Perk Up Your Pet Care Game With These Household Items You Already Have

You only want what is best for furry friend. Whether you have a cat, dog or a combination of both, you do your homework on the best food and vets in your local area. You make sure to take your dog for long walks can clean your cat’s litter box daily. Here are a few more ways that you can up your pet care game with things you already have at home.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is great for both cats and dogs. This can help improve their skin and lessen any allergies that they have. You can also use it to treat ear mites.


Help your pet replace salts and sugars lost due to panting by adding honey or sugar and sea salt to their water.


Find an unsweetened yogurt to provide for your dog (read the ingredients – non-sugar sweeteners can kill dogs). This snack contains lots of calcium and protein he needs.


Oats are high in protein and can help your pet’s digestive system. Simply prepare the oats and add them to your pet’s food.

Epsom Salts

Tackle itchy skin, clean and treat wounds, and help heal paw issues with Epsom salts.

Essential Oils – Dogs Only

Never give essential oils to your cat. There may be some essential oils that are okay, diluted by a safe carrier oil, for your dog. Always consult your vet first!

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Human Grade Fish Oil

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White Vinegar

White vinegar is a great cleaner for a home with pets. Even when you can no longer smell urine, your pet can. This means they’ll return to the same place to use the bathroom. Vinegar can remove the scent of urine completely.

Who knew you could up your pet game with household items? With a little rummaging around your pantry and under your sinks, you can provide some relief to your pet and help them achieve good health.

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