“Scratch, lick, chew, scratch, scratch!” You know how it goes on and on with your precious pup, and how it drives you crazy thinking about ways to help her. There are so many reasons behind a dog severely scratching herself, and if it goes on for days, you need to get her checked up by a veterinarian.
But, before taking her to the vet, you can try a couple of remedies at home to see if you can soother the dog’s itchy skin. Here are a few tips for soothing the itchy skin of your furry best friend.
Vitamin E works as well on the dry skin on a dog as it does on the wrinkles of the humans! You can just open a vitamin E capsule and rub the content on the itchy, dry areas of the dog’s body.
The oil really soothes her skin and the massage calms the muscles. The vitamin gets to enter the itchy areas of the dog’s body easily this way.
Feed low-fat, plain yogurt to your dog to keep the yeast infections away and let the good bacteria in her intestines grow and be in balance. Adding some yogurt to your furry friend’s diet acts as more than a nutritious treat.
It can help her immune system, which means ear and skin infections aren’t able to grow. Give your doggy one teaspoon of yogurt every day for preventing diarrhea and building immunity. An alternative to this is feeding probiotics weekly to your dog.
Chamomile tea soaks can be refrigerated overnight and sprayed on the itchy, sensitive spots of the dog to cure minor skin infections and irritations. The cool tea helps in relieving inflammation and killing the bacteria and yeast on her skin.
You can also soak the paws of your dog in the cold herbal tea or spray the cold tea on the paws to stop the dog from gnawing on the paws. Chamomile tea works well to soothe eye irritations of the dog, as well. You can also mix some calendula and green tea for the same purpose.
Pour some ground oatmeal in your dog shampoo or in a bath and see how well it soothes the itchy skin of your doggy. You can get the oatmeal cereals usually found at grocery stores, just grind it in the coffee grinder or food processor, and mix it in the shampoo or bath.
She will love to sit in the warm oatmeal bath as it immediately calms down the itching in the irritated area. You can do it yourself or buy dog shampoo for itchy skin from the store.
Oatmeal shampoo is definitely the best for your dog’s itchy skin, because oatmeal has been used for centuries to moisture and soothe irritated skin. It is recommended even for dogs with skin allergies, what makes it ideal choice for those who need itch-free dog shampoo.
These remedies are absolutely safe to be used on the skin of most dogs. However, if you have any doubts, you should talk to your vet first before using any of these ideas. Once you get the thumbs up from your vet, feel free to go ahead and try any combination of these natural remedies.