Finding the exact cause of itchy dog skin is going to take time as you sort out and eliminate various causes. In the meantime your furry friend wants some relief. Fortunately there is an abundance of commercial products available but even better there are a number of remedies that use products you may already have in your kitchen.
For starters you can try to cure the itching from the inside out. Adding a tablespoon of olive oil to your dog’s food will provide the omega-3 fatty acid that he needs to create the natural oil in his skin. Vitamin E is also essential to that process and you can get it in both capsule and liquid form.
For treating the area directly, there is nothing more soothing than tea oil. Mix this with water and put it in a clean empty spray bottle and spray directly on the area affected. It’s cooling and relieves the itching almost immediately. The downside is that it wears off after about 8 hours.
Oatmeal is another great itch stopper. You can buy oatmeal shampoos but if you want to put a little work into it you can make your own. Take a cup of instant oatmeal (plain no fruit bits or artificial flavoring) and grind it into a fine powder in a coffee grinder. Mix that powder into a cup of water and stir. Fill the tub high enough so it will cover half the dog’s body when he gets in. Work the oatmeal shampoo into his coat and let it stand for 20 minutes. Thoroughly rinse the pooch and pat dry with a towel. The oatmeal will take out the itch and actually calm the dog.
Once you have dog itchy skin under control, keep up a regular schedule of grooming. Combing the coat encourages the production and distribution of the dog’s natural oils and provides protection from future bouts of itchy skin.
The bottom line is your poor puppy doesn’t have to suffer. There are inexpensive treatments that will work miracles on itchy dog skin. Your dog looks to you as his first responder when it comes to dog health problems and you owe it to him to know how to take care his ailments.