Is your dog experiencing pain and misery due to itchiness? Is he/she constantly biting and licking the infected area? Do you feel helpless and don’t know what to do? In the following article, I will give you 12 remedies to add to your toolbox that will alleviate your dog’s itchy scratchy suffering.
When our furry-faced children suffer we suffer and will buy any and every product we think will solve their problem. You must remember that not all products are created equal so you’ll have to experiment and learn from trial and error. Vets can definitely help, but before you visit them and possibly spend thousands of dollars seeking a solution, consider our Listicle: 12 Itch Relief Remedies For Your Dog
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Spray – Create a 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water and pour it into a spray bottle. You can spray the infected area and soak paws in a bowl.
2. Baking Soda Mix – Create a 50/50 mixture of baking soda and water. This will create a paste that you apply to the infected area. Let it sit on the area for 20 minutes then rinse off. You can also add baking soda to your pet’s bath time. The amount you add will vary depending on your dog’s size.
3. Chamomile Tea Soak – Run hot water in your bathtub, add several bags of tea, and let soak until the water cools to room temperature. Let your dog soak for at least 10 minutes. You can also use Calendula tea and Green tea.
4. Coconut Oil Rub – Rub this oil (chilled or Solidified) directly on the infected area and let sit.
5. Vitamin E – Massage this oil directly on the infected area and let sit.
6. Epsom Salt Bath – Fill up your bath with as much water as you will need. This will vary according to the dog’s size. Add one cup of Epsom salt for every gallon of water that you use. Let your dog soak in the mixture for at least 10 minutes before removing it.
7. Eucalyptus Rub – Add 2 tablespoons of eucalyptus into 1 pint of boiling water and let cool to room temperature. Rub the contents into the infected area.
8. Evening Primrose Oil – Massage this oil directly into the infected area. This also comes in pill form that your dog can take orally.
9. Lemon – juice 6 lemons and boil with their rinds with 16 ounces of water. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and pour it into a spray bottle. Apply liberally to the infected area.
10. Oatmeal Bath – Pour into your dog’s bath adding as much as you would like and let them soak for at least 15 minutes.
11. Yogurt – Feed your dog a daily dose of 1 teaspoon for itch relief.
12. Aspirin Rub – Crush 2 aspirins with 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol and apply the mixture to the infected area.
You are now equipped to give yourself a fighting chance. These are the 12 best remedies for aiding your dog with itch relief and you with peace of mind. If itching persists after using the above-mentioned strategies then consult your vet.