Wraps and envelopes for the dog – the guide

If your dog is ill, he may benefit from a wrap, as we humans do. What do I mean by wraps? It consists of circular cloths around a body part. Wraps and envelopes can be warm or cold, dry or damp.

Prießnitz and Kneipp wraps

Particularly well-known are the Prießnitz- and the Kneippwickel, which made the nature healer Prießnitz and pastor Sebastian Kneipp famous in the 19th century. Rudolf Steiner further developed the application in the 20th century. Wraps are used for pain, inflammation, fever, skin diseases, tension and have a wonderful effect on the autonomic nervous system.

Neck wrap dog

The inner cloth made of linen is carrier of the active substance. Instead of linen, you can also use cotton, which is almost as good. The cotton handkerchief should overhang the inner fabric. Here, for example, a terry towel or tea towel is suitable. The woolen outer fabric is wrapped around the affected body in a circular fashion. Discarded wool scarves are very suitable for this. The outer fabric should overhang the inner fabric by about 3-4 cm.

Sticking plaster, elastic bandages, old sweater sleeves and legs of tights keep the wrap on the dog. For safety reasons, do not use safety pins or staplers, you never know if the dog nibble on the wrap and possibly swallow it.

active substances
As active substances are excellent medicinal plant teas, but also tinctures, ointments, seeds, flours and powders, various foods, oils and fresh leaves. You should pay attention to the quality and purity of the source material. Maybe a hot water bottle or a spelled or cherry stone pillow can keep the wrap warm.