Natural Antibiotic for Dogs

By Leah Deitz

Antibiotics are used to treat serious bacterial infections. They kill bad bacteria as well as the good ones and, for this reason, should be used as a last resort. According to Doggies Paradise, a canine-related health website, once antibiotics use ends, the bad bacteria often grows back faster than the good. This can cause digestive disorders as well as disease within the intestinal tract. For centuries, pet owners used alternative medicines and all-natural antibiotics to treat diseases in dogs. This inexpensive method of treatment effectively addresses canine health without killing good bacteria the body needs for optimal health.


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Garlic is an antibiotic plant that has been used to treat internal parasites as well as cancer, diabetes, liver, heart disease, kidney dysfunction and staph infections. According to Precious Pets, a holistic pet health resource, fresh garlic is the best option for pets. A general dosing rule includes giving one clove or 1 tablespoon minced garlic to large dogs, half of a clove of tablespoon for medium dogs and one-fourth for small dogs.

Bee Propolis

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Propolis is effective against bacterial infections and viruses, something traditional antibiotics can not treat. Bee propolis can be taken in the form of honey and royal jelly. However, the most potent and expensive form of propolis is royal jelly. “Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats” recommends introducing propolis slowly to pets. Use 1 gram daily for a week if the pet shows no adverse effects. It is recommended to use ¼ teaspoon per 25 pounds of the dog.

Wheat and Rye Grass

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Grasses are rich in nutrients, vitamins and amino acids and are used for detoxification in dogs as well as a treatment option for cancer, digestive disorders, pancreatic diseases, skin and coat conditions and respiratory disease. Wheat grass, barley, rye and other cereal grasses may be difficult for dogs to digest. Avoid complications by administering 1 teaspoon of finely minced cereal-grade grass per 10 pounds of the pet. In addition, “Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats” recommends administering three drops of a liquid supplement such as Oralmal daily.

Brewers Yeast

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Brewers yeast is effective against viral infections and prevents the growth of undesirable bacteria. However, some animals may have yeast sensitivities. For this reason, the author of “Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats” recommends using the highest-quality liquid yeast available and introducing the yeast in minute quantities for one week. If the animal does not show signs of adverse side effects, proceed with the product's recommended dosage. If the pet does show signs of stomach disorder, such as vomiting, refusal to eat or loose stools, wait several weeks and reintroduce the yeast again.


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Seacure is essentially predigested and fermented deep-sea fish that have been pulverized and processed into a powder. In dogs, Seacure is used to treat immune disorders, joint flexibility and inflammation, digestion, allergies, wounds and digestive issues. One to 2 grams of Seacure can safely be administered to dogs daily.