Traditional Medicine


Dog excrement that is “not too soft and not too hard” and which comes from a healthy dog may be wrapped in caribou skin and cloth and used to raise a boil, or warmed near a stove and rubbed directly on the skin to treat arthritis or impetigo. Dog excrement is also used to “exorcise” the hard core of pus from a boil; once it is removed the pus is placed in the excrement and then the patient will not get another boil for a long time.

Raw dog fat is rubbed on warts or an opened boil to keep for skin from healing over so the flesh underneath can heal first. Skin from the side of a young dog is also very effective in raising boils.