What is Neem Oil ? And Why You Can’t Live Without it
Neem Oil for dogs is a must have for your medical box. It is oil that has been pressed from the fruits and seeds of the Neem tree. An evergreen shrub that is native to India. It can vary in colour from golden yellow to light brown. It smells a bit astringent a bit like peanuts and garlic. Comes in tubs, sprays and as supplements.
Why we’re loving it!
Neem oil has a multitude of benefits for dogs, the oil has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities, it is an excellent product for dogs. There are so many reasons for using neem oil for dogs. Neem oil seems to be the product we have all been waiting for. Especially if your chihuahua has been suffering with skin allergies or is agrivated with fleas.
What’s the miracle?
Neem oil works miracles on dogs with fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and mange mites. Can help provide relief for you dog with persistent skin problems that have not cleared up with prescription medication. Potentially save you £100s in vet bills and save you dog from stressful medications and vet visits.
According to discoverneem.com:
People usually only discover neem when struggling with a persistent condition that no nasty prescription drug could clear up. And then: a natural product resolves the problem seemingly overnight. It is not surprising that we forever read about the “miraculous” abilities of neem and neem oil.
Neem Oil as sunscreen and coat conditioner
We love Gerrard Larriett Neem & Coconut Sunscreen & Skin Conditioner. It works as a sunscreen and has the added benefit as it will repel fleas and ticks while you are out and about. This is not an affiliate link, we just love it!
I apply it to their bellies before a walk and on the tips of Mikas’ ears as he is blond. Spray it onto your hands then rub it in. The spray alarms the dogs.
As a flea treatment and to heal itchy skin
Neem oil is a natural pesticide and can be used to treat flea infestations, either buy (or make) neem oil for dogs shampoo and bath your dog regularly. To make a shampoo.
We brought Ekoneem shampoo bar from https://ekoneem.com/products.html
Make a spray
You can make your own spray to use on walks and to promote healing on itchy dry skin. Here is a recipe from Discoverneem.com. You will need to make a new spray daily.
Neem oil skin balm
Neem oil can be used as a topical skin balm when mixed with a carrier oil. Susan Hambridge from Pet helpful suggests:
To treat dogs with irritated skin and hair loss, neem oil should be diluted in another carrier oil, such as pure coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil or grape seed oil. Raw neem oil is very potent stuff, so dilute a few drops with a tablespoon of carrier oil to begin with. Ekoneem can be used from the pot.
Neem can be give as a supplement to your dog’s diet to kill off internal parasites. Dried leaves or bark, but I am having trouble finding a supplier in the UK. I will update.
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