Does your dog have itchy skin? The constant discomfort caused by this problem can lead to a lot of trouble, especially in the long run, so do not wait to protect your Fido from such unwanted circumstances.
We love our pets and want to take care of them but what are the best ways to do it? Well, in the article below we found some of the best natural solutions.
Vitamin E and Yogurt
Have you ever seen the effect Vitamin E has on someone’s wrinkles? It has the same effect on your dog. It is usually rubbed over the dog’s itchy and dry skin. Not only does massaging it feel amazing, but it also helps get the vitamin into the animal’s skin faster.
Also, a solution that works from the inside out is yogurt. Feeding your dog low-fat yogurt helps the animal keep his or her intestines with an amount of bacteria that is balanced and helps keep yeast infections at bay. A spoon of yogurt is recommended per day.
These are homemade and natural recipes for treating itchy skin.
This is a very good way to treat your dog’s itchy skin. Their mind is distracted by their activity and they do not have any more time to worry about it. Believe it or not, a brisk walk is one of the best remedies for this problem.
If you do not have time for walking your dog this frequently, hire a dog walker. But, for your own peace of mind, get a GPS tracker for your dog. That way if you’re at work and your canine buddy is with the dog walker, you’ll know exactly where the animal is located.
Eucalyptus and dry shampoo
A eucalyptus shampoo can do wonders for a dog’s dry skin. These dog shampoos for itchy skin can be found in certain pet shops or made at home. Boil 1 teaspoon of dried eucalyptus or 2 if you use fresh eucalyptus.
Also, a dry shampoo made at home is a good remedy. For this recipe, use around a cup of whole bran, uncooked oatmeal (if you don’t have any, try cornmeal on a cookie sheet) and warm it up in the oven for 5 minutes, usually on low heat. Then, simply rub it on your dog’s skin.
Herbal flea powder
Do you know where to find dried herbs? Well, grab a few of them and mix them. The herbs recommended for this recipe are rosemary, fennel, eucalyptus, rue, yellow dock, and wormwood. Brush the hair back first and then sprinkle even amounts on the animal’s neck, belly, and back.
The powder needs to be used several times a week in the case of a severe flea infestation.
There are many other remedies that can be recommended by a veterinarian, too. Some of them might contain chlorhexidine or pramoxine. Usually, natural alternatives have ingredients that range from colloidal oatmeal to mild anti-inflammatories, such as aloe.