5 DIY Remedies for Common Pet Problems

Just like children, pets have their fair share of issues that crop up unexpectedly. But thanks to work, tight budgets, and life in general, it’s not always practical to shuttle your dog or cat to the vet every time he seems a little under the weather. Thankfully, many pet problems and solutions can be found in your own home, with all natural ingredients. Here are five natural home remedies for some of the most common pet predicaments.


Even pet owners with the cleanest homes struggle to keep pesky fleas at bay. Cedar oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves, wood and roots of the cedar tree, and it’s a natural flea repellent! Mix up a solution of about five drops of oil with a few teaspoons of water, and dip your dog’s cloth collar or a bandana into it before tying around your dog’s neck. While the oil itself doesn’t kill fleas, they can’t stand its smell and are less likely to make a home on your pet.