If your dog has the itchy skin problem, you found the right post, because I’m going to give you 15 ways that you can help fight itchy skin with your dog if you’re new to this website, welcome. My name is Malik Waqar, and I’m a dog trainer. Make sure you visit every week for great dog training tips, dog breeds guide, and leave any comments down below. I’ll try to answer your questions, or if you have any thoughts, we’d love to hear them. I’m here to tell you, I’ve done a lot in the pets‘ world, but I know the feeling.
The dog is in pain and misery, and you want to help him so bad. I know, I’ve been there. You can spend thousands of dollars at the vet just trying to figure out what it is that’s causing your dog that itching and that pain. And let me tell you, it can be painful. It can lead to non-stop licking of paws and pain and open wounds. So you’re probably asking yourself, “What can I do?” Great, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m going to go through 15 all-natural ways that I’ve found that works well for my dog itchy skin. I’m not a vet, so make sure you consult with your vet if the situation is extreme. But, these 15 all-natural remedies, they can go a long way. I know this because I’ve tried way more than 16, and these are the ones that I narrowed down that I saw working first hand with my pets. Okay, let’s go through all 15 of these items.
Just like it’s great for your skin, help clear up wrinkles. It helps soothe the dog’s skin and make it healthy. What’s great about Vitamin E, is you can break it open and apply it directly to your dog’s skin. Just rub it in there, and not only will they love the massage, but it has great results for their skin.
Feeding your dog plain low-fat yogurt has amazing results. Now, use a small amount, but it can help with clearing up yeast infections to relieving itchy skin. With the yogurt, start small. Make sure your dog’s digestive system can handle it, and you can always build-up, but it’ll give you really good results.
Camomile tea and herbal tea, So put it in a sprayer like, put it in the fridge and let it chill. Believe it or not, the chilled tea will kill bacteria and yeast, and it will even reduce and relieve inflammation. Also, when my dog starts chewing on her paws, I like to spray her paws with that actual tea. It helps, and within minutes, she’s not chewing on her paws as much. Or, I’ll take her paws if she’ll let me, if she’s calm enough, or if I have treats, and I’ll put her paws just right into the cold tea and hold them there for a minute or two and pet her and soothe her. And that seems to have really good effects as well.
Now you’ve probably heard of this one before, but it is one of the tops, and it works. Oatmeal will soothe their skin, so grind it up in a coffee grinder or a blender. Put them in the bath and rub it into their skin. If your dog’s horrified baths, try bringing your dog into the shower with you and you can put that oatmeal in a cup or a pan, and then just put that oatmeal on your dog while you’re taking a bath or a shower. It will help. Now, if you don’t have time to do that, you can buy a pre-made oatmeal shampoo and conditioner in one. There are lots of good ones out there. Now, if you don’t have time to do that, buying a pre-made oatmeal shampoo conditioner is a good idea. However, they are not all created equal, so make sure you get the right one.
Epsom salt helps if there are any open wounds. It’ll help your dog heal faster. If you’ve gone to the vet and the vet’s given you antibiotics that combined with an Epsom salt bath, it will work miracles.
Now, here’s why I like this one so much, because not only can you get oil where you can apply that just topically right to your dog, but you can also give your dog a primrose pill. And that’ll help calm any allergies and boost their immune system.
You could make this stuff, and it’s not too difficult. So take a teaspoon of the actual dried eucalyptus, or two tablespoons of fresh eucalyptus, and put it in a pint of boiling water for 10 minutes. Then, let that cool down, and as a final step in your dog’s bath, go ahead and pour that over your dog, rub it into their skin, and then immediately dry them off with a towel. Don’t rinse that off. It will soak into your dog’s skin, and not only will it help calm their itching, but it’s also a natural flea repellent, so that’ll go a long way in the summertime. If you don’t have the time to do that, buy a shampoo or conditioner. Just make sure you get the right one. Again, they’re not all created equal. It’ll cost a little bit more, but it’ll be worth every time.
It works wonders. So, here’s what you do. You take oatmeal, you grind it up, and you put it in the oven for 5 minutes. Let it just get warm, and then you take a handful of that, put it in a towel, and then you take that towel, and you rub your dog down with it. Now, it’s going to be a little messy and a little dirty, so make sure you do it somewhere you can sweep up or outside, but it’s going to go a long way. It’s going to help. And if your dog doesn’t like taking baths, it’ll remove the smell anyways. It’ll help, trust me. Try this one. If you don’t have time to make that mixture, then you could buy a dry shampoo as well.
Now, we’ve talked about some essential oils, but an actual essential oil shampoo will work wonders for your dog with itchy skin. You could make your own, or you could buy an essential oil shampoo, it’s worth the while. It could be fleas. You don’t think it’s allergies. You don’t think it’s the diet. It could be something as simple as fleas. If you want, you could make an herbal flea powder. It’s a little bit longer of a recipe, so I’m not going to kill you with all the details in this article.
This natural skin tonic that’s lemon-based will go a long way. I’m going to put the recipe down below. I’ll also put some items you can pick up that have kind of direct spray so you can target that area.
50% water, 50% baking soda, rub it on your dog’s area, leave it on for 20 minutes, and it’s fantastic.
take a 50/50% mix, and you spray it on your dog, perfect.
Take the aspirin, crush it up. Put a little bit of rubbing alcohol and rub that on the itchy area. Now watch your dog closely on this one. Make sure they’re not licking the area. Do not administer this one by mouth. Be very careful with this one, but this can also help relieve itchy areas.
Here’s the thing. It’s simple, so you often overlook this one, but brushing your dog every single day goes a long way, and here’s why. When your dog’s skin is itchy, inflammatory blood cells and chemical compounds such as histamine, add up. So by brushing your dog regularly, it helps reduce that.
Whether it’s the oil or flakes or lots of different forms, it goes a long way with helping dogs with itchy skins.
Sometimes you have to take your dog to the vet because they need steroids or antibiotics or whatever your vet recommends. But I like first to try all the natural ways to see if any of that helps and solves the problem. I hope this article has been helpful, and if you have any ideas, I want to hear from you. I want to know if you tried any of these, or if you’ve tried other things, or what works. So make sure you leave comments down below. I’ll respond as much as I can.
And if you have any advice or tips that have worked for your dog, make sure you jump in, right? It’s a community, and we’re all in this together, because when your dog doesn’t stop itching, and you’ve tried everything, I know you feel like you’re out there on a planet of your own. So, thanks for reading, do share to help others.