This home remedy uses essential oils to treat light cuts and wounds.
Lavender oil can help treat infections and inflammation in light cuts on your lab’s paw. Follow the steps below to treat your lab’s infected paw.
The Steps I Followed to Help Our Labrador’s Paw Heal Quickly:
- Start with gently cleaning the paw or affected area with soap and water.
- Next apply a warm-to-very warm bag of black tea (I like this kind). (Soak it and wring it out). Hold it in place for 5-10 minutes. The tannins work to draw out whatever is causing the infection.
- Drop 3 drops of Lavender essential oil on the infected area. (Lavender is a great analgesic. It’s wonderful for cuts because it provides relief, disinfects, and heals the tissue.) BONUS: Lavender kept Bodie from licking his paw!)
- Repeat these steps every 2-3 hours for at least 3 days or until you see a significant improvement.
More Essential Oil First-Aid Solutions for Your Labrador Retriever (Or Other Breeds)
These essential oils are considered safe to use on dogs. If you choose to apply oils to your dogs (other animals , yourself, or others) please do at your own risk*.
- Roman Chamomile
- Clary Sage
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