Much of this information was gained from reading Dr Becket news letter.
Diarrhea - yuck - lots of reasons why this happens. If your pet is not running a temp or vomiting. If they are doing either of these I recommend you call your vet for help. But if you just have lose bowls, try fasting your pet for 24 to 48 hours. Make sure your pet consumes ample water during the fast. When reintroducing food, use bland easy to digest food, like sweet potato or yams, a little bit of natural pumpkin and some ground Turkey. Slippery Elm is a great natural tummy tamer 1/2 a teaspoon per 10 lbs of body weight. Remember the feces will not completely firm up unless you feed him some bulk food like sweet potato or yams.
Is there an unpleasant doggy odor when your best friend enters the room. This could have many causes and often requires the help from your vet. But you could start eliminating some causes by bathing your buddy in Micro Tec shampoo and following with a dip in a solution of 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide, 3 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar in a gallon of water. Pour over you dog and let them air dry. This helps with a lot of common skin infections but you may need to repeat the bath a couple of times a week for several weeks to see a noticeable improvement.
Do you have a problem with you dog continually licking their feet. There is many things that can contribute to this, from stomach ales to the more common allergies. In the quest to identify the problem, one of the most simple and cost effect things to start with, is every time you take your buddy for a walk, on your return, soak his feet, in a solution of (1 cup Hydrogen Peroxide, 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar, in a gallon jug of water). Do not dry the feet other than to blot off excess solution to stop it from being tracked through your home. If this doesn't help seek your vets help.
Coconut Oil treatments improves the integrity of the skin helps support lipid barrier which makes the skin healthier more resistant to pathogens like yeast and bacteria. We often see as flaky itchy skin as a pre cursor for more serious problems. Coconut oil treatments can help improve the overall skin health of your dog.
Does your pet have little unexplained lumps on their back or legs. Try giving them a Povidone Iodine or Betadine iodine bath. Mix the iodine with water till the water turns the color of ice tea then sponge it into the lumps. If this alone doesn't solve your problem, bring them into Aristoclip for medicated baths, or seek your vets advice.