Is your dog constantly scratching because of itchy skin? We found some of the most effective remedies for your itchy dog that are already in your home.
We always feel sad for our poor little pups when they are constantly itching. These remedies are easy, effective, and already at your fingertips. In addition to taking the DIY route, you might consider a daily supplement to help your dog’s skin and fur.
Take your favorite cooking oil and add it to your dog’s food! Olive oil is great to use when cooking, but it’s also loaded with antioxidants and vitamins E & K that can replenish your dog’s fur coat. Two to three times a week, try incorporating one tablespoon of olive oil in your dog’s food. This addition can help sooth the problem of your dog constantly scratching, while also helping his or her fur grow thick and shiny.
Before you start feeding your itchy dog yogurt, please make sure that it is plain yogurt with no sugar or additives.
Plain and probiotic yogurt keeps good bacteria in your dog’s tummy. This home remedy can help their immune system and protect them from skin infections and yeast infections. We recommend an oral supplement of 1 teaspoon of yogurt for small dogs and 2 teaspoons for big dogs, a few times a week. You can also mix it into their food if you would like.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many benefits for you, but did you know it can help your dog, too?
This is an easy way to relieve your dog’s itchy skin. Mix a 50/50 solution of apple cider vinegar and water to put on your dog’s skin. A spray bottle or a sponge works well, but be careful to avoid getting the solution on any wounds or raw skin because it will sting your pup. If your dog is constantly scratching, you can use this method daily until the itch goes away.
Itchy paws? No problem. You can soak your dog’s paws in the 50/50 solution for up to 5 minutes.
If you don’t already have coconut oil in your home, get some! You and your itchy dog will benefit from it.
Coconut oil is a great moisturizer when applied topically, but it can also be given orally to help boost your dog’s immune system. To relieve the itching, you can apply coconut oil directly to your dog’s skin. This will help moisturize and soothe your dog’s skin. You can find coconut oil for your pet here:
This remedy takes a little longer, but the benefits are worth it! With use, this remedy can keep your dog from constantly scratching.
If nothing else is working for your itchy dog, we hope this oatmeal bath can resolve all your problems. An oatmeal bath can help relieve itching and soothe your dog’s skin.
To make an oatmeal bath, grind up the oatmeal into a powder using a blender or a coffee grinder. Put the mixture in a tub full of warm water and try to soak your dog for 15 minutes.
We hope these home remedies can relieve your dog’s itchy skin and make them more comfortable.
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About the author:
Denille was a Product Marketing Intern at dogIDs while she studied marketing at North Dakota State University. She has three furry nephews and nieces and one human niece that she is obsessed with. One day she hopes to have a Boxer of her own!