7 All-Natural Remedies to Soothe Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

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There are numerous explanations for why dogs itch and gnaw on their skin. Some may need to be treated by a veterinarian, while others can be taken care of at home.

So your pet has been gnawing, licking, and clawing himself up quite a bit, and you are starting to become weary of the noise? Did you know that you could treat your dog’s itchy skin with only materials found around the house?

It’s time to take your dog to the vet if they have been scratching themselves or being miserable for a while. Veterinarians are able to identify the root cause of itching and can then provide medicine or bathing treatments to help with symptom relief.

Try these at-home solutions to help your dog, nevertheless, if the itching is not serious or chronic. (You’ll be surprised by number six!)

1. Chamomile & Herbal Tea Soaks

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Calendula, chamomile, and green tea all offer calming effects that can help your dog’s itchy skin. This is especially true if your dog has hot, irritable skin areas that are at risk of becoming inflamed.

Simply place several tea bags in a tub filled with warm water, let them steep for a while, then remove them. After that, leave your dog in the tub for around five minutes so the tea may absorb into his skin. If your dog is not itchy all over, another option is to pour some tea over the irritated areas and let it drip to relieve the itch. There is no need to rinse.

2. Coconut Oil

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Due to its antifungal and antibacterial qualities, coconut oil is effective for itching skin spots. Dogs with yeast infections, eczema, allergies, insect bites, and stings can all be treated with coconut oil.

Simply place the coconut oil in the refrigerator to solidify, then massage it into the areas of your dog’s coat that he is chewing and scratching. Oil has the ability to seep through fur and onto the skin, hydrating and battling skin diseases. You should soon experience improvement.

3. Colloidal Oatmeal Baths

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It’s hardly a fiction that taking an oatmeal bath will soothe dry, irritated skin. Even our furry companions’ skins respond favorably to it. In fact, it’s one of the main components in dog shampoos that helps remove allergens from the fur’s surface and calm irritability.

You can purchase colloidal oatmeal already produced or make your own by finely powdering plain, sugar-free oatmeal and boiling it to release the colloidal.

The dog should then soak in the bath. Skin that is heated, red, and itching responds well to an oatmeal bath. It works quickly—between 10 and 15 minutes—and is non-toxic.

Allow the dog to soak in the bath after that. Red, heated, itchy skin can benefit from an oatmeal soak. It works quickly, in only ten to fifteen minutes.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Did you know that while apple cider vinegar tastes great on salads, steaks, and green juices, it may also be used to calm your dog’s irritated skin? Yes, this gift from nature definitely works.

It is risk-free, all-natural, and packed with antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities. It works well for soothing poison ivy stings, but because it contains a little amount of acid, avoid applying it to open wounds.

Spray the targeted diseased skin spots with a 50:50 solution of water and apple cider vinegar. Acting takes around 5 minutes.

5. Baking soda

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Particularly for mosquito and bug bites, baking soda works wonders. It is safe for dogs and a natural technique to make a stinky dog smell much better.

Simply give the bitten regions a light trim or shave, then mix a paste with two tablespoons of baking soda and some water, and apply it to the affected areas. Remove the paste after it has dried. It will restore the skin to normal by drawing out toxins and poisons from it.

Continue doing this until the skin returns to normal. Give the dog a wash with a baking soda and water solution if the skin is itching all over. As an alternative, you can combine dish soap and water to treat newborn puppies for fleas. Put a lot of salt in it so the fleas suffocate and your dogs can rest in peace.

6. Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera can help reduce skin redness. It reduces inflammation by removing heat from the area. Aloe vera is available in grocery stores and pharmacies.

Aloe vera should be purchased and applied directly to the affected area. Alternately, you can produce your own at home using aloe vera plants that have been harvested.

7. Proper bathing, grooming, and a balanced diet

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Your dogs’ food and proper hygiene are equally important. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies to the environment; in these cases, oatmeal shampoos, salt water solutions, and other calming substances are helpful. Just one weekly bath for your dog could improve their comfort.

Don’t overlook combing and brushing to get rid of allergies and dead skin cells and promote new growth.

The nutrients your dogs require to fend off outside stressors and heal are provided by a healthy diet. Stay away from foods that your dogs are allergic to. Consider substituting sweet potatoes, fish-based products, etc. if your dog doesn’t like the ingredients in dog diets made with wheat, chicken, beef, turkey, or poultry. Don’t overlook combing and brushing to get rid of allergies and dead skin cells and promote new growth.

For canines with allergies of any kind (or none at all), a grain-free diet is strongly advised. If it’s not possible, think about giving your dog organic whole grains instead.

Yogurt might be helpful for your dog’s skin problems as well. Skin rashes and yeast infections in your dog might occasionally be brought on by digestive issues. Feeding him sugar-free yogurt enriched with lactobacillus probiotics may be helpful in such circumstances.

It enhances digestion and lowers the danger of yeast infections. Give tiny dogs one teaspoon of yogurt daily, and give large dogs two. Yogurt can also be added to the dish. Make sure your dog doesn’t have a lactose intolerance.

Wrap-up

Various factors might induce skin irritations in dogs.

To give a dog the resources it needs to combat both internal and external stressors, a holistic strategy is required, ranging from bathing and grooming to food.

You are welcome to combine the aforementioned treatments. Most dogs can use them without harm, but you should always consult your veterinarian to determine the cause of your dog’s illness and the best course of action to take if it persists.

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