, Bad Breath, & Skunk Smell

Treating Fleas, Bad Breath, & Skunk Smell

They don't refer to them as "man's best friend" for nothing. Your dog can be your best pal and least judgmental confidante, so make sure you take good care of him or her! When the occasion arises (which is hopefully never), follow the three home remedies below for treatment of fleas, bad breath, and skunk smell—you may even save a few pennies in the process.

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Just a word about the garlic: As garlic is in the onion family (and onions should NEVER be fed to dogs), there is a risk of your dog accumulating Heinz Bodies which can be attributed to liver disease and anemia. One way to cut back on this accumulation is to never feed your dog raw garlic. Obviously, it's at the owner's discretion. I feed my dog garlic almost every day (she gets a anti flea/tick indigestible powder that contains garlic) so I am very pro-garlic! Anyway, I would also caution about reading the ingredient label if you're supplementing with garlic powder as I have seen some that contain onion powder. And never use garlic salt, dogs don't need that much salt in their diet.

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