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5 Natural Remedies for an Itchy Dog

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Some dogs and some dog breeds are more prone to itchy skin that others. That said, dogs of any breed can develop itchy skin over time for a number of reasons. These include food allergies, bites and allergic reactions to airborne environmental allergens.

Ear infections are a prime indicator of a skin problem. A great many ear infections are not ear infections per se. They’re skin problems, and, like so many other canine illnesses, can very often easily be treated at home. With your own homemade dog itchy skin treatment.

Here’s a few suggestions to try before committing yourself to the expense of drafting in the big guns and taking your best friend to the vet.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties. This makes it a useful standby for an itchy dog. Simply make up a 50% apple cider vinegar and 50% water solution in a clean spray bottle and spray the areas of discomfort with the solution. Obviously don’t try this on areas of broken skin.

Camomile soak

Camomile is well-known for its soothing anti-inflammatory properties. Simply fill a bath, sink or bowl with warm water and let a handful of dried camomile soak for at least 5 minutes. Let your dog soak in this solution for 5-10 minutes.

Coconut oil

Rich in lauric acid, coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help relieve the discomfort associated with allergies and problematic skin conditions. Always use human grade, raw, organic coconut oil. Simply massage into the problem areas of the skin and coat.

Homemade food

An old chestnut and the first thing I always recommend someone do when presenting their dog with a skin infection. Change its diet to homemade food rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It’s no secret that it’s been estimated that up to 80% of visits to veterinary practices could be avoided simply by changing a dog’s diet to a more natural and healthy one. Nothing beats proper nutrition for a dog!

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Oatmeal bath

It’s not just an old wives’ tale that good old fashioned porridge oats has the ability to do more than simply warm you up on a cold winter’s morning. Oats can also soothe your pup’s itchy and inflamed skin. They make the ideal dog itchy skin treatment.

Simply grind a cup of plain old fashioned natural oats. Dissolve them in boiling water, allow to cool a little and then bath your dog in the solution for up to 15 minutes. The oats have anti-inflammatory properties which will soothe your dog’s itchy skin.

And because the oats are 100% natural, if your best friend fancies a snack while having a bath, no problem. “Fill yer boots,” as they used to say back in Nelson’s day!

As a canine nutritionist, I have devised an Allergy Diet Plan especially for dogs who regularly suffer from canine atopic dermatitis or atopy. It includes recipes. Make your dog’s persistent allergies a thing of the past!

Gerald Pepin

Gerald Pepin

Canine Nutritionist

Gerald Pepin is a qualified canine nutritionist, writer, speaker and homemade dog food advocate. Gerald believes that good nutrition can improve or cure most canine health problems and that the natural way is always the best way when it comes to healing man's best friend. A life-long lover of German Shepherds, Gerald and his wife The Dog Chef have two GSDs and live in rural Somerset.

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Better Food, Better Health

Fresh food has been proven to improve dog health.
Know exactly what's in your dog's food.
80% of canine health issues can be improved with healthy food.
There are no chemicals or artificial additives in homemade food.
Life expectancy has been proven greater with fresh food.

Do you really need any more reaons to improve your dog's diet?

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Better Food, Better Health

Fresh food has been proven to improve dog health.
Know exactly what's in your dog's food.
80% of canine health issues can be improved with healthy food.
There are no chemicals or artificial additives in homemade food.
Life expectancy has been proven greater with fresh food.

Do you really need any more reaons to improve your dog's diet?

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