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5 Easy Home Remedies To Soothe Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

Is your dog miserable with itchy skin? We found some of the most effective remedies for your 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.

5 Home Remedies For Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

Olive Oil

Take your favorite cooking oil and add it to your dog’s food! Olive oil isn’t only great to use when cooking, but it is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins E & K that can replenish your dog’s fur coat. 1 tablespoon 2-3 time a week in your dog’s food can help solve their itching, while helping their fur grow thick and shiny.

Yogurt

Before your start feeding your 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 which can stop skin infections and yeast infections from happening. We recommend 1 teaspoon 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 and paws. 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. You can use daily until the itching goes away.

Itchy paws? No problem. You can soak your dog’s paws in the 50/50 solution for up to 5 minutes.

Coconut Oil

If you don’t already have coconut oil in your home, get some! You and your furry friend will benefit from it.

Coconut oil is a great moisturizer when applied topically, but 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: Shop Coconut Oil

Oatmeal

This remedy takes a little longer, but the benefits are worth it!

If nothing else is working for your itchy dog, we hope this oatmeal bath can resolve all your problems. Benefits of an oatmeal bath are relieving itching and soothing your dog’s skin. 

To make an oatmeal bath you need to 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 let your dog soak for 15 minutes.

We hope these home remedies can relieve your dog’s itchy skin and make them more comfortable. 

Still Looking For The Right Itchy Skin Cure? 

If you are still looking for products to help your pet’s itchy skin, check out our Dog Skin Care items at dogIDs.

 

About the author:

Denille was a Product Marketing Intern at dogIDs for a year and she just recently switched over to a Customer Service Internship. She spends her time making customers and their furry friends happy and studying Marketing. She has three furry nephews and nieces that she is obsessed with. One day she hopes to have a Boxer of her own!