How To Soak Your Dog or Cat’s Foot or Tail in Epsom Salts

How To Soak Your Dog or Cat’s Foot or Tail in Epsom Salts

They did a study that showed if you soak a dog’s foot in Epsom salts less than 5 minutes there’s almost no benefit except maybe cleaning a lesion. If you soak a foot longer than 12 minutes, the law of dimnishing returns says there’s no benefit from longer than that. So when I recommend Epsom Soaks, I say 8 minutes.

How to Soak a foot or tail? Mix up your stuff and put the foot in it. Ahhhh well it’s not quite that simple. Read this.

https://drjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/epsom_salts_and_soaks.pdf

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.