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Home Remedies For Dog's Dry, Itchy Skin

Home Remedies For Pet's Dry, Itchy Skin

Is your furry friend constantly scratching, biting or licking themselves? Seeing your beloved pet suffer from dry, itchy skin can be distressing. It's essential to address the issue promptly to ensure your furry friend remains comfortable and healthy. Discover the secrets to soothing their itchy skin with natural, easy, and affordable home remedies you can find right in your kitchen!

1. Oatmeal Baths

Oatmeal is a well-known natural remedy known for its soothing properties. It can help relieve itchy, inflamed skin and add moisture to dry skin.

How to Use:

  • Grind plain oatmeal into a fine powder.
  • Mix the oatmeal powder into warm water to create a milky solution.
  • Bathe your pet in this solution, ensuring it covers all the affected areas.
  • Let pet sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is renowned for its antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturising properties. It can help alleviate dryness and itchiness, and keeps a protective layer over the skin, preventing further irritation.

How to Use:

  • Take a small amount of virgin coconut oil.
  • Gently massage it into your pet's skin, focusing on the dry and itchy areas.
  • Repeat this process once daily or as needed.

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3. Apple Cider Vinegar Spray

Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help reduce itching caused by allergies or infections. It also helps to quickly restore pH balance to the skin and fur.

How to Use:

  • Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the solution onto your dog's itchy areas.
  • Be careful to avoid any open wounds or sores as it can sting.

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4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is known for its cooling and healing properties. It can help to quickly soothe irritated skin and promote healing.

How to Use:

  • Use pure aloe vera gel, either from a plant or a store-bought product.
  • Apply a thin layer to the affected areas.
  • Let it dry naturally without rinsing.

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5. Fish Oil Supplements

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help improve skin health and reduce inflammation.

How to Use:

  • Add fish oil supplements to your dog's diet. 
  • Alternatively, you can add fish such as salmon or sardines to their meals.

6. Chamomile and Green Tea

Chamomile and green tea have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can help relieve skin irritation.

How to Use:

  • Brew a strong cup of chamomile or green tea and let it cool.
  • Pour the tea into a spray bottle or use it as a rinse after your pet's bath.
  • Alternatively, you can soak a cloth in the mixture and apply it to the affected areas.

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7. Proper Hydration

Ensuring your pet is well-hydrated is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. Make sure your pet always has access to fresh water.

    8. Regular Grooming

    Regular grooming helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and allergens that can cause itching. Gently brush your pet's coat regularly to remove loose fur and debris. Bathe your dog or cat with a gentle, hypoallergenic shampoo to avoid drying out their skin.

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    9. A Balanced Diet

    Many pets are allergic to ingredients in store-bought pet foods, causing itchy skin. Due to high demand, manufacturers often sacrifice quality in mass production. Check the ingredients in your pet's food and treats!

    We recommend a raw food diet with bone content, supplemented with 25% mashed, cooked veggies like pumpkin or sweet potato. Consider adding EveryPet Supplement for a natural multivitamin, prebiotic, mineral, and herbal boost.

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      When to See a Veterinarian

      While these home remedies can provide relief for many cases of dry, itchy skin, it's essential to consult a veterinarian if the condition persists or worsens. Persistent itching and dryness can be signs of underlying health issues that require professional treatment.

      By incorporating these home remedies and ensuring your pet receives proper care, you can help alleviate their discomfort and promote healthier skin. Remember, a healthy pet is a happy pet!

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