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Epson Salts

People use Epsom Salts, and you an also use them on your dog. Just one word of caution, however...DO Not let your dog drink the epsom salt bath, as it may cause diarrhea.... Epson salts are not a true salt, but rather a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. A bath made with the salts can help relieve stress, sore muscles, and itchy skin for humans and dogs. For dogs, they are also used to help manage anal sac discomfort, and to manage paws and nail beds that become abscessed or itchy from allergies. Using Epsom salts is not intended to be a treatment, but a way to provide symptom management before or with veterinary care for infection, abscess, impacted anal glands etc. For itchy skin, paws, or abscessed paws To use Epsom salts, dissolve 1/2 cup of salts per gallon of water; for itchy skin, use cool or lukewarm water. Soak the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes, 2 to 4 times a day. For impacted/painful anal glands. Use the same solution as above, but have dog sit in a shallow bath. If he is uncooperative, you can apply the solution to the dog's anal area with a soft cloth. Epsom salts can help empty the sacs when they are not expressed with elimination, as they will help relax the muscles and relieving itching that may be present. If your dog is "scooting" give it a try! A very inexpensive way to make your dog more comfortable...


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