200 grams Rice
100 grams Moong dal
125 grams Soy chunks
1 Carrot, Cauliflower, Onion (all optional)
1 teaspoon whole Barley (optional in summer)
In about 1½ litres of water cook the above for about 30 minutes.
Nutritious Broth with Rice or Rotis
Bach Flower remedies are known to help dogs cope with the loud frightening sounds of Diwali crackers. Available in pills and drops at some Homeopathy outlets, irrespective of the size of the dog, but depending on how frightened the dog gets, 1, 2 or 3 drops/pills of each of the following should be administered together, with or without water, no more than 3 to 5 times in 24 hours:
• Rescue Remedy
• Star of Bethlehem
In severe cases it is best to begin giving 1 dose per day when Navratri begins and increase gradually – may be 2 doses a day from Dassera onwards depending on the number of crackers expected to be burst in the area.
Another precaution that could be easily taken is to keep dogs indoors but not alone in a room, and make them wear doggie ear-plugs or ear-muffs. Even a scarf would help if suitably tied.
20 drops lemongrass essential oil
20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
4 tablespoons water
Mix together and shake well each time before use.
For external use
120 grams Sulphur Sublime powder
30 grams Pix Liquida I.P.
40 drops Eucalyptus Oil
500 grams Sesame Oil
Powder Sulphur fine.
Mix in Sesame Oil using mortar and pestle.
Pour in bottle Pix Liquida and Eucalyptus Oil.
Rub against coat of dog once a day.
For internal use
250 grams Sulphur Sublime powder I.P.
250 grams Calcium Gluconate powder I.P.
Mix together till fine. Keep dry in bottle.
Administer 1 level teaspoon by mixing into feed twice a day. (This quantity is for a small sized dog, big ones should be given double the quantity.)
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