3 Ways Pets Can Use Aloe Vera Gel

Pets Can Use Aloe Vera Gel Too!

Here at Earth’s Daughter, we love our furry friends. That’s why pet shelters are one of the charitable causes we’re proud to support and why we bring rescue animals into our family. We believe loving our pets means taking excellent care of their health, and aloe vera gel is a great way to do so. Pets can use aloe vera gel just like people: here’s how!

3 Ways Pets Can Use Aloe Vera Gel

  1. Flea Bites: It’s no fun to see your poor dog or cat suffering from itchy, painful flea bites. The next time your pet is pestered by fleas, reach for aloe vera gel to give them some relief. While you should always follow your vet’s instructions for getting rid of fleas, aloe vera gel is a great supplement. The properties that make it so effective at soothing burns, cuts, and scratches for people make it equally effective when treating flea bites. Simply apply a small amount of gel to the bitten area: it will help counter the itchiness and swelling and help the bite to heal a little faster.


  2. Moisturizing Dog Shampoo: Just like people, pets can have dry skin too. Dry skin can become irritated and uncomfortable, leaving your pet itchy and unhappy. A soothing bath with aloe vera shampoo moisturizes the skin and helps your pet feel much more comfortable. Here’s a recipe we like to use when our pets’ skin is dry:


    • 1 quart of water
    • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
    • 1 cup Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
    • ¼ cup of coconut oil
    • ¼ cup of aloe vera gel

    Mix all of these ingredients together, then gently shampoo into your pet’s fur during bath time. The Castile soap cleanses away dirt and grime, while the apple cider vinegar helps to remove irritating dead skin cells. Meanwhile, the coconut oil and aloe vera gel soothe and hydrate dry or sensitive skin. The result? A comfortable, itch-free pet.


  3. Mites: Like fleas, mites are tiny insects that live on your dog or cat’s skin. And also like fleas, they can cause irritation and itching. This irritation might lead your pet to scratch their skin excessively, potentially leading to dangerous wounds. Again, we recommend following your vet’s advice for dealing with this sort of infestation, but aloe vera is a great supplement to more conventional treatments. Applying aloe vera to irritated skin helps reduce your pet’s instinct to scratch, and it can help damaged skin heal more quickly.


Pets can use aloe vera too!


Pets Love Aloe Vera Gel

…and when you see how effective aloe can be in reducing your furry friend’s discomfort you’ll love it too. When applied externally, aloe vera gel is a safe and non-toxic way to soothe itchy and irritated areas, leading to a happier, healthier pet.