Home Remedies For Treating Dog Skin Allergies

Home Remedies For Treating Dog Skin Allergies

If your dog has developed a skin irritation as a result of an allergy, you may be interested in trying natural home remedies, in order to sooth and treat your dog’s irritation.

Eight home remedies to sooth and treat skin allergies in your dog:

  1. Oatmeal dog bath – If your dog is itching themselves you may want to soothe their skin irritation by preparing an all natural, oatmeal bath. Simply blend a cup of uncooked oatmeal in your blender and then the stir the oatmeal powder into a lukewarm bath. You’ll then need to pour the bath water, containing the oatmeal powder over the areas that are irritated.
  2. Apple cider vinegar treatment – Alternatively you may want to try dabbing apple cider vinegar on to the irritated areas. You may want to use a cotton swab or a sponge to dab your dog’s skin. Repeat this process several times a day until you see signs of improvement, or he stops scratching altogether.
  3. Fish oil capsules – You may want to try giving your dog a fish oil capsule, in an effort to treat their irritated skin. Simply give him one fish oil capsule per day, until you start to see an improvement in their skin. You may want to consult your vet before you start feeding him fish oil capsules as your vet may be able to recommend a particular brand.
  4. Olive oil remedy – You can try applying olive oil directly to the irritated skin, using a cotton swab. This should provide immediate relief. Alternatively, you can try adding one tablespoon of olive oil to your dog’s food, three times a week, in order to prevent the effects of skin allergies.
  5. Switch shampoo to a natural, hypoallergenic shampoo – If you have reason to believe that your has developed an allergy to the shampoo that you’re using, simply switch out the current shampoo, for a natural, hypoallergenic shampoo. Hypoallergenic shampoos are designed to be gentle on skin and have been developed specifically for dog’s with sensitive skin.
  6. Aloe vera gel – Did you know that aloe vera gel can be used topically to treat skin irritation? Not only is aloe vera naturally soothing but it’s also anti-inflammatory, so if you notice that the skin is red or flaky, it’s definitely worth applying a dab of aloe vera gel directly to it.
  7. Cucumber slice treatment – If your dog is suffering from allergic dermatitis, try cutting up a cucumber which has been chilled in the freezer and sticking the slices directly onto the skin. This treatment should soothe the irritation.
  8. Chamomile tea spray treatment – Firstly pour a cup of chamomile tea into a refrigerator proof container and chill it in your fridge for an hour. Next, pour the chilled mixture into a spray bottle and lightly spray the areas of your dogs skin which are irritated or inflamed.

So if your dog has been itching as a result of a nasty skin allergy, it’s well worth using a natural remedy for treating and soothing your dog’s skin allergy.

Sources:

  1. http://allergydogcentral.com/2011/03/03/dog-allergy-treatments-oatmeal-baths/
  2. http://pets.thenest.com/dog-skin-irritation-remedies-4095.html